Publications

This is a chronologically-arranged listing of publications by Erik Rasmussen, Jerry Straka, Kathy Kanak, Bob-Davies-Jones, and/or our students and collaborators.

Most of this work has been supported by the
National Science Foundation. More information concerning this support is given at our "About" page.

If the publication appeared in an
American Meteorological Society journal, clicking on the publication will take you to the AMS publications site, and display the journal abstract. For older articles, any user can view the entire article after arriving at the abstract page and requesting a PDF download. For more recent articles, you must have an appropriate subscription to the AMS journal. If you don't have access to the AMS publications, but would like a copy of any article here, please contact me and I will send you a courtesy PDF copy!

(2 January 2010 note: Some links are still being added to this page.)

If the article appeared in the
Electronic Journal of Severe Storms Meteorology, clicking on the publication will take you directly to that article in EJSSM. EJSSM is a peer-reviewed, free and open publication. In my opinion it has a structure more attuned to promoting scientific discussion and progress than some of the older, more established journals. I also respect the rigor with which the editors attempt to apply scientific method in the review process, and reduce the influence of reviewer "feelings" and other subjective measures.
2009
2009 list Under Construction

Beatty, K., E. N. Rasmussen, J. M. Straka, and L. R. Lemon, 2009: The supercell Spectrum. Part II: A Semi-Objective Method for Radar Classification of Supercell Type. Electr. J. Severe Storms Meteor., 1, 1-30.

Davies-Jones, R., 2009:
On Formulas for Equivalent Potential Temperature. Mon. Wea. Rev., 137, 3137–3148.

Fierro, A.O., J. Simpson, M.A. LeMone, J.M. Straka, and B.F. Smull, 2009:
On How Hot Towers Fuel the Hadley Cell: An Observational and Modeling Study of Line-Organized Convection in the Equatorial Trough from TOGA COARE. J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 2730–2746.

Frame, J., P. Markowski, Y. Richardson, J. Straka, and J. Wurman, 2009:
Polarimetric and Dual-Doppler Radar Observations of the Lipscomb County, Texas, Supercell Thunderstorm on 23 May 2002. Mon. Wea. Rev., 137, 544–561.
2008
Beatty, K., E. N. Rasmussen, and J. M. Straka, 2008: The Supercell Spectrum Part I: A Review of Research Related to Supercell Precipitation Morphology. Electr. J. Severe Storms Meteor., 3, 1-21.

Davies-Jones, R., 2008:
An Efficient and Accurate Method for Computing the Wet-Bulb Temperature along Pseudoadiabats. Mon. Wea. Rev., 136, 2764–2785.

Davies-Jones, R., 2008:
Can a Descending Rain Curtain in a Supercell Instigate Tornadogenesis Barotropically? J. Atmos. Sci., 65, 2469–2497.

Fierro, A.O., L.M. Leslie, E.R. Mansell, and J.M. Straka, 2008:
Numerical Simulations of the Microphysics and Electrification of the Weakly Electrified 9 February 1993 TOGA COARE Squall Line: Comparisons with Observations. Mon. Wea. Rev., 136, 364–379.

Gilmore, M.S., and J.M. Straka, 2008:
The Berry and Reinhardt Autoconversion Parameterization: A Digest. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 47, 375–396.

Jung, Y., M. Xue, G. Zhang, and J.M. Straka, 2008:
Assimilation of Simulated Polarimetric Radar Data for a Convective Storm Using the Ensemble Kalman Filter. Part II: Impact of Polarimetric Data on Storm Analysis. Mon. Wea. Rev., 136, 2246–2260.

Kanak, K.M., J.M. Straka, and D.M. Schultz, 2008:
Numerical Simulation of Mammatus. J. Atmos. Sci., 65, 1606–1621.
MacGorman, D.R., W.D. Rust, T.J. Schuur, M.I. Biggerstaff, J.M. Straka, C.L. Ziegler, E.R. Mansell, E.C. Bruning, K.M. Kuhlman, N.R. Lund, N.S. Biermann, C. Payne, L.D. Carey, P.R. Krehbiel, W. Rison, K.B. Eack, and W.H. Beasley, 2008:
TELEX The Thunderstorm Electrification and Lightning Experiment. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 89, 997–1013.

Markowski, P., E. Rasmussen, J. Straka, R. Davies-Jones, Y. Richardson, and R.J. Trapp, 2008:
Vortex Lines within Low-Level Mesocyclones Obtained from Pseudo-Dual-Doppler Radar Observations. Mon. Wea. Rev., 136, 3513–3535.

