Lee Harrison

Lee Harrison

Senior Research Associate, Emeritus
Atmospheric Sciences Research Center

PhD, University of Washington, 1982

Research Interests

Cloud Physics, Radiation Transfer, Instrumentation, Hurricanes, Aviation Weather



Harrison, L., and H. Harrison (1982) A Comparison of Optical and
Aerodynamic Sizes: The Effects of Inhomogeneous Particles, Atmos. Environ.
16: 293-300

Harrison, L. (1983) A Comparison of Optical and Aerodynamic Sizes- II: An
Improved Method for the Sizing Of Deliquescent Aerosols to Estimate
Pulmonary Deposition Atmos. Environ. 14: 895-896

Harrison, L. and H. Harrison (1985) The Segregation of Aerosols by
Cloud-Nucleating Activity. Part I: Design, Construction, and Testing of a
High-Flux Thermal Diffusion Cloud Chamber for Mass Separation, J. Climate &
Appl. Met. 24: 302 - 310

Harrison, L., (1985) The Segregation of Aerosols by Cloud-Nucleating
Activity. Part II: Observation of an Urban Aerosol J. Climate & Appl. Met.
24: 312 - 321

Michalsky, J.J., L. Harrison and B.A. LeBaron (1987) Empirical Radiometric
Correction of a Silicon Photodiode Rotating Shadowband Radiometer, Solar
Energy 39: 87-96

Michalsky, J.J., R. Perez, R. Stewart, B.A. LeBaron, and L. Harrison (1988)
Design and Development of a Rotating Shadowband Radiometer Solar
Radiation/Daylight Network, Solar Energy, 41:577-581.

Harrison, L., J.M. Hubbe, and J.C. Doran (1988) An Optical Particle Counter
for Measuring Small-Particle Flux Electric Power Research Institute Report
EN-6188, Palo Alto CA

Barnard, J. and L. Harrison, (1989) Monotonic Responses from Monochromatic
Optical Particle Counters, Appl. Optics 27: 584-592

LeBaron, B.A., J.J. Michalsky and L. Harrison, (1989) Rotating Shadowband
Measurement of Atmospheric Turbidity: A Tool for Estimating Visibility,
Atmos. Environ. 23: 255-263

Harrison. L. & S. Lin (1991) Progress in Single-Particle Detection of
Artificial Fluorescent Aerosols for use as Tracers and Probes of
Atmospheric Scavenging Processes, Proceedings of the 5th International
Conference on Precipitation Scavenging and Air-Surface Exchange Processes,
Richland, WA

Michalsky, J.J., R. Perez, L. Harrison, and B.A. LeBaron (1991). Spectral
and Temperature Correction of Silicon Photovoltaic Solar Radiation
Detectors. Solar Energy 47: 299-305.

Harrison, L. (1992) Spatial Correlations in the Chemical Deposition
Observed by the Oscar Experiments, Atmos. Environ. 26A 939-946

Harrison, L., J. Michalsky, and J. Berndt (1994). Automated Multi- Filter
Rotating Shadowband Radiometer: An Instrument for Optical Depth and
Radiation Measurements , Appl. Opt. 33, 5118-5125

Harrison, L. and J. Michalsky (1994). Objective Algorithms for the
Retrieval of Optical Depths from Ground-Based Measurements, Appl. Opt. 33,

Harrison, L. (1994). July 1994 UV/Biosphere Progress Report: Initial Test
and Characterization Results for the ASRC/RSI Ultraviolet
Spectroradiometers Project Report USDA 91371046838, July 1994

Michalsky, J.J., L.C. Harrison, and W.E. Berkheiser III (1995). "Cosine
Response Characteristics of Some Radiometric and Photometric Sensors."
Solar Energy 54: 397-402.

Michalsky, J.J., J.C. Liljegren, and L.C. Harrison (1995). "A Comparison
of Sun Photometer Derivations of Total Column Water Vapor and Ozone to
Standard Measures of Same at the Southern Great Plains Atmospheric
Radiation Measurement Site," J. Geophys. Res. 100: 25995-26003.

