Tropospheric Chemistry Modelling Group


  • Pseftogkas, A., Stavrakou, T., Müller, J.-F., Koukouli, M., Balis, D., Meleti, C.: Shifts in maritime trade routes as a sreuslts of Red Sea Shipping Crisis detected in TROPOMI NO2 data, Geophys. Res. Lett., submitted.

  • Oomen, G.-M., Müller, J.-F., Stavrakou, T., De Smedt, I., Blumenstock, T., Kivi, R., Makarova, M., Palm, M., Röhling, A., Té, Y., Vigouroux, C., Friedrich, M. M., Frieß, U., Hendrick, F., Merlaud, A., Piters, A., Richter, A., Van Roozendael, M., and Wagner, T.: Weekly derived top-down volatile-organic-compound fluxes over Europe from TROPOMI HCHO data from 2018 to 2021, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 449–474,, 2024.

  • Müller, J.-F., T. Stavrakou, G.-M. Oomen, B. Opacka, I. De Smedt, A. Guenther, C. Vigouroux, B. Langerock, C. A. Bauer Aquino, T. Blumenstock, M. Grutter, J. W. Hannigan, N. Jones, R. Kivi, E. Lutsch, E. Mahieu, M. Makarova, J.-M. Metzger, I. Morino, I. Murata, T. Nagahama, J. Notholt, I. Ortega,  M. Palm, A. Röhling, D. Smale, W. Stremme, K. Strong, R. Sussmann, Y. Té, H. Winkler, A. Fried and T. Hanisco: Bias characterization of OMI HCHO columns  based on FTIR columns and aircraft measurements and impact on top-down emission estimates. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2024.

  • Sun, W., Tack, F., Clarisse, L., Schneider, R., Stavrakou, T.,  and Van Roozendael, M.: Inferring surface NO2 over Western Europe: a machine learning approach with uncertainty quantification, J. Geophys. Res., submitted.

  • Pseftogkas, A., Koukouli, M.-E., Manders, A., Segers, A., Stavrakou, T., Tokaya,, J., Meleti, C., Balis, D.: Maritime sector contributions to NO2 surface concentrations in major ports of the Mediterranean Basin, Atmos. Pollut. Res., accepted.

  • Zara, M. R. van der A, J. Ding, T. Stavrakou, and F. Boersma: OMI-based emission source classification in East China and its spatial redistribution in view of pollution control measures, Environ. Monit. Assess, accepted.


  • Li, C. W. Y., S. Walters, J.-F. Müller, J. Orlando, and G. P. Brasseur: Contamination of tea leaves by anthraquinone: The atmosphere as a possible source, Ambio,, 2023.

  • Nguyen, T.L., Peeters, J., Müller, J.-F., Perera, A., Bross, D.H., Ruscic, B., Stanton, J.F.: Methanediol from cloud-processed formaldehyde is only a minor source of atmospheric formic acid, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 120, Issue 48, e2304650120, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2304650120, 2023.

  • Yombo Phaka, R., Merlaud, A., Pinardi, G., Friedrich, M. M., Van Roozendael, M., Müller, J.-F., Stavrakou, T., De Smedt, I., Hendrick, F., Dimitropoulou, E., Bopili Mbotia Lepiba, R., Phuku Phuati, E., Djibi, B. L., Jacobs, L., Fayt, C., Mbungu Tsumbu, J.-P., and Mahieu, E.: Ground-based Multi-AXis Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (MAX-DOAS) observations of NO2 and H2CO at Kinshasa and comparisons with TROPOMI observations, Atmos. Meas. Tech. 16, 5029–5050,, 2023.

  • Poraicu, C., J.-F. Müller, T. Stavrakou, D. Fonteyn, F. Tack, F. Deutsch, Q. Laffineur, R. Van Malderen, and N. Veldeman: Cross-evaluating WRF-Chem, TROPOMI, APEX and in situ NO2 measurements over Antwerp, Belgium, Geosci. Model. Dev., 16, 479–508,, 2023.

  • Strada, S., M. Fernandez-Martinez, J. Penuelas, T. Stavrakou, M. Bauwens, A. Verger, F. Giorgi: Disentangling temperature and water stress contributions to global and regional trends in isoprene emissions using satellite observations of formaldehyde, 2005-2016. Atmos. Environ., 295, 119530,, 2023.

  • Lerot, C., N. Theys, J.-F. Müller, I. De Smedt, T. Stavrakou, and M. Van Roozendael: Satellite Evidence for Glyoxal Depletion in Elevated Fire Plumes, Geophys. Res. Lett.,50, e2022GL102195,, 2023.

  • DiMaria, C., D. Jones, H. Worden A. Bloom, K. Bowman, T. Stavrakou, K. Miyazaki, J. Worden, A. Guenther, R. Seco, J. park, J. Tota, V. Ferracci, C. Sarkar: Optimizing the isoprene emission model (MEGAN) with satellite and ground-based observational constraints, J. Geophys. Res.,, 2023.


  • Bauwens, M., B. Verreyken, T. Stavrakou, J.-F. Müller and I. De Smedt: Spaceborne evidence for significant anthropogenic VOC trends in Asian cities over 2005-2019. Environ. Res. Lett. 17, 015008,, 2022.

