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2019

A novel approach for characterizing the variability in mass-dimension relationships: Results from MC3E

Finlon, J. A., McFarquhar, G. M., Nesbitt, S., Rauber, R. M., Morrison, H., Wu, W. & Zhang, P., Mar 21 2019, In : Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 19, 6, p. 3621-3643 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
water content
probe
flight
radar
remote sensing

Improved parameterization of ice particle size distributions using uncorrelated mass spectrum parameters: Results from GCPEx

Borque, P., Harnos, K. J., Nesbitt, S. W. & McFarquhar, G. M., Aug 2019, In : Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. 58, 8, p. 1657-1676 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

parameterization
particle size
ice
experiment
water content

Técnicas de clasificación supervisada para la discriminación entre ecos meteorológicos y no meteorológicos usando informacion de un radar de banda C

Translated title of the contribution: Supervised classification techniques for discrimination between meteorological and non-meteorological echoes using a C-band radarSuarez, S. R., Sued, M., Vidal, L., Salio, P., Rodriguez, D., Nesbitt, S. & Skabar, Y. G., Jan 1 2019, In : Meteorologica. 44, 1, p. 45-65 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

image classification
radar
logistics
weather
monitoring

The Microphysics of Stratiform Precipitation During OLYMPEX: Compatibility Between Triple-Frequency Radar and Airborne In Situ Observations

Tridon, F., Battaglia, A., Chase, R. J., Turk, F. J., Leinonen, J., Kneifel, S., Mroz, K., Finlon, J., Bansemer, A., Tanelli, S., Heymsfield, A. J. & Nesbitt, S., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 124, 15, p. 8764-8792 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

radar
compatibility
retrieval
ice
Radar
2018

Convective storm life cycle and environments near the Sierras de Córdoba, Argentina

Mulholland, J. P., Nesbitt, S., Trapp, R., Rasmussen, K. L. & Salio, P. V., Aug 1 2018, In : Monthly Weather Review. 146, 8, p. 2541-2557 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

life cycle
radar
convective system
TRMM
wind shear

Evaluation of Triple-Frequency Radar Retrieval of Snowfall Properties Using Coincident Airborne In Situ Observations During OLYMPEX

Chase, R. J., Finlon, J. A., Borque, P., McFarquhar, G. M., Nesbitt, S., Tanelli, S., Sy, O. O., Durden, S. L. & Poellot, M. R., Jun 16 2018, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 45, 11, p. 5752-5760 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

retrieval
radar
evaluation
scattering
ice
2017

C-band Dual-Polarization Radar Observations of a Massive Volcanic Eruption in South America

Vidal, L., Nesbitt, S., Salio, P., Farias, C., Nicora, M. G., Osores, M. S., Mereu, L. & Marzano, F. S., Mar 2017, In : IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 10, 3, p. 960-974 15 p., 7815324.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Meteorological radar
Volcanoes
Ashes
Radar
volcanic eruption
monsoon
rainfall
orography
escarpment
summer

Observations of misovortices within a long-lake-axis-parallel lake-effect snowband during the OWLeS project

Mulholland, J. P., Frame, J., Nesbitt, S. W., Steiger, S. M., Kosiba, K. A. & Wurman, J., Aug 1 2017, In : Monthly Weather Review. 145, 8, p. 3265-3291 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

vortex
lake
shear zone
effect
project

The regulation of tornado intensity by updraft width

Trapp, R., Marion, G. R. & Nesbitt, S., Dec 1 2017, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 74, 12, p. 4199-4211 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tornado
updraft
damage
thunderstorm
regulation
2016

Passive microwave quantification of tropical cyclone inner-core cloud populations relative to subsequent intensity change

Harnos, D. S. & Nesbitt, S. W., Jan 1 2016, In : Monthly Weather Review. 144, 11, p. 4461-4482 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

inner core
tropical cyclone
cumulus
stratiform cloud
liquid

The midlatitude continental convective clouds experiment (MC3E)