Van Den Broeke, M.S., J.M. Straka, and E.N. Rasmussen, 2008:
Polarimetric Radar Observations at Low Levels during Tornado Life Cycles in a Small Sample of Classic Southern Plains Supercells. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 47, 1232–1247.
2007
Buban, M.S., C.L. Ziegler, E.N. Rasmussen, and Y.P. Richardson, 2007: The Dryline on 22 May 2002 during IHOP: Ground-Radar and In Situ Data Analyses of the Dryline and Boundary Layer Evolution. Mon. Wea. Rev., 135, 2473–2505.

Kennedy, A., J. M. Straka, and E. N. Rasmussen, 2007: A statistical study of the association of DRCs with supercells and tornadoes. Wea. Forecasting, 22, 1191-1199.

Kennedy, A., E. N. Rasmussen, and J. M. Straka, 2007: A visual observation of the 6 June 2005 descending reflectivity core.
Electr. J. Severe Storms Meteor., 2 (6).

Rasmussen, E. N., and J. M. Straka, 2007:
Evolution of angular momentum in the 2 June 1995, Dimmitt, Texas tornado. J. Atmos. Sci., 64, 1365-1378.

Straka, J. M., E. N. Rasmussen, R.P. Davies-Jones, and P. M. Markowski, 2007: An observational and idealized numerical examination of low-level counter-rotating vortices in the rear flank of supercells.
Electr. J. Severe Storms Meteor., 2 (8).

Straka, J.M., K.M. Kanak and M.S. Gilmore, 2007:
The behavior of number concentration tendencies for the continuous collection growth equation using one- and two-moment bulk parameterization schemes. J. Appl. Meteor. and Clim., 46, 1264-1274.

Ziegler, C. L, M. S. Buban, and E. N. Rasmussen, 2007:
A Lagrangian objective analysis technique for assimilating in situ observations with multiple-radar-derived airflow. Mon. Wea. Rev., 135, 2417–2442.

Ziegler, C. L., E. N. Rasmussen, M. S. Buban, Y. P. Richardson, L. J. Miller, and R. M. Rabin, 2007:
The “triple point” on 24 May 2002 during IHOP. Part II: Ground-radar and in situ boundary layer analysis of cumulus development and convection initiation. Mon. Wea. Rev., 135, 2443–2472.
2006
Arnott, N. R., Y. P. Richardson, J. M. Wurman, and E. N. Rasmussen, 2006: Relationship between a Weakening Cold Front, Misocyclones, and Cloud Development on 10 June 2002 during IHOP. Mon. Wea. Rev., 134, 311-335.

Davies-Jones, R. P. and V. T. Wood, 2006: Simulated Doppler velocity signatures of evolving tornado-like vortices.
J. of Atmos. and Oceanic Tech., 23, 1029–1048.

Davies-Jones, R. P., 2006: Integrals of the vorticity equation. Part I: General three- and two-dimensional flows.
J. Atmos. Sci., 63, 598–610.

Davies-Jones, R. P., 2006: Integrals of the vorticity equation. Part II: Special two-dimensional flows.
J. Atmos. Sci., 63, 611-616.

Davies-Jones, R. P. 2006: Global properties of a simple axisymmetric simulation of tornadogenesis. Preprints, 23rd Conference on Severe Local Storms, 6-10 November, St. Louis, MO. AMS.

Fierro, A. O., L. Leslie, E. R. Mansell, J. M. Straka, D. R. MacGorman, and C. L. Ziegler, 2006: A high-resolution simulation of microphysics and electrification in an idealized hurricane-like vortex.
Meteorol. and Atmos. Phys., vol, pages.

Fierro, A. O., M. S. Gilmore, L. J. Wicker., E. R., Mansell, J. M. Straka, and E. N. Rasmussen, 2006:
Electrification and lightning in an idealized boundary-crossing supercell simulation of 2 June 1995. Mon Wea. Rev., 134, 3149-3172.

Kuhlman, K., E. R. Mansell, C. L. Ziegler, D. R. MacGorman, and J. M. Straka, 2006: Numerically simulated electrification and lightning of the 29 June 2000 STEPS supercell storm.
Mon. Wea. Rev., 134, 2734-2757.

Markowski, P., C. Hannon, and E. Rasmussen, 2006: Observations of Convection Initiation “Failure” from the 12 June 2002 IHOP Deployment. Mon. Wea. Rev., 134, 375–405.

Rasmussen, E. N., J. M. Straka, M. S. Gilmore, and R. P. Davies-Jones, 2006:
A preliminary survey of rear-flank descending reflectivity cores in supercell storms. Wea. and Forecasting., 21, 923–938.

Schultz, D. M., K. M. Kanak, J. M. Straka, R. J. Trapp, B. A. Gordon, D. S., Zrnic , G. H. Bryan, A. J. Durant, T. J. Garrett, P. M. Klein, and D. K. Lilly, 2006: The mysteries of mammatus clouds: Observations and formation mechanisms.
J. Atmos. Sci., 64 ,2409-2435.

