Group Publications

Publication FY09 – FY12
 
Use TRMM Data to Evaluate the CRMs’ Microphysics
Lang, S., W.-K. Tao and X. Zeng, 2011: Reducing the biases in simulated radar reflectivities from a bulk microphysics scheme: Tropical convective systems, J. Atmos. Sci., 68, 2306-2320.
Li, X., W.-K. Tao, T. Matsui, C. Liu and H. Masunaga, 2010: Improving spectral bin microphysical scheme using TRMM satellite observations. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc. 136, 382–399.
Li, X., W.-K. Tao, A. Khain, J. Simpson, and D. Johnson, 2009: Sensitivity of a cloud-resolving model to the bulk and explicit bin microphysical schemes. Part I. Comparisons. J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 3-21.
Li, X., W.-K. Tao, A. P. Khain, J. Simpson, and D. E. Johnson, 2009: Sensitivity of a cloud-resolving model to the bulk and explicit bin microphysical schemes. Part II: Cloud microphysics and storm dynamics interactions. J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 22-40.
Matsui, T., X. Zeng, W.-K. Tao, H. Masunaga, W. Olson, and S. Lang, 2009: Evaluation of long-term cloud-resolving model simulations using satellite radiance observations and multifrequency satellite simulators. J. of Atmos. and Oceanic Tech., 26, 1261-1274.
 
 
Latent Heating
Shige, S., Y. N. Takayabu, S. Kida, W.-K. Tao, X. Zeng and T. L’Ecuyer, 2009: Spectral retrieved of latent heating profiles from TRMM PR data. Part VI: Comparisons of lookup tables from two- and three-dimensional simulations. J. Climate, 22, 5577-5594.
Grecu, M. W. Olson, C.-L. Shie, T. L’Ecuyer, and W.-K. Tao, 2009: Combining Satellite Microwave Radiometer and Radar Observations to Estimate Atmospheric Latent Heating Profiles. J. Climate, 22, 6356-6376.
Jiang, X., D. Waliser, J.-L. Li, B. Tian, W. Olson, M. Grecu, W.-K. Tao, S. Lang, A. Tompkins, and T. L’Ecuyer, 2009: Characterizing the vertical heating structure of the MJO using TRMM. J. Climate, 22, 6001-6020.
Hagos, S. C. Zhang, W.-K. Tao, S. Lang, Y. Takayabu, S. Shige, and M. Katsumata. 2010: Latent Heating Profiles over the Tropics: Estimates and Uncertainties. J. Climate 23, 542-558.Takayabu, Y. N., S. Shige, W.-K. Tao and N. Hirota, 2010: Shallow and deep latent heating modes over tropical oceans observed with TRMM PR spectral latent heating data. J. Climate, 23, 2030-2046.
Tao, W.-K., S. Lang, X. Zeng, S. Shige, Y. Takayabu, 2010: Relating convective and stratiform rain to latent heating, J. Climate, 23, 1874-1893. 
Chen, W.-T., C. P. Woods, J.-L. F. Li, D. E. Waliser, J.-D. Chern, W.-K. Tao, J. H. Jiang, and A. M. Tompkins, 2011: Partitioning CloudSat ice water content for comparison with upper tropospheric ice in global atmospheric models, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D19206, doi:10.1029/2010JD015179.
Zhang, C., S. Hagos, W.-K. Tao, S. Lang, Y. N. Takayabu, S. Shige, M. Katsumata, W. S. Olson, and T. L’Ecuyer, 2010: MJO signals in latent heating: TRMM observations. J. Atmos. Sci., 67, 3488-3508.
Jiang, X., D. E. Waliser, W. S. Olson, W.-K. Tao, T. S. L’Ecuyer, S. Shige, K.-F. Li, Y. L. Yung, and S. Lang, 2011: Vertical diabatic heating structure of the MJO: Inter-comparison between recent reanalyses and TRMM estimates, Mon. Wea. Rev., 139, 3208–3223.
Li, J.-L. F., J. Teixeira, D. E. Waliser, C. Woods, D. G. Vane, J. Bacmeister, J. –D. Chern, W.-K. Tao, A. M. Tompkins, 2011: A comparison of cloud vertical structure between CloudSat, the ECMWF analysis and two climate prediction models along the GPCI transect over the Northeastern Pacific, Geophys. Res. Letters, (submitted).
 
