Overview of publications (in alphabetic order of the first author) that benefitted from funding through VERTIGO. Members of the VERTIGO consortium are underlined, VERTIGO ESRs are underlined and kept in bold.


  • Chan K.L., Hartl A., Lam Y.F., Xie P.H., Liu W.Q., Cheung H.M., Lampel J., Pöhler D., Li A., Xu J., Zhou H.J., Ning Z., and Wenig M.O., (2015). Observations of tropospheric NO2 using ground based MAX-DOAS and OMI measurements during the Shanghai World Expo 2010, Atmospheric Environment, 119, 45-58,


  • Chan K.L., Jiang S.Y.N., and Ning Z., (2016). Speciation of water soluble iron in size segregated airborne particulate matter using LED based liquid waveguide with a novel dispersive absorption spectroscopic measurement technique. Anal. Chim. Acta, Volume 914, 100-109.

  • Elíasson J., Weber K., Vogel A., Pálsson T., Yoshitani J. and Miki D., (2016). Investigation and Separation of Turbulent Fluctuations in Airborne Measurements of Volcanic Ash with Optical Particle Counters. Journal of Desaster Research, Volume 11, 72-84.

  • Gaunt E., Bernard B., Hidalgo S., Proaño A., Wright H., Mothes P., Criollo E., and Kueppers U., (2016). Juvenile magma recognition and eruptive dynamics inferred from the analysis of ash time series: The 2015 reawakening of Cotopaxi volcano. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 328, 134-146.

  • Mueller S.B., Kueppers U., Ayris P.M., Jacob M., and Dingwell D.B., (2016). Experimental volcanic ash aggregation: Internal structuring of accretionary lapilli and the role of liquid bonding. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., Volume 433, 232-240.

  • Pardini F., Spanu A., de' Michieli Vitturi M., Salvetti M.V., and Neri A., (2016). Grain size distribution uncertainty quantification in volcanic ash dispersal and deposition from weak plumes. J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 121, 538557. DOI: 10.1002/2015JB012536

  • Petrelli M., Laeger K., and Perugini D., (2016). High spatial resolution trace element determination of geological samples by laser ablation quadrupole plasma mass spectrometry: implications for glass analysis in volcanic products. Geosciences Journal, 1-13.

  • Prata A.J., Dezitter F., Davies I., Weber K., Birnfeld M., Moriano D., Bernardo C., Vogel A., Prata G.S., Mather T.A., Thomas H.E., Cammas J., and Weber, M., (2016). Artificial cloud test confirms volcanic ash detection using infrared spectral imaging. Scientific Reports, 6, 25620. doi: 10.1038/srep25620

  • Pucci S., Civico R., Villani F., Ricci T., Delcher E., Finizola A., Sapia V., De Martini P.M., Pantosti D., Barde-Cadusson S., Brothelande E., Gusset R., Mezon C., Orefice S., Peltier A., Poret M., Torres L., and Suski B., (2016). Deep electrical resistivity tomography along the tectonically active Middle Aterno Valley (2009 L'Aquila earthquake area, central Italy). Geophysical Journal International, 207, 967-982.​

  • Spanu A., Michieli Vitturi M., and Barsotti S., (2016). Reconstructing eruptive source parameters from tephra deposit: a numerical study of medium-sized explosive eruptions at Etna volcano. S. Bull. Volcanol., 78.

  • Sun Y.W., Liu C., Xie P.H., Hartl A., Chan K.L., Tian Y., Wang W., Qin M., Liu J.G., and Liu W.Q., (2016). Industrial SO2 emission monitoring through a portable multichannel gas analyzer with an optimized retrieval algorithm, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9, 1167-1180. doi:10.5194/amt-9-1167-2016

  • Tomašek I., Mileusnić M., and Leboš Pavunc A., (2016). Health impact assessment by ingestion of polluted soil/sediment. Rudarsko Geolosko Naftni Zbornik 31(2):29-39. DOI 10.17794/rgn.2016.2.3

  • Tomašek I., Horwell C.J., Damby D.E., Barošová H., Geers C., Petri-Fink A., Rothen-Rutishauser B. and Clift M.J.D., (2016). Combined exposure of diesel exhaust particles and respirable Soufrière Hills volcanic ash causes a (pro-)inflammatory response in an in vitro multicellular epithelial tissue barrier model. Part. Fibre Toxicol., Volume 13. 

