Daniel Goldberg


Daniel Goldberg

Assistant Research Professor

Full-time Faculty

School: Milken Institute School of Public Health

Department: Environmental and Occupational Health


Milken Institute School of Public Health 950 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington DC 20052

Dr. Goldberg combines satellite data with model output and in situ data to quantify the emissions of and exposures to air pollution. His most recent work involves using the TROPOMI satellite instrument to identify near-real-time changes in air pollution emissions and concentrations. Results from his ongoing analyses have allowed the scientific and policy communities to gain better insight on the emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and greenhouse gases, and to better estimate pollutant exposures for health impact assessments. He holds a “Tiger Team” leadership position on the NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team, and has made impactful contributions to several additional NASA science teams, including DISCOVER-AQ and KORUS-AQ. He actively collaborates with scientists and policymakers at NASA, NOAA, EPA, IHME, multi-jurisdictional organizations, state agencies, non-profit organizations, and other academic institutions.

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Ph.D., 2015, University of Maryland, Atmospheric & Oceanic Science

M.S., 2013, University of Maryland, Atmospheric & Oceanic Science

B.S., 2009, Lafayette College, Chemical Engineering, Minor: Environmental Science

Climate Change

Environmental and Occupational Health

Global Environmental Health

Peer-Reviewed Publications (13 first-author, 33 total; h-index: 18)