 
 
 
Review Papers
Tao, W.-K., and M. Moncrieff, 2009: Multi-scale cloud-system modeling. Rev. Geophys., 47, RG4002, doi:10.1029/2008RG000276.
Masunaga, H., Matsui, T., W.-K. Tao, A. Y. Hou, C. Kummerow, T. Nakajima, P. Bauer, W. Olson, M. Sekiguchi, and T. Y. Nakajima, 2010: Satellite Data Simulation Unit: Multi-Sensor and Multi–Frequency Satellite Simulator package, Bulletin of American Meteorological Society, 91, 1625-1632.
Tao, W.-K., and M. Moncrieff, 2012: Cloud Modeling, 2nd Edition, Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, Edited by G. North, F. Zhang and J. Pyle, (accepted and in press 2013).
Tao, W.-K., and T. Matsui, 2012: Cloud System Modeling and Aerosol, 2nd Edition, Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, Edited by G. North, F. Zhang and J. Pyle, (accepted and in press 2013).
Tao, W.-K., J.-P. Chen, Z.-Q. Li, C. Wang and C.-D. Zhang, 2012: The Impact of Aerosol on convective cloud and precipitation. Rev. Geophys., 50, RG2001, doi:10.1029/2011RG000369.
Matsui, T. and Mocko, D. M. (2012), Regional and seasonal variability of evaporation and transpiration over the Conterminous United States, In Encyclopedia of Natural Resources, 1st Ed.; Wang, Y.Q., Ed.; Taylor & Francis Group: New York. (Revised).
Tao, W.-K., Y. N.Takayabu, S. Lang, W. Olson, S. Shige, A.Hou, X. Jiang, W. Lau, T. Krishnamurti, D. Waliser, C. Zhang, R. Johnson, R. Houze, P. Ciesielski, M. Grecu, S. Hagos, R. Kakar, N. Nakamura, S. Braun, and A. Bhardwaj, 2012: TRMM Latent Heating Retrieval and Comparison with Field Campaigns and Large-ScaleAnalyses, AMS Meteorological Monographs - Multi-scale Convection-Coupled Systems in the Tropics (submitted).
Masunaga, H., Matsui, T., W.-K. Tao, A. Y. Hou, C. Kummerow, T. Nakajima, P. Bauer, W. Olson, M. Sekiguchi, and T. Y. Nakajima (2011), Satellite Data Simulator Unit: Multi-Sensor and Multi–Frequency Satellite Simulator package, Bulletin of American Meteorological Society, 91, 1625–1632. doi: 10.1175/2010BAMS2809.1.
Matsui, T. (2012), Chapter 12. Mesoscale Model and Satellite Simulator. Mesoscale Meteorological Modeling. 3rd Edition, R. A. Pielke Edit. Academic Press, San Diego, CA. (in press).
 
 
 
Cloud-Aerosol Interaction
Zeng, X., W.-K. Tao, T. Matsui, S. Xie, S. Lang, M. Zhang, D. Starr, and X. Li, 2010: Estimating the Ice Crystal Enhancement Factor in the Tropics. J. Atmos. Sci., 68, 1424-1434.
Zeng, X., W.-K. Tao, M.-H. Zhang, A. Y. Hou, S. Xie, S. Lang, X. Li, D. O’C Starr and X. Li, 2009:A contribution by ice nuclei to global warming. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 135, 1614-1629.
Ma, P.-L., K. Zhang, J.-J. Shi, T. Matsui; A. Arking, (2012): Direct Radiative Effect of Mineral Dust on the Development of African Easterly Wave in Late Summer, 2003-2007, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 51, 2090–2104.
Tao, W.-K. and T. Matsui (2012), Cloud System Resolving Modeling and Aerosols, Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences (in press)
Zeng, X., W.-K. Tao, S. W. Powell, R. A. Houze Jr., P. Ciesielski, N. Guy, H. Pierce and T. Matsui, 2013: A comparison of the water budgets between clouds from AMMA and TWP-ICE. J. Atmos. Sci. (in press)
Xiaowen Li, W.-K. Tao, H. Masunaga, G. Gu and X. Zeng, 2012: Aerosol effect on cumulus contestus over the Tropical Pacific: A cloud-resolving modeling study. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, in revision.
 
 
 