Jensen, M. P., Petersen, W. A., Bansemer, A., Bharadwajwajwaj, N., Carey, L. D., Cecil, D. J., Collllis, S. M., Del Genio, A. D., Dolalan, B., Gerlaclaclach, J., Giangrande, S. E., Heymsfield, A., Heymsfield, G., Kollllias, P., Lang, T. J., Nesbitt, S. W., Neumamann, A., Poellllot, M., Rutledge, S. A., Schwallwallwallwaller, M. & 5 others, Tokakay, A., Willlliamams, C. R., Wolff, D. B., Xie, S. & Zipser, E. J., Sep 2016, In : Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 97, 9, p. 1667-1686 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

convective cloud
experiment
microwave radiometer
nadir
profiler

Varied pathways for simulated tropical cyclone rapid intensification. Part I: Precipitation and environment

Harnos, D. S. & Nesbitt, S., Apr 1 2016, In : Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. 142, 697, p. 1816-1831 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tropical cyclone
heating
Hurricane Ike 2008
convection
wind shear
updraft
cumulus
tropical cyclone
convection
heating

Vertical structure and contribution of different types of precipitation during Atlantic tropical cyclone formation as revealed by TRMM PR

Fritz, C., Wang, Z., Nesbitt, S. W. & Dunkerton, T. J., Jan 28 2016, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 43, 2, p. 894-901 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cyclones
TRMM
tropical cyclone
convection
rain
2015
TRMM
radar
moisture flux
monsoon
convection

GLOBAL PRECIPITATION MEASUREMENT COLD SEASON PRECIPITATION EXPERIMENT (GCPEX) For Measurement's Sake, Let It Snow

Skofronick-Jackson, G., Hudak, D., Petersen, W., Nesbitt, S. W., Chandrasekar, V., Durden, S., Gleicher, K. J., Huang, G-J., Joe, P., Kollias, P., Reed, K. A., Schwaller, M. R., Stewart, R., Tanelli, S., Tokay, A., Wang, J. R. & Wolde, M., Oct 2015, In : Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 96, 10, p. 1719-1741

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2014

Describing the shape of raindrop size distributions using uncorrelated raindrop mass spectrum parameters

Williams, C. R., Bringi, V. N., Carey, L. D., Chandrasekar, V., Gatlin, P. N., Haddad, Z. S., Meneghini, R., Munchak, S. J., Nesbitt, S., Petersen, W. A., Tanelli, S., Tokay, A., Wilson, A. & Wolff, D. B., 2014, In : Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. 53, 5, p. 1282-1296 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

raindrop
artifact
rainfall
parameter
radar

Statistical properties of precipitation as observed by the TRMM precipitation radar

Yang, S. & Nesbitt, S., Aug 16 2014, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 41, 15, p. 5636-5643 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TRMM
rain
radar
oceans
ocean
2013

Seasonal and regional differences in the rainfall and intensity of isolated convection over South America

Rickenbach, T. M., Nieto-Ferreira, R., Barnhill, R. P. & Nesbitt, S. W., Jun 30 2013, In : International Journal of Climatology. 33, 8, p. 2002-2007 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

convection
rainfall
monsoon
tropical region
lightning
2012

Flow, moisture, and thermodynamic variability associated with Gulf of California surges within the North American monsoon

Schiffer, N. J. & Nesbitt, S., Jun 2012, In : Journal of Climate. 25, 12, p. 4220-4241 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

monsoon
thermodynamics
moisture
air mass
disturbance

Vertical Velocity and Microphysical Distributions Related to Rapid Intensification in a Simulation of Hurricane Dennis (2005)

McFarquhar, G. M., Jewett, B. F., Gilmore, M. S., Nesbitt, S. W. & Hsieh, T-L., Dec 2012, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 69, 12, p. 3515-3534

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2011

Convective structure in rapidly intensifying tropical cyclones as depicted by passive microwave measurements

Harnos, D. S. & Nesbitt, S., Apr 1 2011, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 38, 7, L07805.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cyclones
tropical cyclone
shear
microwaves
forecasting

Regional contrast of mesoscale convective system structure prior to and during monsoon onset across South America

Rickenbach, T. M., Nieto-Ferreira, R., Barnhill, R. P. & Nesbitt, S., Jul 1 2011, In : Journal of Climate. 24, 14, p. 3753-3763 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

convective system
monsoon
annual cycle
thermodynamics
rainfall
2010

Evaluating the snow crystal size distribution and density assumptions within a single-moment microphysics scheme

