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Atmospheric and Surface Science Research Laboratory Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications:


  • Driscoll, C., M. Abbott, R. Bullock, J. Jansen, D. Leonard, S. Lindberg, J. Munthe, N. Pirrone, and M. Nilles. Airsheds and Watersheds. In State of the Science for Mercury Effects Assessment for Aquatic and Terrestrial Environments, R. Harris et al. (Eds.), SETAC Press, Pensacola, FL. (in press).

  • Mason, R.P., M.L. Abbott, R.A. Bodaly, O. R. Bullock, Jr., C.T. Driscoll, D. Evers, S.E. Lindberg, M. Murray and E. B. Swain, 2005, Monitoring the Environmental Response to Changing Atmospheric Mercury Deposition, Environmental Science and Technology, January 1, 2005, 14A-22A.

  • Abbott, M.L., J. Einerson, and R. Lee, 2004, Natural Emissions of Atmospheric Mercury from the Norris-Mammoth Geothermal Area, Yellowstone National Park, USA, RMZ - Materials and Geoenvironment (ISSN 1408-7073), Vol 51, No. 2, 1479-1483, Ljubljana, June 2004.

  • Abbott, M.L. J. Einerson, P. Schusters, D. Susong, H. Taylor, 2004, "Trace Elements and Common Ions in Southeastern Idaho Snow: Regional Air Pollutant Tracers for Source Area Emissions," Fuel Processing Technology 85, 657-671.

  • Abbott, M.L., D. D. Susong, D. P. Krabbenhoft, and A. S. Rood, 2002, "Mercury Deposition in Snow Near an Industrial Emission Source in the Western U.S. and Comparison to ISC3 Model Predictions," Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 139, 95-114.

  • Abbott, M.L., D. D. Susong, D. P. Olson, and D. P. Krabbenhoft, 2002, "Mercury in Soil Near a Long-Term Emission Source in Southeastern Idaho," Environmental Geology 43, 352-356.

  • Schuster, P.F., D.P. Krabbenhoft, D.L. Naftz, D. Cecil, M. Olson, J. Dewild, D.D. Susong, J. Green, and M.L. Abbott, 2002, Atmospheric mercury deposition during the last 270 years: A Glacial ice core record of natural and anthropogenic sources, Environmental Science and Technology 36, 2303-2310.

  • Susong D.D., M.L. Abbott, D.P. Krabbenhoft, and M. Olson, 2002, Mercury Accumulation in Snow on the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory and Surrounding Region, Southeastern Idaho, Environmental Geology, 43, 357-363.

  • Abbott, M.L., D. D. Susong, and D. P. Krabbenhoft, 2000, "Comparison of Mercury Measurements in Snow with ISCST3 Model-Predicted Deposition Near an Industrial Emission Source in Southeastern Idaho," Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Measurment of Toxic and Related Air Pollutants, Research Triangle Park, NC, September 12-14, 2000, VIP-100/CD.

  • Susong, D.D., M. L. Abbott, and K. P. Krabbenhoft, 1999, Reconnaissance of Mercury Concentrations in Snow from the Teton and Wasatch Ranges to Assess the Atmospheric Deposition of Mercury from an Urban area: Abstract H12b-06, Eos, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 80, no. 46.

  • Probabalistic Accident Consequence Uncertainty Analysis, Food Chain Uncertainty Assessment, 1997, NUREG/CR-6523, ISBN 92-827-6701-9, SAND97-0335, Vol. 1-2, June.

  • Abbott, M. L. and A. S. Rood, 1994, "COMIDA: A Radionuclide Food-Chain Model for Acute Fallout Deposition," Health Physics 66(1): 17-29.

  • Abbott, M. L. and L. Fraley, Jr., 1991, "A Review: Radiotracer Methods to Determine Root Distribution," Environmental and Experimental Botany, 31 (1):1-10.

