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Victor Morris

Atmospheric Science & Technlgy
Earth Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K4-28
Richland, WA 99352


Mr. Morris specializes in the installation, operation, and maintenance of field measurement systems for meteorological, climatological, and wind energy research. He serves as the instrument mentor of the infrared thermometers, total sky imagers, laser ceilometers, and infrared sky imager for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program. His research has been concerned with wind turbulence characteristics and resource assessment for wind energy applications; measurements of atmospheric chemistry and aerosols from a research aircraft facility; and measurements of precipitable water vapor, cloud-base temperature, and cloud-fraction imagery at climate research facilities.

Research Interests

  • Meteorological field measurements
  • Wind energy
  • Infrared radiometry

Education and Credentials

  • Graduate studies, Environmental Sciences, Washington State University
  • B.S., Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Meteorological Society
  • American Wind Energy Association

Awards and Recognitions

  • Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, U.S. DOE, 1994

PNNL Publications


  • Kassianov E.I., E.A. Riley, J. Kleiss, L.D. Riihimaki, C.N. Long, V.R. Morris, and L.K. Berg. 2018. "Shallow Cumulus Macrophysical Properties at Midcontinental US Site: Integrated Multiyear Active and Passive Observations." In Proceedings of SPIE - Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XXIII, September 10-13, 2018, Berlin, Germany, edited by A Comerón, et al, 10786, Paper No. 107860O. Bellingham, Washington:SPIE. PNNL-SA-137324. doi:10.1117/12.2326691
  • Kleiss J., E.A. Riley, C.N. Long, L.D. Riihimaki, L.K. Berg, V.R. Morris, and E.I. Kassianov. 2018. "Cloud Area Distributions of Shallow Cumuli: A New Method for Ground-based Images." Atmosphere 9, no. 7:Article number 258. PNNL-SA-135771. doi:10.3390/atmos9070258


  • Ahn M.H., D. Han, H.Y. Won, and V.R. Morris. 2015. "A Cloud Detection Algorithm using the Downwelling Infrared Radiance Measured by an Infrared Pyrometer of the Ground-based Microwave Radiometer." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 8, no. 2:553-556. PNNL-SA-105537. doi:10.5194/amt-8-553-2015
  • Flaherty J.E., W.J. Shaw, V.R. Morris, J.M. Wilczak, A.B. White, T. Ayers, and J. Jordan, et al. 2015. Installation and Initial Operation of DOE's 449-MHz Wind Profiling Radars on the U.S. West Coast. PNNL-24866. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Installation and Initial Operation of DOE's 449-MHz Wind Profiling Radars on the U.S. West Coast


  • Klebe D., R.D. Blatherwick, and V.R. Morris. 2014. "Ground-based All-sky Mid-infrared and Visible Imagery for Purposes of Characterizing Cloud Properties." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 7. PNNL-SA-96082. doi:10.5194/amt-7-637-2014


  • Mioduszewski J.R., X. Yu, V.R. Morris, C.M. Berkowitz, and J.E. Flaherty. 2011. "In-Situ Monitoring of Trace Gases in a Non-Urban Environment." Atmospheric Pollution Research 2, no. 1:89-98. PNNL-SA-62683. doi:10.5094/APR.2011.011


  • Mattioli V., E.R. Westwater, S. Gutman, and V.R. Morris. 2005. "Forward Model Studies of Water Vapor Using Scanning Microwave Radiometers, Global Positioning System, and Radiosondes during the Cloudiness Intercomparison Experiment." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 43, no. 5:1012-1021. PNNL-SA-42591.


  • Revercomb H.E., D.D. Turner, D.C. Tobin, R.O. Knuteson, W.F. Feltz, J.C. Barnard, and J. Bosenberg, et al. 2003. "The ARM Program's Water Vapor Intensive Observation Periods - Overview, Initial Accomplishments, and Future Challenges." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 84, no. 2:217-236. PNNL-SA-35372.


  • Barnard J.C., L.L. Wendell, and V.R. Morris. 1998. "Optimal Filtering of AC Output Anemometers." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 15, no. 6:1261-1271. PNNL-SA-31131.

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