Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems

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Accepted Articles (Accepted, unedited articles published online and citable. The final edited and typeset version of record will appear in future.)

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 4/76 (Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1942-2466

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      Bulk or modal parameterizations for below-cloud scavenging of fine, coarse, and giant particles by both rain and snow

      Xihong Wang, Leiming Zhang and Michael D. Moran

      Accepted manuscript online: 27 NOV 2014 04:18AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014MS000392

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      Putting to rest WISHE-ful misconceptions for tropical cyclone intensification

      Michael T. Montomery, John Persing and Roger K. Smith

      Accepted manuscript online: 27 NOV 2014 04:17AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014MS000362

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      Reconstructing source terms from atmospheric concentration measurements: Optimality analysis of an inversion technique

      Grégory Turbelin, Sarvesh Kumar Singh and Jean-Pierre Issartel

      Accepted manuscript online: 20 NOV 2014 02:28AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014MS000385

      Key Points

      • A data assimilation technique (renormalization technique) is proposed
      • The renormalized solution can be computed using a generalized inverse operator
      • This operator fulfils optimal properties for the localization of single sources
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      Precipitation characteristics of CAM5 physics at mesoscale resolution during MC3E and the impact of convective time scale choice

      William I. Gustafson, Po-Lun Ma and Balwinder Singh

      Accepted manuscript online: 20 NOV 2014 02:09AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014MS000334

      Key Points

      • Many precipitation issues from coarse scales remain at mesoscale grid spacing
      • Convective time scale strongly affects precipitation diurnal cycle
      • Shorter convective time scale reduces rain bias but degrades diurnal cycle
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      A mixed-layer model study of the stratocumulus response to changes in large-scale conditions

      S. R. de Roode, A. Pier Siebesma, Sara dal Gesso, Harm J. J. Jonker, Jerôme Schalkwijk and Jasper Sival

      Accepted manuscript online: 20 NOV 2014 02:07AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014MS000347

      Key Points

      • Stratocumulus LWP increases for increase in SST and fixed entrainment
      • Opposite is found if entrainment response is allowed and is strong enough
      • Sign of change in surface sensible heat flux depends on entrainment response
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      Impact of a spectral sampling technique for radiation on ECMWF weather forecasts

      Alessio Bozzo, Robert Pincus, Irina Sandu and Jean-Jacques Morcrette

      Accepted manuscript online: 18 NOV 2014 09:46AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014MS000386

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      Impact of changes in the formulation of cloud-related processes on model biases and climate feedbacks

      Carlo Lacagnina, Frank Selten and A. Pier Siebesma

      Accepted manuscript online: 8 NOV 2014 04:08AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014MS000341

      Key Points

      • Tuning choices affect weakly total feedback, but strongly cloud feedbacks
      • Connections between model fidelity and cloud feedbacks are shown
      • Total cloud feedback in EC-Earth is positive and small
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      Climate and climate sensitivity to changing CO2 on an idealized land planet

      Tobias Becker and Bjorn Stevens

      Accepted manuscript online: 8 NOV 2014 03:27AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014MS000369

      Key Points

      • A low surface heat capacity couples troposphere to diurnal maximum temperature
      • Land-ocean warming contrast is reproducable by restricting latent heat release
      • Bottum-up drying exhausts lapse rate feedback prior to water vapor feedback
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      Cloud feedbacks on greenhouse warming in the superparameterized climate model SP-CCSM4

      Christopher S. Bretherton, Peter N. Blossey and Cristiana Stan

      Accepted manuscript online: 31 OCT 2014 03:27AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014MS000355

      Key Points

      • The superparameterized SP-CCSM4 has moderate positive cloud feedbacks
      • It simulates less low cloud over land as climate warms
      • SP-CCSM4 rapid cloud adjustments associated with abrupt CO2 increase are weak
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      A new synoptic-scale resolving global climate simulation using the Community Earth System Model

      R. Justin Small, Julio Bacmeister, David Bailey, Allison Baker, Stuart Bishop, Frank Bryan, Julie Caron, John Dennis, Peter Gent, Hsiao-ming Hsu, Markus Jochum, David Lawrence, Ernesto Muñoz, Pedro diNezio, Tim Scheitlin, Bob Tomas, Joe Tribbia, Yu-heng Tseng and Mariana Vertenstein

      Accepted manuscript online: 28 OCT 2014 02:07AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014MS000363

      Key Points

      • A new synoptic-resolving CESM simulation has been performed for 100 years
      • Good representation of Tropical sea surface temperature
      • Realistic levels of El-Nino Southern Oscillation variability
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      Exploratory analysis of extremely low tropical cyclone activity during the late season of 2010 and 1998 over the western North Pacific and the South China Sea

      Haikun Zhao, Pao-Shin Chu, Pang-Chi Hsu and Hiroyuki Murakami

      Accepted manuscript online: 24 OCT 2014 06:08PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014MS000381

      Key Points

      • Unusually low TC activity in 2010 and 1998 has received less attention
      • To understand how the regional SST anomalies modulate circulations
      • Better understanding of factors affecitng tropical cyclone activity
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      Characteristics of tropical cyclones in high-resolution models in the present climate

      Daniel A. Shaevitz, Suzana J. Camargo, Adam H. Sobel, Jeffrey A. Jonas, Daehyun Kim, Arun Kumar, Timothy E. LaRow, Young-Kwon Lim, Hiroyuki Murakami, Kevin Reed, Malcolm J. Roberts, Enrico Scoccimarro, Pier Luigi Vidale, Hui Wang, Michael F. Wehner, Ming Zhao and Naomi Henderson

      Accepted manuscript online: 24 OCT 2014 06:02PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014MS000372

      Key Points

      • Multimodel comparison of tropical cyclone activity in global climate models
      • Geographic distribution of the TC activity is similar to observed
      • Most models produce tropical cyclones weaker than observed
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      WTG cloud modeling with spectral decomposition of heating

      Michael J. Herman and David J. Raymond

      Accepted manuscript online: 21 OCT 2014 08:31AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014MS000359

      Key Points

      • A spectral form of the weak temperature gradient approximation is introduced
      • The spectral formulation is more accurate than the conventional scheme
      • WTG experiments should be more robust when using this scheme
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      Steady state estimation of soil organic carbon using satellite-derived canopy leaf area index

      Yilin Fang, Chongxuan Liu, Maoyi Huang, Hongyi Li and L. Ruby Leung

      Accepted manuscript online: 20 OCT 2014 10:06PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014MS000331

      Key Points

      • Steady state soil organic carbon (SOC) can be estimated without long spin-up
      • Satellite leaf area index is used to calculate carbon source in the model
      • Model captured global variability of SOC across plant functional types
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      Impact of precipitation-induced sensible heat on the simulation of land-surface air temperature

      Nan Wei, Yongjiu Dai, Minghua Zhang, Liming Zhou, Duoying Ji, Siguang Zhu and Lili Wang

      Accepted manuscript online: 20 OCT 2014 03:47AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014MS000322

      Key Points

      • HPR is calculated on a global long-term scale with a large amount in the ITCZ
      • HPR induces appreciable regional impact on TLSA simulation in northern winter
      • HPR helps to reduce TLSA simulation biases by up to 1 K at continental scales
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      Temporal, probabilistic mapping of ash clouds using windfield stochastic variability and uncertain eruption source parameters: Example of the 14 April 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption

      E.R. Stefanescu, A.K. Patra, M.I. Bursik, R. Madankan, S. Pouget, M. Jones, P. Singla, T. Singh, E.B. Pitman, M. Pavolonis, D. Morton, P. Webley and J. Dehn

      Accepted manuscript online: 16 OCT 2014 09:34PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014MS000332

      Key Points

      • First time-varying probabilistic ash cloud forecast maps
      • High-fidelity probability mapping / moment optimization and high-resolution winds
      • Testing of outputs with standard metrics and against multimodel and SKEB
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      Sensitivity of the water cycle over the Indian Ocean and Maritime Continent to parameterized physics in a regional model

      Marcela Ulate, Jimy Dudhia and Chidong Zhang

      Accepted manuscript online: 8 OCT 2014 04:28AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014MS000313

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      • The water cycle can be better simulated only by improving model physics
      • Biases produced by a PBL scheme can penetrate into the middle troposphere
      • Biases produced by cumulus schemes can penetrate into the boundary layer

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