Publications

Career

Present: Reader in Atmospheric Sciences, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences; University of Birmingham.
2001 - 2006: Research Fellow then Lecturer, School of Chemistry, University of Leeds.
1999 - 2001: Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry), University of Cambridge, 1999
BA (Natural Sciences – Chemistry), University of Cambridge, 1995.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

On the interpretation of in situ HONO observations via photochemical steady state
L. Crilley, L. Kramer, F. D. Pope, L.K. Whalley, D. R. Cryer, D. E. Heard, J. Lee, C. Reed and W.J. Bloss
Faraday Discuss., 2016, doi: 10.1039/C5FD00224A

HONO Measurement by Differential Photolysis
C. Reed, C.A. Brumby, L.R. Crilley, L.J. Kramer, W.J. Bloss, P.W. Seakins, J.D. Lee and L.J. Carpenter
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., doi:10.5194/amt-2016-17, 2016

Theoretical study of the reactions of Criegee intermediates with ozone, alkylhydroperoxides, and carbon monoxide
L. Vereecken, A.R. Rickard,M.J. Newland and W.J. Bloss
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 17, 23847-23858, 2015

Atmospheric isoprene ozonolysis : impacts of stabilized Criegee intermediate reactions with SO2, H2O and dimethyl sulfide
M.J. Newland, A.R. Rickard, L. Vereecken, A. Muñoz, M. Ródenas & W.J. Bloss
Atmos. Chem. Phys. 15, 9521-9536, 2015

New Directions: Air pollution challenges for developing megacities like Delhi
P. Kumar, M. Khare, R.M. Harrison, W.J. Bloss, A.C. Lewis, H.Coe and L. Morawska
Atmos. Environ., in press, 2015

Remember, remember the 5th of November; gunpowder, particles and smog
A. Singh, W.J. Bloss and F.D. Pope
Weather, 70, 320, 2015

Insights into the Formation and Evolution of Individual Compounds in the Particulate Phase during Aromatic Photooxidation
K.L. Pereira, J.F. Hamilton, A.R. Rickard, W.J. Bloss, M.S. Alam, M. Camredon, S. Ball, I. Bejan, T. Carr, E. Clemente, M. Daniels, M. Marqués, R. Porras, T. Vera, K.P. Wyche, A. Muñoz, M. Vázquez, E. Borrás, M. Ródenas and P. Alacreu
Environ. Sci. & Technol., 49, 13168, 2015.

A nocturnal atmospheric loss of CH2I2 in the remote marine boundary layer
L.J. Carpenter, S.J. Andrews, R.T. Lidster, A. Saiz-Lopez, M. Fernandez-Sanchez, W.J. Bloss, B. Ouyang and R.L. Jones
J. Atmos. Chem., in press, 2015

Mapping gas-phase organic reactivity and concomitant secondary organic aerosol formation: chemometric dimension reduction techniques for the deconvolution of complex atmospheric data sets
K. P. Wyche, P.S. Monk, K.L. Smallbone, J.F. Hamilton, M.R. Alfarra, A.R. Rickard, G.B. McFiggans, M.E. Jenkin, W.J. Bloss, A.C. Ryan, C.N. Hewitt, and A.R. MacKenzie
Atmos. Chem. Phys. 15, 8077-8100, 2015.

Modelling the dispersion and transport of reactive pollutants in a deep urban street canyon: Using large-eddy simulation
J. Zhong, X.-M. Cai and W.J. Bloss
Environmental Pollution, 200, 42-52, 2015

Sources and Contributions of Wood Smoke During Winter in London: Assessing Local and Regional Influences
L.R. Crilley, W.J. Bloss et al.
Atmos. Chem. Phys. 15, 3149-3171, 2015, 2015

Kinetics of stabilised Criegee intermediates derived from alkene ozonolysis: reactions with SO2, H2O and decomposition under boundary layer conditions
M.J. Newland, A.R. Rickard, M.S. Alam, L. Vereecken, A. Muñoz, M. Ródenas and W.J. Bloss
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 4076-4088, 2015

Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation and Composition from the Photo-oxidation of Methyl Chavicol (Estragole)
K.L. Pereira, J.F. Hamilton, A.R. Rickard, W.J. Bloss, M.S. Alam, M. Camredon, A. Muñoz, M. Vásquez, E. Borrás, and M. Ródenas
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 5349-5368, 2014

Modelling segregation effects of heterogeneous emissions on ozone levels in idealised urban street canyons: using photochemical box models
J. Zhong, X.-M. Cai and W. J. Bloss
Environmental Pollution, 188, 132-143, 2014

Meteorology, air quality, and health in London: The ClearfLo project
S. Bohnenstengel et al.
Bull. Am. Met. Soc., 2014

Radical Product Yields from the Ozonolysis of Short Chain Alkenes under Atmospheric Boundary Layer Conditions
M.S. Alam, A. R. Rickard, M. Camredon, K. P. Wyche, T. Carr, K. E. Hornsby, P. S. Monks and W. J. Bloss
J. Phys. Chem. A, 117, 12468-12483, 2013

NO3 radical production from the reaction between the Criegee intermediate CH2OO and NO2
B. Ouyang, M. W. McLeod, R. L. Jones and W. J. Bloss
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15, 17070-17075, 2013

Presenting SAPUSS: solving aerosol problem by using synergistic strategies at Barcelona, Spain
M. Dall’Osto et al.
Atmos. Chem. Phys. 13, 8991–9019, 2013

Urban street canyons: coupling dynamics, chemistry and atmospheric pre-processing
V. B. Bright, W. J. Bloss, X. Cai
Atmos. Environ. 68, 127-142, 2013

Uncertainties in gas-phase atmospheric iodine chemistry
R. Sommariva, W.J. Bloss and R. von Glasow
Atmos. Environ. 57, 219-232, 2012

Relationship between long-term regional surface ozone increases and visibility degradation trends in southeast China at Hong Kong
M. Lin, C.-Y. Chan, J.-M. Wan, G. Engling, W.J. Bloss and X.-M. Wang
Tellus B, 64, 19625, 2012

Atmospheric chemistry and physics in the atmosphere of a developed megacity (London): An overview of the REPARTEE experiment and its conclusions
R. M. Harrison et al.
Atmos. Chem. Phys. 12, 3065–3114, 2012

Total Radical Yields from Tropospheric Ethene Ozonolysis
M. S. Alam, M. Camredon, A. R. Rickard, T. Carr, K. P. Wyche, K. Hornsby, P. S. Monks and W. J. Bloss
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, 11002-11015, 2011

Modelling atmospheric composition in urban street canyons
V. B. Bright, W. J. Bloss and X. Cai
Weather 66(4), 106-110, 2011

Iodine monoxide at a clean marine coastal site: observations of high frequency variations and inhomogeneous distributions
R. Commane, K. Seitz, C. S. E. Bale, W. J. Bloss, J. Buxmann, T. Ingham, U. Platt, D. Pohler and D. E. Heard
Atmos. Chem. Phys. 11, 6721–6733, 2011

Coupling of HOx, NOx and halogen chemistry in the Antarctic boundary layer
W. J. Bloss, M. Camredon, J. D. Lee, D. E. Heard, J. M. C. Plane, A. Saiz-Lopez, S. J.-B. Bauguitte, R. A. Salmon, and A. E. Jones
Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10, 10187-10209, 2010

A Multidimensional Study of the Reaction CH2I + O2: Products and Atmospheric Implications
T. J. Gravestock, M. A. Blitz, W. J. Bloss and D. E. Heard
Chem. Phys. Chem. 11, 3928-3941, 2010

Rate of gas phase association of hydroxyl radical and nitrogen dioxide
A. K. Mollner, L. Feng, M. K. Sprague, M. Okumura, D. B. Milligan, W. J. Bloss, S. P. Sander, P. T. Martien, R. A. Harley, A. B. McCoy and W.P. Carter
Science, 330, 646-649, 2010

