Profile for Thomas Hanisco

Title: Research Physical Scientist
Contact: E-mail
Code 614
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Office Phone: 301-614-6598
Fax: 301-614-5903

Selected Publications

Upper troposphere/Lower stratosphere water vapor:

Dessler, A. E., Hanisco, T. F., and Fueglistaler, S., The effects of convective ice lofting on H2O and HDO in the tropical tropopause layer, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2007JD008609, (2007).

Hanisco, T. F., et al., Observations of deep convective influence on stratospheric water vapor and its isotopic composition, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L04814, doi:10.1029/2006GL027899, (2007).

Laboratory and atmospheric Fourier transform spectroscopy:

Co, D. T., Hanisco, T. F., Anderson, J. G., Keutsch, F. N., Rotationally resolved absorption cross sections of formaldehyde in the 28100-28500 cm-1 (351-356 nm) spectral region: Implications for in situ LIF measurements, J. Phys. Chem. A,109(47), 10675 – 10682, (2005).

Wilmouth, D. M., Hanisco, T. F., Donohue, N. M., and Anderson, J. G., Fourier transform ultraviolet spectroscopy of the A 2P3/2 — X 2P3/2 transition of BrO, J. Phys. Chem. A, 103, 8935-8945, (1999).

Wennberg, P. O., Brault, J. W., Hanisco, T. F., Salawitch, R. J., and Mount, G. H., The atmospheric column abundance of IO: Implications for stratospheric ozone, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 8887-8898, (1997).

Laboratory photochemistry:

Wilmouth, D. M., Hanisco. T.F., Stimpfle, R. M., Anderson, J. G., Chlorine-catalyzed ozone destruction: Cl atom production from ClOOCl photolysis, J. Phys. Chem. A., 113, 10.1021/jp9053204, (2009).

Kroll, J. H., Hanisco, T.F., Donahue, N. M., Demerjian, K. L., Anderson, J. G., Accurate, direct measurements of OH yields from gas-phase ozone-alkene reactions using an in situ LIF instrument, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28(20), 3863-3866, (2001).           

Hanisco, T.F. and Kummel, A.C., State-resolved photodissociation of N2O, J. Phys. Chem., 97, 7242-6, (1993).

Stratospheric HOx photochemistry:

Hanisco, T. F. et al., In situ observations of HO2 and OH obtained on the NASA ER-2 in the high-ClO conditions of the 1999/2000 Arctic polar vortex, J. Geophys. Res., 107(D20), 8283, (2002).

Hanisco, T. F. et al., Quantifying the rate of heterogeneous processing in the Arctic polar vortex with in situ observations of OH, J. Geophys. Res., 107(D20), 8278, (2002).

Hanisco, T. F., et al., Sources, Sinks, and the distribution of OH in the lower stratosphere, J. Phys. Chem., 105(9), 1543-1553, (2001).

Perkins, K. K., Hanisco, T. F., et al., An examination of the NO2/HNO3 ratio in the lower stratosphere during periods of continuous sunlight: Insights from in situ measurements, J. Phys. Chem., 105(9), 1521-1534, (2001).

Upper tropospheric photochemistry:

Wennberg, P.O., Hanisco, T. F., et al., Hydrogen Radicals, Nitrogen Radicals, and the production of O3 in the upper troposphere, Science, 279, 49-53, (1998).

McKeen, S. A., et al., The Photochemistry of Acetone in the upper troposphere - A source of odd-hydrogen radicals, Geophys. Res. Lett., 24, 3177-3180, (1997).

Jaegle, et al., Observed OH and HO2 in the upper troposphere suggest a major source from convective injection of peroxides,  Geophys. Res. Lett., 24, 3181-3184, (1997).

Folkins, I.,  Wennberg, P. O., Hanisco, T. F.,  Anderson, J. G., Salawitch, R. J., OH, HO2, and NO in two biomass burning plumes: Sources of HOx and implications for ozone production, Geophys. Res. Lett., 24, 3185-3188, (1997).

Stratospheric aircraft emissions:

Hanisco, T. F, Wennberg, P. O., et al., The role of HOx in super- and subsonic exhaust plumes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 24, 65-68, (1997).

Fahey, D.W., et al., Emission measurements of the Concorde supersonic aircraft in the lower stratosphere, Science, 270, 70-74, (1995).


Sayres, D. S., et al., A new cavity based absorption instrument for the detection of H2O, HDO, H2O18, and CH4, Rev. Sci. Instrum., 80,  doi:10.1063/1.3117349, (2009).

St. Clair, J. M., et al., A new photolysis laser induced fluorescence technique for the detection of HDO and H2O in the lower stratosphere, Rev. Sci. Instrum., 79, 064101, (2008).

Wennberg, P. O., Hanisco, T. F., Cohen, R. C., Stimpfle, R. M., Lapson, L. B., and Anderson, J. G., In situ measurements of OH and HO2 in the upper troposphere and stratosphere, J. Atmos. Sci., 52, 3413-20, (1995).

Wennberg, P.O., et al., Aircraft-borne, laser-induced fluorescence instrument for the in situ detection of hydroxyl and hydroperoxyl radicals, Rev. Sci. Inst., 65, 1858-76, (1994).



Updates to our publications records have been put on hold until a new storage and delivery system has been put in place. As a result, this information is currently out of date and does not include the most recent publications. For a more complete listing of publications, please visit the Sciences and Exporation Directorate.

Weinstock E. M., T.F. Hanisco, and et al. (2009). Validation of the Harvard Lyman alpha in situ water vapor instrument: Implications for the mechanisms that control stratospheric water vapor J. Geophys. Res. - Atmos..

Wilmouth D. M., T.F. Hanisco, R. M. Stimpfle, and J. G. Anderson (2009). Chlorine-catalyzed ozone destruction: CI atom production from CIOOCI photolysis J. Phys. Chem. A.., 113.