Multi-scale Modeling
Tao, W.-K., D. Anderson, J. Chern, J. Estin, A. Hou, P. Houser, R. Kakar, S. Lang, W. Lau, C. Peters-Lidard, X. Li, T. Matsui, B.-W. Shen, J.-J. Shi, and X. Zeng, 2009: Goddard Multi-Scale Modeling Systems with Unified Physics, Annales Geophysics, 27, 3055-3064.
Waliser, D., F. Li, C. Woods, J. Bacmeister, J. Chern, A. Del Genio, J. Jiang, M. Kharitondov, Z. Kuang, H. Meng, P. Minnis, S. Platnik, W. B. Rossow, G. Stephens, S. Sun-Mack, W.-K. Tao, A. Tommpkins, D. Vane, C. Walker and D. Wu, 2009: Cloud ice: A climate model challenge woth signs and expectations of progressJ. Geophys. Res. 114, D00A21, doi:10.1029/2008JD010015.
Mohr, K. I., W.-K. Tao, J. Chern, S. V. Kumar, and C.Peters-Lidard, 2011: The NASA-Goddard Multi-scale Modeling Framework-Land Information System: Global land/atmosphere interaction with resolved convection. Environmental Modeling & Software (in presss).
Shen, B.-W., Wei-Kuo Tao, Bryan Green, 2011: Coupling Advanced Modeling and Visualization to Improve High-Impact Tropical Weather Prediction, Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 56-67, Sep./Oct. 2011, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2010.141
Chen, W.-T., C. P. Woods, J.-L. F. Li, D. E. Waliser, J.-D. Chern, W.-K. Tao, J. H. Jiang, and A. M. Tompkins, 2011: Partitioning CloudSat ice water content for comparison with upper tropospheric ice in global atmospheric models, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D19206, doi:10.1029/2010JD015179.
Shen, B.-W. and W.-K. Tao, W. K.-K. Lau, R. Atlas, 2010: Predicting the Formation of Tropical Cyclone Nargis (2008) with a High-resolution  Global Model. J. Geophys. Res.,115, D14102, doi:10.1029/2009JD013140.
Shen, B.-W. W.-K. Tao, and M.-L. C. Wu, 2010: African Easterly Waves in 30-day High-resolution Global Simulations: A Case Study during the 2006 NAMMA Period. Geophys. Res. Lett., L18803, doi:10.1029/2010GL044355.
Shen, B.-W., W.-K. Tao, Y.-L. Lin, and A. Laing, 2012: Genesis of Twin Tropical Cyclones as Revealed by a Global Mesoscale Model: The Role of Mixed Rossby Gravity Waves. J. Geophys. Res. 117, D13114, doi:10.1029/2012JD017450.
Shen, B.-W., W.-K. Tao, Y.-L. Lin, and A. Laing, 2012a-1: Correction to :"Genesis of twin tropical cyclones as revealed by a global mesoscale model: The role of mixed Rossby gravity waves" J. Geophys. Res., 117, D16199, doi:10.1029/2012JD018598.
Shen, B.-W., B. Nelson, S. Cheung, W.-K. Tao, 2012: Scalability Improvement of the NASA Multiscale Modeling Framework for Tropical Cyclone Climate Study. Computing in Science and Engineering, IEEE Computer Society Digital Library. IEEE Computer Society, <http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCSE.2012.90> (in press, to appear in June 2013)
Shen, B.-W., B. Nelson, W.-K. Tao, and Y.-L. Lin, 2012: Advanced Visualizations of Scale Interactions of Tropical Cyclone Formation and Tropical Waves. Computing in Science and Engineering, IEEE computer Society Digital Library. IEEE Computer Society, http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCSE.2012.64 http://www.computer.org/csdl/mags/cs/preprint/mcs2012990126-abs.html (in press, to appear in May 2013)
Mohr, K.I., W.-K. Tao, J.-D. Chern, S.V. Kumar, and C. Peters-Lidard, 2012: The NASA-Goddard Multi-scale Modeling Framework-Land Information System: Global land/atmosphere interaction with resolved convection. Environmental Modeling and Software, 39, 103−115.
 
 
 
