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Manvendra Krishna Dubey

Manvendra Dubey

Phone (505) 665-3128


  • Chemical Science
  • Environmental isotopes
  • Mass spectrometers
  • Computational chemistry
  • Hyperspectral imaging
  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • High performance computing
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Geoscience
  • Geochemistry
  • Space-borne instrumentation
  • Remote sensing
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Transient signal recognition
  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • Machine learning,
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Persistent surveillance
  • Sensor technology
  • Climate modeling
  • Aerosols
  • Field studies and process experiments
  • Ecosystem dynamics
  • Carbon fluxes
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Science of Signatures - Remote and Standoff Sensing
  • Acoustic sensing and sensors
  • Ground-based sensing and sensors
  • Multi-spectral
  • Hyperspectral for infrared, VIS, and UV
  • Remote sensing
  • Image analysis
  • Machine learning,
  • Persistent surveillance
  • Ionospheric physics
  • Hyperspectral data processing algorithms and analysis tools
  • Aerosols
  • Clouds
  • Science of Signatures - In Situ Measurements
  • In situ optimal dynamic detection of explosives
  • Electron microscopy
  • Weapons Science and Engineering
  • Energetic materials
  • Pre-ignition
  • Post-ignition
  • High explosives
  • Shock physics
  • SensorNexus: Chemistry
  • Ammonia Sensor
  • Hydrogen Fuel Quality Analyzer
  • Hydrogen Safety Sensor
  • Methane Sensor
  • Nitrogen Oxide Sensor
  • Non methane Hydrocarbon Sensor
  • SensorNexus: Specialty Applications
  • Optimized Sensing Networking Design
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Inverse modeling
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Atmospheric Boundary Layer
  • Atmospheric transport and dispersion
  • Writing & Editing
  • Publication development and management


Dubey’s multidisciplinary research has created a confluence of field observations, laboratory measurements, computational models and simulations to inform climate-biogeochemistry-carbon models to improve predictions of climate change and air-quality for a responsible energy policy.  He has performed focused greenhouse gas, aerosol, and trace gas measurements from in situ remote and satellite sensors to verify emissions and enable an effective climate policy. His state-of-art optical measurements showed absorbing aerosols from wildfires and fossil combustion play a key role in climate and he derived new formulations to treat them in models. He discovered the methane hot spot over Four Corners and demonstrated the ability of remote sensing to verify power-plant CO2 and NO2 emissions. Dubey has recently set up a Center of Aerosol Forensic Experiments (CAFE) at LANL that includes a Soot Particle Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer, aersol aging chamber and numerous optical, microphysical and water uptake measurememt instruments. He has been PI on projects with ~$30M funds at LANL, managed LANL’s graduate climate science mini-grant programs to academia, edited EGU’s Atmos. Chem Phys. & AGU’s Geophys. Res. Lett, mentored 10 staff, 14 postdocs, 6 graduates and 30 undergraduates, participated in 20 atmospheric chemistry/GHG field programs, organized 14 conferences and special sessions in climate science and treaty verification, reviewed US’s climate science program for the National Academies and is actively engaged in international collaborations in India, Europe and Brazil. Dubey led NSF's Atmospheric Chemistry Research Program in 2016-2017 where he nmanaged a $15M/year program and was the lead agency representative for the USGCRP's 4th National Climate Assessment. He has over 110 peer review publications with 3600 citations and a h-index of 38, was a Fulbright-Nehru Research and Teaching Scholar in IISc Bengaluru in 2013, was awarded LANL Fellows Outstanding Research Prize in 2015, and selected to be a Laboratory Fellow by LANL in 2017.



1994    Ph. D. (Chemical Physics), Harvard

1983    A. M.  (Chemistry), Harvard

1979    M. S. (5 yr. Chemistry, Valedictorian), IIT, Kanpur


LANL Positions

2017 – Present  Laboratory Fellow

2011 – Present  Senior Scientist 5

2016 – 2017       Program Director, Atmospheric Chemistry,  NSF

2008 – 2016       Climate Observations Manager, OSc

2011 – 2015       Climate Focus Lead, IGPPS

2008 – 2011       Scientist 4

2002 – 2008       Geochemistry Team Leader

1997 – 2002       Postdoc & Staff, Chemistry/Atmospheric Science

1994 – 1997       Postdoc, SRI International & LLNL

1994                   Postdoc, Harvard


Professional Societies

American Geophysical Union

American Association of Advancement of Science



Laboratory Fellow, LANL, 2016

Fellows Prize for Outstanding Research, LANL, 2016

Fulbright Scholar, Climate Science, IISc, 2013

Co-Editor, EGU, Atmos. Chem. & Phys., 2011-Present

Associate Editor, AGU, GRL, 2005-2008

Emerging Senior Scientist Atmospheric Chemistry, DOE, 1995



Keeling R. and Dubey M. K., Measurements of carbon capture efficiency and stored carbon leakage, United States Patent 8359167, 2013

Travis, B., Sauer, J., and  Dubey M. K.  Methane leak detection neural nettwork software, United States Copyright LANL, 2017



1.         J. Bhandari, M. Dubey et al., Effect of thermodenuding on the structure of nascent flame soot aggregates, Atmosphere 8, 166 (2017)

2.         X. Liu, M. Dubey et al., Airborne measurements of western U.S. wildfire emissions: Comparison with prescribed burning and air quality implications, Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres 10.1002/2016JD026315 (2017)

3.         G. Huang, M. Dubey et al., Validation of 10-year SAO OMI Ozone Profile (PROFOZ) Product Using Ozonesonde Observations, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 10, 2455 (2017)

4.         S. Martin, M. Dubey et al., The Green Ocean Amazon Experiment (GoAmazon2014/5) Observes Pollution Affecting Gases, Aerosols, Clouds, and Rainfall over the Rain Forest. Bulletin of Am. Met. Soc. 98, 981-997 (2017)

5.         D. Wunch, M. Dubey et al., Comparisons of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) XCO2 measurements with TCCON, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 10, 2209 (2017)

6.         J. K. Hedelius, M. Dubey et al., Intercomparability of XCO2 and XCH4 from the United States TCCON sites, doi:10.5194/amt-2016-279. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 10, 1481 (2017).

7.         C. Viatte, M. Dubey et al., Methane emissions from dairies in the Los Angeles Basin, Atmospheric Chem. & Phys. Discussions doi:10.5194/acp-2016-281 in press (2017)

8.         D. A. Belikov, M. Dubey et al., Study of the footprints of short-term variation in XCO2 observed by TCCON sites using NIES and FLEXPART atmospheric transport models. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17, 143-157 (2017).

9.         A. C. Aiken, M. Dubey et al., Quantification of online removal of refractory black carbon using laser-induced incandescence in the single particle soot photometer. Aerosol Science and Technology 50, 679-692 (2016).

10.      C. Arata, T. Rahn, M. K. Dubey, Methane Isotope Instrument Validation and Source Identification at Four Corners, New Mexico, United States. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 120, 1488-1494 (2016).

11.      A. K. Thorpe, M. Dubey et al., Mapping methane concentrations from a controlled release experiment using the next generation airborne visible/infrared imaging spectrometer (AVIRIS-NG). Remote Sensing of Environment 179, 104-115 (2016).

12.      J. Chen, M. Dubey et al., Differential column measurements using compact solar-tracking spectrometers. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 16, 8479-8498 (2016).

13.      P. Chylek, J. D. Klett, M. K. Dubey and N. Hengartner, The role of Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation in the global mean temperature variability. Climate Dynamics 47, 3271-3279 (2016).

14.      P. Chylek, M. Dubey et al., Indirect Aerosol Effect Increases CMIP5 Models' Projected Arctic Warming. Journal of Climate 29, 1417-1428 (2016).

15.      S. Collier, M. Dubey et al., Regional Influence of Aerosol Emissions from Wildfires Driven by Combustion Efficiency: Insights from the BBOP Campaign. Environmental Science & Technology 50, 8613-8622 (2016).

16.      N. M. Donahue, M. K. Dubey, P. O. Wennberg, W. H. Brune, James G. Anderson Tribute. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 120, 1317-1319 (2016).

17.      J. K. Hedelius, M. Dubey et al., Assessment of errors and biases in retrievals of X-CO2, X-CH4, X-CO, and X-N2O from a 0.5 cm(-1) resolution solar-viewing spectrometer. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 9, 3527-3546 (2016).

18.      M. Inoue, M. Dubey et al., Bias corrections of GOSAT SWIR XCO2 and XCH4 with TCCON data and their evaluation using aircraft measurement data. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 9, 3491-3512 (2016).

