Yasin Elshorbany

Research Scientist I


PhD, University of Wuppertal, 2010


Multiscale modelling of permafrost carbon feedbacks and impacts on climate, modeling of the terrestrial biosphere, biogeochemistry, land-atmosphere interactions, remote sensing applications


  • Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • Memebre of the IARPC (Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee) Collaborators
  • Member of the Permafrost Carbon Network
  • Co-lead of Chapter 1 of the TOAR report
  • Primary convener and chair of 3 sessions on the ”Atmospheric Oxidation Capacity Constraints” at the AGU 2015-2017 fall meetings
  • 2015-2016, Chair of the atmospheric chemistry and carbon affinity group at the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) of the University of Maryland
  • Professional reviewer for several scientific journals

Selected Publications


Overeem, I., E. Jafarov, K. Wang, K. Schaefer, S. Stewart, G. Clow, M. Piper, and Y. Elshorbany. 2018. A modeling toolbox for permafrost landscapes. EOS, 99, doi:10.1029/2018EO105155.


Meusel, H., Y. Elshorbany, U. Kuhn, T. Bartels-Rausch, K. Reinmuth-Selzle, C. J. Kampf, G. Li, X. Wang, J. Lelieveld, U. Pöschl, T. Hoffmann, H. Su, M. Ammann, and Y. Cheng. 2017. Light-induced protein nitration and degradation with HONO emission. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2017-277.


Elshorbany, Y. F., B. N. Duncan, S. A. Strode, J. S. Wang, and J. Kouatchou. 2016. The description and validation of the computationally Efficient CH4–CO–OH (ECCOHv1.01) chemistry module for 3-D model applications. Geoscientific Model Development 9: 799-822. doi:10.5194/gmd-9-799-2016.


Elshorbany, Y. F., P. J. Crutzen, B. Steil, A. Pozzer, H. Tost, and J. Lelieveld. 2014. Global and regional impacts of HONO on the chemical composition of clouds and aerosols. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 14: 1,167-1,184. doi:10.5194/acp-14-1167-2014.


Elshorbany, Y. F., B. Steil, C. Brühl, and J. Lelieveld. 2012. Impact of HONO on global atmospheric chemistry calculated with an empirical parameterization in the EMAC model. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 12: 9,977-10,000. doi:10.5194/acp-12-9977-2012.

Elshorbany, Y. F., J. Kleffmann, A. Hofzumahaus, R. Kurtenbach, P. Wiesen, H.-P. Dorn, E. Schlosser, T. Brauers, H. Fuchs, F. Rohrer, A. Wahner, Y. Kanaya, A. Yoshino, S. Nishida, Y. Kajii, M. Martinez, M. Rudolf, H. Harder, J. Lelieveld, T. Elste, C. Plass-Dülmer, G. Stange, and H. Berresheim. 2012. HOx Budgets during HOxComp: a Case Study of HOx Chemistry under NOx limited Conditions. Journal of Geoophysical Research 117: D03307. doi:10.1029/2011JD017008.

Kanaya, Y., A. Hofzumahaus, H.-P. Dorn, T. Brauers, H. Fuchs, F. Holland, F. Rohrer, B. Bohn, R. Tillmann, R. Wegener, A. Wahner, Y. Kajii, K. Miyamoto, S. Nishida, K. Watanabe, A. Yoshino, D. Kubistin, M. Martinez, M. Rudolf, H. Harder, H. Berresheim, T. Elste, C. Plass-Dülmer, G. Stange, J. Kleffmann, Y. Elshorbany, and U. Schurath. 2012. Comparisons of observed and modeled OH and HO2 concentrations during the ambient measurement period of the HOxComp field campaign. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 12: 2,567-2,585. doi:10.5194/acp-12-2567-2012.

Niedojadlo, A., R. Kurtenbach, K.-H. Becker, P. Wiesen, A. Schady, I. Sowka, Y. Elshorbany, A. Zwozdziak, and J. Zwozdziak. 2012. Volatile organic compounds in Wroclaw, Poland. Gefahrstoffe-Reinhaltung der Luft 1/2: 39-47.