Molthan, A. L., Petersen, W. A., Nesbitt, S. W. & Hudak, D., Nov 1 2010, In : Monthly Weather Review. 138, 11, p. 4254-4267 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

snow
crystal
aircraft
CloudSat
weather
2009

Comparison of gauge-corrected versus non-gauge corrected satellite-based quantitative precipitation estimates during the 2004 NAME enhanced observing period

Gochis, D. J., Nesbitt, S. W., Yu, W. & Williams, S. F., Feb 19 2009, In : Atmosfera. 22, 1, p. 69-98 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gauge
rainfall
product
comparison
data assimilation

Mesoscale convective systems and critical clusters

Peters, O., Neelin, J. D. & Nesbitt, S. W., Sep 1 2009, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 66, 9, p. 2913-2924 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

convective system
water vapor
pixel
radar
rainfall

On the correction of partial beam blockage in polarimetric radar data

Lang, T. J., Nesbitt, S. W. & Carey, L. D., Sep 22 2009, In : Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. 26, 5, p. 943-957 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Radar
radar
Rain
methodology
Overpasses
TRMM
radar
topography
high resolution
precipitation (climatology)
2008

A cloud and precipitation feature database from nine years of TRMM observations

Liu, C., Zipser, E. J., Cecil, D. J., Nesbitt, S. W. & Sherwood, S., Dec 1 2008, In : Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. 47, 10, p. 2712-2728 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TRMM
freezing
radar
scanner
lightning

Coupling terrestrial and atmospheric water dynamics to improve prediction in a changing environment

Lyon, S. W., Dominguez, F., Gochis, D. J., Brunsell, N. A., Castro, C. L., Chow, F. K., Fan, Y., Fuka, D., Hong, Y., Kucera, P. A., Nesbitt, S. W., Salzmann, N., Schmidli, J., Synder, P. K., Teuling, A. J., Twine, T. E., Levis, S., Lundquist, J. D., Salvucci, G. D., Sealy, A. M. & 1 others, Walter, M. T., Sep 1 2008, In : Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 89, 9, p. 1275-1279 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

prediction
climate prediction
atmosphere
vegetation dynamics
subsurface flow

Diurnal characteristics of precipitation features over the tropical East Pacific: A comparison of the EPIC and TEPPS regions

Cifelli, R., Nesbitt, S. W., Rutledge, S. A., Petersen, W. A. & Yuter, S., Aug 15 2008, In : Journal of Climate. 21, 16, p. 4068-4086 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

convective system
radar
boundary layer
data buoy
atmosphere-ocean system
complex terrain
monsoon
convective system
experiment
convection
2007

Global distribution of tropical deep convection: Different perspectives from TRMM infrared and radar data

Liu, C., Zipser, E. J. & Nesbitt, S., Feb 1 2007, In : Journal of Climate. 20, 3, p. 489-503 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TRMM
convection
radar
rainfall
ocean

Radar characteristics of precipitation features in the EPIC and TEPPS regions of the East Pacific

Cifelli, R., Nesbitt, S. W., Rutledge, S. A., Petersen, W. A. & Yuter, S., Apr 1 2007, In : Monthly Weather Review. 135, 4, p. 1576-1595 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

radar
convective system
TRMM
climatology
atmosphere-ocean system

Radar-observed characteristics of precipitating systems during NAME 2004

Lang, T. J., Ahijevych, D. A., Nesbitt, S., Carbone, R. E., Rutledge, S. A. & Cifelli, R., May 1 2007, In : Journal of Climate. 20, 9, p. 1713-1733 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

radar
monsoon
easterly wave
cold pool
coast

Variability of mesospheric diurnal tides and tropospheric diurnal heating during 1997-1998

Lieberman, R. S., Riggin, D. M., Ortland, D. A., Nesbitt, S. & Vincent, R. A., Oct 27 2007, In : Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres. 112, 20, D20110.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tides
tides
tide
heating
heat
2006

A comparative study of rainfall retrievals based on specific differential phase shifts at X- and S-band radar frequencies

Matrosov, S. Y., Cifelli, R., Kennedy, P. C., Nesbitt, S., Rutledge, S. A., Bringi, V. N. & Martner, B. E., Jul 2006, In : Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. 23, 7, p. 952-963 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phase shift
reflectivity
Rain
comparative study
Radar