Precipitation Studies
 
Wang, D., X. Li, W.-K. Tao, Y. Liu and H. Zhou, 2009: Torrential rainfall processes associated with a landfall of severe tropical storm Bills (2006): A cloud-resolving modeling study. Atmos. Res., 91, 94-104.
Wang D., X. Li, and W.–K. Tao, et al., 2009: Effects of vertical wind shear on convective development during a landfall of severe tropical storm Bilis (2006), Atmos. Res., 94, 270-275.
Lee, M.-I., I. Choi, W.-K. Tao, S. D. Schubert, and I.-K. Kang, 2010: Mechanisms of diurnal precipitation over the United States Great Plains: A cloud-resolving model simulation. Climate Dynamic, 34, 419-437.
Matsui, T., D. Mocko, M.-I. Lee, J. Chern and W.-K. Tao, 2010: Ten-year climatology of summertime diurnal rainfall rate over the Conterminous U.S., Geophy. Res. Letter, Vol. 37, L13807, doi:10.1029/2010GL044139
Zeng, X., W.-K. Tao, S. Powell, R. Houze, Jr., P. Ciesielski, N. Guy, H. Pierce and T. Matsui, 2012: A comparison of the water budgets between clouds from AMMA and TWP-ICE.  J. Atmos. Sci., (in press).
Nick Guy, X. Zeng, S. A. Rutledge, and W.-K. Tao, 2012: Goddard cumulus ensemble model performance on Sahelian mesoscale convective systems. Mon. Wea. Rev., (in press).
Herrmann, S. M. and K. I. Mohr, 2011: A continental-scale classification of rainfall seasonality regimes in Africa based on gridded precipitation and land surface temperature products. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 50, 2504–2513.
WRF (Snow, Hurricane, MCS events. Aerosol effects)
Shi, J. J., W.-K. Tao, T. Matsui, A. Hou, S. Lang, C. Peters-Lidard, G. Jackson, R. Cifelli, S. Rutledge, and W. Petersen, 2010: Microphysical Properties of the January 20-22 2007 Snow Events over Canada: Comparison with in-situ and Satellite Observations. J. Applied Meteor. Climatol. J. Applied Meteor. Climatol. 49, 2246-2266
Tao, W.-K., J. J. Shi, S. S. Chen, S. Lang, P.-L. Lin, S.-Y. Hong, C. Perters-Lidard and A. Hou, 2010: The impact of microphysics on intensity and track of hurricane. Special Issue on MCSs and High-Impact Weather/Climate in East Asia, Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences (APJAS), 47, 1-16.
Santanello, J. A. Jr, C. D. Peters-Lidard, S. V. Kummar, C. Alonge, and W.-K. Tao, 2009: A modeling and observational framework for diagnosing local land-atmosphere coupling on diurnal time scales. J. of Hydrometeo, 10, 577-599.
Tao, W.-K., J. J. Shi, P.-L. Lin, M.-Y. Chang, M.-J. Yang, C. Peter-Liddard, C.-H. Sui, 2011: High Resolution Numerical Simulation of Typhoon Morakot: Part I: Impact of Microphysics and PBL. Special Issue on Typhoon Morakot, Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Vol. 22, No. 6,673-696. doi.10.3319/TAO2011.08.26.01
Tapiador, Francisco J., Wei-Kuo Tao, Jainn Jong Shi, Carlos F. Angelis, Miguel A. Martinez, Cecilia Marcos, Antonio Rodriguez, Arthur Hou, 2012: A Comparison of Perturbed Initial Conditions and Multiphysics Ensembles in a Severe Weather Episode in Spain. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 51, 489–504.
Iguchi, T., T. Nakajima, A. P. Khain, K. Saito, T. Takemura, H. Okamoto, T. Nishizawa, and W.-K. Tao, 2012: Evaluation of cloud microphysics simulated using a meso-scale model coupled with a  spectral bin microphysical scheme through comparison with observation data by ship-borne Doppler and space-borne W-band radars, J. Atmos. Sci., 69, 2566-2586, DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-11-0213.1.
Matsui, T, J.-J. Shi, D. Wu, Q. Tan, J. Santanero, E. Kemp, W.-K. Tao, Mian Chin, and C. Peters-Lidard (2012), Introducing Satellite Radiance-based Atmospheric Model Evaluation Using the NASA-Unified Weather Research and Forecasting Model coupled with the Goddard Satellite Data Simulator Unit (to be submitted)
Iguchi T., T. Matsui, J. J. Shi, W.-K. Tao, A. P. Khain, A. Hou, R. Cifelli, A. Heymsfield, and A. Tokay (2012), Numerical analysis using WRF-SBM for the cloud microphysical structures in the C3VP field campaign: Impacts of supercooled droplets and resultant riming on snow microphysics, Journal of Geophyiscal Research, 117, D23206, doi:10.1029/2012JD018101.
Iguchi, T., T. Matsui, A. Tokay, P. Kollias, and W.-K. Tao (2012), Two distinct modes in one-day rainfall event during MC3E field campaign: Analyses of disdrometer observations and WRF-SBM simulation. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L24805, doi:10.1029/2012GL053329.
Han M., S. A. Braun, T. Matsui, C. R. Williams (2012), Impact of cloud microphysics schemes in WRF model on the simulation of a winter storm as compared to radar and radiometer measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research (in press)
Tao, W.-K., D. Wu, T. Matsui, C. Peters-Lidard, A. Hou, and M. Rienecker, 2012: Diurnal Variation of Precipitation, Mon. Wea. Rev. (in revision).
Wu, D., X. Dong, B. Xi, Z. Feng, A. Kennedy, G. Mullendore, M. Gilmore, and W.-K. Tao, 2012: The Impact of Various WRF Single-Moment Microphysics Parameterizations on Squall Line Precipitation, J. Geophys. Res. (in revision).