  1. Goldberg, D. L., Harkey, M., de Foy, B., Judd, L., Johnson, J., Yarwood, G. and Holloway, T.: Evaluating NOx emissions and their effect on O3 production in Texas using TROPOMI NO2 and HCHO, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22(16), 10875–10900, doi:10.5194/acp-22-10875-2022, 2022.
  2. Kerr, G. H., Goldberg, D. L., Knowland, K. E., Keller, C. A., Oladini, D., Kheirbek, I., Mahoney, L., Lu, Z. and Anenberg, S. C.: Diesel passenger vehicle shares influenced COVID-19 changes in urban nitrogen dioxide pollution, Environ. Res. Lett., 17(7), 074010, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/AC7659, 2022.
  3. Ahn, D. Y., Salawitch, R. J., Canty, T. P., He, H., Ren, X. R., Goldberg, D. L., Dickerson, R. R. The U.S. power sector emissions of CO2 and NOx during 2020: Separating the impact of the COVID-19 lockdowns from the weather and decreasing coal in fuel-mix profile, Atmospheric Environment: X, Volume 14, doi: 10.1016/j.aeaoa.2022.100168, 2022.
  4. Tzortziou, M., Kwong, C. F., Goldberg, D. L., Schiferl, L., Commane, R., Abuhassan, N., Szykman, J. and Valin, L.: Declines and peaks in NO2 pollution during the multiple waves of the COVID-19 pandemic in the New York metropolitan area, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 1–30, doi:10.5194/ACP-2021-592, 2022.
  5. Jing, P. and Goldberg, D. L.: Influence of conducive weather on ozone in the presence of reduced NOx emissions: A case study in Chicago during the 2020 lockdowns, Atmos. Pollut. Res., 13(2), 101313, doi:10.1016/J.APR.2021.101313, 2022.
  6. Anenberg, S. C., Mohegh, A., Goldberg, D. L., Kerr, G. H., Brauer, M., Burkart, K., Hystad, P., Larkin, A., Wozniak, S. and Lamsal, L.: Long-term trends in urban NOconcentrations and associated paediatric asthma incidence: estimates from global datasets, Lancet Planet. Heal., 6(1), e49–e58, doi:10.1016/S2542-5196(21)00255-2, 2022.
  7. Nawaz, M. O., Henze, D. K., Harkins, C., Cao, H., Nault, B., Jo, D., Jimenez, J., Anenberg, S. C., Goldberg, D. L. and Qu, Z.: Impacts of sectoral, regional, species, and day-specific emissions on air pollution and public health in Washington, DC, Elem. Sci. Anthr., 9(1), doi:10.1525/elementa.2021.00043, 2021.
  8. Laughner, J. L., …, Goldberg, D. L., …, Zeng, Z.-C.: Societal shifts due to COVID-19 reveal large-scale complexities and feedbacks between atmospheric chemistry and climate change, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 118(46), doi:10.1073/PNAS.2109481118, 2021.
  9. Goldberg, D. L., Anenberg, S. C., Lu, Z., Streets, D. G., Lamsal, L., McDuffie, E. and Smith, S.: Urban NOx emissions around the world declined faster than anticipated between 2005 and 2019, Environ. Res. Lett., doi:10.1088/1748-9326/AC2C34, 2021.
  10. Goldberg, D. L., Anenberg, S. C., Kerr, G. H., Lu, Z. and Streets, D. G.: TROPOMI: A revolutionary new satellite instrument measuring NO2 air pollution, Environ. Manag., 2021.
  11. Anenberg, S., Kerr, G. H. and Goldberg, D. L.: Leveraging satellite data to address air pollution inequities, Environ. Manag., 2021.
  12. Kondragunta, S., Wei, Z., McDonald, B. C., Goldberg, D. L. and Tong, D. Q.: COVID-19 Induced Fingerprints of a New Normal Urban Air Quality in the United States, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., e2021JD034797, doi:10.1029/2021JD034797, 2021.
  13. Kerr, G. H., Goldberg, D. L. and Anenberg, S. C.: COVID-19 pandemic reveals persistent disparities in nitrogen dioxide pollution, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 118(30), e2022409118, doi:10.1073/pnas.2022409118, 2021.
  14. Goldberg, D. L., Anenberg, S. C., Mohegh, A., Lu, Z. and Streets, D. G.: TROPOMI NO2 in the United States: A detailed look at the annual averages, weekly cycles, effects of temperature, and correlation with surface NO2 concentrations, Earths Future, doi: 10.1029/2020EF001665, 2021.
  15. Gorris, M. E., Anenberg, S. C., Goldberg, D. L., Kerr, G. H., Stowell, J. D., Tong, D. and Zaitchik, B. F.: Shaping the future of science: COVID‐19 highlighting the importance of GeoHealth, GeoHealth, 5(5), e2021GH000412, doi:10.1029/2021gh000412, 2021.
  16. Goldberg, D. L., Anenberg, S. C., Griffin, D., McLinden, C. A., Lu, Z. and Streets, D. G.: Disentangling the Impact of the COVID‐19 Lockdowns on Urban NO2 From Natural Variability, Geophys. Res. Lett., 47(17), doi:10.1029/2020GL089269, 2020.
  17. Mohegh, A., Goldberg, D. L., Achakulwisut, P. and Anenberg, S. C.: Sensitivity of estimated NO2 -attributable pediatric asthma incidence to grid resolution and urbanicity, Environ. Res. Lett., doi:10.1088/1748-9326/abce25, 2020.
  18. Anenberg, S. C., Bindl, M., Brauer, M., Castillo, J. J., Cavalieri, S., Duncan, B. N., Fiore, A. M., Fuller, R., Goldberg, D. L., Henze, D. K., Hess, J., Holloway, T., James, P., Jin, X., Kheirbek, I., Kinney, P. L., Liu, Y., Mohegh, A., Patz, J., Jimenez, M. P., Roy, A., Tong, D., Walker, K., Watts, N. and West, J. J.: Using Satellites to Track Indicators of Global Air Pollution and Climate Change Impacts: Lessons Learned From a NASA‐Supported Science‐Stakeholder Collaborative, GeoHealth, 4(7), doi:10.1029/2020GH000270, 2020.
  19. Saide, P. E., Gao, M., Lu, Z., Goldberg, D. L., Streets, D. G., … , and Crawford, J. H.: Understanding and improving model representation of aerosol optical properties for a Chinese haze event measured during KORUS-AQ, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20(11), 6455–6478, doi:10.5194/acp-20-6455-2020, 2020.
