Peer Reviewed Publications

Lawson, R. P., C. Gurganus, S. Woods, and R. Bruintjes, Aircraft Observations of Cumulus Microphysics Ranging from the Tropics to Midlatitudes: Implications for "New" Secondary Ice Process, 2017: J. Atmos. Sci., 74, 2899-2920Read Article

Lawson, R. P., S. Woods, and H. Morrison, The Microphysics of ice and precipitation development in tropical cumulus clouds, 2015: J. Atmos. Sci., 72, 6, 2429-2445, doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-14-0274.1Read Article

Lawson, R. P. and A. Gettelman, Impact of Antarctic mixed-phase clouds on climate, 2014: Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 111, 18156–18161   Read Article

Sikand, M., J. Koskulics, K. Stamnes, B. Hamre, J. J. Stamnes, R. P. Lawson, Estimation of mixed-phase cloud optical depth and position using in-situ radiation and cloud microphysical measurements obtained from a Tethered Balloon Platform, 2013: J. Atmos. Sci., 70, 317 – 329Read Article

Deng,. M., G. G. Mace, Z. Wang, and R. P. Lawson, Evaluation of Several A-Train Ice Cloud Retrieval Products with in situ Measurements Collected during the SPartICus Campaign. Accepted for Publication:, 2012: J. Appl. Meteorol. Clim.Read Article

Lance, S., Coincidence Errors in a Cloud Droplet Probe (CDP) and a Cloud and Aerosol Spectrometer (CAS), and the Improved Performance of a Modified CDP, 2012: J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 29, 1532–1541Read Article

Lawson, R. P., Effects of ice particles shattering on the 2D-S probe., 2011: Atmos. Meas. Tech., 4, 1361-1381Read Article

Lawson, R. P., K. Stamnes, J. Stamnes, P. Zmarzly, J. Koskuliks, C. Roden, Q. Mo, M. Carrithers, Deployment of a Tethered Balloon System for Cloud Microphysics and Radiative Measurements at Ny-Ålesund and South Pole , 2011: J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 28, 656 – 670Read Article

Lance, S., M. Shupe, G. Feingold, C.A.Brock, J. Cozic, J. S. Holloway, R. H. Moore, A. Nenes, J. P. Shwartz, J. R. Spackman, K. D. Froyd, D. M. Murphy, J. Brioude, O. R. ooper, A. Stohl, J. F. Burkhart, H. Sodemann, Cloud condensation nuclei as a modulator of ice processes in Arctic mixed-phase clouds., 2011: Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 8003-8015Read Article

Ardon-Dryer, K., Z. Levin and R. P. Lawson, Characteristics of Immersion Freezing Nuclei at the South Pole Station in Antarctica, 2011: Atmos. Chem. Phys, 11, 4015 - 4024, doi:10.5194/acp-11-4015-2011Read Article

Mitchell, D. L., R. P. Lawson, and B. Baker, Understanding effective diameter and its application to terrestrial radiation in ice clouds, 2011: Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 3417-3429Read Article

Lawson, R. P., E. Jensen, D. L. Mitchell, B. Baker, Q. Mo, and B. Pilson, Microphysical and radiative properties of tropical clouds investigated in TC4 and NAMMA., 2010: J. Geophys. Res., 115, D00J08, doi:10.1029/2009JD013017Read Article

Baker, B. A., and R. P. Lawson, Analysis of Tools used to Quantify Droplet Clustering in Clouds., 2010: J. Atmos. Sci., doi: 10.1175/2010JAS3409.1Read Article

Lance, S., C.A. Brock, D. Rogers, and J.A. Gordon, Water droplet calibration of a cloud droplet probe and in-flight performance in liquid, ice and mixed-phase clouds during ARCPAC., 2010: Atmos. Meas. Tech., 3, 1683-1706Read Article

Sikand, M., J. Koskulics, K. Stamnes, B. Hamre, J. J. Stamnes, and R. P. Lawson, Optical properties of mixed phase boundary layer clouds observed from a tethered balloon platform in the Arctic, 2010: J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 111, 1921 - 1930 doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2010. 03.002Read Article

Mitchell, D. L., R. P. d’Entremont, R. P. Lawson, Inferring Cirrus Size Distributions through Satellite Remote Sensing and Microphysical Databases, 2010, 67, 1106–1125Read Article

