Jean C. Newman

Research Scientist

Jean NewmanBS, University of Washington, 1981


Office: PMEL, Bldg 3, Rm 2085, NOAA Sand Point

Phone: 206-526-6531

Fax: 206-526-6485

Research Interests

Research focus is on the behavior of tsunamis and sea level phenomena. Some activities include: the development of a real-time tsunami reporting system; development of a tsunami forecast system; and simulation of tsunamis with numerical models.


Tang, L., V.V. Titov, E. Bernard, Y. Wei, C. Chamberlin, J.C. Newman, H. Mofjeld, D. Arcas, M. Eble, C. Moore, B. Uslu, C. Pells, M.C. Spillane, L.M. Wright, and E. Gica (2012): Direct energy estimation of the 2011 Japan tsunami using deep-ocean pressure measurements. J. Geophys. Res.117, C08008, doi: 10.1029/2011JC007635.

González, F.I., E.L. Geist, B. Jaffe, U. Kânoğlu, H. Mofjeld, C.E. Synolakis, V.V. Titov, D. Arcas, D. Bellomo, D. Carlton, T. Horning, J. Johnson, J. Newman, T. Parsons, R. Peters, C. Peterson, G. Priest, A. Venturato, J. Weber, F. Wong, and A. Yalciner (2009): Probabilistic tsunami hazard assessment at Seaside, Oregon, for near- and far-field seismic sources. J. Geophys. Res.114, C11023, doi: 10.1029/2008JC005132.

Gica, E., M. Spillane, V.V. Titov, C.D. Chamberlin, and J.C. Newman (2008): Development of the forecast propagation database for NOAA's Short-term Inundation Forecast for Tsunamis (SIFT). NOAA Tech. Memo. OAR PMEL-139, NTIS: PB2008-109391, 89 pp.

Tang, L., V.V. Titov, Y. Wei, H.O. Mofjeld, M. Spillane, D. Arcas, E.N. Bernard, C. Chamberlin, E. Gica, and J. Newman (2008): Tsunami forecast analysis for the May 2006 Tonga tsunami. J. Geophys. Res.113, C12015, doi: 10.1029/2008JC004922.

Mofjeld, H.O., F.I. González, V.V. Titov, A.J. Venturato, and J.C. Newman (2007): Effects of tides on maximum tsunami wave heights: Probability distributions. J. Atmos. Ocean. Technol.24(1), doi: 10.1175/JTECH1955.1, 117–123.

González, F.I., E. Geist, C. Synolakis, D. Arcas, D. Bellomo, D. Carlton, T. Horning, B. Jaffe, J. Johnson, U. Kânoğlu, H. Mofjeld, J. Newman, T. Parsons, R. Peters, C. Peterson, G. Priest, V. Titov, A. Venturato, J. Weber, F. Wong, and A. Yalciner (Tsunami Pilot Study Working Group) (2006): Seaside, Oregon Tsunami Pilot Study—Modernization of FEMA flood hazard maps. NOAA OAR Special Report, NTIS: PB2007-101992, NOAA/OAR/PMEL, Seattle, WA, 94 pp. + 7 appendices.

Suleimani, E.N., R.A. Combellick, D. Marriott, R.A. Hansen, A.J. Venturato, and J.C. Newman (2005): Tsunami hazard maps of the Homer and Seldovia areas, Alaska. Report of Investigations 2005-2, State of Alaska Dept. of Nat. Res., Div. of Geol. and Geophys. Surveys, 2 sheets, scale 1:12,500, 28.