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Dr. Penny Rowe

Research Scientist
NorthWest Research Associates

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Lubin, D., Zhang, D., Silber, I., Scott, R. C., Kalogeras, P., Battaglia, A., et al. (2020). AWARE: The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) West Antarctic Radiation Experiment. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, BAMS–D–18–0278.1. http://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0278.1

Rowe P.M., Fortmann, L., Guasco, T.L., Wright, A., Ryken, A., Sevier, E., Stokes, G., Mifflin, A., Wade, R., Cheng, H., Pfalzgraff, W., Beaudoin, J., Rajbhandari, I., Fox-Dobbs, K., and Neshyba, S. (2020). Integrating polar research into undergraduate curricula using computational guided inquiry. J. Geosci. Educ. (accepted pending minor revisions).


Fortmann, L., Beaudoin, J., Rajbhandari, I., Wright, A., Neshyba, S., and Rowe, P., 2020: Teaching Modules for Estimating Climate Change Impacts in Economics Courses using Computational Guided Inquiry. J. Econ. Educ. DOI: 10.1080/00220485.2020.1731383.

Rowe, P. M., Cox, C., Neshyba, S., & Walden, V. P., 2019: Toward autonomous surface-based infrared remote sensing of polar clouds: retrievals of cloud optical and microphysical properties. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12(9), 5071–5086. http://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-5071-2019

Alfonso, J. A., Cordero, R., Rowe, P. M., Neshyba, S., Casassa, G., Carrasco, J., et al., 2019: Elemental and Mineralogical Composition of the Western Andean Snow (18°S–41°S). Scientific Reports, 9(1), 1–13. http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-44516-5.

Rowe, P. M., Cordero, R., Warren, S. G., Stewart, E., Doherty, S. J., Pankow, A., et al., 2019: Black carbon and other light-absorbing impurities in snow in the Chilean Andes. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 4008. http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-39312-0.

Rowe, P. M., Cheng, H., Fortmann, L., Wright, A., & Neshyba, S., 2018: Teaching image processing in an upper level CS undergraduate class using computational guided inquiry and polar data. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 34(1), 171–179. http://doi.org/10.5555/3280489.3280517

Butterfield, N., Rowe, P. M., Stewart, E., Roesel, D., & Neshyba, S., 2017: Quantitative three-dimensional ice roughness from scanning electron microscopy. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 122(5), 3023–3041.

Weaver, D., Strong, K., Schneider, M., Rowe, P. M., Sioris, C., Walker, K. A., et al., 2017: Intercomparison of atmospheric water vapour measurements at a Canadian High Arctic site. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 10, 2851–2880.

Rowe, P. M., Cox, C., & Walden, V. P., 2016: Toward autonomous surface-based infrared remote sensing of polar clouds: Cloud height retrievals. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9, 3641–3659. http://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3641-2016.

Cox, C., Rowe, P. M., Neshyba, S., & Walden, V. P., 2016: A synthetic data set of high-spectral resolution infrared spectra for the Arctic atmosphere. Earth System Science Data Discussions, 1–29. http://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2015-40.

Cordero, R. R., Damiani, A., Seckmeyer, G., Jorquera, J., Caballero, M., Rowe, P. M., et al., 2016: The Solar Spectrum in the Atacama Desert. Scientific Reports, 6. http://doi.org/10.1038/srep22457.

Gladich, I., A. Oswald, N. Bowens, S. Naatz, P. Rowe, M. Roeselova and S. Neshyba, 2015: Mechanism of Anisotropic Surface Self-Diffusivity at the Prismatic Ice-Vapor Interface, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2015, 17, 22947 – 22958, DOI: 10.1039/C5CP01330E.

Cox, C., Walden, V. P., Rowe, P. M., & Shupe, M., 2015: Humidity trends imply increased sensitivity to clouds in a warming Arctic. Nature Communications, 6, 10117

Lubin, D., B.H. Kahn, M.A. Lazzara, P.M. Rowe, and V.P. Walden, 2015: Variability in AIRS-retrieved cloud amount and thermodynamic phase over west versus east Antarctica influenced by the SAM, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi:10.1002/2014GL062285.

