Observations of Tropical Convection


  • Oliver, E. C. J. and K. R. Thompson, 2016: Predictability of the Madden-Julian Oscillation index: seasonality and dependence on MJO phase. Climate Dynamics, 46, 159-176. 10.1007/s00382-015-2576-3.
  • Vincent, C. L. and T. P. Lane, In Press: Evolution of the diurnal precipitation cycle with the passage of a Madden-Julian Oscillation event through the Maritime Continent. Monthly Weather Review. 10.1175/MWR-D-15-0326.1.



  • Bergemann, M., C. Jakob, and T. P. Lane, 2015: Global Detection and Analysis of Coastline-Associated Rainfall Using an Objective Pattern Recognition Technique. Journal of Climate, 28, 7225-7236. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0098.1.
  • Black, M. T. and T. P. Lane, 2015: An improved diagnostic for summertime rainfall along the eastern seaboard of Australia. International Journal of Climatology, 35, 4480-4492. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.4300.
  • Hande, L. B., D. H. Lenschow, S. T. Siems, and M. J. Manton, 2015: An evaluation of COSMIC radio occultation data in the lower atmosphere over the Southern Ocean. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 8, 97-107. http://10.5194/amt-8-97-2015.
  • Huang, Y., C. N. Franklin, S. T. Siems, M. J. Manton, T. Chubb, A. Lock, S. Alexander, and A. Klekociuk, 2015: Evaluation of Boundary Layer Cloud Forecasts over the Southern Ocean in a Limited-area Numerical Weather Prediction System using In-situ, Space-borne and Ground-based Observations. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 141, 2259-2276. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/qj.2519.
  • Huang, Y., A. Protat, S. T. Siems, and M. J. Manton, 2015: A-Train Observations of Maritime Mid-latitude Storm-track Cloud Systems: Comparing the Southern Ocean against the North Atlantic. Journal of Climate, 28, 1920-1939s. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00169.1.
  • King, M. J., M. C. Wheeler, and T. P. Lane, 2015: Association of convection with the 5-day Rossby-Haurwitz wave. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 72, 3309-3321
  • Klotzbach, P. J. and E. C. J. Oliver, 2015: Variations in global tropical cyclone activity and the Madden-Julian Oscillation since the midtwentieth century. Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 4199-4207. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015GL063966.
  • Tan, J., C. Jakob, and T. P. Lane, 2015: The consequences of a local approach in statistical models of convection on its large-scale coherence. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 120, 931-944. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2014JD022680.
  • Tan, J., C. Jakob, W. B. Rossow, and G. Tselioudis, 2015: Increases in tropical rainfall driven by changes in frequency of organized deep convection. Nature, 519, 451-454. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature14339.



  • Ashok, K., C. Nagaraju, A. S. Gupta, and D. S. Pai, 2014: Decadal changes in the relationship between the Indian and Australian summer monsoons. Climate Dynamics42, 1043-1052.http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00382-012-1625-4
  • Berry, G., and M. J. Reeder, 2014: Objective Identification of the Intertropical Convergence Zone: Climatology and Trends from the ERA-Interim. Journal of Climate27, 1894-1909.http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00339.1
  • Birch, C. E., M. J. Reeder, and G. J. Berry, 2014: Wave-cloud lines over the Arabian Sea.Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres119, 4447-4457.http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2013JD021347
  • Frey, W., S. Borrmann, F. Fierli, R. Weigel, V. Mitev, R. Matthey, F. Ravegnani, N. M. Sitnikov, A. Ulanovsky, and F. Cairo, 2014: Tropical deep convective life cycle: Cb-anvil cloud microphysics from high altitude aircraft observations. Atmospheric Chemistry and Phyics14,13223-13240. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-13223-2014
  • Hankinson, M. C. N., M. J. Reeder, and T. P. Lane, 2014: Gravity Waves Generated by Convection during TWP-ICE. Part I: Inertia-Gravity Waves. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres119, 5269-5282. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2013JD020724
  • Hankinson, M. C. N., M. J. Reeder, and T. P. Lane, 2014: Gravity Waves Generated by Convection during TWP-ICE. Part II: High-Frequency Gravity Waves. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres119, 5257-5268. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2013JD020726
  • Hassim, M. E. E., T. P. Lane, and P. T. May, 2014: Ground-based observations of overshooting convection during the Tropical Warm Pool-International Cloud Experiment. Journal of Geophysical Research, 119, 880-905. http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1002/2013JD020673



  • Black, M. T. and A. B. Pezza, 2013: A universal, broad-environment energy conversion signature of explosive cyclones. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 452-457. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/grl.50114
  • Chen, Y., E. E. Ebert, K. J. E. Walsh, and N. E. Davidson, 2013: Evaluation of TRMM 3B42 precipitation estimates of tropical cyclone rainfall using PACRAIN data. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 118, 2184-2196. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jgrd.50250
  • Davies, L., C. Jakob, K. Cheung, A. D. Genio, A. Hill, T. Hume, R. J. Keane, T. Komori, V. E. Larson, Y. Lin, X. Liu, B. J. Nielsen, J. Petch, R. S. Plant, M. S. Singh, X. Shi, X. Song, W. Wang, M. A. Whitall, A. Wolf, S. Xie, and G. Zhang, 2013: A single-column model ensemble approach applied to the TWP-ICE experiment. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 118, 6544-6563. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jgrd.50450
  • Davies, L., C. Jakob, P. May, V. V. Kumar, and S. Xie, 2013: Relationships between the large-scale atmosphere and the small-scale convective state for Darwin, Australia. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 118, 11534-11545. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jgrd.50645
  • Kumar, V. V., C. Jakob, A. Protat, P. T. May, and L. Davies, 2013: The four cumulus cloud modes and their progression during rainfall events: A C-band polarimetric radar perspective. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 118, 8375-8389. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jgrd.50640
  • Tan, J. and C. Jakob, 2013: A three-hourly data set of the state of tropical convection based on cloud regimes. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 1415-1419. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/grl.50294
  • Tan, J., C. Jakob, and T. P. Lane, 2013: On the Identification of the Large-Scale Properties of Tropical Convection using Cloud Regimes. Journal of Climate, 26, 6618-6632. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00624.1





  • Allen, J. T., D. J. Karoly, and G. A. Mills, 2011: A severe thunderstorm climatology for Australia and associated thunderstorm environments. Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal, 61, 143-158


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