19.      S. Kulawik, M. Dubey et al., Consistent evaluation of ACOS-GOSAT, BESD-SCIAMACHY, CarbonTracker, and MACC through comparisons to TCCON. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 9, 683-709 (2016).

20.      S. Massart, M. Dubey et al., Ability of the 4-D-Var analysis of the GOSAT BESD XCO2 retrievals to characterize atmospheric CO2 at large and synoptic scales. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 16, 1653-1671 (2016).

21.      L. Xu. M. Dubey et al., Wintertime aerosol chemical composition, volatility, and spatial variability in the greater London area. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 16, 1139-1160 (2016).

22.      Z. C. Zeng, M. Dubey et al., Global land mapping of satellite-observed CO2 total columns using spatio-temporal geostatistics, Int. Journal of Digital Earth, 1-13 (2016)

23.      S. Liu, M. Dubey et al., Enhanced light absorption by mixed source black and brown carbon particles in UK winter. Nature Communications 6,  (2015).

24.      S. I. Bohnenstengel, M. Dubey et al., Meteorology, Air Quality and Health in London: The ClearfLo Project. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 96, 779-804 (2015).

25.      A. J. Turner, M. Dubey et al., Estimating global and N. American methane emissions with high spatial resolution using GOSAT satellite data. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15, 7049-7069 (2015).

26.      Z. Lu, M. Dubey et al., Light Absorption Properties & Radiative Effects of Primary Organic Aerosol Emissions. Environm. Science & Technology 49, 4868-4877 (2015).

27.      S. China, M. Dubey et al., Morphology of diesel soot residuals from supercooled water droplets and ice crystals: implications for optical properties. Environmental Research Letters 10, 114010 (114010 pp.) (2015).

28.      J. Heymann, M. Dubey et al., Consistent satellite XCO2 retrievals from SCIAMACHY and GOSAT using the BESD algorithm. Atmos. Meas, Techn. 8, 2961-2980 (2015).

29.      K. Minschwaner, M. Dubey et al., Signature of a tropical Pacific cyclone in the composition of the upper troposphere over Socorro, NM. Geophysical Research Letters 42, 9530-9537 (2015).

30.      R. Saleh, M. Dubey et al., Brownness of organics in aerosols from biomass burning linked to their black carbon content. Nature Geoscience 7, 647-650 (2014).

31.      E. A. Kort, M. Dubey et al., Four corners: The largest US methane anomaly viewed from space. Geophysical Research Letters 41, 6898-6903 (2014).

32.      R. Lindenmaier, M. Dubey et al., Multiscale observations of CO2, (CO2)-C-13, and pollutants at Four Corners for emission verification and attribution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111, 8386-8391 (2014).

33.      S. Liu, M. Dubey et al., Aerosol single scattering albedo dependence on biomass combustion efficiency: Laboratory and field studies. Geophysical Research Letters 41, 742-748 (2014).

34.      R. K. Chakrabarty, M. Dubey et al., Soot superaggregates from flaming wildfires and their direct radiative forcing. Scientific Reports 4,  (2014).

35.      P. Chylek, J. D. Klett, G. Lesins, M. K. Dubey, N. Hengartner, The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation as a dominant factor of oceanic influence on climate. Geophysical Research Letters 41, 1689-1697 (2014).

36.      P. Chylek, M. K. Dubey, G. Lesins, J. Li, N. Hengartner, Imprint of the Atlantic multi-decadal oscillation and Pacific decadal oscillation on southwestern US climate: past, present, and future. Climate Dynamics 43, 119-129 (2014).

37.      P. Chylek, M. Dubey et al., Isolating the anthropogenic component of Arctic warming. Geophysical Research Letters 41, 3569-3576 (2014).

38.      J. Ortega, M. Dubey et al., Overview of the Manitou Experimental Forest Observatory: site description and selected science results from 2008 to 2013. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 14, 6345-6367 (2014).

39.      S. China, C. Mazzoleni, K. Gorkowski, A. C. Aiken, M. K. Dubey, Morphology and mixing state of individual freshly emitted wildfire carbonaceous particles. Nature Communications 4,  (2013).

40.      C. Mohr, M. Dubey et al., Contribution of Nitrated Phenols to Wood Burning Brown Carbon Light Absorption in Detling, United Kingdom during Winter Time. Environmental Science & Technology 47, 6316-6324 (2013).