  • Wang, W., C. Liu, L. Clarisse, M. Van Damme, P.-F. Coheur, Y. Xi, C. Shan, Q. Hu, Y. Sun, and N. Jones: Ground-based measurements of atmospheric NH3 by Fourier transform infrared spectrometry at Hefei and comparison with IASI data. Atmos. Environ., 287, 119256, 2022.
  • Wang, H., A. Guenther, T. Stavrakou, R. Seco, Modeling isoprene emission response to drought and heatwaves within MEGAN using evapotranspiration data and by coupling with the Community Land Model, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst.,, 2022.
  • Opacka, B., J.-F. Müiler, T. Stavrakou, D. G. Miralles, A. Koppa, B. R. Pagan, M. J. Potosnak, R. Seco, I. De Smedt, A. B. Guenther: Impact of drought on isoprene fluxes assessed using field data, satelite-based GLEAM soil moisture and HCHO observations from OMI. Remote Sens., 14,, 2022.
  • Levelt, P., D. Stein Zweers, I. Aben, M. Bauwens, T. Borsdorff, I. De Smedt, H. Eskes, C. Lerot, D. Loyola, F. Romahn, T. Stavrakou, N. Theys, M. Van Roozendael, J. Pepijn Veefkind, and T. Verhoelst: Air quality impacts of COVID-19 lockdown measures detected from space usng high spatial resolution observations of multiple trace gases from Sentinel-5P/TROPOMI, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 10319–1035,, 2022.
  • Pseftogkas, A., M.-E. Koukouli, A. Segers, A. Manders, J. van Geffen, D. Balis, C. Meleti, T. Stavrakou, and H. Eskes: Comparison of S5P/TROPOMI inferred NO2 surface concentrations with in-situ measurements over Central Europe. Remote Sens., 14(19), 4886,, 2022.
  • Callewaert, S., J. Brioude, B. Langerock, V. Duflot, D. Fonteyn, J.-F. Müller, J.-M. Metzger, C. Hermans, N. Kumps, E. Mahieu, and M. De Mazière: Analysis of CO2, CH4 and CO surface column concentrations observed at Reunion Island by assessing WRF-Chem simulations.  Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 7763–7792,, 2022.
  • Van Damme, M., L. Clarisse, T. Stavrakou, R. Wichink Kruit, L. Sellekaerts, C. Viatte, C. Clerbaux and P.-F. Coheur et al.: On the weekly cycle of atmospheric ammonia over European agricultural hotspots. Sci. Rep., 12, 12327,, 2022.
  • Vohra, K., E. A. Marais, W. J. Bloss, J. Schwartz, L. J. Mickley, M. Van Damme, L. Clarisse, P. F. Coheur: Rapid rise in premature mortality due to anthropogenic air pollution in fast-growing tropical cities from 2005 to 2018. Sci. Adv. 8 (14), doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abm4435, 2022.
  • Stavrakou, T., Verreyken, B., Franco, B., Müller, J.-F., Vigouroux, C., Brioude, J., Amelynck, C., Clarisse, L., Schoon, N., and Coheur, P.-F.: Oxygenated volatile organic compounds in the Tropical Atmosphere: Variability and Exchanges (OCTAVE). Final Report. Brussels: Belgian Science Policy Office 81 p. (BRAIN-be - Belgian Research Action through Interdisciplinary Networks),, 2022.


  • Simu, S. A., Miyazaki, Y., Tachibana, E., Finkenzeller, H., Brioude, J., Colomb, A., Magand, O., Verreyken, B., Evan, S., Volkamer, R., and Stavrakou, T.: Origin of water-soluble organic aerosols at the Maïdo high-altitude observatory, Réunion Island in the tropical Indian Ocean, Atmos. Chem. Phys.,  21, 17017-17029,, 2021.

  • Pseftogkas, A., M.-E. Koukouli, I. Skoulidou, D., Balis, C. Meleti, T. Stavrakou, L. Falco, J. Van Geffen, H. Eskes, A. Segers and A. Manders: A new separation methodology for the maritime sector emissions over the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions, Atmosphere, 12, 1478,, 2021.
  • Bouarar, I., B. Gaubert, G. P. Brasseur, W. Steinbrecht, T. Doumbia, S. Tilmes, Y. Liu, T. Stavrakou, A. M. Deroubaix, S. Darras, C. Granier, F. G. Lacey, J.-F. Müller, X. Shi, N. Elguindi, and T. Wang: Ozone Anomalies in the Free Troposphere during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Geophys. Res. Lett., 48 (16), e2021GL094204,, 2021.
  • Müller J.-F., J. Peeters and T. Stavrakou: On the formation of formic acid from formaldehyde processing in liquid clouds, Earth and Space Science Open Archive, DOI:10.1002/essoar.10507986.1,, 2021. 
  • Stavrakou, T., J.-F. Müller, M. Bauwens, T. Doumbia, N. Elguindi, S. Darras, C. Granier, I. De Smedt, C. Lerot, M. Van Roozendael, B. Franco, L. Clarisse, C. Clerbaux, P.-F. Coheur, Y. Liu, T. Wang, X. Shi, B. Gaubert, S. Tilmes, and G. Brasseur: Atmospheric impacts of COVID-19 on NOx and VOC levels over China based on TROPOMI and IASI satellite data and modeling, Atmosphere, 12(8), 946,, 2021.
  • Lerot, C., F. Hendrick, M. Van Roozendael, L. Alvarado, A. Richter, I. De Smedt, N. Theys, J. Vlietinck, H. Yu, J. van Gent, T. Stavrakou, J.-F. Müller, P. Valks, D. Loyola, H. Irie, V. Kumar, T. Wagner, S. F. Schreier, V. Sinha, T. Wang, P. Wang, and C. Retscher: Glyoxal tropospheric column retrievals from TROPOMI, multi-satellite intercomparison and ground-based validation, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 7775–7807,, 2021.
  • Verreyken, B., C. Amelynck, N. Schoon, J.-F. Müller, J. Brioude, N. Kumps, C. Hermans, J.-M. Metzger, and T. Stavrakou: Measurement report: Source apportionment of volatile organic compounds at the remote high-altitude Maïdo observatory, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 21, 12965–12988,, 2021. 
  • Skoulidou, I., M.-E. Koukouli, A. Segers, A. Manders, D. Balis, T. Stavrakou, J. van Geffen, and H; Eskes: Changes in power plant NOx emissions over Northwest Greece using a data assimilmation technique, Atmosphere, 12, 900,, 2021.
  • Opacka, B., J.F. Müller, T. Stavrakou, M. Bauwens, K. Sindelarova, J. Markova, A. Guenther: Global and regional impacts  of land cover changes on isoprene emissions derived from spaceborne data and the MEGAN model, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 21, 8413–8436,, 2021.
  • Morfopoulos, C., J.-F. Müller, T. Stavrakou, M. Bauwens, P. Friedlingstein, I. Colin Prentice, P. Regnier: Vegetation responses to climate extremes recorded by remotely sensed atmospheric formaldehyde, Glob. Change. Biol., 1-14,, 2021.
  • Doumbia, T., C. Granier, N. Elguindi, I. Bouarar, S. Darras, G. Brasseur, B. Gaubert, Y. Liu, X. Shi, T. Stavrakou, S. Tilmes, F. Lacey, A. Deroubaix, and T. Wang: Changes in global air pollutant emissions during the Covid-19 pandemic: a dataset for atmospheric chemistry modelling, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4191–4206,, 2021.
  • Liu, Y., T. Wang, T. Stavrakou, N. Elguindi, T. Doumbia, C. Granier, I. Bouarar, B. Gaubert, and G. Brasseur: Diverse response of surface ozone to COVID-19 lockdown in China, Sci. Total Environ., 147739, 2021, 2021. 
  • Gaubert, B., I. Bouarar, T. Doumbia, Y. Liu, T. Stavrakou, A. Deroubaix, S. Darras, N. Elguindi, C. Granier, F. Lacey, J.-F. Müller, X. Shi, S. Tilmes, T. Wang, and G. Brasseur: Global Changes in Secondary Atmospheric Pollutants during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic, J. Geophys. Res.,, 2021.
  • Skoulidou, I., M.-E. Koukouli, A. Menders, A. Segers, D. Karagkiozidis, M. Gratsea, D. Balis, A. Bais, E. Gerasopoulos, T. Stavrakou, J. van Geffen, H. Eskes and A. Richter: Evaluation of the LOTOS-EUROS simulation using ground-based measurements and S5P/TROPOMI observations over Greece, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 5269–5288,, 2021.


