Publications

2017
  • Volcanic suppression of Nile summer flooding triggers revolt and constrains interstate conflict in ancient Egypt
    Nature Communications

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  • The physics of orographic elevated heating in radiative-convective equilibrium
    J. Atmos. Sci., 2017, 74, 2949-2965

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  • Weakening of the North American monsoon with global warming
    Nat. Clim. Change, 2017, doi:10.1038/nclimate3412

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  • Weakening and shifting of the Saharan shallow meridional circulation during wet years of the West African monsoon
    J. Climate, 2017, 30, 7399-7422

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  • Identifying climate drivers of infectious disease dynamics: recent advances and challenges ahead
    Proc. R. Soc. London B Biol. Sci., 2017, 284, 20170901

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  • Global association of the Madden-Julian Oscillation with monsoon lows and depressions
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 2017, 44, 8065-8074

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  • The drying tendency of shallow meridional circulations in monsoons
    Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., in press

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  • Role of surface enthalpy fluxes in idealized simulations of tropical depression spinup
    J. Atmos. Sci., submitted

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  • Competing effects of surface albedo and orographic elevated heating on regional climate
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 2017, 44, doi:10.1002/2016GL072441

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  • Land surface albedo bias in climate models and its association with tropical rainfall
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 2017, 44, doi:10.1002/2017GL072510

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  • Origins of moist air in global Lagrangian simulations of the Madden–Julian Oscillation
    Atmosphere, 2017, 8

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  • Potential vorticity structure and propagation mechanism of Indian monsoon depressions
    The Global Monsoon System: Research and Forecast, 2017, 187-199

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  • The influence of orographic Rossby and gravity waves on rainfall
    Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 2017, 143, 845-851

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2016
  • A genesis index for monsoon disturbances
    J. Clim., 2016, 29, 5189-5208

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  • A mechanism for the response of the zonally asymmetric subtropical hydrologic cycle to global warming
    J. Clim., 2016, 29, 7851-7867

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  • Convective self-aggregation and tropical cyclogenesis under the hypohydrostatic rescaling
    J. Atmos. Sci., 2016, 73, 525-544

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  • Improving energy-based estimates of monsoon location in the presence of proximal deserts
    J. Clim., 2016, 29, 4741-4761

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  • Modulation of subtropical stratospheric gravity waves by equatorial rainfall
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 2016, 43, 466-471

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  • Near-linear response of mean monsoon strength to a broad range of radiative forcings
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 2016, 113, 1510-1515

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  • Perspectives on moist baroclinic instability: implications for the growth of monsoon depressions
    J. Atmos. Sci., 2016, 73, 1767-1788

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  • Regional energy budget control of the intertropical convergence zone and application to mid-Holocene rainfall
    Nat. Geosci., 2016, 9, 892-897

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  • Reply to Levermann et al.: Linear scaling for monsoons based on well-verified balance between adiabatic cooling and latent heat release
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 2016, 113, E2350-E2351

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2015
  • A global climatology of monsoon low-pressure systems
    Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 2015, 141, 1049-1064

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  • Adiabatic westward drift of Indian monsoon depressions
    Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 2015, 141, 1035-1048

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  • Regime transitions of cross-equatorial Hadley circulations with zonally asymmetric thermal forcings
    J. Atmos. Sci., 2015, 72, 3800-3818

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  • The effect of midlatitude transient eddies on monsoonal southerlies over eastern China
    J. Clim., 2015, 28, 8450-8465

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2014
  • Cirrus cloud seeding: A climate engineering mechanism with reduced side effects?
    Philos. Trans. R. Soc. A Math. Phys. Eng. Sci., 2014, 372, 20140116

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  • Effects of orography and surface heat fluxes on the South Asian summer monsoon
    J. Clim., 2014, 27, 6647-6659

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  • Has the number of Indian summer monsoon depressions decreased over the last 30 years?
    Geophys. Res. Lett, 2014, 41, 7846-7853

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2013
  • Interannual variability of monsoon precipitation and local subcloud equivalent potential temperature
    J. Clim., 2013, 26, 9507-9527

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  • Sensitivity of the South Asian monsoon to elevated and non-elevated heating.
    Sci. Rep., 2013, 3, 1192

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  • The effect of moist convection on the tropospheric response to tropical and subtropical zonally asymmetric torques
    J. Atmos. Sci., 2013, 70, 4089-4111

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  • Thermodynamic bias in the multimodel mean boreal summer monsoon
    J. Clim., 2013, 26, 2279-2287

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2012
  • The Tropospheric Response to Tropical and Subtropical Zonally Asymmetric Torques: Analytical and Idealized Numerical Model Results
    J. Atmos. Sci., 2012, 69, 214-235

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  • Thermodynamic scaling of the hydrological cycle of the last glacial maximum
    J. Clim., 2012, 25, 992-1006

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2011
2010
  • Orographic Controls on Climate and Paleoclimate of Asia: Thermal and Mechanical Roles for the Tibetan Plateau
    Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences

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  • Dominant control of the South Asian monsoon by orographic insulation versus plateau heating.
    Nature, 2010, 463, 218-222

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  • Excitation of Intraseasonal Variability in the Equatorial Atmosphere by Yanai Wave Groups via WISHE-Induced Convection
    J. Atmos. Sci., 2010, 68, 210-225

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  • Mechanisms of Poleward Propagating, Intraseasonal Convective Anomalies in Cloud System–Resolving Models
    J. Atmos. Sci., 2010, 67, 3673-3691

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  • Observational evaluation of a convective quasi-equilibrium view of monsoons
    J. Clim., 2010, 23, 4416-4428

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2009
  • Annual intensification of the Somali jet in a quasi-equilibrium framework: Observational composites
    Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 2009, 135, 319-335

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2008
  • Wind-evaporation feedback and abrupt seasonal transitions of weak, axisymmetric hadley circulations
    J. Atmos. Sci., 2008, 65, 2194-2214

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  • Wind-evaporation feedback and the axisymmetric transition to angular momentum-conserving hadley flow
    J. Atmos. Sci., 2008, 65, 3758-3778

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2004
  • Transient Diapycnal Mixing and the Meridional Overturning Circulation
    J. Phys. Oceanogr., 2004, 34, 334-341

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