Baker, B. A., A. Korolev, R. P. Lawson, D. O’Connor, and Q. Mo, Drop Size Distributions and the Lack of Small Drops in RICO Rain Shafts, 2010: J. Appl. Meteorol., 48, 616-623Read Article

, M., J. Koskulics, K. Stamnes, B. Hamre, J. J. Stamnes, and R. P. Lawson, Optical properties of mixed phase boundary layer clouds observed from a tethered balloon platform in the Arctic, 2010: J. Quant. Spect. Rad. Trans., 111, 1921- 1930Read Article

Froyd, K. D., D. M. Murphy, P. Lawson, D. Baumgardner, and R. L. Herman, Aerosols that form subvisible cirrus at the tropical tropopause, 2010: Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 209-218Read Article

Jensen, E. J., L. Pfister, T.-P. Bui, P. Lawson, and D. Baumgardner, Ice nucleation and cloud microphysical properties in tropical tropopause layer cirrus, 2010: Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 1369-1384Read Article

Lawson, R. P., P. Zuidema, Aircraft Microphysical and Surface-Based Radar Observations of Summertime Arctic Clouds., 2009: J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 3505-3529Read Article

Lance, S., A. Nenes, C. Mazzoleni, M.K. Dubey, H. Gates, V. Varutbangkul, T.A. Rissman, S.M. Murphy, A. Sorooshian, R.C. Flagan, J.H. Seinfeld, G. Feingold, H.H. Jonsson, Cloud condensation nuclei activity, closure, and droplet growth kinetics of Houston aerosol during the Gulf of Mexico Atmospheric Composition and Climate Study (GoMACCS)., 2009: J. Geophys. Res., 114, doi:10.1029/2008JD011699Read Article

Baker, B., Q. Mo, R. P. Lawson, D. O’Conner and A. Korolev, The Effects of Precipitation on Cloud Droplet Measurement Devices. J. Atmos., 2009: J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 26, 1404 – 1409Read Article

Jensen, E. J., P. Lawson, B. Bake, B. Pilson, Q. Mo, A. J. Heymsfield, A. Bansemer, T. P. Bui, M. McGill, D. Hlavka, G. Heymsfield, S. Platnick, G. T. Arnold, and S. Tanelli, On the importance of small ice crystals in tropical anvil cirrus, 2009: Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 5519-5537Read Article

Lawson, R. P., B. Pilson, B. Baker, Q. Mo, E. Jensen, L. Pfister, and P. Bui, Aircraft measurements of microphysical properties of subvisible cirrus in the tropical tropopause layer., 2008: Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 1609-1620Read Article

Jensen, E. J., L. Pfister, T. V. Bui, P. Lawson, B. Baker, Q. Mo, D. Baumgardner, E. M. Weinstock, J. B. Smith, E. J. Moyer, T. F. Hanisco, D. S. Sayres, J. M. St. Clair, M. J. Alexander, O. B. Toon, and J. A. Smith, Formation of large (≃100 μm) ice crystals near the tropical tropopause, 2008: Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 1621-1633Read Article

Lawson, R. P., B. Pilson, B. Baker, Q. Mo, E. Jensen, L. Pfister, and P. Bui, Aircraft measurements of microphysical properties of subvisible cirrus in the tropical tropopause layer, 2008: Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 1609-1620Read Article

Baker, B. A. and Brenguier, Jean-Louis, Radar and In-Situ Observations of Small Cumulus: Physical Interpretations of Radar Bragg Scatter., 2007: Quarterly Journal Royal Meteor. Soc., Vol 133, 1677-1692Read Article

Lawson, R. P., B. A. Baker, P. Zmarzly, D. O'Connor, Q. Mo, J.-F. Gayet, and V. Shcherbakov, Microphysical and optical properties of ice crystals at South Pole Station., 2006: J. of Appl. Meteor., Vol. 45, No. 11, 1505-1524Read Article

Evans, K. F., D. O'Connor, P. Zmarzly, and R. P. Lawson, In situ cloud sensing with multiple scattering lidar: Design and validation of an airborne sensor., 2006: J. Atmos. Ocean Technol., Vol. 23, 1068-1081Read Article

Lawson, R. P., D. O'Connor, P. Zmarzly, K. Weaver, B. A. Baker, Q. Mo, and H. Jonsson, The 2D-S (Stereo) Probe: Design and Preliminary Tests of a New Airborne, High Speed, High-Resolution Particle Imaging Probe., 2006: J. of Atmos. and Oceanic Technol., Vol. 23., No. 11, pp. 1462-1477Read Article