Storm morphology and rainfall characteristics of TRMM precipitation features

Nesbitt, S., Cifelli, R. & Rutledge, S. A., Oct 1 2006, In : Monthly Weather Review. 134, 10, p. 2702-2721 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TRMM
rainfall
radar
convective system
ocean

The NAME 2004 field campaign and modeling strategy

Higgins, W., Ahijevych, D., Amador, J., Barros, A., Berbery, E. H., Caetano, E., Carbone, R., Ciesielski, P., Cifelli, R., Cortez-Vasquez, M., Douglas, A., Douglas, M., Emmanuel, G., Fairall, C., Gochis, D., Gutzler, D., Jackson, T., Johnson, R., King, C., Lang, T. & 18 others, Lee, M. I., Lettenmaier, D., Lobato, R., Magaña, V., Meiten, J., Mo, K., Nesbitt, S., Ocampo-Torres, F., Pytlak, E., Rogers, P., Rutledge, S., Schemm, J., Schubert, S., White, A., Williams, C., Wood, A., Zamora, R. & Zhang, C., Jan 1 2006, In : Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 87, 1, p. 79-94 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

monsoon
modeling
experiment
complex terrain
atmospheric circulation

Where are the most: Intense thunderstorms on Earth?

Zipser, E. J., Cecil, D. J., Liu, C., Nesbitt, S. W. & Yorty, D. P., Aug 1 2006, In : Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 87, 8, p. 1057-1071 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

thunderstorm
TRMM
updraft
lightning
brightness temperature
2005

Lightning observations from TRMM

Cecil, D. J., Goodman, S. J., Boccippio, D. J., Zipser, E. J. & Nesbitt, S., Mar 1 2005, In : Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 86, 3, p. 322-323 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TRMM
lightning
brightness temperature
reflectivity
radar

Three years of TRMM precipitation features. Part I: Radar, radiometric, and lightning characteristics

Cecil, D. J., Goodman, S. J., Boccippio, D. J., Zipser, E. J. & Nesbitt, S. W., Mar 1 2005, In : Monthly Weather Review. 133, 3, p. 543-566 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TRMM
lightning
radar
brightness temperature
reflectivity
2004
TRMM
gauge
radar
rainfall
precipitation (climatology)

Probing orographic controls in the Himalayas during the monsoon using satellite imagery

Barros, A. P., Kim, G., Williams, E. & Nesbitt, S. W., Jan 1 2004, In : Natural Hazards and Earth System Science. 4, 1, p. 29-51 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

satellite imagery
monsoon
cloud cover
valley
landform
2003

The diurnal cycle of rainfall and convective intensity according to three years of TRMM measurements

Nesbitt, S. W. & Zipser, E. J., May 15 2003, In : Journal of Climate. 16, 10, p. 1456-1475 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

convective system
TRMM
rainfall
ocean
radar
2002

Radar, passive microwave, and lightning characteristics of precipitating systems in the tropics

Toracinta, E. R., Cecil, D. J., Zipser, E. J. & Nesbitt, S., Apr 2002, In : Monthly Weather Review. 130, 4, p. 802-824 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lightning
reflectivity
radar
brightness temperature
polarization

Reflectivity, ice scattering and lightning characteristics of hurricane eyewalls and rainbands. Part I: Quantitative description

Cecil, D. J., Zipser, E. J. & Nesbitt, S. W., Apr 2002, In : Monthly Weather Review. 130, 4, p. 769-784 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

rainband
lightning
reflectivity
hurricane
scattering

TRMM observations of intraseasonal variability in convective regimes over the Amazon

Petersen, W. A., Nesbitt, S. W., Blakeslee, R. J., Cifelli, R., Hein, P. & Rutledge, S. A., Jun 1 2002, In : Journal of Climate. 15, 11, p. 1278-1294 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TRMM
lightning
zonal wind
rainfall
westerly
2000

A census of precipitation features in the tropics using TRMM: Radar, ice scattering, and lightning observations

Nesbitt, S. & Zipser, E. J., Jan 1 2000, In : Journal of Climate. 13, 23, p. 4087-4106 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TRMM
lightning
census
polarization
scattering