  • Ding, J., R. van der A, H. Eskes, B. Mijling, T. Stavrakou, J. van Geffen, and P. Veefkind:  NOx emission reductions and rebound in China due to the COVID-19 crisis, Geophys. Res. Lett., e2020GL089912,, 2020
  • Theys, N., R. Volkamer, J.-F. Müller,  K. Zarzana, N. Kille, L. Clarisse, I. De Smedt, C. Lerot, H. Finkenzeller, F. Hendrick, T. Koenig, C. Lee, C. Knote, H. Yu, and M. Van Roozendael: Global nitrous acid emissions and regional oxidants levels enhanced by wildfires, Nat. Geosci.,, 2020.
  • Elguindi,, N. C. Granier, T. Stavrakou, S. Darras, M. Bauwens, H. Cao, C. Chen, H. Denier van der Gon, O. Dubovik, T. M. Fu, D. Henze, Z. Jiang, J. Kuenen, J. Kurokawa, C. Liousse, K. Miyazaki, J.-F. Müller, Z. Qu, K. Sekou, F. Solmon, B. Zheng: Intercomparison of magnitudes and trends in anthropogenic surface emissions from bottom-up inventories, top-down estimates and emission scenarios, Earth's Future,, 2020.
  • Verreyken, B., Amelynck, C., Brioude, J., Müller, J.-F., Schoon, N., Kumps, N., Colomb, A., Metzger, J.-M., Lee, C. F., Koenig, T. K., Volkamer, R., and Stavrakou, T.: Characterisation of African biomass burning plumes and impacts on the atmospheric composition over the South-West Indian Ocean, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 14821–14845,, 2020.
  • Yanez-Serrano, A. M., Bourtsoukidis E., Alves, E., Bauwens, M., Stavrakou, T., Llusia, J., Filella, I., Guenther, A., Williams, J., Artaxo, P., Sindelarova, K., Doubalova, J., Kesselmeier, Penuelas, J.: Amazonian BVOC emissions under global change: a review of current research and future directions, Glob. Change Biol.,, 2020.
  • Stavrakou, T., J.-F. Müller, M. Bauwens, K. F. Boersma and J. van Geffen: Satellite evidence for changes in the NO2 weekly cycle over large cities, Sci. Rep., 10, 10066,, 2020.
  • Bauwens, M., S. Compernolle, T. Stavrakou, J.-F. Müller, J. van Gent, H. Eskes, P. F. Levelt, R. van der A, J. P. Veefkind, J. Vlietinck, H. Yu, and C. Zehner: Impact of coronavirus outbreak on NO2 pollution assessed using TROPOMI and OMI observations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 47, e2020GL087978,, 2020.
  • Franco, B., L. Clarisse, T. Stavrakou, J.-F. Müller, A. Pozzer, J. Hadji-Lazaro, D. Hurtmans, C. Clerbaux, and P.-F. Coheur: Spaceborne measurements of formic and acetic acid : a global view of the regional sources, Geophys. Res. Lett.,, 2020.
  • Bachy, A., M. Aubinet, C. Amelynck, N. Schoon, B. Bodson, P. Delaplace, A. De Ligne, A. Digrado, P. du Jardin, M.-L. Fauconnier, A. Mozzafar, J.-F. Müller, and B. Heinesch: Dynamics and mechanisms of volatile organic compound exchanges in a winter wheat field, Atmos. Environ., 117105,, 2020.


  • Worden, H. M., Bloom, A. A., Worden, J. R., Jiang, Z., Marais, E., Stavrakou, T., Gaubert, B., and Lacey, F.: New Constraints on Biogenic Emissions using Satellite-Based Estimates of Carbon Monoxide Fluxes, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 13569–13579,, 2019.
  • Müller, J.-F., T. Stavrakou, and J. Peeters: Chemistry and deposition in the Model of Atmospheric composition at Global and Regional scales using Inversion Techniques for Trace Gas Emissions (MAGRITTE v1.1). Part A. Chemical mechanism, Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 2307-2356,, 2019.
  • Franco, B., L. Clarisse, T. Stavrakou, J.-F. Müller, A. Pozzer, J. Hadji-Lazaro, D. Hurtmans, C. Clerbaux, and P.-F. Coheur, Acetone atmospheric distribution retrieved from space, Geophys. Res. Lett., 46, 2884-2893,, 2019.


