Publications

2008

Stephens, G. L., D. G. Vane, S. Tanelli, E. Im, S. Durden, M. Rokey, D. Reinke, P. Partain, G. G. Mace, R. Austin, T. L'Ecuyer, J. Haynes, M. Lebsock, K. Suzuki, D. Waliser, D. Wu, J. Kay, A. Gettelman, Z. Wang, 2008: The CloudSat Mission: Performance and early science after the first year of operation. J. Geophys. Res., 113, doi: 10.1029/2008JD009982 [Download].
Posselt, D., T. L'Ecuyer, and G. L. Stephens, 2008: Exploring the Error Characteristics of Thin Ice Cloud Property Retrievals Using a Markov Chain Monte Carlo Algorithm. J. Geophys. Res., 114, doi: 10.1029/2008JD010832 [Download].

2007

Lebsock, M., T. S. L'Ecuyer, and G. L. Stephens, 2007: Information Content of Spaceborne Multi-Angular Polarization Measurements for Aerosol Retrievals. J. Geophys. Res., 112, doi: 10.1029/2007JD008535 [Download].
L'Ecuyer, T. S. and G. L. Stephens, 2007: The Tropical Atmospheric Energy Budget from the TRMM Perspective. Part II: Evaluating GCM Representations of the Sensitivity of Regional Energy and Water Cycles to the 1998-99 ENSO Cycle. J. Climate, 20, 4548-4571 [Download].
Cooper, S. J., T. S. L'Ecuyer, P. Gabriel, A. J. Baran, and G. L. Stephens, 2007: Performance assessment of a five-channel estimation-based ice cloud retrieval scheme for use over the global oceans. J. Geophys. Res., 112, doi: 10.1029/2006JD007122 [Download].
Greenwald, T. J., T. S. L'Ecuyer, and S. A. Christopher, 2007: Evaluating specific error characteristics of microwave-derived cloud liquid water products. Geophys. Res. Letters, 34, doi: 10.1029/2007GL031180 [Download].

2006

L'Ecuyer, T. S., H. Masunaga, and C. D. Kummerow, 2006: Variability in the Characteristics of Tropical Rainfall Systems. Part II: Radiative Properties. J. Climate, 19, 1388-1406 [Download].
L'Ecuyer, T. S., P. Gabriel, K. Leesman, S. J. Cooper, and G. L. Stephens, 2006: Objective Assessment of the Information Content of Visible and Infrared Radiance Measurements for Cloud Microphysical Property Retrievals over the Global Oceans. Part I: Liquid Clouds. J. Appl. Meteor., 45, 20-41 [Download].
Masunaga, H., T. S. L'Ecuyer, and C. Kummerow, 2006: The Madden-Julian Oscillation in early observations from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM). J. Atmos. Sci., 63, 2777-2794 [Download].
W. Berg, T. L'Ecuyer, and C. Kummerow, 2006: Rainfall Climate Regimes: The Relationship of TRMM Rainfall Biases to the Environment. J. Appl. Meteor., 45, 434-454 [Download].
Cooper, S. J., T. S. L'Ecuyer, P. Gabriel, G. L. Stephens, A. J. Baran, and P. Yang, 2006: Objective Assessment of the Information Content of Visible and Infrared Radiance Measurements for Cloud Microphysical Property Retrievals over the Global Oceans. Part II: Ice Clouds. J. Appl. Meteor., 45, 42-62 [Download].

2005

Masunaga, H., T. S. L'Ecuyer, and C. D. Kummerow, 2005: Variability in the Characteristics of Tropical Rainfall Systems. Part I: Spatial Structure. J. Climate, 18, 823-840 [Download].
Goering, C. D., T. S. L'Ecuyer, G. L. Stephens, J. R. Slusser, G. Scott, J. Davis, J. C. Barnard, and S. Madronich, 2005: Retrievals of column Ozone and aerosol properties from UV-MFRSR solar irradiance measurements during MCMA-2003. J. Geophys. Res., 110, doi: 10.1029/2004JD005330 [Download].

2004

Stephens G. L., P. J. Webster, R. H. Johnson, R. Engelen, and T. S. L'Ecuyer, 2004: Observational evidence for the mutual regulation of the Tropical Hydrological Cycle and Tropical Sea Surface Temperatures. J. Climate, 17, 2213-2224 [Download].
L'Ecuyer, T. S., C. D. Kummerow, and W. Berg, 2004: Toward a Global Map of Raindrop Size Distributions. Part I: Rain-type Classification and its Implications for Validating Global Rainfall Products. J. Hydrometeor., 5, 831-849 [Download].

2003

L'Ecuyer, T. S. and G. L. Stephens, 2003: The Tropical Oceanic Energy Budget from the TRMM Perspective. Part I: Algorithm and Uncertainities. J. Climate, 16, 1967-1985 [Download].
Cooper, S. J., T. S. L'Ecuyer and G. L. Stephens, 2003: The Impact of Explicit Cloud Boundary Information on Ice Cloud Microphysical Property Retrievals from Infrared Radiances. J. Geophys. Res., 108, doi: 10.1029/2002JD002611 [Download].

2002

L'Ecuyer, T. S. and G. L. Stephens, 2002: An Uncertainty Model for Bayesian Monte Carlo Retrieval Algorithms: Application to the TRMM Observing System. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 128, 1713-1737 [Download].
L'Ecuyer, T. S. and G. L. Stephens, 2002: An Estimation-based Rainfall Retrieval Algorithm for Attenuating Spaceborne Radars. J. Appl. Meteor., 41, 272-285 [Download].

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