  • Abbott, M. L., L. Fraley, Jr., and T. D. Reynolds, 1991, "Root Profiles of Selected Cold Desert Shrubs and Grasses in Disturbed and Undisturbed Soils," Environmental and Experimental Botany, 31(2):165-178.

Conference Presentations and Posters:


  • Abbott, M.L., How Do We Assess the Environmental Benefits from U.S. Mercury Emission Control Regulations?, 8th Annual Electric Utilities Environmental Conference, Tucson, Arizona, January 24-26, 2005.

  • Abbott, M.L., J. Einerson, R. Lee, J. Lord, and M. Plummer, Natural emissions of atmospheric mercury from the Norris-Mammoth geothermal area, Yellowstone National Park, USA, 7th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 27 - July 2, 2004.

  • Abbott, M.L., N.J. Harker, C.G. Eckersell, and J.E. Timchak, Ambient Air Monitoring and Surface-to-Air Flux Measurements of Mercury near a DOE Emission Source in Southeastern Idaho, Air Quality IV - Mercury, Trace Elements, and Particulate Matter in the Environment, September 22 -24, 2003, Arlington, VA.

  • Abbott, M.L. and J. Einerson, 2002, "Trace Elements and Common Ions in Southeastern Idaho Snow: Regional Air Pollutant Tracers for Source Area Emissions," Air Quality III - Mercury, Trace Elements, and Particulate Matter in the Environment, September 10, 2002, Arlington, VA.

  • Abbott, M.L. and D.D. Susong, 2002, "Multi-Media Environmental Sampling for Mercury Near a DOE Emission Source in Southeastern Idaho," Air Quality III - Mercury, Trace Elements, and Particulate Matter in the Environment, September 10, 2002, Arlington, VA.

  • Abbott, M.L. P. Van Metre, J. Budahn, Reconstruction of Mercury Fallout in Southeastern Idaho using Lake Sediment Cores, Abstract Book - SETAC 23rd Annual Meeting in North America, Salt Lake City, Utah, 16 - 20 November 2002.

  • Abbott, M.L., D.D. Susong, D.P. Krabbenhoft, and M.L. Olson, 2000, "Mercury Distribution in Soil Near a Major Atmospheric Emission Source at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory in Southeastern Idaho," Geological Society of America (Summit 2000) Annual Meeting, November 9-18, 2000, Reno, NV.

  • Abbott, M. L., "Radiological Risk Assessment for Combustion Facilities," National Technical Workgroup for Mixed Waste Facilities Risk Assessment Workshop, Idaho Falls, Idaho, June 9, 1999.

  • Abbott, M. L., DOE’s "Approach to Radioactive Risk Assessment and Slope Factor Methodology," National Technical Workgroup 1997 Meeting Mixed Waste Treatment, Newport Beach, California, November 5-7, 1997.

  • Peterson, H. K. and M. L. Abbott, "Critical Review of Radiological Source Terms for Environmental Restoration Projects," Ninth National Technology Information Exchange (TIE) Workshop, Idaho Falls, Idaho, August 26, 1997.

  • Abbott, M. L. and Rood, A. S., "COMIDA: A Radionuclide Food Chain Model for Acute Fallout Deposition," Seventh INEL Computing Symposium, Idaho Falls, Idaho, October 7, 1993.

  • Abbott, M. L., "AIRDOS/CAP-88 Radiological Assessment Course," Idaho Falls, Idaho, September 1991, December 1992, February 1993, and December 1994.

  • Abbott, M. L., "Air Dispersion Modeling," Performance Assessment Workshop for National Low-Level Waste Management Program, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 1991.

  • Abbott, M. L., "Measurement of Plant Root Distributions for Low-Level Waste Soil Cover Management: The Use of 131 I in Field Tracer Studies," Central Rocky Mountain Chapter, Health Physics Society, Annual Technical Meeting, Colorado State University, April 11, 1989.

  • Abbott, M. L., "Radiotracers to Measure Root Growth and Lateral Spread." Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Davis, California, August, 1988.

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