  20. Liu, F., Duncan, B. N., Krotkov, N. A., Lamsal, L. N., Beirle, S., Griffin, D., McLinden, C. A., Goldberg, D. L. and Lu, Z.: A methodology to constrain carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants using satellite observations of co-emitted nitrogen dioxide, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20(1), 99–116, doi:10.5194/acp-20-99-2020, 2020.
  21. Goldberg, D. L., Saide, P. E., Lamsal, L. N., De Foy, B., Lu, Z., Woo, J.-H., Kim, Y., Kim, J., Gao, M., Carmichael, G. and Streets, D. G.: A top-down assessment using OMI NO2 suggests an underestimate in the NOx emissions inventory in Seoul, South Korea, during KORUS-AQ, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19(3), doi:10.5194/acp-19-1801-2019, 2019.
  22. Goldberg, D. L., Lu, Z., Streets, D. G., de Foy, B., Griffin, D., McLinden, C. A., Lamsal, L. N., Krotkov, N. A. and Eskes, H.: Enhanced Capabilities of TROPOMI NO2 : Estimating NOx from North American Cities and Power Plants, Environ. Sci. Technol., acs.est.9b04488, doi:10.1021/acs.est.9b04488, 2019.
  23. Goldberg, D. L., Lu, Z., Oda, T., Lamsal, L. N., Liu, F., Griffin, D., McLinden, C. A., Krotkov, N. A., Duncan, B. N. and Streets, D. G.: Exploiting OMI NO2 satellite observations to infer fossil-fuel CO2 emissions from U.S. megacities, Sci. Total Environ., 695, 133805, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.133805, 2019.
  24. Goldberg, D. L., Gupta, P., Wang, K., Jena, C., Zhang, Y., Lu, Z. and Streets, D. G.: Using gap-filled MAIAC AOD and WRF-Chem to estimate daily PM 2.5 concentrations at 1 km resolution in the Eastern United States, Atmos. Environ., 199, 443–452, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2018.11.049, 2019.
  25. Ring, A. M., Canty, T. P., Anderson, D. C., Vinciguerra, T. P., He, H., Goldberg, D. L., Ehrman, S. H., Dickerson, R. R. and Salawitch, R. J.: Evaluating commercial marine emissions and their role in air quality policy using observations and the CMAQ model, Atmos. Environ., 173(June 2017), 96–107, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.10.037, 2018.
  26. Goldberg, D. L., Lamsal, L. N., Loughner, C. P., Swartz, W. H., Lu, Z. and Streets, D. G.: A high-resolution and observationally constrained OMI NO2 satellite retrieval, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17(18), 11403–11421, doi:10.5194/acp-17-11403-2017, 2017.
  27. Ren, X., Luke, W. T., Kelley, P., Cohen, M. D., Artz, R., Olson, M. L., Schmeltz, D., Puchalski, M., Goldberg, D. L., Ring, A., Mazzuca, G. M., Cummings, K. A., Wojdan, L., Preaux, S. and Stehr, J. W.: Atmospheric mercury measurements at a suburban site in the Mid-Atlantic United States: Inter-annual, seasonal and diurnal variations and source-receptor relationships, Atmos. Environ., 146, 141–152, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.08.028, 2016.
  28. Goldberg, D. L., Vinciguerra, T. P., Anderson, D. C., Hembeck, L., Canty, T. P., Ehrman, S. H., Martins, D. K., Stauffer, R. M., Thompson, A. M., Salawitch, R. J. and Dickerson, R. R.: CAMx ozone source attribution in the eastern United States using guidance from observations during DISCOVER-AQ Maryland, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43(5), 2249–2258, doi:10.1002/2015GL067332, 2016.
  29. Goldberg, D. L., Vinciguerra, T. P., Hosley, K. M., Loughner, C. P., Canty, T. P., Salawitch, R. J. and Dickerson, R. R.: Evidence for an increase in the ozone photochemical lifetime in the eastern United States using a regional air quality model, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120(24), 12778–12793, doi:10.1002/2015JD023930, 2015.
  30. Canty, T. P., Hembeck, L., Vinciguerra, T. P., Anderson, D. C., Goldberg, D. L., Carpenter, S. F., Allen, D. J., Loughner, C. P., Salawitch, R. J. and Dickerson, R. R.: Ozone and NOx chemistry in the eastern US: Evaluation of CMAQ/CB05 with satellite (OMI) data, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15(19), 10965–10982, doi:10.5194/acp-15-10965-2015, 2015.
  31. Stauffer, R. M., Thompson, A. M., Martins, D. K., Clark, R. D., Goldberg, D. L., Loughner, C. P., Delgado, R., Dickerson, R. R., Stehr, J. W. and Tzortziou, M. A.: Bay breeze influence on surface ozone at Edgewood, MD during July 2011, J. Atmos. Chem., 72(3–4), 335–353, doi:10.1007/s10874-012-9241-6, 2015.
  32. Goldberg, D. L., Loughner, C. P., Tzortziou, M., Stehr, J. W., Pickering, K. E., Marufu, L. T. and Dickerson, R. R.: Higher surface ozone concentrations over the Chesapeake Bay than over the adjacent land: Observations and models from the DISCOVER-AQ and CBODAQ campaigns, Atmos. Environ., 84, 9–19, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.11.008, 2014.
  33. Loughner, C. P., Tzortziou, M., Follette-Cook, M., Pickering, K. E., Goldberg, D. L., Satam, C., Weinheimer, A., Crawford, J. H., Knapp, D. J., Montzka, D. D., Diskin, G. S. and Dickerson, R. R.: Impact of bay-breeze circulations on surface air quality and boundary layer export, J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol., 53(7), 1697–1713, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0323.1, 2014.

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