Dr. Paul A. Newman

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Dr. Paul A. Newman
Chief Scientist for Earth Sciences
Code 610 - Earth Sciences Division
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Mail Address:
Code 614
Greenbelt, MD 20771

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Dr. Paul A. Newman is the Chief Scientist for Earth Sciences at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in the Earth Sciences Division. Dr. Newman is also the co-chair of the Scientific Assessment Panel (SAP) to the Montreal Protocol. The SAP is charged with drafting reports on the state of ozone depletion every four years. The current report is "The Scientifc Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2022". Dr. Newman is principally involved in the analysis of stratospheric meteorological and trace gas observations.

Dr. Newman is a Seattle native who graduated from O'Dea High School in 1974. He graduated with a BS in Physics and minor in Mathematics from Seattle University in 1978. He completed his doctorate in physics at Iowa State University in 1984. From 1984 to 1986, Dr. Newman was a National Research Council fellow, worked for Applied Research Corporation from 1986 to 1989, and the Universities Space Research Associates from 1989 to 1990. He has been with NASA since 1990.

Dr. Newman's principal area of research is stratospheric dynamics and chemistry. He has participated in numerous aircraft field campaigns with his NASA, NOAA, and University colleagues, and actively researches stratospheric dynamical processes.

My complete resume (updated 08/14/2023).

Field Missions

Dr. Newman leads the GSFC effort to analyze data collected from NASA aircraft (principally the high altitude NASA ER-2 , and the long-range NASA DC-8 ), which serve as the primary sources of high resolution information about the stratosphere. This aircraft field work is a collaborative effort with Drs. Leslie R. Lait.

  1. AASE theory team member (1988-1989)
  2. AASE II theory team member (1991-1992)
  3. SPADE theory team member (1992-1993)
  4. ASHOE/MAESA theory team member (1994)
  5. TC-4 ER-2 platform scientist (Jul.-Aug, 2007).
  6. Costa Rica AVE co-project scientist (Jan.-Feb. 2006).
  7. AVE-June 2005 co-project scientist.
  8. AVE-November 2004 co-project scientist.
  9. Pre-AVE co-project scientist.
  10. SOLVE-II co-project scientist.
  11. CRYSTAL-FACE ER-2 platform scientist.
  12. SOLVE co-project scientist.
  13. POLARIS co-project scientist.
  14. ACCENT science team
  15. Stratospheric Tracers of Atmospheric Transport (STRAT) co-project scientist
  16. Global Hawk Pacific Mission (GloPac) project scientist (2008-2011)
  17. Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) - Deputy Project Scientist
  18. Airborne Tropical TRopopause Experiment (ATTREX) - Global Hawk platform scientist
  19. Southeast Asia Composition, Cloud, Climate Coupling Regional Study (SEAC4RS) Science Team (2011-2012)
  20. Atmospheric Tomography Mission (ATom) an Earth Venture Suborbital-2 program (2015-2019). Science Team Lead
  21. CARbon Atmospheric Flux Experiment (CARAFE), Deputy Project Scientist, 2015-present.
  22. Dynamics and Chemistry of the Summer Stratosphere (DCOTSS), Science Leadership team, 2019-present
  23. Digital Array Gas filter Radiometer (DAGR) Project Scientist (2016-2021)
  24. Asian Summer Monsoon Chemical and Climate Impact Project (ACCLIP), Co-Project Scientist, 2017-present

Stratospheric Meteorological Work

Dr. Newman is also directing work on 22 years of NCEP analyses in conjunction with the GSFC 2-D, 3-D, and trajectory models to enhance our understanding of the dynamics, chemistry, and radiative properties of the middle atmosphere. This work is largely conducted in collaboration with Mr. Eric R. Nash.

Dr. Newman has strongly collaborated with various other groups both in the Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory: including 2-D modeling, 3-D modeling, trajectory analyses, STROZ-LITE lidar work, and the analysis of SBUV and TOMS ozone observations; and with groups outside of GSFC.


Other areas of interest

Picture of me at the San Jacinto monument just outside of Houston, TX. Photo taken 1999-04-15, while we were working on the spring phase of the ACCENT mission.

Last Updated: 2003-06-23
Author: Dr. Paul A. Newman (NASA/GSFC, Code 614) (Paul.A.Newman @ nasa.gov)

Responsible NASA organization/official: Dr. Paul A. Newman, Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory