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As of early 2010, I have co-authored over forty articles in refereed scientific journals on topics ranging from atmospheric chemistry and atomic physics to software architecture, optics, and scientific instrumentation.  My Google Scholar Profile is also available.

   T. Thornberry, Froyd, K.D., Murphy, D.M., Thomson, D.S., Anderson , B.E., Thornhill, K.L., and Winstead, E.L. “Persistence of Organic Carbon in Heated Aerosol Residuals Measured During TC4”, Journal of Geophysical Research, in press (2009).
   T.J. Sanford, Murphy, D.M., Thomson, D.S., and Fox, R.W., “Albedo Measurements and Optical Sizing of Single Aerosol Particles”, Aerosol Science and Technology, 42, doi:10.1080/02786820802363827 (2008).
   K.D. Froyd, D.M. Murphy, T.J. Sanford, D.S. Thomson, J.C. Wilson, L. Pfister, and L.Lait, “Aerosol Composition of the Tropical Upper Troposphere”, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 9 (2009).
   T. Thornberry, D.M. Murphy, D.S. Thomson, J. DeGouw, C. Warneke, T.S. Bates, P.K. Quinn, D. Coffman, “Measurement of Aerosol Organic Compounds Using a Novel Collection/Thermal-Desorption PTR-ITMS Instrument”, Aerosol Science and Technology, 43 (2009).
   J.R. Spackman, J. P. Schwarz, R. S. Gao, L. A. Watts, D. S. Thomson, D. W. Fahey, J. S. Holloway, J. A. de Gouw, M. Trainer, and T. B. Ryerson, “Empirical Correlations Between Black Carbon Aerosol and Carbon Monoxide in the Lower and Middle Troposphere”, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L19816, doi:10.1029/2008GL035237 (2008).
   J.P. Schwarz, J.R. Spackman, D.W. Fahey, R.S. Gao, U. Lohmann, P. Stiers, L.A. Watts, D.S. Thomson, D. Lack, L.Pfister, M.J. Mahoney, D. Baumgardner, J.C. Wilson, and J.M. Reeves, “Coatings and Their Enhancement of Black Carbon Absorption in the Tropical Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere”, in preparation (2007).
    D.M. Murphy, P.K. Hudson, D.J. Cziczo, S. Gallavardin, K.D. Froyd, M.V. Johnston, A. Middlebrook, M. Reinard, D.S. Thomson, and T. Thornberry, “Distribution of Lead in Single Atmospheric Particles”, in preparation for Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (2007).
    J.P. Schwartz, R.S. Gao, D.W. Fahey, D.S. Thomson, L.A. Watts, J.C. Wilson, J.M. Reeves, M. Darbeheshti, D.G. Baumgardner, G.L. Kok, S.H. Chung, M. Schulz, J. Hendricks, A. Lauer, B. Karcher, J.G. Slowik, K.H. Rosenlof, T.L. Thompson, A.O. Langford, M. Lowenstein, and K.C. Aikin, “Single-Particle Measurements of Midlatitude Black Carbon and Light-Scattering Aerosols from the Boundary Layer to the Lower Stratosphere”, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D16207, doi:10.1029/2006JD007076 (2006).
    D.J. Cziczo, M.S. Ridchardson, R. Borys, P.J. DeMott, E. Dunlea, J.L. Jimenez, S.M.Kreidenweis, U. Lohmann, D.M. Murphy, and D.S. Thomson, “A Comparison of Parameterizations to Field Measurements of the Homogeneous Formation of Ice by Tropospheric Aerosols”, in preparation for Journal of Geophysical Research (2006).
    M.S. Richardson, P.J. DeMott, S.M. Kreidenweis, D.J. Cziczo, E. Dunlea, J. Jimenez, D.M. Murphy, C. McDade, L. Ashbaugh, and D.S. Thomson, “Measurements of Heterogeneous Ice Nuclei in the Western U.S. In Springtime and Their Relation to Aerosol Characteristics ”, J. Geophys. Res., 112, D02209, DOI:10.1029/2006JD007500 (2007).
    D.M. Murphy, P.K. Hudson, D.S. Thomson, P.J. Sheridan, and J.C. Wilson, “Observations of Mercury-Containing Aerosols”, Environmental Science and Technology, 40, 3163 (2006).
    D.M. Murphy, D.J. Cziczo, P.K. Hudson, and D.S. Thomson, “Carbonaceous Material in Aerosol Particles in the Lower Stratosphere and Tropopause Region”, Journal of Geophysical Resarch, 112, D04203 doi:10.1029/2006JD007297 (2007).   
    D.M. Murphy, D.J. Cziczo, K.D. Froyd, P.K. Hudson, B.M. Matthew, A.M. Middlebrook, R.E. Peltier, A. Sullivan, D.S. Thomson, and R.L. Weber, “Single-Particle Mass Spectrometry of Tropospheric Aerosol Particles”, Journal of Geophysical Research, D23S32, DOI:10.1029/2006JD007340 (2006).
    D.J. Cziczo, D.S. Thomson, T.L. Thompson, P.J. DeMott, and D.M. Murphy, “Particle Analysis by Laser Mass Spectrometry (PALMS) Studies of Ice Nuclei and Other Low Number Density Particles”, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 258, DOI:10:1016/j.ijms.2006.05.013 (2006).
    B. Zobrist, C. Marcolli, T. Koop, B.P. Luo, D.M. Murphy, U. Lohmann, Z. Zardini, U.K. Krieger, T. Corti, D.J. Cziczo, S. Fueglistaler, P.K. Hudson, D.S. Thomson, and T. Peter, “Oxalic Acid as Heterogeneous Ice Nucleus in the Upper Troposphere and Its Indirect Aerosol Effect”, in press, Atmopheric Chemistry and Physics (2006).
   J.E. Boulter, D.J. Cziczo, A.M. Middlebrook, D.S. Thomson, and D.M. Murphy, “Design and Performance of a Pumped Counterflow Virtual Impactor”, Aerosol Science and Technology, 40, 969 (2005).
    D.J. Cziczo, P.J. DeMott, S.D. Brooks, A.J. Prenni, D.S. Thomson, S.M. Kreidenweis, and D.M. Murphy, “Observations of Organic Species and Atmospheric Ice Formation”, Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L12116, DOI:10.1029/2004GL019822 (2004).
    P.K. Hudson, D.M. Murphy, D.J. Cziczo, D.S. Thomson, J.A. deGouw, C. Warneke, J. Holloway, H.J. Jost, and G. Hubler, “Biomass Burning Particle Measurements:  Characteristic Composition and Chemical Processing”, Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, D23S27, doi:10.1029/2003JD004398 (2004).
    A.F. Tuck, S.J. Hovde, K.K. Kelly, E.C. Richard, E.L. Atlas, S.G. Donnelly, V. Stroud, D.J.Cziczo, D.M. Murphy, D.S. Thomson, J.W. Elkins, F.L. Moore, E.A. Ray, M.J. Mahoney, and R.R. Friedl, “Horizontal Variability 1-2 km Below the Tropical Tropopause”,  Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, D05310, DOI:10.1029/2003JD003942 (2003).
    D.M. Murphy, D.J. Cziczo, P.K. Hudson, D.S. Thomson, J.C. Wilson, T. Kojima, and P.R. Buseck, “Particle Generation and Resuspension in Aircraft Inlets When Flying in Clouds”, Aerosol Science and Technology, 38, 400, DOI:10.1080/02786820490443094 (2004).
    D.J. Cziczo, D.M. Murphy, P.K. Hudson, and D.S. Thomson,  “Single Particle Measurements of the Chemical Composition of Cirrus Ice Residue During CRYSTAL-FACE”, Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, D4, D04201 doi:10.1029/2003JD004032 (2004).