Bartels-Rausch, T., M. Brigante, Y. F. Elshorbany, M. Ammann, B. D'Anna, C. George, and J. Kleffmann. 2010. Humic acid in ice: Photo-enhanced conversion of nitrogen dioxide into nitrous acid. Atmospheric Environment 40: 5,443-5,450.

Elshorbany, Y. F., I., Barnes, K. H. Becker, J. Kleffmann, and P. Wiesen. 2010. Sources and Cycling of Tropospheric Hydroxyl Radicals – An Overview. Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie 224: 967-987, doi:10.1524/zpch.2010.6136.

Elshorbany, Y. F., J. Kleffmann, R. Kurtenbach, R. Rubio, E. Lissi, G. Villena, A. R. Rickard, M. J. Pilling, and P. Wiesen. 2010. Seasonal dependence of the oxidation capacity of the city of Santiago de Chile. Atmospheric Environment 44: 5,383-5,394.

Elshorbany, Y. 2010. Tropospheric Oxidation Capacity and Ozone Photochemical Formation. Südwestdeutscher Verlag für Hochschulschriften AG Co. KG.

Maria A. Rubio, V. Vilches, E. Lissi, G. Villena, Y. F. Elshorbany, J. Kleffmann, R. Kurtenbach, and P. Wiesen. 2010. Rate of nocturnal ozone depletion in downtown Santiago, Chile. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 20(5): 1,277-1,282.

Niedojadlo, A., K. H. Becker, Y. F. Elshorbany, R. Kurtenbach, P. Wiesen, A. Schady, A. Zwozdziak, and J. Zwozdziak. 2010. Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compound Measurements in the city centre of Wroclaw, Poland. NATO Science Series 79: 181-196. doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-6429-6_13.


Elshorbany, Y. F., R. Kurtenbach, P. Wiesen, E. Lissi, M. Rubio, G. Villena, E. Gramsch, A. R. Rickard, M. J. Pilling, and J. Kleffmann. 2009. Oxidation capacity of the city air of Santiago, Chile. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 9: 2,257-2,273.

Elshorbany, Y. F, J. Kleffmann, R. Kurtenbach, R. Rubio, E. Lissi, G. Villena, A. R. Rickard, M. J. Pilling, and P. Wiesen, P. 2009. Summertime Photochemical Ozone Formation in Santiago de Chile. Atmospheric Environment 43: 6,398-6,420.

Rubio, M., E. Lissi, G. Villena, Y. F. Elshorbany, J. Kleffmann, R. Kurtenbach, P. Wiesen. 2009. Simultaneous measurements of formaldehyde and nitrous acid in dews and gas phase in the atmosphere of Santiago, Chile. Atmospheric Environment 43: 6,106-6,109.


Metzger, A., J. Dommen, K. Gaeggeler, J. Duplissy, A. S. H. Prevot, J. Kleffmann, Y. Elshorbany, A. Wisthaler, and U. Baltensperger. 2008. Evaluation of 1,3,5 trimethylbenzene degradation in the detailed tropospheric chemistry mechanism, MCMv3.1, using environmental chamber data. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 8: 6,453-6,468.


Kleffmann J., T. Gavriloaiei, Y. Elshorbany, M. Ródenas, and P. Wiesen. 2007. Detection of nitric acid (HNO3) in the atmosphere using the LOPAP technique. Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry 58(2): 131-149.

Stemmler, K., M. Ndour, Y. Elshorbany, J. Kleffmann, M. Ammann, B. D'Anna, C. George, and B. Bohn. 2007. Induced conversion of nitrogen dioxide into nitrous acid on submicron humic acid aerosol. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 7: 4,237- 4,248.


Bejan, I., Y. Abd El Aal (Y. Elshorbany), I. Barnes, T. Benter, B. Bohn, P. Wiesen, and J. Kleffmann. 2006. The Photolysis of ortho-nitrophenols: a new phase source of HONO. Physical Chemistry Physics 8(17): 2,028-2,035.