  • Müller, J.-F., T. Stavrakou, M. Bauwens, S. Compernolle, and J. Peeters: Chemistry and deposition in the Model of Atmospheric composition at Global and Regional scales using Inversion Techniques for Trace Gas Emissions (MAGRITTE v1.0). Part B. Dry deposition, Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss.,, 2018.
  • Franco, B., L. Clarisse, T. Stavrakou, T., J.-F. Müller, M. Van Damme, S. Whitburn, J. Hadji-Lazaro, D. Hurtmans, D. Taraborrelli, C. Clerbaux, P.-F. Coheur: A general framework for global retrievals of trace gases from IASI : application to methanol, formic acid and PAN, J. Geophys. Res., 123, 13963-13984,,  2018.
  • Stavrakou, T., Müller, J.-F., Bauwens, M., I. De Smedt, M. Van Roozendael, A. Guenther: Impact of short-term climate variability on volatile organic compounds emissions assessed using OMI satellite formaldehyde observations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 45, 1621-1629,, 2018.
  • Bauwens, M., Stavrakou, T., Müller, J.-F., Van Schaeybroeck, B., De Cruz, L., De Troch, R., Giot O., Hamdi, R., Termonia, P., Laffineur, Q., Amelynck, C., Schoon, N., Heinesch, B., Holst, T., Arneth, A., Ceulemans, R., Sanchez-Lorenzo, A., and Guenther, A., Recent past (1979-2014) and future (2070-2099) isoprene fluxes over Europe simulated with the MEGAN-MOHYCAN model, Biogeosciences, 15, 3673-3690,, 2018.
  • Termonia, P., B. Van Schaeybroeck, L. De Cruz, R. De Troch, S. Caluwaerts, O. Giot, R. Hamdi, S. Vannitsem, F. Duchêne, P. Willems, H. Tabari, E. Van Uytven, P. Hosseinzadehtalaei, N. van Lipzig, H. Wouters, S. Vanden Broucke, J.-P. Van Ypersele, P. Marbaix, C. Villanueva-Birriel, X. Fettweis, C. Wyard, C. Scholzen, S. Doutreloup, K. De Ridder, A. Gobin, D. Lauwaet, T. Stavrakou, M. Bauwens, J.-F. Müller, P. Luyten, S. Ponsar, D. Van den Eynde, and E. Pottiaux, The initiative as a foundation for climate services in Belgium, Climate Services, 11, 49-61, (2018)
  • Vigouroux, C., C. A. B. Aquino, M. Bauwens, C. Becker, T. Blumenstock, M. De Mazière, O. García, M. Grutter, C. Guarin, J. Hannigan, F. Hase, N. Jones, R. Kivi, D. Koshelev, B. Langerock, E. Lutsch, M. Makarova, J.-M. Metzger, J.-F. Müller, J. Notholt, I. Ortega, M. Palm, C. Paton-Walsh, A. Poberovskii, M. Rettinger, J. Robinson, D. Smale, T. Stavrakou, W. Stremme, K. Strong, R. Sussmann, Y. Té, and G. Toon, NDACC harmonized formaldehyde time-series from 21 FTIR stations covering a wide range of column abundances, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5049-5073,, 2018.
  • Alves, E., Tóta, J., Turnipseed, A., Guenther, A. B., Vega Bustillos, J. O. W., Santana, R. A., Cirino, G. G., Tavares, J. V., Lopes, A. P., Nelson, B. W., de Souza, R. A., Gu, D., Stavrakou, T., Adams, D. K., Wu, J., Saleska, S., and Manzi, A. O.: Leaf phenology as one important driver of seasonal changes in isoprene emissions in central Amazonia, Biogeosciences, 15, 4019-4032,, 2018. 
  • Müller, J.-F., Stavrakou, T., Bauwens, M., George, M., Hurtmans, D., Coheur, P.-F., Clerbaux, C. and Sweeney, C.: Top-down CO emissions based on IASI observations and hemispheric constraints on OH levels, Geophys. Res. Lett., 45, 1621-1629,, 2018.
  • Liu, Z., Nguyen, V. S., Harvey, J., Müller, J.-F., and Peeters, J.: The photolysis of alpha-hydroperoxycarbonyls, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 20, 6970-6979,, 2018.


  • Liu, Z., V. S. Nguyen, J. Harvey, J.-F. Müller, and J. Peeters, Theoretically derived mechanisms of HPALD photolysis in isoprene oxidation, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 19, 9096-9106 ,, 2017.
  • Wang, Y., S. Beirle, J. Lampel, M. Koukouli, I. De Smedt, N. Theys, A. Li, D. Wu, P. Xie, C. Liu, M. Van Roozendael, T. Stavrakou, J.-F. Müller, and T. Wagner: Validation of OMI, GOME-2A, and GOME-2B tropospheric NO2, SO2, and HCHO products using MAX-DOAS observations from 2011 to 2014 in Wuxi, China : investigation of the effects of priori profiles and aerosols on the satellite products, Atmos. Chem. Phys.,17, 5007-5033,, 2017.
  • Gielen, C., Hendrick, F., Pinardi, G., De Smedt, I., Fayt, C., Hermans, C., Stavrakou, T., Bauwens, M., Müller, J.-F., Ndenzako, E., Nzohabonayo, P., Akimana, R., Niyonzima, S., Van Roozendael, M., and De Mazière, M.: Characterisation of Central-African aerosol and trace-gas emissions based on MAX-DOAS measurements and model simulations over Bujumbura, Burundi, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., in review,, 2017.
  • Gu, D., Guenther, A, Shilling, J., Yu, H., Huang, M., Zhao, C., Yang, Q., Martin, S. T., Artaxo, P., Kim, S., Seco, R., Stavrakou, T., Longo, K. M., Tóta, J., de Souza, R. A. F., Vega, O., SHrivastava, M., Alves, E. G., Santos, F. C., Leng, G., Hu, Z.: Airborne observations reveal elevational gradient in tropical forest isoprene emissions, Nature Comm., 8, 15541,, 2017.
  • Stavrakou, T., J.-F. Müller, M. Bauwens, I. De Smedt, Sources and long-term trends of ozone precursors to Asian Pollution, Air Pollution in Eastern Asia : an integrated perspective, eds. Bouarar, I., Wang, X., Brasseur, G., Springer international Publishing, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-59489-7_8, pp. 167-189, 2017 [Springer page]
  • Granier, C., T. Doumbia, L. Granier, K. Sindelarova, G. Frost, I. Bouarar, C. Liousse, S. Darras and J. Stavrakou: Anthropogenic emissions in Asia, Air Pollution in Eastern Asia : an integrated perspective, eds. Bouarar, I., Wang, X., Brasseur, G., Springer international Publishing, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-59489-7_6, pp. 107-133, 2017 [Springer page]