Straka, J. M., and M. S. Gilmore, 2006: Does the influence of oblate-like distortions in larger raindrops make a difference in collection and evaporation parameterizations?,
J. Appl. Meteor., 45, 1582-1591.
2005
Askelson, M. A., and J. M. Straka, 2005: An extension of the general response function to multiple dimensions. Part I: Framework for interpreting the response function. Mon. Wea. Rev., 133, 2117-2131.

Askelson, M. A., P. M. Pauley, and J. M. Straka, 2005: Response functions for arbitrary weight functions and data distributions. Part II: Response function derivation and verification. Mon. Wea. Rev., 133, 2132-2147.

Mansell, E. R., D. R. MacGorman, C. L. Ziegler, and J. M. Straka, 2005: Charge structure and lightning sensitivity in a simulated multicell thunderstorm. J. Geophys. Res., 110, D12101, doi:10.1029/2004JD005287.

Straka, J. M. and T. R. Mansell, 2005: A bulk microphysics parameterization with multiple ice precipitating categories., J. Appl. Meteor., 44, 445-466.

Straka, J. M., M. S. Gilmore, K. M. Kanak and E. N. Rasmussen, 2005: A comparison of the conservation of number concentration for the continuous collection and vapor diffusional growth equations using one and two moments. J. Appl. Meteor., 44, 1884-1889.
2004
Gilmore, M. S., J. M. Straka, and E. N. Rasmussen, 2004: Precipitation and evolution sensitivity in simulated deep convective storms: Comparisons between liquid-only and simple ice and liquid phase microphysics. Mon. Wea. Rev., 8, 1897-1916.

Gilmore, M. S., J. M. Straka, and E. N. Rasmussen, 2004: Precipitation uncertainty due to variations in precipitation particle parameters within a simple microphysics scheme. Mon. Wea. Rev., 132, 2610-2627.

Lang, T., L. Miller, M. Weisman, S. Rutledge, L. Barker, V. Bringi, V. Chandrasekar, A. Detwiler, N. Doesken, J. Helsdon, C. Knight, P. Krehbiel, W. Lyons, D. MacGorman, E. Rasmussen, W. Rison, W. Rust, and R. Thomas, 2004: The severe thunderstorm electrification and precipitation study (STEPS). Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 84, 1807-1826.

Pietrycha, A., and E. Rasmussen, 2004: Finescale surface observations of the dryline: a mobile mesonet perspective. Wea. Forecasting, 19, 1075-1088.

Ziegler, C., D. Kennedy, and E. Rasmussen, 2004: A wireless network for collection and synthesis of mobile mesoscale weather observations. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 21, 1659-1670.
2003
Markowski, P., J. Straka, and E. Rasmussen, 2003: Tornadogenesis resulting from the circulation transport of a downdraft: idealized numerical simulations. J. Atmos. Sci., 60, 795-823.

Rasmussen, E., 2003: Refined supercell and tornado forecast parameters. Wea. Forecasting, 18, 530-535.

Rasmussen, E., R. Davies-Jones, and R. Holle, 2003: Terrestrial photogrammetry of weather images acquired in uncontrolled circumstances. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 20, 1790-1803.
2002
Davies-Jones, R. P., 2002: Tornado. Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. 9th Ed., Vol. 18. McGraw-Hill, 518-523.

Shapiro, A., and K. M. Kanak, 2002: Vortex formation in ellipsoidal thermal bubbles. J. Atmos. Sci., 59, 2253–2269.

Mansell, E. R., D. R. MacGorman, C. L. Ziegler, and J. M. Straka, 2002: Simulated three-dimensional branched lightning in a numerical thunderstorm model. J. Geophys. Res., 107 (9), 10.1029/2000JD000244.

Markowski, P. M., 2002: Hook echoes and rear-flank downdrafts: A review. Mon. Wea. Rev., 130, 852-876.

Markowski, P. M., 2002: Mobile mesonet observations on 3 May 1999. Wea. Forecasting, 17, 430-444.

Markowski, P. M., J. M. Straka, and E. N. Rasmussen, 2002: Direct surface thermodynamic observations within the rear-flank downdrafts of nontornadic and tornadic supercells. Mon. Wea. Rev., 130, 1692-1721.
2001
Davies-Jones R. P., R. J. Trapp, and H. B. Bluestein, 2001: Tornadoes and tornadic storms. Severe Convective Storms. C. A. Doswell, Ed., Amer. Meteor. Soc., 167–221.

