Profile for Peter Colarco


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Title: Physical Scientist
Affiliation: NASA GSFC
Contact: E-mail
Code 613.3
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Office Phone: 301-614-6382
Fax: 301-614-5903

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GEOS-5 Aerosol Forecasts

Publications

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, A.J. Weinheimer, and D.D. Reimer, “Reactive nitrogen, ozone and ozone production in the Arctic troposphere and the impact of stratosphere-troposphere exchange,” submitted to Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (2011).

Benedetti, A., J.S. Reid, and P.R. Colarco, “International Cooperative for Aerosol Prediction Workshop on Aerosol Forecast Verification,” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (in press, 2011).

Nowottnick, E.P., P.R. Colarco, A. da Silva, M. McGill, D. Hlavka, “The fate of Saharan dust across the Atlantic and Implications for a Caribbean dust barrier,” Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, doi: 10.5194/acp-11-8415-2011 (2011).

Reid, J.S., A. Benedetti, P.R. Colarco, and J.A. Hansen, “Workshop Summary: International Operational Aerosol Observability Workshop,” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 10.1175/2010BAMS3183.1 (2011).

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

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, "Observed increase of TTL temperature and water vapor in polluted clouds over Asia," Journal of Climate, 24(11), doi: 10.1175/2010JCLI3749.1 (2011).

Winker, D.M., J. Pelon, J.A. Coakley, Jr., S.A. Ackerman, R.J. Charlson, P.R. Colarco, P. Flamant, Q. Fu, R. Hoff, C. Kittaka, T.L. Kubar, H. LeTreut, M.P. McCormick, G. Megie, L. Poole, K. Powell, C. Trepte, M.A. Vaughan, and, B.A. Wielicki, “The CALIPSO Mission: A Global 3D View of Aerosols and Clouds,” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 91(9), doi: 10.1175/2010BAMS3009.1 (2010).

Toon, O. B., D. O. Starr, E. J. Jensen, P. A. Newman, S. Platnick, M. R. Schoeberl, P. O. Wennberg, S. C. Wofsy, M. J. Kurylo, H. Maring, K. W. Jucks, M. S. Craig, M. F. Vasques, L. Pfister, K. H. Rosenlof, H. B. Selkirk, P. R. Colarco, S. R. Kawa, G. G. Mace, P. Minnis, and K. E. Pickering, “Planning, Implementation and First Results of the Tropical Composition, Cloud and Climate Coupling Experiment (TC4),” J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2009JD013073 (2010).

Ott, L., B. Duncan, S. Pawson, P. Colarco, M. Chin, C. Randles, T. Diehl, and E. Nielsen, “The influence of the 2006 Indonesian biomass burning aerosols on tropical dynamics studied with the GEOS-5 AGCM,” J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2009JD013181 (2010).

Colarco, P.R., A. da Silva, M. Chin, and T. Diehl, “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. doi:10.1029/2009JD012820 (2010).

Nowottnick, E., P. Colarco, R. Ferrare, G. Chen, S. Ismail, E. Browell, B. Anderson, and A. da Silva, “Sensitivity of simulated mineral aerosol distributions to varying dust emission parameterizations and comparisons to NAMMA observations,” J. Geophys. Res., 115, D03202, doi:10.1029/2009JD012692 (2010).

Jiang, J.H., H. Su, S. Massie, P. Colarco, M. Schoeberl, and S. Platnick, “Aerosol-CO relationship and aerosol effiect on ice cloud particle size: Analyses rom Aura MLS and Aqua MODIS observations,” J. Geophys. Res., 114, D20207, doi:10.1029/2009JD012421 (2009).

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

Matichuk, R.I., P.R. Colarco, J.A. Smith, and O.B. Toon, “Modeling the Transport and Optical Properties of Smoke Plumes From South American Biomass Burning,” J. Geophys. Res., 113, D07208, doi:10.1029/2007JD009005, 2008.

Wong, S., A. E.. Dessler, N. Mahowald, P.R. Colarco, and A. S. da Silva, “Trend in the Transport of Saharan Dust and Its Relation to the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation,” Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L07812, doi:10.1029/2007GL032297, 2008.

