Newton is an atmospheric scientist who uses remote sensing measurements, Bayesian Inference, and numerical models to understand and quantify methane emissions. He is interested in understanding chemical, physical, and biological drivers of methane emissions at both the ecosystem and global scales. To measure this, he is currently developing highly accurate greenhouse gas measurements with laser frequency combs.
Newton joined our group in Fall 2023 as a Stanford Science Fellow. He completed his PhD at Caltech advised by Professor Christian Frankenberg. He was formerly a researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, supervised by Dr. Daniel Feldman and Bill Collins, working on developing highly accurate satellite observations of Earth’s albedo and improving our understanding of methane’s effect on our climate. He holds a BA in Geophysics from UC Berkeley.