Night-time chemistry above London: measurements of NO3 and N2O5 from the BT Tower during REPARTEE-II
A. K. Benton, J. M. Langridge, S. M. Ball, W. J. Bloss, M. Dall'Osto, R. M. Harrison and R. L. Jones
Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10, 9781–9795, 2010

Communicating the Value of Atmospheric Services
J. Thornes, W. Bloss, S. Bouzarovski, X. Cai, L. Chapman, J. Clark, S. Dessai, S. Du, D. van der Horst, M. Kendall, C. Kidd and S. Randalls
Meteorol. Appl., 17, 243-250, 2010

Distribution of gaseous and particulate organic composition during dark a-pinene ozonolysis
M. Camredon, J. F. Hamilton, M. S. Alam, K. P. Wyche, T. Carr, I. R. White, P. S. Monks, A. R. Rickard, and W. J. Bloss
Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10, 2893-2917, 2010

Measurements of iodine monoxide at a semi polluted coastal location
K. L. Furneaux, L. K. Whalley, D. E. Heard, H. M. Atkinson, W. J. Bloss, M. J. Flynn, M. W. Gallagher, T. Ingham, L. Kramer, J. D. Lee, R. Leigh, G. B. McFiggans, A. S. Mahajan, P. S. Monks, H. Oetjen, J. M. C. Plane, and J. D. Whitehead
Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10, 3645-3663, 2010

Iodine-mediated coastal particle formation: an overview of the Reactive Halogens in the Marine Boundary Layer (RHaMBLe) Roscoff coastal study
G. McFiggans et al.
Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10, 2975-2999, 2010

Summertime NOx measurements during the CHABLIS campaign: can source and sink estimates unravel observed diurnal cycles ?
S. J.-B. Bauguitte, W. J. Bloss, M. J. Evans, R. A. Salmon, P. S. Anderson, A. E. Jones, J. D. Lee, A. Saiz-Lopez, H. K. Roscoe, E. W. Wolff, and J. M. C. Plane
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 9, 20371-20406, 2009

Alkyl nitrate photochemistry during the tropospheric organic chemistry experiment
D. R. Worton et al.
Atmos. Environ., 44, 773-785, 2010

Novel Measurements of Atmospheric Iodine Species by Resonance Fluorescence
C.S.E. Bale, T. Ingham, R. Commane, D.E. Heard and W.J. Bloss
J. Atmos. Chem. 60, 51-70, 2008

Photolysis frequency measurement techniques: Results of a comparison within the ACCENT project
B. Bohn et al.
Atmos. Chem. Phys. 8, 5373-5391, 2008

On the vertical distribution of boundary layer halogens over coastal Antarctica: implications for O3, HOx, NOx and the Hg lifetime
A. Saiz-Lopez, J.M.C. Plane, A.S. Mahajan, P.S. Anderson, S.J.-B. Bauguitte, A.E. Jones, R.A. Salmon, W.J. Bloss, J.D. Lee and D.E. Heard
Atmos. Chem. Phys. 8, 887-900, 2008

Chemistry of the Antarctic Boundary Layer and the Interface with Snow: An overview of the CHABLIS campaign
A.E. Jones et al.
Atmos. Chem. Phys. 8, 3789-3803, 2008

DMS and MSA measurements in the Antarctic Boundary Layer: Impact of BrO on MSA production
K. A. Read, A. C. Lewis, S. Bauguitte, A. M. Rankin, R. A. Salmon, E. W. Wolff, A. Saiz-Lopez, W. J. Bloss, D. E. Heard, J. D. Lee, and J.M.C. Plane.
Atmos. Chem. Phys. 8, 2985-2997, 2008

Measurement and Interpretation of Gas Phase Formaldehyde Concentrations Obtained During the CHABLIS Campaign in Coastal Antarctica
R. A. Salmon, S. J-B. Bauguitte, W. Bloss, M. A. Hutterli, A. E. Jones and K.A. Read
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss 8, 2337-2357, 2008

