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Researcher: Tracy Holloway

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Areas of Research Expertise
* Air pollution chemistry and transport at regional and global scales, especially the mechanisms underlying transport across international borders
* Atmospheric chemistry models and their application to energy use strategies, public health assessments, and international environmental treaties
* Air resource management
Web Site Tracey Holloway's University Web Page
Curriculum Vitae (CV) Tracey Holloway's CV
Current/Active Funding
  • Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, 2005-2032
  • NSF, 2009-2013, ARRA Collaborative Research: Facilitating career advancement for women in the Geosciences through the Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administr, 2011-2016, Membership Application for the NASA Air Quality Applied Sciences Team: Climate, Energy, and Air Quality
  • National Renewable Energy Lab, 2011-2012, Analysis of the Air Quality Impacts of Distributed Solar Photovoltaics
Issued Patent(s)  
USPTO Published Applications
Recent Publication(s)
  • "Potential effects of climate and emissions changes on surface ozone in the Chicago area"

Lin JT, Wuebbles DJ, Huang HC, et al., Journal of Great Lakes Research 36 (2): 59-64 Nov 2010.  Study uses a regional climate-air quality modeling system to evaluate the combined and individual effects of climate warming (and resulting biogenic emissions increases) and anthropogenic emissions perturbations from 1996-2000 to 2048-2052 and 2095-2099 in this region.

  • "Quantifying pollution inflow and outflow over East Asia in spring with regional and global models"

Lin M, Holloway T, Carmichael GR, Fiore AM, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 10(9): 4221-4239 2010.  Results highlight the important roles of rapid convective transport, orographic forcing, urban photochemistry and heterogeneous boundary layer processes in controlling intercontinental transport; these processes may not be well resolved in the large-scale models. 

  • "Seasonality of speciated aerosol transport over the Great Lakes region"

Spak SN, Holloway T, Journal of Geophysical Research- Atmospheres 114: D08302 Apr 2009. The Community Multiscale Air Quality model (CMAQ) is used to simulate aerosol mass and composition in the Great Lakes region of North America in an annual study for 2002. Keywords: Secondary Organic Arosol; Fine Particulate Matter; Community Multiscale Air; Southern Oxidants.

  • "Long-range transport of acidifying substances in east Asia - Part II - Source-receptor relationships"

Lin M, Oki T, Bengtsson M, et al., Atmospheric Environment 42 (24): 5956-5967 Aug 2008. Region-to-grid source-receptor (S/R) relationships are established for sulfur and reactive nitrogen deposition in East Asia, using the Eulerian-type Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model with emission and meteorology data for 2001. We proposed a source region attribution methodology by analyzing the non-linear responses of the CMAQ model to emission changes.

Recent Artistic Works  
Research Tools  
Research Facilities
  • Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE)
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number (608) 262-5356
Current University UW- Madison
Department Environmental Studies / Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences / Civil and Environmental Engineering
Title Associate Professor
Other Appointments
Director, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE)
Advisor, Nelson Institute's Environment & Resources program
Founder, Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN)
Address Line 1 201A Enzyme Institute
Address Line 2 1710 University Avenue
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53726
Bachelor's Degree ScB, Brown University, Applied Mathematics, 1995
Master's Degree
PhD PhD, Princeton University, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 2001
Other Degrees Postdoctoral, Columbia University, Earth Institute
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