41.      Y. Huang, S. Wu, M. K. Dubey and N. H. F. French, Impact of aging mechanism on model simulated carbonaceous aerosols. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 13, 6329-6343 (2013).

42.      D. Wang, M. Dubey et al., Impact of a future H-2-based road transportation sector on the composition and chemistry of the atmosphere - Part 1: Tropospheric composition and air quality. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 13, 6117-6137 (2013).

43.      D. Wang, M. Dubey et al., Impact of a future H-2-based road transportation sector on the composition and chemistry of the atmosphere - Part 2: Stratospheric ozone. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 13, 6139-6150 (2013).

44.      P. Chylek, M. Dubey et al., Greenland ice core evidence for spatial and temporal variability of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation. Geophys. Res. Lett. 39,  (2012).

45.      J. D. Fast, M. Dubey et al., Transport and mixing patterns over Central California during the carbonaceous aerosol and radiative effects study (CARES). Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 12, 1759-1783 (2012).

46.      B. A. Flowers, H. H. Powers, M. K. Dubey and N. G. McDowell, Inter-comparison of two high-accuracy fast-response spectroscopic sensors of carbon dioxide: a case study. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 5, 991-997 (2012).

47.      A. Setyan, M. Dubey et al., Characterization of submicron particles influenced by mixed biogenic & anthropogenic emissions using high-resolution aerosol mass spectrometry: results from CARES. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 12, 8131-8156 (2012).

48.      R. A. Zaveri. M. Dubey et al., Overview of the 2010 Carbonaceous Aerosols and Radiative Effects Study. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 12, 7647-7687 (2012).

49.      G. McFarquhar, M. Dubey et al., Indirect and SemiDirect Arctic Campaign: The Impact of Arctic Aerosols on Clouds. Bull. of the Am. Met.  Society 92, 183-189 (2011).

50.      R. Keeling, A. Manning, M. Dubey, The atmospheric signature of carbon capture and storage. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society a-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences 369, 2113-2132 (2011).

51.      Y. Zhang, S. Sun, S. C. Olsen, M. K. Dubey, J. He, CCSM3 simulated regional effects of anthropogenic aerosols for two contrasting scenarios: rising Asian emissions and global reduction of aerosols. International Journal of Climatology 31, 95-114 (2011).

52.      P. Chylek, C. K. Folland, H. A. Dijkstra, G. Lesins, M. K. Dubey, Ice-core data evidence for a prominent near 20 year time-scale of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation. Geophysical Research Letters 38,  (2011).

53.      M. F. McCabe, P. Chylek and M. K. Dubey, Detecting ice-sheet melt area over western Greenland using MODIS and AMSR-E data for the summer periods of 2002-2006. Remote Sensing Letters 2, 117-126 (2011).

54.      C. D. Cappa, M. Dubey et al., Absorption by organic carbon produced from inefficient combustion. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 242,  (2011).

55.      B. Flowers, A. Aiken, M. Dubey, Wavelength-dependent size-resolved optical properties, mass absorption coefficients, and closure studies for carbonaceous aerosols: Field and laboratory studies. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 242,  (2011).

56.      R. Chakrabarty, M. Dubey,  et al., Brown carbon in tar balls from smoldering biomass combustion. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 10, 6363-6370 (2010).

57.      P. Chylek, C. Folland, G. Lesins, M. Dubey, Twentieth century bipolar seesaw of the Arctic and Antarctic surface air temperatures. Geophysical Research Letters 37,  (2010).

58.      E. Cross, M. Dubey et al., Soot Particle StudiesInstrument Inter-ComparisonProject Overview. Aerosol Science and Technology 44, 592-611 (2010).

59.      B. Flowers, M. Dubey et al., Optical-chemical-microphysical relationships and closure studies for mixed carbonaceous aerosols observed at Jeju Island; 3-laser photoacoustic spectrometer, particle sizing, and filter analysis. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 10, 10387-10398 (2010).

60.      K. Schmidt, M. Dubey et al., A new method for deriving aerosol solar radiative forcing and its first application within MILAGRO/INTEX-B. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 10, 7829-7843 (2010).

61.      J. Schwartz, M. Dubey et al., The Detection Efficiency of the Single Particle Soot Photometer. Aerosol Science and Technology 44, 612-628 (2010).