  • Müller, J.-F., Z. Liu, V. S. Nguyen, T. Stavrakou, J. Harvey, and J. Peeters, The reaction of methyl peroxy and hydroxyl radicals as a major source of atmospheric methanol, Nature Comm., 7, 13213,, 2016.
  • Stavrakou, T., J.-F. Müller, M. Bauwens, I. De Smedt, C. Lerot, M. Van Roozendael, P.F. Coheur, C. Clerbaux, K. F. Boersma, R. van der A, and Y. Song, Substantial Underestimation of Post-Harvest Burning Emissions in the North China Plain Revealed by Multi-Species Space Observations, Sci. Rep., 6, 32307,, 2016.
  • Bauwens, M., Stavrakou, T., Müller, J.-F., De Smedt, I., Van Roozendael, M., van der Werf,, G. R., Wiedinmyer, C., Kaiser, J., Sindelarova, K., and Guenther, A.: Nine years of global hydrocarbon emissions based on source inversion of OMI formaldehyde observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 10133-10158,, 2016.
  • Pommier, M., C. Clerbaux, P.-F. Coheur, E. Mahieu, J.-F. Müller, C. Paton-Walsh, T. Stavrakou, and C. Vigouroux: HCOOH distributions from IASI for 2008-2014 : comparison with ground-based FTIR measurments and a global chemistry-transport model , Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 8963-8981,, 2016.
  • Alves, E. G., Jardine, K., Tota, J., Jardine, A., Yãnez-Serrano, A. M., Karl, T., Tavares, J., Nelson, B., Gu, D., Stavrakou, T., Martin, S., Artaxo, P., Manzi, A., and Guenther, A., Seasonality of isoprenoid emissions from a primary forest in Central Amazonia, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 3903-3925, 2016,, 2016.
  • Termonia, P. Hamdi, R., Van Schaeybroeck, B., Willems, P., Van Lipzig, N., van Ypersele, J.-P., Marbaix, P., Fettweis, X., De Ridder, K., Stavrakou, T., Gobin, A., Luyten, P., Pottiaux, E.: Impact du changement climatique en Belgique, Impact van de klimaatverandering in België, Science Connection, 50, p. 18-19, maart-april 2016.
  • Verhoelst, T., Gielen, C. Hendrick, F., Müller, J.-F., Pinardi, G., Stavrakou, T. Van Roozendael, M. and Lambert, J.-C., The diurnal cycle of tropospheric NO2 : characterization and implications for the validation and exploitation of the air quality satellite constellation, Proceedings in ESA Living Planet Symposium, Prague, 9-13 May 2016.


  • Franco, B., F. Hendrick, M. Van Roozendael, J.-F. Müller, T. Stavrakou, E. A. Marais, B. Bovy, W. Bader, C. Fayt, C. Hermans, B. Lejeune, G. Pinardi, C. Servais, and E. Mahieu, Retrieval of formaldehyde from ground-based FTIR and MAX-DOAS observations at the Jungfraujoch station and comparisons with GEOS-Chem and IMAGES model simulations, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 1733-1756,, 2015.
  • Stavrakou, T., J.-F. Müller, M. Bauwens, I. De Smedt, M. Van Roozendael, M. De Mazière, C. Vigouroux, F. Hendrick, M. George, C. Clerbaux, P.-F. Coheur, and A. Guenther, How consistent are top-down hydrocarbon emissions based on formaldehyde observations from GOME-2 and OMI? Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 11861-11884,, 2015.
  • De Smedt, I., T. Stavrakou, F. Hendrick, T. Danckaert, T. Vlemmix, G. Pinardi, N. Theys, C. Lerot, C. Gielen, C. Vigouroux, C. Hermans, C. Fayt, J. P. Veefkind, J.-F. Müller, and M. Van Roozendael, Diurnal, seasonal, and long-term variation of global formaldehyde columns inferred from combined OMI and GOME-2 observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15,  12519-12545,, 2015.
  • Theys, N., I. De Smedt, J. van Gent, J., T. Danckaert, T. Wang, F. Hendrick, T. Stavrakou, S. Bauduin, L. Clarisse, C. Li, N. Krotkov, H. Yu, H. Brenot, and M. Van Roozendael, Sulfur dioxide vertical column DOAS retrievals from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument : Global Observations and comparison to ground-based and satellite data, J. Geophys. Res., 120, 2470-2491,, 2015.


