Spencer A. Hill Postdoc UCLA AOS & Caltech GPS

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In preparation

  1. Hill, Spencer A., Yi Ming, Isaac M. Held, and Ming Zhao. "Robust responses of the Sahelian hydrological cycle to global warming."
  2. Hill, Spencer A., Juan M. Lora, Norris Khoo, Sean P. Faulk, and Jonathan Aurnou. "DIYnamics: scalable geoscience education via rotating fluid demonstrations." Proposal approved for submission to Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Submitted/in revision

  1. Smyth, Jane, Spencer A. Hill, and Yi Ming. "Simulated responses of the West African monsoon and zonal-mean tropical precipitation to early Holocene orbital forcing." Submitted to Geophysical Research Letters.


  1. (2017) Brown, Patrick T., Yi Ming, Wenhong Li, and Spencer A. Hill. "Change in the magnitude and mechanisms of unforced low-frequency surface temperature variability in a warmer climate." Nature Climate Change, 7, 743-748. doi: 10.1038/nclimate3381. PDF. Supplementary material PDF. Duke University press release.
  2. (2017) Jeevanjee, Nadir, Pedram Hassanzadeh, Spencer A. Hill, and Aditi Sheshadri. "A perspective on climate model hierarchies." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 9, 1760-1771. doi: 10.1002/2017MS001038. PDF.
  3. (2017) Hill, Spencer A., Yi Ming, Isaac M. Held, and Ming Zhao. "A moist static energy budget-based analysis of the Sahel rainfall response to uniform oceanic warming." Journal of Climate, 30, 5637-5660. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0785.1. PDF.
  4. (2015) Hill, Spencer A., Yi Ming, and Isaac M. Held. "Mechanisms of forced tropical meridional energy flux change." Journal of Climate, 28, 1725-1742. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00165.1. PDF.
  5. (2012) Hill, Spencer A. and Yi Ming. "Nonlinear climate response to regional brightening of tropical marine stratocumulus." Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L15707, 5 pp. doi: 10.1029/2012GL052064. PDF. Supplementary material PDF.

PhD thesis

(2016) Hill, Spencer A. "Energetic and hydrological responses of Hadley circulations and the African Sahel to sea surface temperature perturbations." PhD Thesis, Princeton University Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. PDF.

Non peer-reviewed

  1. (2017) Hill, Spencer A. and Spencer K. Clark. "What’s needed for the Future of AOS Python? Tools for Automating AOS Data Analysis and Management." Invited guest blog post on "PyAOS" blog. URL: http://pyaos.johnny-lin.com/?p=1546.
  2. (2012) Hill, Spencer A. "A head in the clouds elucidates climate" (book review of Atmosphere, Clouds, and Climate by David Randall). Science, 337, 1 pp., doi: 10.1126/science.1225615. PDF.


  1. (2017) Hill, Spencer A. and Spencer Clark. "aospy: automated climate data analysis and management." http://aospy.readthedocs.io/en/latest/. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.996951.
  2. (2016) Hoyer, Stephan et al. "xarray: v0.8.0." doi: 10.5281/zenodo.59499.

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