62.      E. S. Cross, M. Dubey et al., Intercomparison study of black carbon measurements. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 240,  (2010).

63.      Y. Zhang, S. Olsen, M. Dubey, WRF/Chem simulated springtime impact of rising Asian emissions on air quality over the US. Atmospheric Environment 44, 2799-2812 (2010).

64.      L. Berg, M. Dubey et al., Overview of the Cumulus Humilis Aerosol Processing Study. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 90, 1653- (2009).

65.      S. Lance, M. Dubey et al., Cloud condensation nuclei activity, closure, and droplet growth kinetics of Houston aerosol during the Gulf of Mexico Atmospheric Composition and Climate Study (GoMACCS). Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 114,  (2009).

66.      Y. Zhang, M. Dubey, Comparisons of WRF/Chem simulated O-3 concentrations in Mexico City with ground-based RAMA measurements during the MILAGRO period. Atmospheric Environment 43, 4622-4631 (2009).

67.      P. Chylek, C. Folland, G. Lesins, M. Dubey and M. Wang, Arctic air temperature change amplification and the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation. Geophysical Research Letters 36,  DOI: 10.1029/2009GL038777 (2009).

68.      Y. Zhang, M. Dubey, S. Olsen, J. Zheng, R. Zhang, Comparisons of WRF/Chem simulations in Mexico City with ground-based RAMA measurements during the 2006-MILAGRO. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 9, 3777-3798 (2009).

69.      S. Dusanter, M. Dubey et al., Measurements of OH and HO2 concentrations during the MCMA-2006 field campaign - Part 2: Model comparison and radical budget. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 9, 6655-6675 (2009).

70.      M. Andrejczuk, J. Reisner, B. Henson, M. Dubey and C. Jeffery, The potential impacts of pollution on a nondrizzling stratus deck: Does aerosol number matter more than type? Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 113,  (2008).

71.      M. Dubey, C. Zender, C. Folland and  P. Chylek, Global Warming and the Next Ice Age. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 89, 1905-1909 (2008).

72.      S. Herndon, M. Dubey et al., Correlation of secondary organic aerosol with odd oxygen in Mexico City. Geophysical Research Letters 35,  (2008).

73.      K. Minschwaner, M. Dubey et al., Observation of enhanced ozone in an electrically active storm over Socorro, NM: Implications for ozone production from corona discharges. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 113,  (2008).

74.      R. Nassar, M. Dubey et al., Validation of Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) nadir ozone profiles using ozonesonde measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 113,  (2008).

75.      O. Cooper, M. Dubey et al., Evidence for a recurring eastern North America upper tropospheric ozone maximum during summer. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 112,  (2007).

76.      P. Chylek, M. McCabe, M. Dubey and J. Doszier, Remote sensing of Greenland ice sheet using multispectral near-infrared and visible radiances. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 112,  (2007).

77.      W. Porch, P. Chylek, M. Dubey and S. Massie, Trends in aerosol optical depth for cities in India. Atmospheric Environment 41, 7524-7532 (2007).

78.      P. Chylek, M. Dubey et al., Limits on climate sensitivity derived from recent satellite and surface observations. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 112,  (2007).

79.      P. Chylek, M. Dubey, Q. Fu, Introduction to special section on Global Warming and the Next Ice Age. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 112,  (2007).

80.      B. Henderson, P. Chylek, W. Porch and M. Dubey, Satellite remote sensing of aerosols generated by the Island of Nauru. J. of Geophys. Research-Atmospheres 111,  (2006).

81.      P. Chylek, M. Dubey, G. Lesins, Greenland warming of 1920-1930 and 1995-2005. Geophysical Research Letters 33,  (2006).

82.      P. Chylek, M. Dubey et al., Comparison of near-infrared and thermal infrared cloud phase  detections. J. of Geophys. Res.- D-Atmospheres vol.111, no.D20, 8 pp. (2006).

83.      P. Chylek, M. Dubey et al., Aerosol indirect effect over the Indian Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters 33,  (2006).

84.      W. Porch, M. Dubey et al., Satellite and surface observations of Nauru Island clouds: Differences between El Nino & La Nina periods. Geophys. Res. Letters 33, DOI: 10.1029/2006GL026339 (2006).

85.      B. Henson, L. Voss, K. Wilson, M. Dubey, J. Robinson, Experimental isotherms of HCl and HBr on H2O ice from 200 to 240 K: Adsorpt