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Rob Newsom

Atmospheric Measurement & Data Sciences
Earth Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K9-24
Richland, WA 99352

PNNL Publications

2018

  • Shaw W.J., M.S. Pekour, and R.K. Newsom. 2018. Lidar Buoy Data Analysis: Basic Assessment of Observed Conditions and Instrument Performance Off Virginia and New Jersey. PNNL-28058. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Turner D.D., V. Wulfmeyer, A. Behrendt, T. Bonin, A. Choukulkar, R.K. Newsom, and W.A. Brewer, et al. 2018. "Response of the Land-Atmosphere System Over North-Central Oklahoma During the 2017 Eclipse." Geophysical Research Letters 45, no. 3:1668-1675. PNNL-SA-131903. doi:10.1002/2017GL076908

2017

  • Berg L.K., R.K. Newsom, and D.D. Turner. 2017. "Year-Long Vertical Velocity Statistics Derived From Doppler Lidar in the Continental Convective Boundary Layer." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 56, no. 9:2441-2454. PNNL-SA-122020. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-16-0359.1
  • Newsom R.K., W.A. Brewer, J.M. Wilczak, D. Wolfe, S.P. Oncley, and J.K. Lundquist. 2017. "Validating Precision Estimates in Horizontal Wind Measurements from a Doppler Lidar." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 10, no. 3:1229-1240. PNNL-SA-121097. doi:10.5194/amt-10-1229-2017

2016

  • Lundquist J.K., J.M. Wilczak, R. Ashton, L. Bianco, A. Brewer, A. Choukulkar, and A. Clifton, et al. 2016. "Assessing state-of-the-art capabilities for probing the atmospheric boundary layer: the XPIA field campaign." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 98, no. 2:289-314. PNNL-SA-115298. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00151.1
  • Newman J.F., T.A. Bonin, P. Klein, S. Wharton, and R.K. Newsom. 2016. "Testing and validation of multi-lidar scanning strategies for wind energy applications." Wind Energy 19, no. 12:2239-2254. PNNL-SA-113096. doi:10.1002/we.1978
  • Newsom R.K. 2016. Optimizing Lidar Wind Measurements from the DOE WindSentinel Buoys. PNNL-25512. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Van Weverberg K., I. Boutle, C.J. Morcrette, and R.K. Newsom. 2016. "Towards retrieving critical relative humidity from ground-based remote sensing observations." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 142, no. 700:2867-2881. PNNL-SA-115884. doi:10.1002/qj.2874

2015

  • Klein P., T.A. Bonin, J.F. Newman, D.D. Turner, P.B. Chilson, C.E. Wainwright, and W.G. Blumberg, et al. 2015. "LABLE: A multi-institutional, student-led, atmospheric boundary layer experiment." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 96, no. 10:1743-1764. PNNL-SA-106207. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00267.1
  • Newsom R.K., L.K. Berg, W.J. Shaw, and M. Fischer. 2015. "Turbine-scale wind field measurements using dual-Doppler lidar." Wind Energy 18, no. 2:219235. PNNL-SA-90908. doi:10.1002/we.1691
  • Shukla K.K., D.V. Phanikumar, N. Kumar, K. Reddy, V.R. Kotamarthi, R.K. Newsom, and T.B. Ouarda. 2015. "Wave like signatures in aerosol optical depth and associated radiative impacts over the central Himalayan region." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 133. PNNL-SA-104522. doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2015.08.001
  • Thorsen T.J., Q. Fu, R.K. Newsom, D.D. Turner, and J.M. Comstock. 2015. "Automated retrieval of cloud and aerosol properties from the ARM Raman lidar, part 1: feature detection." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 32, no. 11:1977-1998. PNNL-SA-112638. doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00150.1

2014

  • Newsom R.K., L.K. Berg, M.S. Pekour, J.D. Fast, Q. Xu, P. Zhang, and Q. Yang, et al. 2014. "Evaluation of Single-Doppler Radar Wind Retrievals in Flat and Complex Terrain." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 53, no. 8:19201931. PNNL-SA-97861. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0297.1
  • Shukla K.K., D.V. Phanikumar, R.K. Newsom, N. Kumar, V. Ratnam, M. Naja, and N. Singh. 2014. "Estimation of the mixing layer height over a high altitude site in Central Himalayan region by using Doppler lidar." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 109. PNNL-SA-101656. doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2014.01.006

2013

  • Newsom R.K., D.D. Turner, and J.M. Goldsmith. 2013. "Long-Term Evaluation of Temperature Profiles Measured by an Operational Raman Lidar." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 30, no. 8:1616-1634. PNNL-SA-88616. doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00138.1
  • Yang Q., L.K. Berg, M.S. Pekour, J.D. Fast, R.K. Newsom, M. Stoelinga, and C. Finley. 2013. "Evaluation of WRF predicted near hub-height winds and ramp events over a Pacific Northwest site with complex terrain." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 52, no. 8:17531763. PNNL-SA-91078. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-12-0267.1

