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Theodore L. Allen

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The International Institute for Climate and Society, Earth Institute; Columbia University; Palisades NY USA

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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Cumulus Friction in the Asian Monsoon of a Global Model with 7 km Mesh Suvarchal K. Cheedela, Brian E. Mapes Published: 01 February 2019
Springer Atmospheric Sciences, doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-3396-5_10
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Shape of Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Tracks and the Indian Monsoon Patrick Kelly, L. Ruby Leung, Karthik Balaguru, Wenwei Xu, B... Published: 10 October 2018
Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1029/2018gl080098
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Article 1 Read 0 Citations Effects of a Simple Convective Organization Scheme in a Two-Plume GCM Baohua Chen, Brian E. Mapes Published: 30 March 2018
Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, doi: 10.1002/2017ms001106
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A set of experiments is described with the Community Atmosphere Model (CAM5) using a two-plume convection scheme. To represent the differences of organized convection from General Circulation Model (GCM) assumptions of isolated plumes in uniform environments, a dimensionless prognostic “organization” tracer Ω is invoked to lend the second plume a buoyancy advantage relative to the first, as described in Mapes and Neale (2011). When low-entrainment plumes are unconditionally available (Ω = 1 everywhere), deep convection occurs too easily, with consequences including premature (upstream) rainfall in inflows to the deep tropics, excessive convective vs. large-scale rainfall, poor relationships to the vapor field, stable bias in the mean state, weak and poor tropical variability, and midday peak in diurnal rainfall over land. Some of these are shown to also be characteristic of CAM4 with its separated deep and shallow convection schemes. When low-entrainment plumes are forbidden by setting Ω = 0 everywhere, some opposite problems can be discerned. In between those extreme cases, an interactive Ω driven by the evaporation of precipitation acts as a local positive feedback loop, concentrating deep convection: In areas of little recent rain, only highly entraining plumes can occur, unfavorable for rain production. This tunable mechanism steadily increases precipitation variance in both space and time, as illustrated here with maps, time-longitude series, and spectra, while avoiding some mean state biases as illustrated with process-oriented diagnostics such as conserved variable profiles and vapor-binned precipitation curves.
Article 3 Reads 0 Citations The Meandering Margin of the Meteorological Moist Tropics Brian E. Mapes, Eui Seok Chung, Walter M. Hannah, Hirohiko M... Published: 28 January 2018
Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2017gl076440
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Conference 7 Reads 0 Citations The late spring Caribbean rain-belt: climatology and dynamics Teddy Allen, Brian Mapes Published: 11 November 2017
First International Electronic Conference on the Hydrological Cycle, doi: 10.3390/chycle-2017-04881
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Article 4 Reads 2 Citations The late spring Caribbean rain-belt: climatology and dynamics Theodore L. Allen, Brian E. Mapes Published: 01 June 2017
International Journal of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.5136
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