Profile for Peter Colarco

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Title: Physical Scientist
Affiliation: NASA GSFC
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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771

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Updates to our publications records have been put on hold until a new storage and delivery system has been put in place. As a result, this information is currently out of date and does not include the most recent publications. For a more complete listing of publications, please visit the Sciences and Exporation Directorate.

Colarco, P., R.A. Kahn, L. Remer, and R.C. Levy (2014). Impact of satellite viewing-swath width on global and regional aerosol optical thickness statistics and trends Atmos. Meas. Tech, 7(7), 2313-2335

Colarco, P. R., E. P. Nowottnick, C. A. Randles, B. Yi, P. Yang, K.-M. Kim, J. A. Smith, and C. G. Bardeen (2014). Impact of radiatively interactive dust aerosols in the NASA GEOS-5 climate model: Sensitivity to dust particle shape and refractive index. J. Geophys. Res..
doi: 10.1002/2013JD020046

Matsui, T., C. Ichoku, C. Randles, T. Yuan, A.M. da Silva, P. Colarco, D. Kim, R. Levy, A. Sayer, M. Chin, D. Giles, B. Holben, E.J. Welton, T. Eck, and L. Remer (2014). Current and Future Perspectives of Aerosol Research at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center BAMS, (In Press).

Yasunari, T., K. -M. Lau, S. P. P. Mahanama, , P. R. Colarco, A. M. da Silva, T. Aoki, K. Aoki, N. Murao, S. Yamagata., and Y. Kodama (2014). The GOddard SnoW Impurity Module (GOSWIM) for the NASA GEOS-5 Earth System Model: Preliminary Comparisons with Observations in Sapporo, Japan. Sci. Online Lett. Atmos., 10, 50-56
doi: 10.2151/sola.2014-011

Buchard, V., A. M. da Silva, P. Colarco, N. Krotkov, R. R. Dickerson, J. W. Stehr, G. Mount, E. Spinei, H. L. Arkinson, and H. He (2013). Evaluation of GEOS-5 sulfur dioxide simulations during the Frostburg, MD 2010 field campaign Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss, 13, 21765-21800

Kessner, A., Wang, Jun, R.C. Levy, and P. Colarco (2013). Remote sensing of surface visibility from space: A look at the United States East Coast Atmos. Env, 81(C), 136-147

Randles, C., P. Colarco, and A. da Silva (2013). Direct and semi-direct aerosol effects in the NASA GEOS-5 AGCM: Aerosol-climate interactions due to prognostic versus prescribed aerosols Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 118, 149-169

Aquila, V., L.D. Oman, R.S. Stolarski, P. Colarco, and P. A. Newman (2012). Dispersion of the volcanic sulfate cloud from a Mount Pinatubo-like eruption. J. Geophys. Res., 117, D06216.

Bian, H., P. Colarco, M. Chin, G. Chen, A. R. Douglass, J. M. Rodriguez, Q. Liang, J. Warner, D. A. Chu, J. Crounse, M. J. Cubison, A. da Silva, J. Dibb, G. Diskin, H. E. Fuelberg, G. H. Huey, J. L. Jimenez, Y. Kondo, J. E. Nielsen, S. Pawson, and Z. Wei (2012). Investigation of source attributions of pollution to the western Arctic during the NASA ARCTAS field campaign. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 8823-8855

Benedetti, A., J. S. Reid, and P. Colarco (2011). International Cooperative for Aerosol Prediction Workshop on aerosol forecast verification Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Jiang, J. J., H. Su, C. Zhai, S. T. Massie, M. R. Schoeberl, P. R. Colarco, S. Platnick, Y. Gu, and K.-N. Liou (2011). Influence of convection and aerosol pollution on ice cloud particle effective radius. Atmos. Chem. Phys..
doi: 10.5194/acp-11-457-2011

