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N. MESKHIDZE


Dr. Nicholas MeskhidzeAssociate Professor
Tel. (919) 515-7243
E-mail: nmeskhi@ncsu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Meskhidze's Website

B.S., Physics, Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, 1993

M.S., Environmental Management, International Center for the Environmental Management and Planning, Tbilisi, Georgia, 1996

Ph.D., Atmospheric Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003

TEACHING AND RESEARCH AREAS
Atmospheric chemistry, aerosol-cloud interaction, satellite remote sensing.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Publications Link

Ghan, S.J., H. Abdul-Razzak, A. Nenes, Y. Ming, X. Liu, M. Ovchinnikov, N. Meskhidze, J. Xu, and X. Shi (2011), Droplet Nucleation: Physically-Based Parameterization and Comparative Evaluation, submitted to Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES).

Gantt, B. and N. Meskhidze M.C. Facchini, M. Rinaldi, D. Ceburnis, and C. O'Dowd (2011), Wind speed dependent size-resolved parameterization for the organic enrichment of sea spray, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss.,11,10525-10555. Full text PDF

Kiliyanpilakkil, V. P. and N. Meskhidze (2011), Deriving the effect of wind speed on clean maritime aerosol optical properties using the A-Train satellites, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 11, 4599–4630, doi:10.5194/acpd-11-4599-2011, Full text PDF

Meskhidze, N., C. R. McClain, M. D. Petters, E. Vignati, O. Stetzer, C. Osburn, and D. J. Kieber, (2011), Marine Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interaction, Editorial, Advances in Meteorology, 2010, Article ID 250896, doi:10.1155/2010/250896. Full text PDF

Johnson, M. S., N. Meskhidze, V. P. Kiliyanpilakkil, and S. Gassó (2011), Understanding the transport of Patagonian dust and its influence on marine biological activity in the South Atlantic Ocean, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 2487-2502, doi:10.5194/acp-11-2487-2011. Full text PDF

Johnson, M. S., N. Meskhidze, V. P. Kiliyanpilakkil, and S. Gassó (2010), Understanding the transport of Patagonian dust and its influence on marine biological activity in the South Atlantic Ocean, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 10, 27283-27320, doi:10.5194/acpd-10-27283-2010.
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Ghan, S.J., H. Abdul-Razzak, A. Nenes, Y. Ming, X. Liu, M. Ovchinnikov, N. Meskhidze, J. Xu, and X. Shi (2010), Droplet Nucleation: Physically-Based Parameterization and Comparative Evaluation, submitted to Reviews of Geophysics.

Shaw, S.L., B. Gantt, and N. Meskhidze (2010), Marine Isoprene and Monoterpene Production and Emissions: A Review , Advances in Meteorology, Article ID 408696, doi:10.1155/2010/408696. Full text PDF

Meskhidze N. and A. Nenes (2010), Effects of ocean ecosystem on marine aerosol-cloud interactions, Advances in meteorology, Article ID 239808, doi:10.1155/2010/239808. Full text PDF

Johnson, M. S., N. Meskhidze, F. Solmon, S. Gassó, P. Y. Chuang, D. M. Gaiero, R. M. Yantosca, S. Wu, Y. Wang, C. Carouge (2010), Modeling Dust and Soluble Iron Deposition to the South Atlantic Ocean, J. Geophys. Res.,115, D15202, doi:10.1029/2009JD013311. Full text PDF

Gantt, B., N. Meskhidze, and A. G. Carlton (2010), The impact of marine organics on the air quality of the western United States, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 1–9, Full text PDF,
www.atmos-chem-phys.net/10/7415/2010/.

Gantt, B., N. Meskhidze, Y. Zhang, and J. Xu (2010), The effect of marine isoprene emissions on secondary organic aerosol and ozone formation in the coastal United States, Atmos. Environ,. 44, 115–121, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2009.08.027. Full text PDF