Matichuk, R. I., P.R. Colarco, J. A. Smith, and O. B. Toon, “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.; 112, D08203, doi: 10.1029/2006JD007528 (2007).

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, “Alaskan and Canadian forest fires exacerbate ozone pollution over Houston, TX, on 19 and 20 July 2004,” J. Geophys. Res.; 111, D24S03, doi:10.1029/2006JD007090 (2006). 

Wong, S., P. R. Colarco, and A. E. Dessler, “Principal Component Analysis of the Evolution of the Saharan Air Layer and Dust Transport:  Comparisons between a Model Simulation and MODIS Retrievals,” J. Geophys. Res.; 111, D20109, doi:10.1029/2006JD007093 (2006).

de Almeida Castanho, A.D., J.V. Martins, P.V. Hobbs, P. Artaxo, L. Remer, M. Yamasoe, and P.R. Colarco, “Chemical characterization of aerosols on the East Coast of the United States using aircraft and ground based stations during the CLAMS Experiment,” Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences; 62, 934-946 (2005).

Colarco, P.R., M.R. Schoeberl, B.G. Doddridge, L.T. Marufu, O. Torres, and E.J. Welton, “Entrainment and Optical Properties of an Elevated Forest Fire Plume Transported into the Planetary Boundary Layer,” J. Geophys. Res.; 109, D06203, doi: 10.1029/2003JD004248 (2004).

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, “Forecasting Dust Storms using the CARMA-Dust Model and MM5 Weather Data,” Environmental Modelling and Software; 19 (2), 129-140 (2004).

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; “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, doi: 10.1029/2002JD002659 (2003). 

Colarco, P.R., O.B. Toon, and B.N. Holben; “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, doi:10.1029/2002JD002658 (2003).

Reid, J.S., J.E. Kinney, D.L. Westphal, B.N. Holben, E.J. Welton, S. Tsay, D.P. Eleuterio, J.R. Campbell, S.A. Christopher, P.R. Colarco, H.H. Jonsson, J.M. Livingston, H.B. Maring, M.L. Meier, P. Pilewskie, J.M. Prospero, E.A. Reid, L.A. Remer, P.B. Russell, D.L. Savoie, A. Smirnov, and D. Tanre, “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, doi: 10.1029/2002JD002493 (2003).

Colarco, P.R., O.B. Toon, O. Torres, and P.J. Rasch; “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, doi:10.1029/2001JD000903 (2002).

Grini, A., C.S. Zender, and P.R. Colarco, “Saltation sandblasting behavior during mineral dust aerosol production;” Geophysical Research Letters; 29 (18), 1868, doi: 10.1029/2002GL015248 (2002).

Betts, W; Bieser, F; Bossingham, R; Botlo, M; Cherney, M; Chrin, J; Colarco, P; Crawford, H; Diaz, H; Dao, K; Greiner, D E; Hjort, E L; Jacobson, S; Jared, R C; Judd, E; Klein, S R; Lebedev, A N; LeVine, M J; Lindenstruth, V; Lisa, M A; Marks, K; McParland, C; McShane, T S; Meier, J; Nguyen, M T; Olson, D L; Sakrejda, I; Schambach, J; Scheetz, R A; Stone, N T B; Tull, E E; Visser, G; Vu, C; Wieman, H; Yee, E; "Results from the STAR TPC System Test;" IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science; 44:592 (1997). 

 

 

 

 

Publications

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
10.5194/acpd-13-21765-2013

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
doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.08.050

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
10.1029/2012JD018388

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.
10.1029/2011JD016968

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
10.5194/acpd-12-8823-2012

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.
doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-11.00105.11(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
doi:10.5194/acp-11-13181-2011

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
10.5194/acp-11-8415-2011

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.
10.1175/2010BAMS3183.11(2011)

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).
10.1175/2010JC13749.1(2011)

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).
doi:10.1029/2009JD012820

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).
doi:10.1029/2009JD012692

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..
doi:10.1029/2009JD013181

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..
doi:20.1029/2009JD013073

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..
doi:10.1029/2009JD013073

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
doi:10.1175/2010BAMS3009.1

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).
doi:10.1029/2009JD012421

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.

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.
10.1029/2002JD002493