Energy and Water Cycle

Wong, S., A. D. Del Genio, T. Wang, B. Kahn, E. J. Fetzer, and T. S. L'Ecuyer, 2016: Responses of Tropical Ocean Clouds to the Large-scale Dynamical Circulation: Atmospheric Water Budget-Related Phase Space and Dynamical Regimes. J. Climate, Submitted, [PDF not available].
Nelson, E. L., T. S. L'Ecuyer, S. M. Saleeby, W. Berg, S. Herbener, and S. C. van den Heever, 2016: Toward an Algorithm for Estimating Latent Heat Release in Warm Rain Systems. J. Atmos. Ocn. Tech., 33, 1309-1329, doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0205.1 [Download].
Rodell, M., H. K. Beaudoing, T. S. L'Ecuyer, W. S .Olson, J. S. Famiglietti, P. R. Houser, R. Adler, M. Bosilovich, C. A. Clayson, D. Chambers, E. Clark, E. Fetzer, X. Gao, G. Gu, K. Hilburn, G. Huffman, D. P. Lettenmaier, W. T. Liu, F. R. Robertson, C. A. Schlosser, J. Sheffield, and E. F. Wood, 2015: The Observed State of the Global Water Cycle in the Early 21st Century. J. Climate, 28, 8290-8318 [Download].
L'Ecuyer, T. S., H. Beaudoing, M. Rodell, W. Olson, B. Lin, S. Kato, C. A. Clayson, E. Wood, J. Sheffield, R. Adler, G. Huffman, M. Bosilovich, G. Gu, F. R. Robertson, P. R. Houser, D. Chambers, J. S. Famiglietti, E. Fetzer, W. T. Liu, X. Gao, C. A. Schlosser, E. Clark, D. P. Lettenmaier, and K. Hilburn, 2015: The Observed State of the Energy Budget in the Early 21st Century. J. Climate, 28, 8319-8346 [Download].
Stephens, G. L. and T. L'Ecuyer, 2015: The Earth's energy balance. Atmospheric Research, 166, 195-203 [Download].
Wong, S., T. S. L'Ecuyer, W. S. Olson, and E. J. Fetzer, 2014: Local Balance and Variability of Atmospheric Heat Budget over Oceans: A Synergy of AIRS Temperature, MERRA Reanalysis, TRAIN Heating Rate, GEWEX SRB, and GPCP Precipitation. J. Climate, 27, 893-913 [Download].
Masunaga H. and T. S. L'Ecuyer, 2014: A mechanism of tropical convection inferred from observed variability in the moist static energy. J. Atmos. Sci., 71, 3647-3766 [Download].
Su, H., J. H. Jiang, C. Zhai, V. S. Perun, J. T. Shen, A. del Genio, L. S. Nazarenko, L. J. Donner, L. Horowitz, C. Seman, C. Morcrette, J. Patch, M. Ringer, J. Cole, A. Gettelman, M. Watanabe, J.-L. Dufresne, L. Rotstayn, S. Jeffrey, T. Wu, H. Kawai, T. Koshiro, E. M. Volodin, M. Mesquita, T. Iverson, T. L'Ecuyer, J. Teixeira, and G. Stephens, 2013: Diagnosis of CMIP5 Cloud Simulations in Relation to Large-scale Parameters Using NASA A-Train Satellite Observations and Other Datasets. J. Geophys. Res., 118, doi:10.1029/2012JD018575 [Download].
Stephens, G. L., J.-L. Li, M. Wild, C. A. Clayson, N. Loeb, S. Kato, T. L'Ecuyer, P. W. Stackhouse, Jr., M. Lebsock, and T. Andrews, 2012: An Update on the Earth’s energy balance in light of new surface energy flux estimates. Nature Geosciences, 5, 691-696 [Download].
Jiang, J. H., H. Su, C. Zhai, V. S. Perun, A. del Genio, L. S. Nazarenko, L. J. Donner, L. Horowitz, C. Seman, J. Cole, A. gettelman, T. Wu, T. L'Ecuyer, M. Ringer, J.-L. Dufresne, W. G. Read, J. W. Waters, G. Stephens, J. Teixeira, and B. Tian, 2012: Evaluation of cloud and water vapor simulations in the IPCC AR5 models using NASA A-Train satellite observations. J. Geophys. Res., 117, doi: 10.1029/2011JD017237 [Download].
Jiang, X., D. E. Waliser, W. S. Olson, W.-K. Tao, T. S. L'Ecuyer, K.-F. Li, Y. L. Yung, S. Shige, S. Lang, Y. N. Takayabu, 2011: Vertical Diabatic Heating Structure of the MJO: Intercomparison between Recent Reanalyses and TRMM Estimates. Mon. Wea. Rev., 139, 3208-3223 [Download].
Dong, X., B. Xi, A. Kennedy, Z. Feng, J. Entin, P. Houser, B. Schiffer, W. Rossow, T. L'Ecuyer, W. Olson, K.-L. Hsu, T. Liu, and B. Lin, 2011: Investigation the 2006 Drought and 2007 Flood Extreme Events at the SGP using an Integrative Analysis of Observations. J. Geophys. Res., 116, doi: 10.1029/2010JD014776 [Download].
Masunaga, H. and T. S. L'Ecuyer, 2011: Equatorial Asymmetry of the East Pacific ITCZ: Observational Constraints on the Underlying Processes. J. Climate, 24, 1784-1800 [Download].
Hagos, S., C. Zhang, W.-K. Tao, S. Lang, Y. N. Takayabu, S. Shige, M. Katsumata, W. Olson, and T. L'Ecuyer, 2010: Estimates of tropical diabatic heating profiles: Commonalities and uncertainties. J. Climate, 23, 542-558 [Download].
Masunaga, H. and T. S. L'Ecuyer, 2010: The southeast Pacific warm band and double ITCZ. J. Climate, 23, 1189-1208 [Download].
Johnson, R. H., P. E. Ciesielski, T. S. L'Ecuyer, and A. J. Newman, 2010: Diurnal Cycle of Deep Convection during the 2004 North American Monsoon Experiment. J. Climate, 23, 1060-1078 [Download].
Elsaesser, G., C. Kummerow, T. S. L'Ecuyer, and S. Shige, 2010: Observed Self-Similarity of Precipitation Regimes Over the Tropical Oceans. J. Climate, 23, 2686-2698 [Download].
Greenwald, T. J., Y.-K. Lee, T. L'Ecuyer, and J. A. Otkin, 2010: Evaluation of Midlatitude Clouds in a Large-Scale High-Resolution Simulation Using CloudSat Observations. J. Geophys. Res., 115, doi: 10.1029/2009JD013552 [Download].
L'Ecuyer, T. S. and J. Jiang, 2010: Touring the Atmosphere Aboard the A-Train. Physics Today, 63, 36-41 [Download].
Zhang, C., J. Ling, S. Hagos, W.-K. Tao, S. Lang, Y. N. Takayabu, S. Shige, M. Katsumata, W. S. Olson, T. L'Ecuyer, 2010: MJO Signals in Latent Heating: Results from TRMM Retrievals. J. Climate, 67, 3488-3508 [Download].