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Curriculum Vitae:

Marcin Witek

  • Ph.D., Physics, Atmospheric Science, (with Honors), University of Warsaw (2008)
  • Master of Science, Physics, Atmospheric Science, University of Warsaw (2003)

Research Interests
  • Boundary layer and cloud parameterization/modeling
  • Boundary layer meteorology
  • Atmospheric aerosol modeling
  • Sea salt aerosol emission parameterization
  • Climate changes and aerosol influence on climate

Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (2011 - present)
    • Research Scientist, Aerosol and Cloud Science Group
  • California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (2008-2011)
    • Research scholar (postdoc)

Selected Publications
  1. M. L. Witek, D. J. Diner, and M. J. Garay (2016): Satelite assessment of sea spray aerosol productivity: Southern Ocean case study. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, doi:10.1002/2015JD023726.
  2. J. Han, M. L. Witek, J. Teixeira, R. Sun, H.-L. Pan, J. K. Fletcher, C. S. Bretherton (2015), Implementation in the NCEP GFS of a hybrid eddy-diffusivity mass-flux (EDMF) boundary layer parameterization with dissipative heating and modified stable boundary layer mixing, Weather and Forecasting, doi:10.1175/WAF-D-15-0053.1.
  3. M. L. Witek, M. J. Garay, D. J. Diner, and A. Smirnov (2013): Aerosol optical depths over oceans: A view from MISR retrievals and collocated MAN and AERONET in situ observations. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 1–14, doi:10.1002/2013JD020393.
  4. Markowicz, K. M. and M. L. Witek (2011): Sensitivity study of the global contrails radiative forcing due to particle shape. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 116, D23203, doi:10.1029/2011JD016345.
  5. Witek, M. L., J. Teixeira, and G. Matheou (2011): An eddy-diffusivity/mass-flux approach to the vertical transport of turbulent kinetic energy in convective boundary layers. Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 68 (10), 2385–2394, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-11-06.1.
  6. Markowicz, K. M. and M. L. Witek (2011): Simulations of contrails optical properties and radiative forcing for various crystal shapes. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 50, 1740–1755, doi:10.1175/2011JAMC2618.1.
  7. Witek, M. L., J. Teixeira, and G. Matheou (2011): An integrated TKE based eddy-diffusivity/mass-flux boundary layer scheme for the dry convective boundary layer. Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 68, 1526–1540, doi:10.1175/2011JAS3548.1.
  8. Witek, M. L., P. J. Flatau, J. Teixeira, and K. M. Markowicz (2011): Numerical investigation of sea salt aerosol size bin partitioning in global transport models: Implications for mass budget and optical depth. Aerosols Science and Technology, 45, 401–414, doi:10.1080/02786826.2010.541957.
  9. Maciszewska A. E., K. M. Markowicz, and M. L. Witek (2010): A multiyear analysis of aerosol optical thickness over Europe and Central Poland using NAAPS model simulations. Acta Geophysica, 58 (6), 1147–1163, doi:10.2478/s11600-010-0034-5.
  10. Witek, M. L., J. Teixeira, and P. J. Flatau (2008): On stable and explicit numerical methods for the advection-diffusion equation. Math. Comp. Simul., 79 (3), 561–570, doi:10.1016/j.matcom.2008.03.001.
  11. Markowicz, K. M., P. J. Flatau, J. Remiszewska, M. L. Witek, E. A. Reid, J. S. Reid, A. Bucholtz, and B. Holben (2008): Observations and modeling of the surface aerosol radiative forcing during the UAE2 experiment. Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 65 (9), 2877–2891, doi:10.1175/2007JAS2555.1.
  12. Witek, M. L., P. J. Flatau, J. Teixeira, and D. L. Westphal (2007): Coupling an ocean wave model with a global aerosol transport model: a sea salt aerosol parameterization perspective. Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L14806, doi:10.1029/2007GL030106.
  13. Witek, M. L., P. J. Flatau, P. K. Quinn, and D. L. Westphal (2007): Global sea-salt modeling: Results and validation against multicampaign shipboard measurements. J. Geophys. Res., 112, D08215, doi:10.1029/2006JD007779.
  14. Remiszewska, J., P. J. Flatau, K. M. Markowicz, E. A. Reid, J. S. Reid, and M. L. Witek (2007): Modulation of the aerosol absorption and single-scattering albedo due to synoptic scale and sea breeze circulations – United Arab Emirates experiment perspective. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 112, D05204, doi:10.1029/2006JD007139.
  15. Wells, K. C, M. L. Witek, P. J. Flatau, S. M. Kreidenweis, and D. L. Westphal (2007): An analysis of seasonal surface dust aerosol concentrations in the western US (2001–2004): Observations and model predictions. Atmos. Environ., 41, 6585–6597, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2007.04.034.

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