Zhou, Chuan, Joseph Michalsky, and Lee Harrison (1995). "Comparison of
Irradiance Measurements Made with the Multi-Filter Rotating Shadowband
Radiometer and First-Class Thermopile Radiometers," Solar Energy 55:

Min, Q and L. Harrison (1996) "An Adjoint Formulation of the Radiative
Transfer Method," J. Geophys. Res. 101: 1634-1640

Min, Q and L. Harrison (1996). "Cloud Properties derived from surface MFRSR
measurements and comparison with GOES results at the ARM SGP site."
Geophys. Res. Let. 23 1641-1644

Harrison, L. and Q. Min (1997). "Photon Pathlengths from O2 A-band
Absorption." IRS '96: Current Problems in Atmospheric Radiation. Proc.
Intl. Rad. Symposium Fairbanks AK 19-24 Aug, 1996. A. Deepak Press,
Hampton VA ISBN 0-937194-39-5, pp 594-598

Min, Q, and L. C. Harrison(1998), Synthetic Spectra for Terrestrial
Ultraviolet from Discrete Measurements, J. Geophys. Res., 103 17033

Kiedron, P.W., J.J. Michalsky, J.L. Berndt and L.C. Harrison(1999), A
comparison of spectral irradiance standards used to calibrate shortwave
radiometers and spectroradiometers, Appl. Opt. 38: 2432-2439

Min, Q. and L. Harrison (1999), Joint statistics of photon pathlength and
cloud optical depth, Geophys. Res. Lett. 26: 1425-1428

Michalsky, J., M. Beauharnois, J. Berndt, L. Harrison, P. Kiedron and Q. Min
(1999), O2-O2 absorption band identification based on optical depth spectra of
the visible and near infrared, Geophys. Res. Lett. 26: 1581-1585

Harrison, L., M. Beauharnois, J. Berndt, P. Kiedron, J.J. Michalsky, and Q.
Min (1999), The Rotating Shadowband Spectroradiometer (RSS) at SGP,
Geophys. Res. Lett. 26: 1715-1718

Schmid B., J. Michalsky, R. Halthore, M. Beauharnois, L. Harrison, J.
Livingston, P. Russell, B. Holben, T. Eck, and A. Smirnov(1999), Comparison of
Aerosol Optical Depth from Four Solar Radiometers During the Fall 1997 ARM
Intensive Observation Period, Geophys. Res. Lett., 26: 2725-2728

Mlawer, E., P. Brown, S. Clough, L. Harrison, J. Michalsky, P. Kiedron and T.
Shippert (2000), Comparison of spectral direct and diffuse solar irradiance
measurements and calculations for cloud-free conditions, Geophys. Res. Lett.
17: 2653-2657

Michalsky, J., J. Schlemmer, W. Berkheiser III, J. Berndt, L. Harrison, N.
Laulainen, N. Larson, and J. Barnard (2001), Multi-Year Measurements of Aerosol
Optical Depth in the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement and Quantitative
Links Programs, Journal of Geophysical Research, 106: 12099-12107

Min, Q., L. Harrison, and E. Clothioux (2001), Joint statistics of photon
pathlength and cloud optical depth: case studies, J. Geophys. Res. 106:

Kiedron, P., J.J. Michalsky, B. Schmid, D. Slater, J. Berndt, L. Harrison, P.
Racette, E. Westwater, and Y. Han, (2001) A robust retrieval of water vapor
column in dry Arctic conditions using the rotating shadowband spectroradiometer,
J. Geophys. Res.

Harrison, L., J. Berndt, P. Kiedron (2001) The USDA Reference UV
Spectroradiometric Network: Current Performance & Operational Experience, Proc.
SPIE Conf Sept 2001, San Diego,

Harrison, L., J. Berndt, P. Kiedron, and J. Schlemmer (2003) The Solar Spectrum
360 to 1050 nm from Rotating Shadowband Spectroradiometer (RSS) Measurements at
the Southern Great Plains Site, J. Geophys Res. 108: 4424-4433

R. Li, Q.-L. Min, an L. C. Harrison (2009) A Case Study: The Indirect Aerosol
Effects of Mineral Dust on Warm Clouds, J. At. Sci. 67:805-816
DOI: 10.1175/2009JAS3235.1