Ziegler, C. L., E. N. Rasmussen, T. Shepard, A. Watson, and J. M. Straka, 2001: The evolution of low level rotation in the 29 May 1994 Newcastle, Texas storm during VORTEX: Mon. Wea. Rev., 129, 1339-1368.

Zrnic, D. S., A. Ryzhkov, J. M. Straka, Y. Liu, and J. Vivekanandan, 2001: Testing a procedure for automatic classification of hydrometeor types., J. Atmos. and Oceanic Tech., 18, 892-913.
2000
Rasmussen, E., S. Richardson, J. Straka, P. Markowski, and D. Blanchard, 2000: The association of significant tornadoes with a baroclinic boundary on 2 June 1995. Mon. Wea. Rev., 128, 174-191.

Straka, J. M., D. S. Zrnic, and A. V. Ryzhkov, 2000; Bulk hydrometeor classification and quantification using multi-parameter radar data. A synthesis. J. Applied Meteor., 40, 1341-1372.
1998
Markowski, P., E. Rasmussen, and J. Straka, 1998: The occurrence of tornadoes in supercells interacting with boundaries during VORTEX-95. Wea. Forecasting, 13, 852-859.

Markowski, P., J. Straka, E. Rasmussen, and D. Blanchard, 1998: Variability of storm-relative helicity during VORTEX. Mon. Wea. Rev., 126, 2959-2971.

Markowski, P., E. Rasmussen, J. Straka, and D. Dowell, 1998: Observations of low-level baroclinity generated by anvil shadows. Mon. Wea. Rev., 126, 2942-2958.

Rasmussen, E., and D. Blanchard, 1998: A baseline climatology of sounding-derived supercell and tornado forecast parameters. Wea. Forecasting, 13, 1148-1164.

Rasmussen, E. N. and J. M. Straka, 1998: Variations in supercell morphology. Part I: Observations of the role of upper-level storm-relative flow. Mon. Wea. Rev., 126, 2406-2421.

Ziegler, C., and E. Rasmussen, 1998: The initiation of moist convection at the dryline: Forecasting issues from a case study perspective. Wea. Forecasting, 13, 1108-1133.
1997
Straka, J., and E. Rasmussen, 1997: Toward improving microphysical parameterizations of conversion processes. J. Applied. Meteor., 36, 896-902.

Wurman, J., J. M. Straka, E. N. Rasmussen, M. Randell, A. Zahrai, 1997: A portable pencil-beam pulsed Doppler Radar. J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech., 14, 1502-1512.
1996
Straka, J. M., E. N. Rasmussen, and S. E. Fredrickson, 1996: A mobile mesonet for finescale meteorological observations. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 13, 921-936.

Straka, J. M., J. Wurman, and E. N. Rasmussen, 1996: Observations of the low-levels of tornadic storms using a portable x-band Doppler radar. 18th Conference on Severe Local Storms, San Francisco, CA., 11-16.

Wurman, J., J. Straka, and E. Rasmussen, 1996: Fine-scale Doppler radar observations of tornadic storms. Science, 272, 1774-1777.
1994

Doswell, C., and E. Rasmussen, 1994: The effect of neglecting the virtual temperature correction on CAPE calculations. Wea. Forecasting, 9, 625-629.

Rasmussen, E., J. Straka, R. Davies-Jones, C. Doswell, F. Carr, M. Eilts, and D. MacGorman, 1994: Verification of the origins of rotation in tornadoes experiment: VORTEX. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 75, 995-1006.
1993
Davies-Jones, R.P., and H. Brooks, 1993; Mesocyclogenesis from a theoretical perspective. Geophysical Monograph, The tornado, Its structure, dynamics, and hazards. Eds. Church, Burgess, Doswell, and Davies Jones. 79, 105-117.

Johnson, D. E., P. K. Wang, and J. M. Straka, 1993: Numerical simulations of the 2 August 1981 CCOPE supercell storm with and without ice microphysics. J. Appl. Meteor., 32, 745-759.

Johnson, D. E., P. K. Wang, and J. M. Straka, 1993: A study of microphysical processes in the 2 August 1981 CCOPE supercell storm. J. Atmos. Res., 33, 93-123.

Rasmussen, E., and S. Rutledge, 1993: Squall line evolution. Part I: Kinematic and reflectivity structure. J. Atmos. Sci., 50, 2584-2606.

Straka, J. M., and J. R. Anderson, 1993: Extension and application of a local, minimum aliasing method to multidimensional problems in limited-area domains. Mon. Wea. Rev., 121, 2903–2918.

Straka, J. M., and J. R. Anderson, 1993: The numerical simulations of microburst producing thunderstorms: Some results from storms observed during the COHMEX experiment. J. Atmos. Sci., 50, 1329-1348.