Cox, C., V. Walden, G.P. Compo, P.M. Rowe, M. Shupe, and K. Steffen, 2014: Downwelling longwave flux over Summit, Greenland, 2010–2012: Analysis of surface‐based observations and evaluation of ERA‐Interim using wavelets, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119(21), 12317–12337, doi:10.1002/2014JD021975.

Cox, C.J., D.D. Turner, P.M. Rowe, M.D. Shupe, and V.P. Walden, 2014: Cloud microphysical properties retrieved from downwelling infrared radiance measurements made at Eureka, Nunavut, Canada (2006-2009), J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol. 53(3), 772-791, doi: 10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0113.1.

Rowe, P.M., S. Neshyba, and V.P. Walden, 2013: Radiative consequences of low-temperature infrared refractive indices for supercooled water clouds, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 11925-11933, doi: 10.5194/acp-13-11925-2013.

Neshyba, S.P., B. Lowen, M. Benning, A. Lawson, and P.M. Rowe, 2013: Roughness metrics of prismatic facets of ice. J. Geophys. Res, 118(8), 3309-3318, doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50357. (Marked for “Editor Highlight” on the J. Geophys. Res. homepage and listed in the Special Research Spotlight of EOS).

Shupe, M.D. et al, 2013: High and Dry: New Observations of Tropospheric and Cloud Properties above the Greenland Ice Sheet, BAMS, 169-186, DOI 10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00249.1.

Cox, C.J., V.P. Walden, and P.M. Rowe, 2012: A comparison of the atmospheric conditions at Eureka, Canada and Barrow, Alaska (2006-2008), J. Geophys. Res., 117, D12204.

Mariani, Z, K. Strong, M. Wolff, P. Rowe, V. Walden, P.F. Fogal, T. Duck, G. Lesins, D.S. Turner, C. Cox, E. Eloranta, J.R. Drummond, C. Roy, D.D. Turner, D. Hudak, and I.A. Lindenmaier, 2012: Infrared measurements in the Arctic using two Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometers, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 5, 329-344; doi:10.5194/ amt-5-329-2012.

Rowe, P.M., S. Neshyba, and V.P. Walden, 2011: A responsivity-based criterion for accurate calibration of FTIR emission spectra: Theoretical development and bandwidth estimation, Optics Express, 19 (7), 5930-5941; doi:10.1364/OE. 19.005930. (See www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-19-7-5930.)

Rowe, P.M., S. Neshyba, C.J. Cox, and V.P. Walden, 2011: A responsivity-based criterion for low noise in FTIR emission spectra: Identification of in-band low-responsivity wavenumbers, Optics Express, 19 (6), 5451-5463; doi: 10.1364/OE. 19.005451. (See www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-19-6-5451.)

Walden, V.P., R.L. Tanamachi, P.M. Rowe, H.E. Revercomb, D.C. Tobin, and S.A. Ackerman, 2010: Improvements in the data quality of the Interferometric Monitor of Greenhouse Gases, Appl. Opt., 49, 520-528.

Rowe, P., and V.P. Walden, 2009: Improved measurements of the foreign-broadened continuum of water vapor in the 6.3 mm band at -30°C, Appl. Opt., 48, 1358-1365.

Rowe, P., L.M. Miloshevich, D.D. Turner, and V.P. Walden 2008: Quantification of a dry bias in radiosonde humidity profiles over Antarctica, J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 25, 1529-1541.

Rowe, P., V.P. Walden, and S.G. Warren, 2006: Measurements of the foreign-broadened continuum of water vapor in the 6.3-μm band at –30 C, Appl. Opt., 45 (18), 4366-4382.

Rowe, P. M., 2004: Measurements of the Foreign-Broadened Continuum of Water Vapor in the 6.3 micron band at -30 Celsius. University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 278 pp.

Rathke, C, S. Neshyba, M. D. Shupe, P. Rowe, and A. Rivers, 2002: Radiative and microphysical properties of Arctic stratus clouds from multiangle downwelling infrared radiances, J. Geophys. Res. A. 107(D23), 4703, doi:10.1029/2001JD001545 (2002).