  • Ceulemans, Karl, Organic aerosol from the oxidation of biogenic organic compounds: a modelling study, PhD Thesis, Universiteit Antwerpen, 2014. [pdf]
  • Wang, T., F. Hendrick, P. Wang, G. Tang, K. Clémer, H. Yu, C. Fayt, C. Hermans, C. Gielen, J.-F. Müller, G. Pinardi, N. Theys, H. Brenot, and M. Van Roozendael, Evaluation of tropospheric SO2 retrieved from MAX-DOAS measurements in Xianghe, China, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 11149-11164,, 2014.
  • Bader, W. T. Stavrakou, J.-F. Müller, S. Reimann, C. D. Boone, O. Flock, B. Bovy, B. Franco, B. Lejeune, C. Servais, and E. Mahieu, Long-term evolution and seasonal modulation of methanol above Jungfraujoch (47N, 8E): optimization of the retrieval strategy, comparison with model simulations and independent observations, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 3861-3872,, 2014. 
  • Peeters, J., J.-F. Müller, T. Stavrakou, and S. V. Nguyen, Hydroxyl radical recycling in isoprene oxidation driven by hydrogen bonding and hydrogen tunneling: the upgraded LIM1 mechanism, J. Phys. Chem. A, 118, 8625-8643,, 2014.
  • Sindelarova, K., C. Granier, I. Bouarar, A. Guenther, S. Tilmes, T. Stavrakou, J.-F. Müller, U. Kuhn, P. Stefani, and W. Knorr, Global dataset of biogenic VOC emissions calculated by the MEGAN model over the last 30 years, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 9317-9341,, 2014.
  • Tsigaridis, K., N. Daskalakis, M. Kanakidou, P. J. Adams, P. Artaxo, R. Bahadur, Y. Balkanski, S. E. Bauer, N. Bellouin, A. Benedetti, T. Bergman T. K. Berntsen, J. P. Beukes, H. Bian, K. S. Carslaw, M. Chin, G. Curci, T. Diehl, R. C. Easter, S. J. Ghan, S. L. Gong, A. Hodzic, C. R. Hoyle, T. Iversen, S. Jathar, J. L. Jimenez, J. W. Kaiser, A. Kirkevåg, D. Koch, H. Kokkola, Y. H. Lee, G. Lin, X. Liu, G. Luo, X. Ma, G. W. Mann, N. Mihalopoulos, J.-J. Morcrette, J.-F. Müller, G. Myhre, S. Myriokefalitakis, S. Ng, D. O’Donnell, J. E. Penner, L. Pozzoli, K. J. Pringle, L. M. Russell, M. Schulz, J. Sciare, Ø. Seland, D. T. Shindell, S. Sillman, R. B. Skeie, D. Spracklen, T. Stavrakou, S. D. Steenrod, T. Takemura, P. Tiitta, S. Tilmes, H. Tost, T. van Noije, P. G. van Zyl, K. von Salzen, F. Yu, Z. Wang, Z. Wang, R. A. Zaveri, H. Zhang, K. Zhang, Q. Zhang, X. Zhang, The AeroCom evaluation and intercomparison of organic aerosol in global models, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 10845-10895,, 2014.
  • Stavrakou, T., J.-F. Müller, M. Bauwens, I. De Smedt, M. Van Roozendael, A. Guenther, M. Wild, and X. Xia, Isoprene emissions over Asia 1979-2012 : impact of climate and land use changes, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 4587-4605,, 2014.
  • Hendrick, F., J.-F. Müller, K. Clémer, P. Wang, M. De Mazière, C. Fayt, C. Gielen, C. Hermans, J. Z. Ma, G. Pinardi, T. Stavrakou, T. Vlemmix, and M. Van Roozendael, Four years of ground-based MAX-DOAS observations of HONO and NO2 in the Beijing area, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 765-781,, 2014.


  • Bauwens, M. Müller, T. Stavrakou, J.-F. Müller, I. De Smedt, and M. Van Roozendael, Satellite-based isoprene emission estimates (2007-2012) from the GlobEmission project, Proceedings of the ACCENT-Plus Symposium, Atmospheric Composition Change - Policy Support and Science, Urbino, 17-20 September, 2013. [pdf]
  • Stavrakou, T., J.-F. Müller, K. F. Boersma, R.J. van der A, J. Kurokawa, T. Ohara, and Q. Zhang, Key chemical NOx sink uncertainties and how they influence top-down emissions of nitrogen oxides, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 13, 9057-9082,, 2013.
  • Laffineur, Q., M. Aubinet, N. Schoon, C. Amelynck, J.-F. Müller, J. Dewulf, K. Steppe, and B. Heinesch, Impact of difuse light on isoprene and monoterpene emissions from a mixed , temperate forest, Atmos. Environ., 74, 385-392,, 2013.


  • De Smedt, I., M. Van Roozendael, T. Stavrakou, J.-F. Müller, C. Lerot, N. Theys, P. Valks, N. Hao, and R. van der A, Improved retrieval of global tropospheric formaldehyde columns from GOME-2/MetOp-A addressing noise reduction and instrumental degradation issues, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 5,  2933-2949,, 2012.
  • Ceulemans, K., S. Compernolle, and J.-F. Müller, Parameterising secondary organic aerosol from α-pinene using a detailed oxidation and aerosol formation model, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 5343-5366,, 2012.
  • Vigouroux, C., T. Stavrakou, C. Whaley, B. Dils, V. Duflot, C. Hermans, N. Kumps, J.-M. Metzger, F. Scolas, G. Vanhaelewyn, J.-F. Müller, D. B. A. Jones, Q. Li, and M. De Mazière: FTIR time-series of biomass burning products (HCN, C2H6, C2H2, CH3OH, and HCOOH) at Reunion Island (21° S, 55° E) and comparisons with model data, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 10367-10385,, 2012.
  • Stavrakou, T., J.-F. Müller, J. Peeters, A. Razavi, L. Clarisse, C. Clerbaux, P.-F. Coheur, D. Hurtmans, M. De Mazière, C. Vigouroux, N. M. Deutscher, D. W. T. Griffith, N. Jones, C. Paton-Walsh, Satellite evidence for a large source of formic acid from boreal and tropical forests, Nature Geosci., 5, 26-30,, 2012.
  • Laffineur, Q., M. Aubinet, N. Schoon, C. Amelynck, J.-F. Müller, J. Dewulf, H. Van Langenhove, K. Steppe, and B. Heinesch, Abiotic and biotic control of methanol exchanges in a temperate mixed forest, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 577-590,, 2012.