    D.M. Murphy, D.J. Cziczo, P.K. Hudson, M.E. Schein, and D.S. Thomson,  “Particle Density Inferred from Simultaneous Optical and Aerodynamic Diameters Sorted by Composition”, Journal of  Aerosol Science, 35, 135 (2004).
    P.J. Demott, D.J. Cziczo, A.J. Prenni, D.M. Murphy, S.M. Kreidenweis, D.S. Thomson, and R.Borys,  “Measurements of the Concentration and Composition of Nuclei for Cirrus Formation”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,  25, 14655 DOI:10:10.1073/pnas.2532677100 (2003).
    D. J. Cziczo, P.J. DeMott, C. Brock, P.K. Hudson, B. Jesse, S.M. Kreidenweis, A.J. Prenni, J. Schreiner, D.S. Thomson, and D.M. Murphy, “A Method for Single Particle Mass Spectrometry of Ice Nuclei”, Aerosol Science and Technology, 37, 460 DOI: 10.1080/02786820390112687, (2003).
    A.M. Middlebrook, D.M. Murphy, S.H. Lee, D.S. Thomson, K.A. Prather, R.J. Wenzel, D.Y. Liu, D.J. Phares, K.P. Rhoads, A.S. Wexler, M.V. Johnston, J.L. Jimenez, J.T. Jayne, D.R. Worsnop, I.Yourshaw, J.H. Seinfeld, R.C. Flagan, S.V. Hering, R.J. Weber, P.Jongejan, J. Slanina, and P.K. Dasgupta, “A Comparison of Particle Mass Spectrometers During the 1999 Atlanta Supersite Project”, Journal of Geophysical Research, 108 (D7), SOS12 1, 2001JD000660, (2003).
    S.H. Lee, D.M. Murphy, D.S. Thomson, and A.M. Middlebrook, “Nitrate and Oxidized Organic Ions in Single Particle Mass Spectra During the 1999 Atlanta SuperSite Experiment”, 108 (D7), SOS5 1, 2001JD001455, Journal of Geophysical Research (2003).
    D.J. Cziczo, D.M. Murphy, D.S. Thomson, and M.N Ross, “Composition of Individual Particles in the Wakes of an Athena II Rocket and the Space Shuttle”, 29, 2002GL015991, Geophysical Research Letters (2002).
    S.H. Lee, D.M. Murphy, D.S. Thomson, and A.M. Middlebrook, “Chemical Components of Single Particles Measured with Particle Analysis by Laser Mass Spectrometery (PALMS) During the Atlanta SuperSite Experiment: Focus on Organic/Sulfate, Lead, Soot, and Mineral Particles”, 107 (D1-D2), 200JD000011, Journal of Geophysical Research (2002).
    D.J. Cziczo, D.S. Thomson, and D.M. Murphy, “Ablation, Flux, and Atmospheric Implications of Meteors Inferred from Stratospheric Aerosol”, Science, 291, 1772 (2001).
    D.S. Thomson, M.E. Schein, and D.M. Murphy, “Particle Analysis by Laser Mass Spectrometry WB-57F Instrument Overview”, Aerosol Science and Technology, 33, 153 (2000).
    D.M. Murphy and D.S. Thomson, “Halogen Ions and NO+ in the Mass Spectra of Aerosol Particles in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere”, Geophysical Research Letters, 27, 3217 (2000).
    D.M. Murphy, D.S. Thomson, and M.J. Mahoney, “In Situ Measurements of Organics, Meteoritic Material, Mercury, and Other Elements in Aerosols at 5 to 19 Kilometers”, Science, 282, 1664 (1998).
    D.M. Murphy, J.R. Anderson, P.K. Quinn, L.M. McInnes, F.J. Brechtel, S.M Kreidenweis, A.M. Middlebrook, M. Posfai, D.S. Thomson, and P.R. Buseck, “Influence of Sea-Salt on Aerosol Radiative Properties in the Southern Ocean Marine Boundary Layer”, Nature, 392, 62 (1998).
