Peer reviewed publications


  • Pereira, L. M., D. R. Morrow, V. Aquila, B. Beckage, S. Beckbesinger, L. Beukes, H. J. Buck, C. J. Carlson, O. Geden, A. P. Jones, D. P. Keller, K. J. Mach, M. Mashigo, J. B. Moreno-Cruz, D. Visioni, S. Nicholson, C. H. Trisos, From Climate Chaos to Bruce Willis: Making Better Scenarios for the Assessment of Carbon Dioxide Removal and Solar Radiation Management. Ecology and Society (2021)

  • Aquila, V., C. Baldwin, N. Mukherjee, E. Hackert, F. Li, J. Marshak, A. Molod, S. Pawson, Impacts of the eruption of Mount Pinatubo on surface temperatures and precipitation forecasts with the NASA GEOS subseasonal-to-seasonal system. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmosphere. Vol. 26(16), doi: 10.1029/2021JD034830 (2021)

  • J. Jebari, O. O. Taiwo, T. M. Andrews, V. Aquila, B. Beckage, M. Belaia, M. Clifford, J. Fuhrman, D. P. Keller; K. J. Mach; D. R. Morrow; K. T. Raimi; D. Visioni; S. Nicholson; C. H. Trisos, From moral hazard to risk-response feedback. Climate Risk Management, Vol. 33, doi: 10.1016/j.crm.2021.100324  (2021)


  • Garfinkel, C. I., I. Weinberger, I. P. White, L. D. Oman, V. Aquila, Y.-K. Lim, The salience of nonlinearities in the boreal winter response to ENSO: part 1: North Pacific and North America. Climate Dynamics, 52(7), 4429-4446, doi: 10.1007/s00382-018-4386-x (2019)

  • White, I. P.; C. I. Garfinkel; E. Gerber; M. Jucker; V. Aquila; L. D. Oman, The Downward Influence of Sudden Stratospheric Warmings: Association with Tropospheric Precursors, Journal of Climate. 32,  85-108, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0053.1 (2019)


  • Rollins, A., T. Thornberry, E. Atlas, M. Navarro, S. Schauffler, F. Moore, J. Elkins, E. Ray, K. Rosenlof, V. Aquila, R.-S. Gao, SO2 observations and sources in the western Pacific tropical tropopause region, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere.123, 13549-13559, doi:10.1029/ 2018JD029635 (2018)

  • Timmreck, C., Mann, G. W., Aquila, V., Hommel, R., Lee, L. A., Schmidt, A., Brühl, C., Carn, S., Chin, M., Dhomse, S. S., Diehl, T., English, J. M., Mills, M. J., Neely, R., Sheng, J., Toohey, M., and Weisenstein, D.: The Interactive Stratospheric Aerosol Model Intercomparison Project (ISA-MIP): motivation and experimental design, Geoscientific Model Development, 11, 2581-2608, doi: 10.5194/gmd-11-2581-2018 (2018).


  • Visioni, D., Pitari, G., Aquila, V., Tilmes, S., Cionni, I., Di Genova, G., and Mancini, E.: Sulfate geoengineering impact on methane transport and lifetime: results from the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP), Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17, 11209-11226, doi: 10.5194/acp-17-11209-2017 (2017).

  • Visioni, D., G. Pitari, and V. Aquila. Sulfate geoengineering: a review of the factors controlling the needed injection of sulfur dioxide. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17, 3879-3889, doi: 10.5194/acp-17-3879-2017 (2017).

  • Garfinkel, C. I., V. Aquila, D. W. Waugh, L. D. Oman. Time varying changes in the simulated structure of the Brewer-Dobson circulation. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17, 1313-1327, doi: 10.5194/acp-17-1313-2017 (2017).

  • Garfinkel, C. I., S.-W. Son, K. Son, V. Aquila, L. D. Oman. Stratospheric variability contributed to and sustained the recent hiatus in Eurasian winter warming. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 374-382, doi: 10.1002/2016GL072035 (2017).