Liang, Q., J. M. Rodriguez, A. R. Douglass, J. H. Crawford, E. Apel, H. Bian, D. R. Blake, W. Brune, M. Chin, P. R. Colarco, A. da Silva, G. S. Diskin, B. N. Duncan, L. G. Huey, D. J. Knapp, D. D. Montzka, J. E. Nielsen, J. R. Olson, S. Pawson, D. D. Riemer, A. J. Weinheimer, and A. Wisthaler (2011). Reactive Nitrogen, Ozone and Ozone production in the Arctic Troposphere and the Impact of Stratosphere-Troposphere Exchange Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 13181-13199

Nowottnick, E., P. Colarco, A. da Silva, D. Hlakva, and M. McGill (2011). The fate of saharan dust across the atlantic and implications for a central american dust barrier Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 8415-8431

Reid, J. S., A. Benedetti, P. Colarco, and J. A. Hansen (2011). Workshop Summary: International Operational Aerosol Observability Workshop Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Su. H., J. H. Jiang, X. Liu, J. E. Penner, W. G. Read, S. Massie, M. R. Schoeberl, P. Colarco, N. J. Livesey, and M. L. Santee (2011). Observed increase of TTL temperature and water vapor in polluted clouds over Asia J. of Climate, 24(11).

Colarco, P., A. daSilva, M. Chin, and T. Diehl (2010). Online simulations of global aerosol distributions in the NASA GEOS-4 model and comparisons to satellite and ground-based aerosol optical depth J. Geophys. Res., 115(D14207).

Nowottnick E., P. Colarco, R. Ferrare, G. Chen, S. Ismail, E. Browell, B. Anderson, and A. daSilva (2010). Sensitivity of simulated mineral aerosol distributions to varying dust emission parameterizations and comparisons to NAMMA observations J. Geophys. Res., 115(D03202).

Ott L., B.N. Duncan, S. Pawson, P. Colarco, M. Chin, C.A. Randles, T. Diehl, and E. Nielsen (2010). The influence of the 2006 Indonesian biomass burning aerosols on tropical dynamics studied with the GEOS-5 AGCM J. Geophys. Res..

Toon O , D. O. Starr, E. J. Jensen, P. A. Newman, S. E. Platnick, M. R. Schoeberl, M. Wennberg, S. C. Wofsy, M. Kurylo, H. Maring, K. W. Jucks, M. S. Craig, M. F. Vasques, L. Pfister, K. Rosenlof, H.B. Selkirk, P. Colarco, S. R. Kawa, G. G. Mace, P. Minnis, and K.E. Pickering (2010). Planning, implementation, and first results of the Tropical Composition, Cloud and Climate Coupling Experiment (TC4) J. Geophys. Res..

Toon O. B., D. Starr, E. J. Jensen, P. A. Newman, S.E. Platnick, M. R. Schoeberl, P. O. Wennberg, S. C. Wolsy, M. J. Kurylo, H. Maring, K. W. Jucks, M. S. Craig, M. F. Vasques, L. Pfister, K. H. Rosenlof, H.B. Selkirk, P. Colarco, S. R. Kawa, G. Mace, P. Minnis, and K.E. Pickering (2010). Planning, implementation, and first results of the Tropical Composition Cloud and Climate Coupling Experiment (TC4) J. Geophys. Res..

Winker D. M., J. Pelon, J. A. Coakley, S. A. Ackerman, R. J. Charlson, P. Colarco, P. Flamant, Q. Fu, R. Hoff, C. Kittaka, T. L. Kubar, H. LeTreut, M. P. McCormick, G. Megle, L. Poole, K. Powell, C. Trepte, M. A. Vaughan, and B. A. Wielicki (2010). The CALIPSO Mission: A global 3D view of aerosols and clouds Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 91(9), 1211-1229

Jiang J. H., H. Su, S. Massie, P. Colarco, M. Schoeberl, and S. Platnick (2009). Aerosol-CO relationship and aerosol effect on ice cloud particle size: Analyses from Aura MLS and Aqua MODIS observations J. Geophys. Res, 114(D20707).

Jiang, J. H., H. Su, M. R. Schoeberl, S. T. Massie, P. R. Colarco , S. Platnick, and N. Livesey (2008). Clean and polluted clouds: Relationships among pollution, ice clouds, and precipitation in South America. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35.
doi: 10.1029/2008GL034631

Matichuk, R. I., P. R. Colarco, J. A. Smith, and O. B. Toon (2008). Modeling the Transport and Optical Properties of Smoke Plumes From South American Biomass Burning. Geophys. Res. Lett., 113.