  • Wendisch M., Pöschl U., Andreae M., Machado L., Albrecht R., Schlager H., Rosenfeld D., Martin S., Abdelmonem A., Afchine A., Araùjo A., Artaxo P., Aufmhoff H., Barbosa H., Borrmann S., Braga R., Buchholz B., Cecchini M., Costa A., Curtius J., Dollner M., Dorf M., Dreiling V., Ebert V., Ehrlich A:, Ewald F., Fisch G., Fix A., Frank F., Fütterer D., Heckl C., Heidelberg F., Hüneke T., Jäkel E., Järvinen E., Jurkat T., Kanter S., Kästner U., Kenntner M., Kesselmeier J., Klimach T., Knecht M., Kohl R.,  Kölling T., Krämer M., Krüger M., Krisna T., Lavric J., Longo K., Mahnke C., Manzi A., Mayer B., Mertes S., Minikin A., Molleker S., Münch S., Nillius B., Pfeilsticker K., Pöhlker C., Roiger A., Rose D., Rosenow D., Sauer D., Schnaiter M., Schneider J., Schulz C., de Souza R., Spanu A., Stock P., Vila D., Voigt C., Walser A., Walter D., Weigel R., Weinzierl B., Werner F., Yamasoe M., Ziereis H., Zinner T., and Zöger M., (2016). The ACRIDICON-CHUVA campaign: Studying tropical deep convective clouds and precipitation over Amazonia using the new German research aircraft HALO, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 0.

  • Zhao X., Egli R., Gilder S.A., and Müller S., (2016). Microbially assisted recording of the Earth´s magnetic field in sediment, Nature Communications 7.


  • Alois S., Merrison J., Inversen J.J. and Sesterhenn J., (2017). Contact electrification in aerosolized monodispersed silica microspheres quantified using laser based velocimetry. J. Aerosol Sci., Volume 106, 1-10.

  • Chan K.L., (2017). Biomass burning sources and their contributions to the local air quality in Hong Kong, Science of The Total Environment, 596, 212-221.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Chan K.L., and Chan K.L., (2017). Aerosol optical depths and their contributing sources in Taiwan, Atmospheric Environment, 148, 364-375, DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.11.011

  • Chan K.L., Wang S.S., Liu C., Zhou B., Wenig M.O., and Saiz-Lopez A., (2017). On the summertime air quality and related photochemical processes in megacity Shanghai, China, Science of The Total Environment, 580, 974-983,

  • Cigala V., Kueppers U., Peña Fernández J.J., Taddeucci J., Sesterhenn J., and Dingwell D.B., (2017). The dynamics of volcanic jets: Temporal evolution of particles exit velocity from shock-tube experiments, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 122. doi:10.1002/2017JB014149

  • Del Bello E., Taddeucci J., de´ Michieli Vitturi M., Scarlato P., Andronico D., Scollo S., Kueppers U., and Ricci T., (2017). Effect of particle volume fraction on the settling velocity of volcanic ash particles: insights from joint experimental and numerical simulations. Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 39620.

  • Gaudin, D., Taddeucci J., Scarlato P., del Bello E., Ricci T., Orr T., Houghton B., Harris A., Rao S., and Bucci A., (2017). Integrating puffing and explosions in a general scheme for Strombolian-style activity, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 122,1860–1875, doi:10.1002/2016JB013707.

