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Scott Curtis   Dr.  University Educator/Researcher 
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Scott Curtis published an article in April 2017.
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Robert F. Adler

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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

Christian Kummerow

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George J. Huffman

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Guojun Gu

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Dynamic Research Support for Academic Libraries. Starr Hoffman, ed. Chicago: Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Li... Scott Curtis Published: 19 April 2017
College & Research Libraries, doi: 10.5860/crl.77.6.16561
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Conference 2 Reads 0 Citations Double Exposure Vulnerability of Agriculture in Southwest Jamaica Douglas W. Gamble, Scott Curtis, Jeff Popke Published: 01 April 2017
The 2nd World Congress on Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering, doi: 10.11159/icesdp17.112
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REFERENCE-ENTRY 0 Reads 0 Citations Precipitation Scott Curtis Published: 06 March 2017
International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment and Technology, doi: 10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0204
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Precipitation, or hydrometeors that fall from the Earth's atmosphere to its surface, can take the form of rain, snow, sleet, glaze, or hail. Some of the most disruptive meteorological hazards are a function of too much or too little precipitation, namely freshwater floods and droughts. Current research themes include microphysical properties, quantitative estimation and forecasting, and a vast array of climatological studies. Global precipitation estimation has advanced through satellite remote sensing and has allowed for a more comprehensive analysis of the global hydrologic cycle, and modeling improvements have made forecasting on short to long timescales more skillful.Keywords:climate change;drought;flood;forecast;hydrologic cycle;precipitation
Article 2 Reads 1 Citation The boreal winter Madden-Julian Oscillation's influence on summertime precipitation in the greater Caribbean Scott Curtis, Douglas W. Gamble Published: 05 July 2016
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, doi: 10.1002/2016jd025031
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Precipitation totals in the greater Caribbean are known to be affected by interannual variability. In particular, dry conditions in the spring-summer have been physically linked to the positive phase of North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) in the literature. In this study, it was found through regression analysis that an active Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) in winter geographically focused over the Maritime Continent contributes to a positive NAO in March via the generation of Rossby waves in the Northern Hemisphere. Specifically, a negative Pacific North American pattern develops in the winter and transitions to an Atlantic pattern in spring. The positive NAO is a transient feature of this evolving wavetrain, but a center of significant positive 200 hPa geopotential heights is entrenched over the Southeast U.S. throughout the February to May time period and is manifested as high pressure at the surface. The southern flank of this system increases the speeds of the tradewinds and leads to a cooling of the Caribbean SSTs and thus convection suppression and reduced precipitation. Thus, this study advances our understanding of the climate of the greater Caribbean by using climate teleconnections to relate the MJO to rainfall in the region.
Article 2 Reads 2 Citations The Atlantic multidecadal oscillation and extreme daily precipitation over the US and Mexico during the hurricane season Scott Curtis Published: 11 August 2007
Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-007-0295-0
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The tail of the distribution of daily precipitation for August–September–October was examined over the United States and Mexico in relation to the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO). As expected from previous studies linking the AMO to hurricane activity, Florida and the coastal Southeast US showed an increase in precipitation intensity when the Atlantic was in a warm phase (AMO+). Also during AMO+ Northwest Mexico was dry and exhibited a reduction of extreme events and the Mid-Atlantic Appalachian Mountains showed evidence of an increase in heavy precipitation compared to when the Atlantic was cool. It is proposed that the aforementioned decadal variations in extreme rainfall are forced by changes in the large-scale surface winds and air temperature in conjunction with the AMO. Namely, an anomalous cyclonic circulation is observed off the Southeast coast, leading to a reduction of moisture flux into the decaying North American monsoon, and an increase in moisture flux into the Mid-Atlantic. Further, the Mid-Atlantic shows a relatively strong increase in the mid-tropospheric lapse rate. Thus, the unique combination of low-level humidity, potential instability, and elevated topography are consistent with an enhanced risk of intense rainfall during AMO+.
Article 3 Reads 1 Citation Comments on “El Niño: Catastrophe or Opportunity” Robert F. Adler, David T. Bolvin, Eric J. Nelkin, Scott Curt... Published: 01 December 2006
Journal of Climate, doi: 10.1175/jcli4009.1
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