2011

  • Dupont J., M. Haeffelin, Y. Morille, J.M. Comstock, C.J. Flynn, C.N. Long, and C. Sivaraman, et al. 2011. "Cloud properties derived from two lidars over the ARM SGP site." Geophysical Research Letters 38. PNNL-SA-76764. doi:10.1029/2010GL046274
  • Liu Y., Z. Wang, J. Wang, R.A. Ferrare, R.K. Newsom, and E.J. Welton. 2011. "The effect of aerosol vertical profiles on satellite-estimated surface particle sulfate concentrations." Remote Sensing of Environment 115, no. 2:508-513. PNNL-SA-78396. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2010.09.019
  • Newsom R.K. 2011. Analysis of Doppler Lidar Data Acquired During the Pentagon Shield Field Campaign. PNNL-20339. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2010

  • Hill M., R. Calhoun, H.S. Fernando, A. Wieser, A. Wieser, A. Dornbrack, and M. Weissmann, et al. 2010. "Coplanar Doppler Lidar Retrieval of Rotors from T-REX." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 67, no. 3:713-729. PNNL-SA-59795. doi:10.1175/2009JAS3016.1
  • McMillan W.W., R. Pierce, L.C. Sparling, G. Osterman, K. McCann, M.L. Fischer, and B. Rappengluck, et al. 2010. "An Observational and modeling strategy to investigate the impact of remote sources on local air quality: A Houston, Texas case study from the Second Texas Air Quality Study (TEXAQS II)." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 115, no. D01301. PNNL-SA-68212. doi:10.1029/2009JD011973
  • Newsom R.K. 2010. PNNL Nexrad Wind Retrieval System Users Guide. PNNL-19965. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2009

  • Newsom R.K., D.D. Turner, B. Mielke, M.F. Clayton, R. Ferrare, and C. Sivaraman. 2009. "Simultaneous analog and photon counting detection for Raman lidar." Applied Optics 48, no. 20:3903-3914. PNNL-SA-62493.
  • Schmid B., C.J. Flynn, R.K. Newsom, D.D. Turner, R. Ferrare, M.F. Clayton, and E. Andrews, et al. 2009. "Validation of aerosol extinction and water vapor profiles from routine Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility measurements." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 114, no. D22207. PNNL-SA-67186. doi:10.1029/2009JD012682

2008

  • Fast J.D., R.K. Newsom, K.J. Allwine, Q. Xu, P. Zhang, P. Zhang, and J.H. Copeland, et al. 2008. "An Evaluation of Two NEXRAD Wind Retrieval Methodologies and Their Use in Atmospheric Dispersion Models." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 47, no. 9:2351-2371. PNNL-SA-56373. doi:10.1175/2008JAMC1853.1
  • Newsom R.K., R. Calhoun, D. Ligon, and K.J. Allwine. 2008. "Linearly Organized Turbulence Structures Observed Over a Suburban Area by Dual-Doppler Lidar." Boundary-Layer Meteorology 127, no. 1:111-130. PNNL-SA-53741.
  • Pichugina Y.L., R.M. Banta, N.D. Kelley, B.J. Jonkman, B.J. Jonkman, S.C. Tucker, and R.K. Newsom, et al. 2008. "Horizontal-Velocity and Variance Measurements in the Stable Boundary Layer Using Doppler Lidar: Sensitivity to Averaging Procedures." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 25, no. 8:1307-1326. PNNL-SA-57257. doi:10.1175/2008JTECHA988.1
  • Xia Q., C. Lin, R. Calhoun, and R.K. Newsom. 2008. "Retrieval of Urban Boundary Layer Structures from Doppler Lidar Data. Part I: Accuracy Assessment." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 65, no. 1:3-20. PNNL-SA-58046. doi:10.1175/2007JAS2328.1

2007

  • Fast J.D., R.K. Newsom, K.J. Allwine, Q. Xu, P. Zhang, P. Zhang, and J.H. Copeland, et al. 2007. Development of NEXRAD Wind Retrievals as Input to Atmospheric Dispersion Models. PNNL-16399. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Flaherty J.E., K.J. Allwine, M.J. Brown, W.J. Coirier, W.J. Coirier, S.C. Ericson, and O.R. Hansen, et al. 2007. "Evaluation study of building-resolved urban dispersion models." In 7th Symposium on the Urban Environment, 10-13 September 2007, San Diego, CA. Boston, Massachusetts:American Meteorological Society. PNNL-SA-56788.
  • Wang Y., C.L. Klipp, D.M. Garvey, D. Ligon, C.C. Williamson, S.S. Chang, and R.K. Newsom, et al. 2007. "Nocturnal Low-Level-Jet-Dominated Atmospheric Boundary Layer Observed by a Doppler Lidar Over Oklahoma City during JU2003." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 46, no. 12:2098-2109. PNNL-SA-59370. doi:10.1175/2006JAMC1283.1

2006

  • Chapman E.G., J.P. Rishel, F.C. Rutz, T.E. Seiple, R.K. Newsom, and K.J. Allwine. 2006. Dust Plume Modeling at Fort Bliss: Full Training Scenario. PNNL-15935. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Chapman E.G., J.P. Rishel, F.C. Rutz, T.E. Seiple, R.K. Newsom, and K.J. Allwine. 2006. Dust Plume Modeling at Fort Bliss: Move-Out Operations, Combat Training and Wind Erosion. PNNL-16123. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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