  • Geiß A., Wiegner M., Schäfer K., Forkel R., Schneidemesser E., Bonn B., Münkel C., Chan K.L., and Nothard R., (2017). Mixing layer height as an indicator for urban air quality? Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 10, 2969-2988,

  • Horwell C.J., Sargent P., Andronico D., Castro M., Tomatis M., Hillman S.E., Michnowicz S.A.K., Fubini B., (2017) The iron-catalysed surface reactivity and health-pertinent physical characteristics of explosive volcanic ash from Mt. Etna, Italy, Journal of Applied Volcanology Vol. 6,

  • Krotkov N.A., Lamsal L.N., Celarier E.A., Swartz W.H., Marchenko S.V., Bucsela E.J., Chan K.L., and Wenig M., (2017). The version 3 OMI NO2 standard product, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 10, 3133-3149,

  • Laeger K., Petrelli M., Andronico D., Misiti V., Scarlato P., Cimarelli C., Taddeucci J., del Bello E., Perugini D., (2017). High-resolution geochemistry of volcanic ash highlights complex magma dynamics during the Eyjafjallajökull 2010 eruption, American Mineralogist; 102: 1173–1186.

  • Mueller S.B., Ayris, P.M., Wadsworth F.B., Kueppers U., Casas A.S., Delmelle P., Taddeucci J., Jacob M. and Dingwell D.B., (2017).  Ash aggregation enhanced by deposition and redistribution of salt on the surface of volcanic ash in eruption plumes, Scientific Reports 7.

  • Mueller S.B., Kueppers U., Ametsbichler J., Cimarelli C., Merrison J.P., Poret M., Wadsworth F.B. and Dingwell D.B., (2017). Stability of volcanic ash aggregates and break-up processes. Scientific Reports 7.

  • Paredes-Mariño J., Dobson K. J., Ortenzi G., Kueppers U., Morgavi D., Petrelli M., Hess K.U., Laeger K., Porreca M., Pimentel A., and Perugini D., (2017). Enhancement of eruption explosivity by heterogeneous bubble nucleation triggered by magma mingling. Scientific Reports 7.

  • Paredes-Mariño J., Morgavi D., Di Vito M., de Vita S., Sansivero F., Dueffels K., Beckmann G., and Perugini D., (2017). Syneruptive sequential fragmentation of pyroclast from fractal modelling of grain size distributions of fall deposits: the Creativo Tephra eruption (Ischia Island, Italy). J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Vol 345. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Poret M., Costa A., Folch A., and Marti A, (2017). Modelling tephra dispersal and ash aggregation: The 26th April 1979 eruption, La Soufrière St. Vincent. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 347C, 207-220. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.09.012

  • Spina L., Taddeucci J., Cannata A., Sciotto M., Del Bello E., Scarlato P., Kueppers U., Andronico D., Privitera E., Ricci T., Pena-Fernandez J., Sesterhenn J., and Dingwell D.B., (2017). Time-series analysis of fissure-fed multi-vent activity: a snapshot from the July 2014 eruption of Etna volcano (Italy). Bulletin of Volcanology 79: 51.

  • Taddeucci J., Alatorre-Ibargüengoitia M. A., Cruz-Vázquez O., Del Bello E., Scarlato P., and Ricci T., (2017). In-flight dynamics of volcanic ballistic projectiles. Rev.  Geophys., 55, 675–718, doi:10.1002/2017RG000564

  • Tian Y., Sun Y.W., Liu C., Xie P., Chan K.L., Xu J., Wang W., and Liu J.G., (2017). Characterization of urban CO2 column abundance with a portable low resolution spectrometer (PLRS): comparisons with GOSAT and GEOS-Chem model data, Science of The Total Environment, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.005

  • Tournigand PY., Taddeucci J., Gaudin D., Peña Fernández J.J., Del Bello E., Scarlato P., Kueppers U., Sesterhenn J., and Yokoo A., (2017). The Initial Development of Transient Volcanic Plumes as a Function of Source Conditions. J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth 122

  • Turner N., Houghton B., Taddeucci J., von der Lieth J., Kueppers U., Gaudin D., Ricci T., Kim K., and Scalato P. (2017). Drone Peers into Open Volcanic Vents. EOS, 98.