  • Polvani, L. M., L. Wang, V. Aquila, D. W. Waugh. The impact of ozone depleting substances on tropical upwelling, as revealed by the absence of lower stratospheric cooling since the late 1990s. Journal of Climate, 30, 2523-2534, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0532.1 (2017).


  • Jones, A. C., J. M. Haywood, A. Jones, V. Aquila. Sensitivity of volcanic aerosol dispersion to meteorological conditions: a Pinatubo case study, Journal of Geophysical Research, 121(12), 6892-6908, doi: 10.1002/2016JD025001 (2016). 

  • Aquila, V., W. H. Swartz, D. W. Waugh, P. R. Colarco, S. Pawson, L. M. Polvani, R. S. Stolarski. Isolating the roles of different forcing agents in global stratospheric temperature changes using model integrations with incrementally added single forcings, Journal of Geophysical Research, 121(13), 8067-8082, doi: 10.1002/2015JD023841 (2016).


  • Zhu, X., J.-H. Yee, M. Cai, W. H. Swartz, L. Coy, V. Aquila, R. Garcia, and E. R. Talaat, Diagnosis of Middle Atmosphere Climate Sensitivity by the Climate Feedback Response Analysis Method, Journal of Atmospheric Science, 73, 3-23, doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-15-0013.1 (2015). 


  • Aquila, V., C. Garfinkel, P. A. Newman, L. D. Oman, D. Waugh, Modifications of the QBO by perturbations of the stratospheric aerosol layer, Geophysical Research Letters, 41(5), 1738-1744, doi: 10.1002/2013GL058818 (2014). 

  • Kaiser, J. C., J. Hendricks, M. Righi, N. Riemer, R. A. Zaveri, S. Metzger, and V. Aquila, The MESSy aerosol submodel MADE3 (v2.0b): description and a box model test, Geoscientific. Model Development, 7, 1137-1157, doi:10.5194/gmd-7-1137-2014 (2014). 

  • Pitari, G., V. Aquila, B. Kravitz, A. Robock, S. Watanabe, N. De Luca, G. Di Genova, E. Mancini, and S. Tilmes, Stratospheric Ozone Response in Experiments G3 and G4 of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP), Journal of Geophysical Research, 119(5), 2629-2653, doi: 10.1002/2013JD020566 (2014).


  • Aquila, V., L. D. Oman, R. S. Stolarski, A. R. Douglass, P. A. Newman, The response of ozone and nitrogen dioxide to the eruption of Mount Pinatubo at southern and northern midlatitudes, Journal of Atmospheric Science, 70, 894-900, doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-12-0143.1 (2013).


  • Aquila, V., L. D. Oman, R. S. Stolarski, P. R. Colarco, P. A. Newman, Dispersion of the volcanic sulfate cloud from a Mount Pinatubo-like eruption, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(D06216), doi:10.1029/2011JD016968 (2012). 


  • Aquila, V., J. Hendricks, A. Lauer, N. Riemer, H. Vogel, D. Baumgardner, A. Minikin, et al., MADE-IN: a new aerosol microphysics submodel for global simulations of insoluble particles and their mixing state, Geoscientific Model Development, 4(2), 325-355. doi:10.5194/gmd-4-325-2011 (2011). 


  • Aquila, V., P. Gambino, G. Ridolfi, and N. Uraltsev, Perturbative corrections to semileptonic b decay distributions, Nuclear Physics B, 719, 77-102 (2005).

Book chapters and technical reports    

  • Contributing author to the 2014 and 2018 Assessments on Ozone Depletion of the World Meteorological Organization.

  • Hendricks, J., M. Righi, and V. Aquila, Global atmospheric aerosol modeling. Chapter in Atmospheric Physics. Background - Methods – Trends, ed. U. Schumann, Springer (2012).

  • Randles, C. A., A. da Silva, V. Buchard, A. Darmenov, P. R. Colarco, V. Aquila, H. Bian, E. P. Nowottnick, X. Pan, S. Smirnov, H. Yu, and R. Govindaraju. The MERRA-2 Aerosol Assimilation. Technical Report. NASA Goddard Assimilation Office (GMAO).