  • Barkley, M., P. Palmer, L. Ganzeveld, A. Arneth, D. Hagberg, T. Karl, A. Guenther, F. Paulot, P. O. Wennberg, J. Mao, T. P. Kurosu, K. Chance, J.-F. Müller, I. De Smedt, M. Van Roozendael, D. Chen, Y. Wang, and R. Yantosca, Can a 'state of the art' chemistry transport model simulate Amazonian tropospheric chemistry, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D16302,, 2011.
  • Compernolle, S., K. Ceulemans, and J.-F. Müller, EVAPORATION: a new vapor pressure estimation method for organic molecules including non-additivity and intramolecular interactions, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9431-9450,, 2011.
  • Razavi, A., F. Karagulian, L. Clarisse, D. Hurtmans, P. F. Coheur, C. Clerbaux, J.-F. Müller, and T. Stavrakou, Global distributions of methanol and formic acid retrieved for the first time from the IASI/Metop thermal infrared sounder, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 857-872,, 2011.
  • Stavrakou, T., A. Guenther, A. Razavi, L. Clarisse, C. Clerbaux, P.-F. Coheur, D. Hurtmans, F. Karagulian, M. De Mazière, C. Vigouroux, C. Amelynck, N. Schoon, Q. Laffineur, B. Heinesch, M. Aubinet, C. Rinsland and J.-F. Müller, First space-based derivation of the global atmospheric methanol emission fluxes, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 4873-4898,, 2011.
  • Laffineur, Q., B. Heinesch, N. Schoon, C. Amelynck, J.-F. Müller, J. Dewulf, H. Van Langenhove, K. Steppe, M. Simpraga, M. Aubinet, Isoprene and monoterpene emissions from a mixed temperate forest, Atmos. Environ., 45, 3157-3168,, 2011.



  • Lerot, C., T. Stavrakou, I. De Smedt, J.-F. Müller, M. Van Roozendael, Gyoxal vertical columns from GOME-2 backscattered light measurements and comparisons with a global model, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 12059-12072, doi:10.5194/acp-10-12059-2010,, 2010.
  • Demarcke, M., J.-F. Müller, N. Schoon, H. Van Langenhove, J. Dewulf, E. Joo, K. Steppe, M. Simpraga, B. Heinesch, M. Aubinet, and C. Amelynck, History effect of light and temperature on monoterpenoid emissions from Fagus sylvatica L., Atmos. Environ., 44, 3261-3268,, 2010.
  • De Smedt, I., T. Stavrakou, J.-F. Müller, R. J. van der A, and M. Van Roozendael, Trend detection in satellite observations of formaldehyde tropospheric columns, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L18808,, 2010.
  • Peeters, J., and J.-F. Müller, HOx radical regeneration in isoprene oxidation via peroxy radical isomerisations. II: Experimental evidence and global impact, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 12(42), 14227-14235,, 2010.
  • Ceulemans, K., S. Compernolle, J. Peeters, and J.-F. Müller, Evaluation of a detailed model of secondary aerosol formation from α-pinene against dark ozonolysis experiments, Atmos. Environ., 40, 5434-5442,, 2010.
  • Compernolle, S., K. Ceulemans, and J.-F. Müller, Technical note: Vapor pressure estimation methods applied to secondary aerosol constituents from α-pinene oxidation: an intercomparison study, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 6271-6282,, 2010.



  • Vigouroux, C., F. Hendrick, T. Stavrakou, B. Dils, C. Hermans, A. Merlaud, F. Scolas, C. Senten, G. Vanhaelewyn, S. Fally, J.-M. Metzger, J.-F. Müller, M. Van Roozendael, and M. De Mazière, Ground-based FTIR and MAX-DOAS observations of formaldehyde at Réunion Island and comparisons with satellite and model data, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 9523-9544,, 2009.
  • Stavrakou, T., J.-F. Müller, I. De Smedt, M. van Roozendael, G. van der Werf., L. Giglio, and A. Guenther, Evaluating the performance of pyrogenic and biogenic emission inventories against one decade of space-based formaldehyde columns, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 1037-1060,, 2009.
  • Stavrakou, T., J.-F. Müller, I. De Smedt, M. Van Roozendael, M. Kanakidou, M. Vrekoussis, F. Wittrock, A. Richter, and J. Burrows, The continental source of glyoxal estimated by the synergistic use of spaceborne measurements and modelling, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 8431-8446,, 2009.
  • Stavrakou, T., J.-F. Müller, I. De Smedt, M. Van Roozendael, G. van der Werf, L. Giglio, and A. Guenther, Global emissions of non-methane hydrocarbons deduced from SCIAMACHY formaldehyde columns through 2003-2006, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 3663-3679,, 2009.



  • De Smedt I., J.-F. Müller, T. Stavrakou, R. J. van der A, H. Eskes, and M. Van Roozendael, Twelve years of global observation of formaldehyde in the troposphere using GOME and SCIAMACHY sensors, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 4947-4963,, 2008.
  • Stavrakou, T., J.-F. Müller, K. F. Boersma, I. De Smedt, and R. J. van der A, Assessing the distribution and growth rates of NOx emission sources by inverting a 10-year record of NO2 satellite columns, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L10801,, 2008.
  • Müller, J.-F., T. Stavrakou, S. Wallens. I. De Smedt, M. Van Roozendael, J. Rinne, B. Munger, A. Goldstein, and A. Guenther, Global isoprene emissions estimated using MEGAN, ECMWF analyses and a detailed canopy environmental model, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 1329-1341,, 2008.
  • Capouet, M., J.-F. Müller, K. Ceulemans, S. Compernolle, L. Vereecken, J. Peeters, Modeling aerosol formation in α-pinene photooxidation experiments, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D02308,, 2008.



  • Vereecken, L., J.-F. Müller, J. Peeters, Low-volatility poly-oxygenates in the OH-initiated atmospheric oxidation of α-pinene: Impact of non-traditional peroxyl radical chemistry, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., , 2007.


