J. David Neelin


Research interests

The research areas below include links
to sample papers in each area.

Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction
· El Niño/Southern oscillation
· Midlatitude ocean-atmosphere interaction
· Climate variations on interannual and longer time scales
· Monsoon theory as a problem in ocean-atmosphere-land interaction
· Thermohaline circulation-atmosphere interaction

Sea-ice-ocean interaction

Land-surface climate interaction

Tropical atmospheric dynamics for tropical climate problems
· Interaction between moist convection and large-scale motions
· Convective margins
· Moist teleconnections
· Tropical precipitation change under global warming
· Intraseasonal oscillations
· Stochastic moist convection
· Hurricanes & mesoscale convective systems

Hierarchical ocean-atmosphere-land modeling
· Hybrid coupled models
· Quasi-equilibrium Tropical Circulation Models (QTCMs)

Tropical Atmospheric Dynamics:
Interaction between moist convection and large-scale motions

Selected links to abstracts and paper downloads.

Neelin, J. D., and I. M. Held, 1987: Modelling tropical convergence based on the moist static energy budget. Mon. Wea. Rev., 115, 3-12.

Neelin, J. D., 1988: A simple model for surface stress and low-level flow in the tropical atmosphere driven by prescribed heating. Quart. J. Roy. Met. Soc., 114, 747-770.

Neelin, J. D., 1989: On the interpretation of the Gill model. J. Atmos. Sci., 46, 2466-2468.

Neelin, J. D., and J.-Y. Yu, 1994: Modes of tropical variability under convective adjustment and the Madden-Julian oscillation. Part I: Analytical results. J. Atmos. Sci., 51, 1876-1894.

Emanuel, K. A., J. D. Neelin and C. S. Bretherton, 1994: On large-scale circulations in convecting atmospheres. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 120, 1111-1143.

Neelin, J. D., 1997: Implications of convective quasi-equilibria for the large-scale flow. In The physics and parameterization of moist atmosphyeric convection. R. K. Smith, ed., pp. 413-446, Elsevier.

Yu, J.-Y., C. Chou, and J. D. Neelin, 1998: Estimating the gross moist stability of the tropical atmosphere. J. Atmos. Sci., 55, 1354-1372.

Neelin, J. D., D. S. Battisti, A. C. Hirst, F.-F. Jin, Y. Wakata, T. Yamagata, S. Zebiak, 1998: ENSO Theory J. Geophys. Res. 103(C7), 14261-14290.

Neelin, J. D., and N. Zeng, 2000: A quasi-equilibrium tropical circulation model---formulation. J. Atmos. Sci. , 57, 1741-1766.

Zeng, N., J. D. Neelin, and C. Chou, 2000: A quasi-equilibrium tropical circulation model---implementation and simulation. J. Atmos. Sci., 57, 1767-1796.

Su, H. and J. D. Neelin, 2003: The Scatter in Tropical Average Precipitation Anomalies. J. Climate, 16, 3966-3977.

Neelin, J. D., 2007: Moist dynamics of tropical convection zones in monsoons, teleconnections and global warming. In The Global Circulation of the Atmosphere, T. Schneider and A. Sobel, Eds, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 385pp.

Neggers, R., B. Stevens, and J. D. Neelin, 2007: Variance scaling in shallow-cumulus-topped mixed layers. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 133, 1629-1641. doi:10.100c/qj.105.

Neggers, R., J. D. Neelin and B. Stevens, 2007: Impact mechanisms of shallow cumulus convection on tropical climate dynamics. J. Climate, 20, 2623-2642. doi:10.1175/JCLI4079.1 Holloway, C. E. and J. D. Neelin, 2009: Moisture vertical structure, column water vapor, and tropical deep convection. J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 1665-1683, doi:10.1175/2008JAS2806.1.

Neelin, J. D., O. Peters, and K. Hales, 2009: The transition to strong convection. J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 2367-2384, doi:10.1175/2009JAS2962.1.

Holloway, C. E. and J. D. Neelin, 2010: Temporal Relations of column water vapor and tropical precipitation. J. Atmos. Sci., 67, 1091-1105, doi:10.1175/2009JAS3284.1.

Lintner, B. R., C. E. Holloway and J. D. Neelin, 2011: Column water vapor statistics and their relationship to deep convection and vertical horizontal circulation, and moisture structure at Nauru. J. Climate, 24, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-10-05015.1.

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