Energy and Water Cycle

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]
Jiang, X., D. E. Waliser, W. S. Olson, W.-K. Tao, T. S. L'Ecuyer, J.-L. Li, B. Tian, Y. L. Yung, A. M. Tompkins, S. E. Lang, and M. Grecu, 2009: Vertical Heating Structures Associated with the MJO as Characterized by TRMM Estimates, ECMWF Reanalyses, and Forecasts: A Case Study during 1998/99. Winter J. Climate, 22, 6001-6020 [Download]
Shige, S., Y. N. Takayabu, S. Kida, W.-K. Tao, X. Zeng, C. Yokoyama, and T. L'Ecuyer, 2009: Spectral retrieval of latent heating profiles from TRMM PR data. Part IV: Comparisons of lookup tables from two- and three-dimensional cloud-resolving model simulations. J. Climate, 22, 5578-5594 [Download]
Grecu, M., W. S. Olson, C.-L. Shie, T. S. L'Ecuyer, and W.-K. Tao, 2009: Combining Satellite Microwave Radiometer and Radar Observations to Estimate Atmospheric Latent Heating Profiles. J. Climate, 22, 6356-6376 [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]
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]
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 doi: 10.1175/1520-0442(2004)017<2213%3AOEFTMR>2.0.CO%3B2 [Download]
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 doi: 10.1175/1520-0442(2003)016<1967:TTOEBF>2.0.CO;2 [Download]