Baker, B. A., and R. P. Lawson, Improvement in determination of ice water content from two-dimensional particle imagery: Part I: Image to mass relationships., 2006: J. of Appl. Meteor., Vol. 45, No. 9,, pp. 1282-1290Read Article

Lawson, R. P., and B. A. Baker, Improvement in determination of ice water content from two-dimensional particle imagery. Part II: Applications to collected data, 2006: J. of Appl. Meteor., Vol. 45, No. 9, pp. 1291-1303Read Article

Shcherbakov, V., J-F Gayet, B. Baker and P. Lawson, Light scattering by single ice crystals., 2006: J. Atmos. Sci., Vol. 63. No. 5, pp. 1513-1525Read Article

Baker, B. A., and R. P. Lawson, In situ observations of the microphysical properties of wave, cirrus and anvil clouds. Part I: Wave clouds., 2006: J. of Atmos. Sci., Vol. 63, N o. 12, 3160-3185Read Article

Lawson, R. P., B. A. Baker, B. Pilson, Q. Mo, In Situ observations of the microphysical properties of wave, cirrus and anvil clouds. Part II: Cirrus Clouds., 2006: J. of Atmos. Sci., Vol. 63, No. 12, 3186-3203Read Article

Lance, S., J. Medina, J.N. Smith and A. Nenes, Mapping the Operation of the DMT Continuous Flow CCN Counter., 2006: Aerosol Sci. Technol., 40, 242-254Read Article

Sinkevich, A. A., and R. P. Lawson, A survey of temperature measurements in convective clouds. J. of Appl. Meteor., 2004: J. of Appl. Meteor., Vol 44. No. 7, 1133-1145Read Article

Noel V., D. M. Winker, M. McGill, P. Lawson, Classification of particle shapes from lidar depolarization ratio in convective ice clouds compared to in situ observations during CRYSTAL-FACE., 2004: J. Geophys. Res., 109, D24213Read Article

Lance, S., T. Rissman and A. Nenes, Chemical and Dynamical Effects on Cloud Droplet Number, 2004: Implications for Estimates of the Aerosol Indirect Effect, 2004: J. Geophys. Res., 109, D22208Read Article

K. Franklin Evans, R. Paul Lawson, Pat Zmarzly, Darren O'Connor and Warren J. Wiscombe, In Situ Cloud Sensing with Multiple Scattering Lidar: Simulations and Demonstration., 2003: Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Vol. 20, No. 11, pp. 1505-1522Read Article

Lawson, R. P. , B. A. Baker, C. G. Schmitt, and T.L. Jensen, An overview of microphysical properties of Arctic stratus clouds observed during FIRE.ACE., 2001: J. Geophys. Res., 106(D14), 14989-15014Read Article

Zmarzly, P.M. and R.P. Lawson, An Optical Extinctiometer for Cloud Radiation Measurments and Planetary Exploration., 2000: Report submitted to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in fulfillment of Contract NAS5-98032, 131 ppRead Article

Lawson, R. P. and A. M. Blyth, A comparison of optical measurements of liquid water content and drop size distribution in adiabatic regions of Florida cumuli., 1998: Atmos. Res., 47-48, 671-690Read Article

Lawson, R. P., A. V. Korolev, S. G. Cober, T. Huang, J. W. Strapp and G.A. Isaac, Improved Measurements of the Drop Size Distribution of a Freezing Drizzle Event., 1998: Atmos. Res., 47-48, 181-191Read Article

Lawson, R. P., A. J. Heymsfield, S. M. Aulenbach and T. L. Jensen, Shapes, sizes and light scattering properties of ice crystals in cirrus and a persistent contrail during SUCCESS. , 25, , 1998: Geo. Res. Let., 25, 1331-1334Read Article

Lawson, R. P., R. E. Stewart and L. J. Angus, Observations and numerical simulations of the origin and development of very large snowflakes., 1998: J. Atmos. Sciences, 55, 3209-3229Read Article

Lawson, R. P., L. J. Angus, A. J. Heymsfield, Cloud particle measurements in thunderstorm anvils and possible weather threat to aviation., 1998: J. of Aircraft, 35, 113-121Read Article

Lawson, R. P. and R. H. Cormack, Theoretical design and preliminary tests of two new particle spectrometers for cloud microphysics research., 1995: Atmos. Res., 35, 315-348Read Article