Wang, L.-T., C. Jang, Y. Zhang, K. Wang, Q. Zhang, D. Streets, L. Yu, K. He, J.-M. Hao, J. Fu, N. Lam, J. Lin, N. Meskhidze, S. Voorhees, J. Schreifels, D. Evarts, and S. Phillips (2010), Assessment of air quality benefits from national air pollution control policies in China. I: Background, emission scenarios and evaluation of meteorological predictions, Atmos. Environ., doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2010.05.051.
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Wang, L.-T., C. Jang, Y. Zhang, K. Wang, Q. Zhang, D. Streets, L. Yu, K. He, J.-M. Hao, J. Fu, N. Lam, J. Lin, N. Meskhidze, S. Voorhees, J. Schreifels, D. Evarts, and S. Phillips (2010), Assessment of air quality benefits from national air pollution control policies in China. Part II: Evaluation of air quality predictions and air quality benefits assessment, Atmos. Environ., 44 (28), 3449-3457, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2010.05.051. Full text PDF

B. Gantt, N. Meskhidze, and D. Kamykowski (2009), A new physically-based quantification of isoprene and primary organic aerosol emissions from the world's oceans, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 9, 2933-2965.
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N. Meskhidze, L. A. Remer, S. Platnick, R. Negrón Juárez, A. M. Lichtenberger, and A. R. Aiyyer (2009), Exploring the differences in cloud properties observed by the Terra and Aqua MODIS sensors, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 9, 1489-1520. Full text PDF

Solmon, F., P. Y. Chuang, N. Meskhidze, and Y. Chen (2009), Acidic processing of mineral dust iron by anthropogenic compounds over the north Pacific Ocean, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D02305, doi:10.1029/2008JD010417. Full text PDF

Fountoukis, C., A. Nenes, N. Meskhidze, R. Bahreini, W. C. Conant, H. Jonsson, S. Murphy, A. Sorooshian, V. Varutbangkul, F. Brechtel, R. C. Flagan, and J. H. Seinfeld, (2007), Aerosol-cloud drop concentration closure for clouds sampled during the International Consortium for Atmospheric Research on Transport and Transformation 2004 campaign, J. Geophys. Res., 112, D10S30, doi:10.1029/2006JD007272.
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Meskhidze, N., A. Nenes, W. L. Chameides, C. Luo, and N. Mahowald (2007), Atlantic Southern Ocean productivity: Fertilization from above or below?, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 21, GB2006, doi:10.1029/2006GB002711. Full text PDF

Meskhidze, N., A. Nenes (2006), Phytoplankton and cloudiness in the Southern Ocean, Science, 10.1126/science.1131779. Full text PDF

Chao Luo, N. Mahowald, N. Meskhidze,Y. Chen, R.L. Siefert, A. R. Baker, A. Johansen (2005), Estimation of Iron Solubility From Observations and A Global Aerosol Model, J. Geophys. Res., 110, D23307, doi:10.1029/2005JD006059. Full text PDF

Meskhidze N., A. Nenes, W. C. Conant, J.H. Seinfeld (2005), Evaluation of a new Cloud Droplet Activation Parameterization with In Situ Data from CRYSTAL-FACE and CSTRIPE, J. Geophys. Res., 110, D16202, doi:10.1029/2004JD005703. Full text PDF

Meskhidze, N., W.L. Chameides, A. Nenes, (2005), Dust and pollutants: A recipe for ocean fertilization, submitted to J. Geophys. Res.110, D03301, doi:10.1029/2004JD005082. Abstract, Full text PDF

Meskhidze, N., W.L. Chameides, A. Nenes, and G. Chen, (2003), Iron mobilization in mineral dust: Can anthropogenic SO2 emissions affect ocean productivity?, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30 (21), 2086, doi: 10.1029/2003GL018068. Abstract, Full text PDF

Leclerc, M.Y., N. Meskhidze, and D. Finn, (2003), Comparison between measured tracer fluxes and footprint modelpredictions over a homogeneous canopy of intermediate roughness, Agr. Forest Meteorol., 117 (3-4), 145, doi:10.1016/S0168-1923(03)000431. Full text PDF

NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS
Meskhidze, N., C. R. McClain, M. D. Petters, E. Vignati, O. Stetzer, C. Osburn, and D. J. Kieber, (2011), Marine Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interaction, Editorial, Advances in Meteorology, 2010, Article ID 250896, doi:10.1155/2010/250896. Full text PDF

Meskhidze, N, and A. Nenes (2007), Isoprene, cloud droplets, and phytoplankton – Response, Science, 317 (5834), 42-43. Full text PDF

Meskhidze, N., A. Nenes and W. L. Chameides, Dust storm surprise: Pollution can convert airborne iron into soluble form (2006), SOLAS (Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study) News, issue 3. Full text PDF

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