Recent Publications

Varble, A., Morrison, H., & Zipser, E. (2020). Effects of under-resolved convective dynamics on the evolution of a squall line. Monthly Weather Review148(1), 289-311.

Alvey III, G. R., Zipser, E., & Zawislak, J. (2019). How does Hurricane Edouard (2014) evolve toward symmetry before rapid intensification? A high-resolution ensemble study. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, (2019).

Bang, S. D., & Zipser, E. J. (2019). Tropical oceanic thunderstorms near Kwajalein and the roles of evolution, organization, and forcing in their electrification. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres124(2), 544-562.

Stanford, M. W., Morrison, H., Varble, A., Berner, J., Wu, W., McFarquhar, G., & Milbrandt, J. (2019). Sensitivity of simulated deep convection to a stochastic ice microphysics framework. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems11(11), 3362-3389.

Han, B., J. Fan, A. Varble, H. Morrison, and coauthors (2019), Cloud-resolving model intercomparison of an MC3E squall line: Part II – Stratiform precipitation properties. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 124, doi:10.1029/2018JD029596.

Varble, A. (2018), Erroneous attribution of deep convective invigoration to aerosol concentration. J. Atmos. Sci., 75, 1351-1368, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-17-0217.1.

Gingrey, A., A. Varble, and E. Zipser (2018), Relationships between extreme rain rates and convective intensities from the perspectives of TRMM and WSR-88D radars. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 57, 1353-1369, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-17-0240.1.

Fan, J., B. Han, A. Varble, H. Morrison, and coauthors (2017), Cloud-resolving model intercomparison of a MC3E squall line case: Part I – Convective updrafts. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122, 9351-9378, doi:10.1002/2017JD026622.

Lebo, Z. J., B. J. Shipway, J. Fan, I. Geresdi, A. Hill, A. Miltenberger, H. Morrison, P. Rosenberg, A. Varble, and L. Xue (2017), Challenges for cloud modeling in the context of aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 98, 1749-1755, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0291.1.

Stanford, M. W., A. Varble, E. Zipser, J. W. Strapp, D. Leroy, A. Schwarzenboeck, and R. Potts (2017), A ubiquitous ice size bias in simulations of tropical deep convection. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 9599-9621, doi:10.5194/acp-17-9599-2017.

Bang, S. D., & Zipser, E. J. (2016). Seeking reasons for the differences in size spectra of electrified storms over land and ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres121(15), 9048-9068.

Alvey III, G. R., Zawislak, J., & Zipser, E. (2015). Precipitation properties observed during tropical cyclone intensity change. Monthly Weather Review143(11), 4476-4492.

Bang, S. D., & Zipser, E. J. (2015). Differences in size spectra of electrified storms over land and ocean. Geophysical Research Letters42(16), 6844-6851.

Varble, A., E. J. Zipser, A. M. Fridlind, P. Zhu, A. S. Ackerman, J.-P. Chaboureau, S. Collis, J. Fan, A. Hill, and B. Shipway (2014), Evaluation of cloud-resolving and limited area model intercomparison simulations using TWP-ICE observations: 1. Deep convective updraft properties.  J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 13,891-13,918, doi:10.1002/2013JD021371.

Varble, A., E. J. Zipser, A. M. Fridlind, P. Zhu, A. S. Ackerman, J.-P. Chaboureau, J. Fan, A. Hill, B. Shipway, and C. R. Williams (2014), Evaluation of cloud-resolving and limited area model intercomparison simulations using TWP-ICE observations: 2. Precipitation microphysics.  J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 13,919-13,945, doi:10.1002/2013JD021372.

Wall, C., E.Zipser, and C. Liu, 2014: An investigation of the aerosol indirect effect on convective intensity using satellite observations. J. Atmos. Sci., 71, 430-447. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-13-0158.1. 

Wall, C. C.Liu, and E.Zipser, 2013: A climatology of tropical congestus using CloudSat. J. Geophys. Res.118 (12) 6478-6492. DOI: 10.1002/jgrd.50455. 

Liu, C. and E.J.Zipser, 2013: Why does radar reflectivity tend to increase downward toward the ocean surface, but decrease downward toward the land surface? J. Geophys. Res., 118 (1), 135-148, DOI: 10.1029/2012JD018134.

Fierro, A.O., E.J.Zipser, M.A.Lemone, J.M.Straka, and J.M.Simpson, 2012: Tropical oceanic hot towers: Need they be undiluted to transport energy from the boundary layer to the upper troposphere effectively? An answer based on trajectory analysis of a simulation of a TOGA COARE convective system. J. Atmos. Sci., 69, 195-213, doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-11-0147.1.

Fridlind, A. M., A. S. Ackerman, J.-P. Chaboureau, J. Fan, W. W. Grabowski, A. Hill, T. R. Jones, G. Liu, H. Morrison, S. Park, J. C. Petch, J.-P. Pinty, C. Schumacher, A. C. Varble, X. Wu, S. Xie, and M. Zhang (2012), A comparison of TWP-ICE observational data with cloud-resolving model results.  J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 117, D05204, doi:10.1029/2011JD016595.

Liu, C., D.J.Cecil, E.J.Zipser, K.Kronfeld, and R.Robertson, 2012: Relationships between lightning flash rates and radar reflectivity vertical structures in thunderstorms over the tropics and subtropics. J. Geophys. Res., 117, D6, doi:10.1029/2011JD017123.

Mrowiec, A. A., C. Rio, A. M. Fridlind, A. S. Ackerman, A. D. Del Genio, O. M. Pauluis, A. C. Varble, and J. Fan (2012), Analysis of cloud-resolving simulations of a tropical mesoscale convective system observed during TWP-ICE: Vertical fluxes and draft properties in convective and stratiform regions.  J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 117, D19201, doi:10.1029/2012JD017759.

Wall, C.L., E.J.Zipser, and C.Liu, 2012: A regional climatology of monsoonal precipitation in the southwestern U.S. using TRMM. J. Hydrometeor.,13, 310-323, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-11-031.1.

Xu, W. and E.J.Zipser, 2012: Properties of deep convection in tropical continental, monsoon, and oceanic rainfall regimes. Geophys. Res. Lett39, 7, L07802, doi:10.1029/2012GL051242.

Xu, W., E.J.Zipser, Y.-L.Chen, C.Liu, Y.-C.Liou, W.-C.Lee, B.J.-D.Jou, 2012: An orography-associated extreme rainfall event during TiMREX: Initiation, storm evolution, and maintenance. Mon Wea, Rev., 140, doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-11-00208.1.

Zhu, P., J. Dudhia, P. R. Field, K. Wapler, A. Fridlind, A. Varble, M. Chen, J. Petch, Z. Zhu, and E. Zipser (2012), A limited area model (LAM) intercomparison study of a TWP-ICE active monsoon mesoscale convective event.  J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 117, D11208, doi:10.1029/2011JD016447.

Varble, A., A. M. Fridlind, E. J. Zipser, A. S. Ackerman, J.-P. Chaboureau, J. Fan, A. Hill, S. A. McFarlane, J.-P. Pinty, and B. Shipway (2011), Evaluation of cloud-resolving model intercomparison simulations using TWP-ICE observations: Precipitation and cloud structure.  J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 116, D12206, doi:10.1029/2010JD015180.