Robert Newton

Research Scientist
Robert Newton
Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
111 Comer
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000


(845) 365-8686


(845) 365-8155

Fields of interest: 

Physical Oceanography, Arctic Climate Change, Large-scale isotope tracer distributions in the ocean, nutrient cycling in the Arctic Ocean and the Hudson Valley

Research Statement: 

Some of my projects include:

  • Environmental Tracers Group at LDEO ( details )
  • World Ocean Chemistry Experiment ( details )
  • Arctic Freshwater Initiative ( details )
List of Degrees from highest to lowest
Ph. D., Earth and Environmental Sciences
Columbia University
M.Phil., Earth and Environmental Sciences
Columbia University
A.B.D., Mathematics
Graduate Center of the City University of New York
B.S., Social Theory, Structure and Change
Empire State College, SUNY

Primary Discipline: 

Selected Publications:
Mantle helium reveals Southern Ocean hydrothermal venting, Winckler, G.; Newton, R.; Schlosser, P.;Crone, T Geophysical Research Letters (2010) 10.1029/2009GL042093
Freshwater distribution in the Arctic Ocean: simulation with a high-resolution model and model-data comparison., Newton, R., Schlosser, P., Martinson, D.G., and Maslowski, M. Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume: 113, Issue: C5 p.: C05024 (2008)
A simple model of the Arctic Ocean response to annular wind stress anomalies., Newton, R., Tremblay, B., Cane, M., and Schlosser, P. Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume: 111, Issue: C9 p.: C09019 (2006)
Elements of the global Ocean Circulation inferred from the WOCE tritium and C-14 data sets, Schlosser, P.; Jenkins, W.; Key, R.; Newton, R.; Roether, W.; Top, Z. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta Jun, Volume: 68, Issue: 11 p.: A489-A489 (2004)
Decrease of river runoff in the upper waters of the Eurasian Basin, Arctic Ocean, between 1991 and 1996: Evidence from delta O-18 data, Schlosser, P.; Newton, R.; Ekwurzel, B.; Khatiwala, S.; Mortlock, R.; Fairbanks, R. Geophysical Research Letters May 1, Volume: 29, Issue: 9 p.: - (2002) Doi 10.1029/2001gl013135