    A.M.  Middlebrook,   D.M.  Murphy,   and   D.S. Thomson,  “Observations of Organic Material in Individual Marine Particles at Cape Grim During the First Aerosol Characterization Experiment (ACE-1)", Journal of Geophysical Research, 103, 16475 (1998).
    D.M. Murphy, D.S. Thomson, A.M.Middlebrook, and M.E. Schein, “In Situ Single Particle Characterization at Cape Grim”. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103, 16485 (1998).
    D.M. Murphy, D.S. Thomson, and A.M. Middlebrook, “Bromine, Iodine, and Chlorine in Single Aerosol Particles at Cape Grim”, Geophysical Research Letters, 24, 3197 (1997).
    A.M. Middlebrook, D.S. Thomson, and D.M. Murphy, “On the Purity of Laboratory Generated Sulfuric Acid Droplets and Ambient Particles Studied by Laser Mass Spectrometry”, Aerosol Science and Technology, 27, 293 (1997).
    D.S. Thomson, A.M. Middlebrook, and D.M. Murphy, “Thresholds for Laser-Induced Ion Formation from Aerosols in a Vacuum Using Ultraviolet and Vacuum-Ultraviolet Laser Wavelengths”, Aerosol Science and Technology, 26, 544 (1997).
    D.M. Murphy, D.S. Thomson, M. Kaluzhny, J.Marti, and R.L. Weber, “Aerosol Characteristics at Idaho Hill during the OH Photochemistry Experiment”, Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, 6325 (1997).
    D.M. Murphy and D.S. Thomson, “Chemical Composition of Single Aerosol Particles at Idaho Hill: Negative Ion Measurements”, Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, 6353 (1997).
    D.M. Murphy and D.S. Thomson, “Chemical Composition of Single Aerosol Particles at Idaho Hill: Positive Ion Measurements”, Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, 6341 (1997).
    D.M. Murphy and D.S. Thomson, “Laser Ionization Mass Spectroscopy of Single Aerosol Particles”, Aerosol Science and Technology, 22, 237 (1995).
    M.J. Renn, D.S. Thomson, and T.F. Gallagher, “Frequency Evolution of Radiatively-Assisted Collisions of K Rydberg Atoms”, Physical Review A 49, 409 (1994).
    D.S. Thomson and D.M. Murphy, “Laser-Induced Ion Formation Thresholds of Aerosol Particles in Vacuum”, Applied Optics 32, 6818 (1993).
    D.S. Thomson, M.J. Renn, and T.F. Gallagher, “Radiatively Assisted Collisions of K Rydberg Atoms”, Physical Review A 45, 358 (1992).
    D.S. Thomson, M.J. Renn, and T.F. Gallagher,  “Transform-Limited Collisions of K Rydberg Atoms”, Physical Review Letters 65, 3273 (1990).
    P. Fu, J.D. Newman, D.S. Thomson, and T.F. Gallagher, “Scaling of Radiative Collisions Between Rydberg Atoms”, Physical Review A 40, 2745 (1989).
    D.S. Thomson, R.C. Stoneman, and T.F. Gallagher, “Intracollisional Interference in Resonant Collisions of Na Rydberg Atoms”, Physical Review A 39, 2914 (1989).
    R.C. Stoneman, T.F. Gallagher, and D.S. Thomson, “Microwave Multiphoton Transitions Between Rydberg States of Potassium”, Physical Review A 37, 1527 (1988).
non-referreed articles:
    D.S. Thomson, "NOAA Creates a Robust Solution with CompactRIO", Instrumentation News, Q1, 2005.
    D.S. Thomson, “An Easy-to-Maintain Configuration File Architecture”, LabVIEW Technical Resource, 10, no. 3, 8, 2003.

    D.S. Thomson and R.H. Winkler, “A LabVIEW Program for the Particle Analysis by Laser Mass Spectrometry Instrument”, Scientific Computing and Instrumentation, 16, no. 8, 54, 1999.
    D.S. Thomson and D.M. Murphy, “Analyzing Single Aerosol Particles in Real Time”, Chemtech, 24, 30 (1994).

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