Wong, S., A. E. Dessler, N. Mahowald, P. R. Colarco, and A. S. de Silva (2008). Trend in the Transport of Saharan Dust and Its Relation to the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L07812

Matichuk, R., P. R. Colarco, J. A. Smith, and O. B. Toon (2007). Modeling the Optical Properties of Aerosols From Biomass Burning Using a Three-Dimensional Transport and Radiation Model: Young Smoke Aerosols From Savanna Biomass Burning Fires and Comparisons to In Situ and Remote Sensing Observations From SAFARI 2000, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D20109

Morris, G. A.., S. Hersey, A. M. Thompson, O. R. Cooper, A. Stohl, P. R. Colarco, W. W. McMillan, J. Warner, B. J. Johnson, J.C. Witte, T. L. Kucsera, D. E. Larko, and S. J. Oltmans (2006). Alaskan and Canadian forest fires exacerbate ozone pollution over Houston, TX. J. Geophys. Res., 111, D24S03

Castanho A. D. D., J. V. Martins, P. V. Hobbs, P. Artaxo, L.A. Remer, M. Yamasoe, and P.R. Colarco (2005). Chemical characterization of aerosols on the east coast of the United States using aircraft and ground-based stations during the CLAMS experiment J. Atmos. Sci., 62(4), 934-946.

Barnum, B. H., N. S. Winstead, J. Wesely, A. Hakola, P. R. Colarco, O. B. Toon, P. Ginoux, G. Brooks, L. Hasselbarth, and B. Toth (2004). Forecasting Dust Storms using the CARMA-Dust Model and MM5 Weather Data. Environmental Modelling and Software, 19 (2), 129-140

Colarco, P., M. R. Schoeberl, B. D. Doddridge, L. T. Marufu, O. Torres, and E. J. Welton (2004). Transport of smoke from Canadian forest fires to the surface near Washington, D.C.: Injection height, entrainment, and optical properties. J. Geophys. Res., 109, D06203
doi: 10.1029/2003JD004248

Colarco, P. R., O. B. Toon, J. S. Reid, J. M. Livingston, J. B. Russell, J. Redemann, B. Schmid, H. B. Maring, D. Savoie, E. J. Welton, J. R. Campbell, B. N. Holben, and R. Levy (2003). Saharan dust transport to the Caribbean during PRIDE: 2. Transport, vertical profiles, and deposition in simulations of in situ and remote sensing observations. J. Geophys. Res., 108 (D19), 8590

Colarco, P. R., O. B. Toon, and B. N. Holben (2003). Saharan dust transport to the Caribbean during PRIDE: 1. Influence of dust sources and removal mechanisms on the timing and magnitude of downwind AOD events from simulations of in situ and remote sensing observations. J. Geophys. Res., 108 (D19), 8589

Reid J. S., J. E. Kinney, D. L. Westphal, B. N. Holben, E.J. Welton, S.C. Tsay, D. P. Eleuterio, J. R. Campbell, S. A. Christopher, P.R. Colarco, H. H. Jonsson, J. M. Livingston, H. B. Maring, M. M. Meier, P. Pilewskie, J. M. Prospero, E. A. Reid, L.A. Remer, P. B. Russell, D. L. Savoie, A. Smirnov, and D. Tanre (2003). Analysis of measurements of Saharan dust by airborne and ground-based remote sensing methods during the Puerto Rico Dust Experiment (PRIDE) J. Geophys. Res., 108, D19, 8586.

Colarco, P. R., O. B. Toon, O. Torres, and P. J. Rasch (2002). Determining the UV imaginary index of refraction of Saharan dust particles from TOMS data using a three dimensional model of dust transport. J. Geophys. Res., 107 (D16), 4289

Grini, A., C. S. Zender, and Colarco, P. R. (2002). Saltation sandblasting behavior during mineral dust aerosol production. Geophys. Res. Lett., 29 (18), 1868