Design and initial results from a highly instrumented reactor for atmospheric chemistry (HIRAC)
P. Seakins, D. Glowacki, A. Goddard, K. Hemivibool, T. Malkin, R. Commane, W. Bloss, D. Heard, T. Ingham, and M. Pilling
Atmos. Chem. Phys. 7, 5371-5390, 2007

Detection of Iodine Monoxide Radicals in the Marine Boundary Layer using Laser Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy
L.K. Whalley, K.L. Furneaux, T. Gravestock, H.M. Atkinson, C.S.E. Bale, T. Ingham, W.J. Bloss and D.E. Heard
J. Atmos. Chem., 58, 19-39, 2007

Observations of OH and HO2 Radicals in coastal Antarctica
W.J. Bloss, J.D. Lee, D.E. Heard, R.A. Salmon, S. J.-B. Bauguitte, H.K. Roscoe and A.E. Jones
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 7, 4171-4185, 2007

Night-time radical chemistry during the NAMBLEX campaign
R. Sommariva, S.M. Ball, M. Bitter, W.J. Bloss, N. Brough, Z.L. Fleming, D.E. Heard, R.L. Jones, J.D. Lee, P.S. monks, S.A. Penkett, M.J. Pilling, J.M.C. Plane and A. Saiz-Lopez
Atmos. Chem. Phys. 7, 587-598, 2007

Atmospheric Chemistry: Understanding our changing atmospheric composition
W.J. Bloss
Educ. Chem., 44, 107-111, 2007

Ozone photochemistry during the UK heat wave of August 2003
J.D. Lee et al.
Atmos. Environ., 40, 7598, 2006

Free Radical Modelling Studies during the UK TORCH Campaign in Summer 2003
K.M. Emmerson, N. Carslaw, D.C. Carslaw, J.D. Lee, G. McFiggans, W.J. Bloss, T. Gravestock, D.E. Heard, J. Hopkins, T. Ingham, M.J. Pilling, S.C. Smith, M. Jacobs and P.S. Monks
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 6, 10523, 2006

Concentrations of OH and HO2 radical concentrations at Mace Head, Ireland during the NAMBLEX field campaign: Measurements and Steady State Analysis
S. Smith, J.D. Lee, W.J. Bloss, G.P. Johnson and D.E. Heard,
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 1435, 2006

OH and HO2 chemistry during NAMBLEX: roles of oxygenates, halogen oxides and heterogeneous uptake
R. Sommariva, M. Pilling, W. Bloss, D. Heard, N. Carslaw, A. Lewis, G. McFiggans, J. Plane, A. Saiz-Lopez, P. Monks, and the NAMBLEX team
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 1135, 2006

Peroxy Radical Chemistry at Mace Head, Ireland during the Summer of 2002
Z.L. Fleming, P.S. Monks, A.R. Rickard, D.E. Heard, W.J. Bloss, T. Still, R. Sommariva, M.J. Pilling, R. Morgan, T. Green, N. Brough, S.A. Penkett, A.C. Lewis, J.D. Lee, A. Saiz-Lopez and J.M.C. Plane
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 2193, 2006

The North Atlantic Marine Boundary Layer Experiment (NAMBLEX). Overview of the campaign held at Mace Head, Ireland in summer 2002
D.E. Heard et al.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 2241, 2006

The oxidative capacity of the troposphere: Coupling of field measurements of OH and a global chemistry transport model
W.J. Bloss, M.J. Evans, R. Sommariva, D.E. Heard, M.J. Pilling
Faraday Discuss. 130, 425-436, 2005

Impact of Halogen Monoxide Chemistry upon Boundary Layer OH and HO2 concentrations at a Coastal Site
W.J. Bloss, J.D. Lee, G.P. Johnson, D.E. Heard, R. Sommariva, J.M.C. Plane, A. Saiz-Lopez, G. McFiggans, H. Coe, M. Flynn, P. Williams, A. Rickard and Z. Fleming
Geophys. Res. Lett. 32, doi:10.1029/2004GL022084, 2005