  • Vogel A., Diplas S., Durant A.J., Azar A.S., Sunding M.F., Rose W. I., Sytchkova A., Bonadonna C., Krüger K., and Stohl A., (2017). Reference data set of volcanic ash physicochemical and optical properties, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122, doi:10.1002/2016JD026328

  • Walser A., Sauer D., Spanu A., Gasteiger J., and Weinzierl B., (2017). On the parametrization of optical particle counter response including instrument-induced broadening of size spectra and a self-consistent evaluation of calibration measurements, Atmos. Meas. Tech.

  • Weinzierl B., Ansmann A., Prospero J.M., Althausen S., Benker N., Chouza F., Dollner M., Farrell D., Fomba W.k., Freudenthaler V., Gasteiger J., Groß S., Haarig M., Heinold B., Kandler K., Kristensen T. B., Mayol-Bracero O. L., Müller T., Reitebuch O., Sauer D., Schäfler A., Schepanski K., Spanu A., Tegen I., Toledano C., and Walser A., (2017). The Saharan Aerosol Long-range Transport and Aerosol-Cloud-Interaction Experiment (SALTRACE): Overview and selected highlights. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.


  • Alois S., Merrison J., Inversen J.J. and Sesterhenn J., (2018) Quantifying the contact electrification of aerosolized insulating particles, Powder Technology 332, 106-113,

  • Chan K.L., Wiegener M., Flentje H., Mattis I., Wagner F., Gasteiger J., Geiß A., (2018) Evaluation of ECMWF-IFS (version 41R1) operational model forecasts of aerosol transport by using ceilometer network measurements. Geoscientific Model Development 11, 2739-2762.

  • Damby D.E , Horwell C. J., Baxter P. J., Kueppers U., Schnurr M., Dingwell D.B., Duewell P., (2018). Volcanic Ash Activates the NLRP3 Inflammasome in Murine and Human Macrophages. Front. Immunol. 8:2000.

  • Forte P., Domínguez L., Banadonna C., Gregg C.E., Bran D., Bird D., and Castro J., (2018). Ash resuspension related to the 2011–2012 Cordón Caulle eruption, Chile, in a rural community of Patagonia, Argentina. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res. 350: 18-32.

  • Mueller S.B., Kueppers U., Huber M.S., Hess K.U., Poesges G., Ruthensteiner B., Dingwell D.B., (2018). Aggregation in particle rich environments: a textural study of examples from volcanic eruptions, meteorite impacts, and fluidized bed processing. Bulletin of Volcanology 80(4).

  • Poret M., Corradini S., Merucci L., Costa A., Andronico D., Vulpiani G., Montopoli M. and Freret V. Reconstructing volcanic plume evolution integrating satellite and ground-based data: Application to the 23rd November 2013 Etna paroxysm. Atm. Chem. Phys., accepted pending revision.

  • Poret M., Costa A., Andronico D., Scollo S., Gouhier M. and Cristaldi A. (2018) Modelling eruption source parameters by integrating field, ground-based and satellite-based measurements: The case of the 23 February 2013 Etna paroxysm. J. Geophys. Res. – Solid Earth 123, 7.

  • Tomasek I., Horwell C.J., Bisig C., Damby D., Comte P., Czerwinski J., (2018). Respiratory hazard assessment of combined exposure to complete gasoline exhaust and respirable volcanic ash in a multicellular human lung model at the air-liquid interface. Environmental Pollution 238: 977-987.

2019  (incomplete...., please see the ESRs' individual publication pages)

  • Forte P., Castro J.M. (2019) H20-content and temperature limit the explosive potential of rhyolite magma during Plinian eruptions, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 506, 157-167,

  • Horwell C.J., Ferdiwijaya D., Wahyudi T., Dominelli L., (2019) Use of respiratory protection in Yogyakarta during the 2014 eruption of Kelud, Indonesia: Community and agency perspectives, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 382, 92-102,

  • Vogel A., Durant A.J., Cassiani, M., Clarkson, R.J., Slaby, M., Diplas, S., Krüger, K., and Stohl, A. (2019). Simulation of Volcanic Ash Ingestion Into a Large Aero Engine: Particle–Fan Interactions. ASME. J. Turbomach. 141(1):