  • Shindell, D.T., G. Faluvegi, D.S. Stevenson, M.C. Krol, L.K. Emmons, J.-F. Lamarque, G. Pétron, F.J. Dentener, K. Ellingsen, M.G. Schultz, O. Wild, M. Amann, C.S. Atherton, D.J. Bergmann, I. Bey, T. Butler, J. Cofala, W.J. Collins, R.G. Derwent, R.M. Doherty, J. Drevet, H.J. Eskes, A.M. Fiore, M. Gauss, D.A. Hauglustaine, L.W. Horowitz, I.S.A. Isaksen, M.G. Lawrence, V. Montanaro, J.-F. Müller, G. Pitari, M. J. Prather, J.A. Pyle, S. Rast, J. M. Rodriguez, M.G. Sanderson, N.H. Savage, S.E. Strahan, K. Sudo, S. Szopa, N. Unger, T.P.C. van Noije, and G. Zeng, Multi-model simulations of carbon monoxide: Comparison with observations and projected near-future changes. J. Geophys. Res., 111, D19306, doi:10.1029/2006JD007100,, 2006.

  • Stavrakou, T., and J.-F. Müller, Grid-based vs. big-region approach for inverting CO emissions using Measurement of Pollution in the Troposphere (MOPITT) data, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D15304,, 2006. 

  • Capouet, M. and J.-F. Müller, A group contribution method for estimating the vapour pressures of α-pinene oxidation products, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 1455-1467,, 2006.

  • Capouet, M., Modeling the oxidation of α-pinene and the related aerosol formation in laboratory and atmospheric conditions, PhD Thesis, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2006. (pdf 7.440kb).

  • Dentener, F., J. Drevet, D. Stevenson, K. Ellingsen, T. Van Noije, M. Schultz, C. Atherton, N. Bell, I. Bey, T. Butler, B. Eickhout, A. Fiore, J. Galloway, C. Galy-Lacaux, U.C. Kulshrestha, J.-F. Lamarque, V. Montanaro, J.-F. Müller, J. Rodriguez, M. Sanderson, N. Savage, S. Szopa, K. Sudo, O. Wild, and G. Zeng, Nitrogen and sulphur deposition on regional and global scales: a multi-model reevaluation, Global Biogeochem. Cy., 20, GB4003, , 2006.

  • Dentener, F., D. Stevenson, K. Ellingsen, T. van Noije, M. Schultz, M. Amann, C. Atherthon, N. Bell, D. Bergmann, I. Bey, T. Butler, L. Bouwman, J. Cofala, B. Collins, J. Drevet, B. Eickhout, H. Eskes, A. Fiore, M. Gauss, D. Hauglustaine, L. Horowitz, I. Isaksen, B. Josse, M. Lawrence, M. Krol, J.F. Lamarque, V. Montanero, J.-F. Müller, V.H. Peuch, J. Pyle, S. Rast, , G. Pitari, J. Rodriguez, M. Sanderson, N. Savage, S. Strahan, D. Shindell, S. Szopa, K. Sudo, O. Wild, G. Zeng, The global atmospheric environment for the next generation, Environ. Sci. Technol.,, 2006.

  • Dils, B., M. De Mazière, J.-F. Müller, T. Blumenstock, M. Buchwitz, R. de Beek, P. Demoulin, P. Duchatelet, H. Fast, C. Frankenberg, A. Gloudemans, D. Griffith, N. Jones, T. Kerzenmacher, I. Kramer, E. Mahieu, J. Mellqvist, R. L. Mittermeier, J. Notholt, C. P. Rinsland, H. Schrijver, D. Smale, A. Strandberg, A. G. Straume, W. Stremme, K. Strong, R. Sussmann, J. Taylor, M. van den Broek, V. Velazco, T. Wagner, T. Warneke, A. Wiacek, S. Wood, Comparisons between SCIAMACHY and ground-based FTIR data for total columns of CO, CH4, CO2 and N2O, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 1953-1976,, 2006.

  • Stevenson, D., F. Dentener, M. Schultz, K. Ellingsen, T. van Noije, G. Zeng, M. Amann, C. Atherton, N. Bell, D.J. Bergmann, I. Bey, T. Butler, J. Cofala, W. Collins, R. Derwent, R. Doherty, J. Drevet, H. Eskes, A. Fiore, M. Gauss, D. Hauglustaine, L. Horowitz, I. Isaksen, M. Krol, J.F. Lamarque, M. Lawrence, V. Montanaro, J.-F. Müller, G. Pitari, M. Prather, J. Pyle, S. Rast, J. Rodriguez, M. Sanderson, N. Savage, D. Shindell, S. Strahan, K. Sudo, S. Szopa, and O. Wild, Multi-model ensemble simulations of present-day and near-future tropospheric ozone, J. Geophys. Res.,, 2006.

  • van Noije, T., H. J. Eskes, F. J. Dentener, D. S. Stevenson, K. Ellingsen, M. G. Schultz, O. Wild, M. Amann, C. S. Atherton, D. J. Bergmann, I. Bey, K. F. Boersma, T. Butler, J. Cofala, J. Drevet, A. M. Fiore, M. Gauss, D. A. Hauglustaine, L. W. Horowitz, I. S. A. Isaksen, M. C. Krol, J.-F. Lamarque, M. G. Lawrence, R. V. Martin, V. Montanaro, J.-F. Müller, G. Pitari, M. J. Prather, J. A. Pyle, A. Richter, J. M. Rodriguez, N. H. Savage, S. E. Strahan, K. Sudo, S. Szopa, and M. van Roozendael, Multi-ensemble simulations of tropospheric NO2 compared with GOME retrievals for the year 2000, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 2943-2979,, 2006.



  • Hermans, I., J.-F. Müller, T.L. Nguyen, P.A. Jacobs, J. Peeters, Kinetics of α-hydroxy-alkylperoxy radicals in oxidation processes: HO2*-initiated oxidation of ketones/aldehydes near the tropopause, J. Phys. Chem. A, 109, No. 19, 4303-4311,, 2005.

  • Müller, J.-F., and T. Stavrakou, Inversion of CO and NOx emissions using the adjoint of the IMAGES model, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 5, 1157-1186,, 2005.



  • Capouet, M., J. Peeters, B. Nozière, and J.-F. Müller, Alpha-pinene oxidation by OH: Simulations of laboratory experiments, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 4, 2285-2311,, 2004.