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Wade Permar

Wade Permar

Graduate Student

Office: CHEM 017
Email: wade.permar@umontana.edu
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Northern Arizona University, 2006-2010 -- B.S. Environmental Chemistry

Research Interests

Chemical composition and evolution of western wildfire smoke


WE-CAN (WEstern wildfire Experiment for Cloud chemistry, Aerosol absorption and Nitrogen), 2017-2018



Permar, W., Wang, Q., Selimovic, V., Wielgasz, C., Yokelson, R. J., Hornbrook, R. S., et al. (2021). Emissions of trace organic gases from western U.S. wildfires based on WE‐CAN aircraft measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 126, e2020JD033838. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JD033838.


Juncosa Calahorrano, J. F.; Lindaas, J.; O’Dell, K.; Palm, B. B.; Peng, Q.; Flocke, F.; Pollack, I. B.; Garofalo, L. A.; Farmer, D. K.; Pierce, J. R.; Collett, J. L.; Weinheimer, A.; Campos, T.; Hornbrook, R. S.; Hall, S. R.; Ullmann, K.; Pothier, M. A.; Apel, E. C.; Permar, W.; Hu, L.; Hills, A. J.; Montzka, D.; Tyndall, G.; Thornton, J. A.; Fischer, E. V. Daytime Oxidized Reactive Nitrogen Partitioning in Westen U.S. Wildfire Smoke Plumes. Geophys Res Atmos 2021, 126 (4). https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JD033484.

Lindaas, J.; Pollack, I. B.; Garofalo, L. A.; Pothier, M. A.; Farmer, D. K.; Kreidenweis, S. M.; Campos, T. L.; Flocke, F.; Weinheimer, A. J.; Montzka, D. D.; Tyndall, G. S.; Palm, B. B.; Peng, Q.; Thornton, J. A.; Permar, W.; Wielgasz, C.; Hu, L.; Ottmar, R. D.; Restaino, J. C.; Hudak, A. T.; Ku, I.-T.; Zhou, Y.; Sive, B. C.; Sullivan, A.; Collett Jr, J. L.; Fischer, E. V. Emissions of Reactive Nitrogen From Western U.S. Wildfires During Summer 2018. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 2021, 126 (2), e2020JD032657. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JD032657.


Palm, B. B.; Peng, Q.; Fredrickson, C. D.; Lee, B. H.; Garofalo, L. A.; Pothier, M. A.; Kreidenweis, S. M.; Farmer, D. K.; Pokhrel, R. P.; Shen, Y.; Murphy, S. M.; Permar, W.; Hu, L.; Campos, T. L.; Hall, S. R.; Ullmann, K.; Zhang, X.; Flocke, F.; Fischer, E. V.; Thornton, J. A. Quantification of Organic Aerosol and Brown Carbon Evolution in Fresh Wildfire Plumes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2020, 117 (47), 29469–29477. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2012218117.

O’Dell, K.; Hornbrook, R. S.; Permar, W.; Levin, E. J. T.; Garofalo, L. A.; Apel, E. C.; Blake, N. J.; Jarnot, A.; Pothier, M. A.; Farmer, D. K.; Hu, L.; Campos, T.; Ford, B.; Pierce, J. R.; Fischer, E. V. Hazardous Air Pollutants in Fresh and Aged Western US Wildfire Smoke and Implications for Long-Term Exposure. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2020, 54 (19), 11838–11847. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.0c04497.

Peng, Q.; Palm, B. B.; Melander, K. E.; Lee, B. H.; Hall, S. R.; Ullmann, K.; Campos, T.; Weinheimer, A. J.; Apel, E. C.; Hornbrook, R. S.; Hills, A. J.; Montzka, D. D.; Flocke, F.; Hu, L.; Permar, W.; Wielgasz, C.; Lindaas, J.; Pollack, I. B.; Fischer, E. V.; Bertram, T. H.; Thornton, J. A. HONO Emissions from Western U.S. Wildfires Provide Dominant Radical Source in Fresh Wildfire Smoke. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2020, 54 (10), 5954–5963. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.0c00126.

Zhu, L.; González Abad, G.; Nowlan, C. R.; Chan Miller, C.; Chance, K.; Apel, E. C.; DiGangi, J. P.; Fried, A.; Hanisco, T. F.; Hornbrook, R. S.; Hu, L.; Kaiser, J.; Keutsch, F. N.; Permar, W.; St. Clair, J. M.; Wolfe, G. M. Validation of Satellite Formaldehyde (HCHO) Retrievals Using Observations from 12 Aircraft Campaigns. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 2020, 20 (20), 12329–12345. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-12329-2020.


Pollack, I. B.; Lindaas, J.; Roscioli, J. R.; Agnese, M.; Permar, W.; Hu, L.; Fischer, E. V. Evaluation of Ambient Ammonia Measurements from a Research Aircraft Using a Closed-Path QC-TILDAS Operated with Active Continuous Passivation. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 2019, 12 (7), 3717–3742. https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-3717-2019.