Development of a detailed chemical mechanism (MCMv3.1) for the atmospheric oxidation of aromatic hydrocarbons
C. Bloss, V. Wagner, M.E. Jenkin, K. Wirtz, J. Wenger, W.J. Bloss, J.D. Lee, D.E. Heard and M.J. Pilling
Atmos. Chem. Phys. 5, 641-664, 2005

Evaluation of the Calibration of a laser-induced fluorescence instrument for the measurement of OH radials in the atmosphere
W.J. Bloss, J.D. Lee, C. Bloss, K. Wirtz, M. Martin-Reviejo, M. Siese, D.E. Heard and M.J. Pilling,
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 4, 571-583, 2004

A compact all-solid-state laser system for the in-situ detection of atmospheric OH, NO and IO by laser-induced fluorescence
W.J. Bloss, T.J. Gravestock, D.E. Heard, T. Ingham, G.P Johnson and J.D. Lee
J. Env. Monit., 5, 21-28, 2003

Kinetics of the BrO + HO2 Reaction at 298 K
W.J. Bloss, D.M. Rowley, R.A. Cox and R.L. Jones
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 4, 3639-3647, 2002

Kinetics of the ClO Self-Reaction and 210 nm Absorption Cross Section of the ClO Dimer
W.J. Bloss, S.N. Nickolaisen, R.J. Salawitch, R.R. Friedl and S.P. Sander
J. Phys. Chem. A, 105, 11226-11239, 2001

Kinetics and Products of the IO + BrO Reaction
D.M. Rowley, W.J. Bloss, R.A. Cox and R.L. Jones
J. Phys. Chem. A, 105, 7855-7864, 2001

Kinetics and Products of the IO Self-Reaction
W.J. Bloss, D.M. Rowley, R.A. Cox and R.L. Jones
J. Phys. Chem. A, 105, 7840-7854, 2001

OIO and the Atmospheric Cycle of Iodine
R.A. Cox, W.J. Bloss, R.L. Jones and D.M. Rowley
Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 1857-1860, 1999

Other Publications

Earth’s ozone layer threatened by new man-made gases
W.J. Bloss
The Conversation, March 2014

Atmospheric Particulate matter
W.J. Bloss
ECGEB4, Environmental Briefs, July 2013

Production of the Atmospheric Oxidant Radicals OH and HO2 from the Ozonolysis of Alkenes
W.J. Bloss, M.S. Alam, A.R. Rickard, M. Camredon, K.P. Wyche, T. Carr and P.S. Monks
Ch. 12, pp.151-162, in Barnes & Rudzínski (Eds), NATO Science for Peace & Security Series C: Environmental Security, Springer, The Netherlands, 2012.

Assessment of HONO Measurements: The FIONA Campaign at EUPHORE
M. Ródenas, A. Muñoz, F. Alacreu, T. Brauers, H-P. Dorn, J. Kleffmann, and W. Bloss
Ch. 4, pp.45-58, in Barnes & Rudzínski (Eds), NATO Science for Peace & Security Series C: Environmental Security, Springer, The Netherlands, 2012.

Urban Atmospheric Composition Processes
W.J. Bloss
in Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Robert A. Meyers (ed.), Springer, in press, 2011

Measurement of Atmospheric Pollutants
W.J. Bloss
pp. 635-645 in Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, J. O. Nriagu (ed.), volume 3, Burlington: Elsevier, 2011.

Iodine Chemistry in the Coastal Marine Atmosphere
W.J. Bloss and S.M. Ball
pp. 3-8 in Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Environmental Chemistry Group Bulletin, ISSN 1758-6224, July 2009.

Atmospheric Chemical Processes of Importance in Cities
W.J. Bloss
pp. 42-64 in Air Quality in Urban Environments, R.E. Hestor & R.M. Harrison (Eds), RSC Publishing, Cambridge, 2009

Aromatic Hydrocarbon Oxidation: The Contribution of Chamber Oxidation Studies
C. Bloss, M.E. Jenkin, W.J. Bloss, A.R. Rickard and M.J. Pilling
in Environmental Simulation Chambers: Application to Atmospheric Chemical Processes, I. Barnes & K.J. Rudinski (Eds), 143-154, Springer, Netherlands 2006.

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