PACS-SONET RELATED PUBLICATIONS AND PREPRINTS
Below are some of the formal and informal publications showing some of the results
obtained using the PACS-SONET observations
Douglas, M.W. and J. C. Leal. 2003: Summertime Surges over the Gulf of California: Aspects of Their Climatology, Mean Structure, and Evolution from Radiosonde, NCEP Reanalysis, and Rainfall Data. Weather and Forecasting: Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 55-74.
Killeen, T., M. Douglas, T. Consiglio, P. M. Jøsen, and J. F. Mejia:: Understanding the Precipitation Patterns on the Eastern Slope of the Tropical Andes in the context of Biodiversity Conservation. Submitted to Global Ecology and Biogeography.
Marengo, J. A., M. W. Douglas, and P. L. Silva Dias, 2002: The South American low-level jet east of the Andes during the 1999 LBA-TRMM and LBA-WET AMC campaign, J. Geophys. Res., 107(D20), 8079, doi:10.1029/2001JD001188.
Peña and M. W. Douglas. 2002: Characteristics of Wet and Dry Spells over the Pacific Side of Central America during the Rainy Season. Monthly Weather Review: Vol. 130, No. 12, pp. 3054-3073.
Vera, C., J. Baez, M. Douglas, C. B. Emmanuel, J. Marengo, J. Meití M. Nicolini, J. Nogues-Paegle, O. Penalba, P. Salio, C. Saulo, M. A. Silva Dias, P. Silva Dias, E. Zipser: The South American Low-Level Jet (SALLJEX). Submitted to BAMS.
2003-2005 Preprints and Conference Abstracts
Douglas M.W., J. M. Galvez, J. F. Mejia, C. Brown, R. Orozco, and C. Watts, 2005: Seasonal evolution of the sea-land breeze circulation and its role in the precipitation climatology of northwestern Mexico. Preprints, Sixth Conference on Coastal Atmospheric and Oceanic Prediction and Processes (6COASTAL), San Diego, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 3.7.
Douglas, M.W., J. Murillo, J. F. Mejia, and J. Galvez, 2004: New directions in the Pan American Climate Studies Sounding Network for Latin America, Extended Abstract, Eighth Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface. The 84th AMS Annual Meeting (Seattle, WA), CD-ROM, 4.4.
Mejia J.F. and M. Douglas, 2005: Mean structure and variability of the low-level jet across the central Gulf of California from NOAA WP-3D flight level observations during the North American Monsoon Experiment. Preprints, Sixth Conference on Coastal Atmospheric and Oceanic Prediction and Processes (6COASTAL), San Diego, CA , Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 5.8.
Michael W. Douglas, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and J. F. Mejia: Intensive "porpoising" with a research aircraft to determine atmospheric structure during the SALLJEX and NAME programs, General Poster Session I, 13th Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation, Savannah, GA, June 20-24, 2005. JP1.31.
Michael W. Douglas, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and J. Murillo and J. F. Mejia: Conducting short duration field programs to evaluate sounding site representativness and potential climate monitoring biases-Examining the Low-Level Jet Over the Venezuelan Llanos During the 2005 Dry Season, General Poster Session I, 13th Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation, Savannah, GA, June 20-24, 2005. JP1.32.
Michael Douglas, John F. Mejia and Norma Ordinola, 2005: Rainfall variations along the coast of Peru and Ecuador during the 1997-8 El Niñnd implications for a real-time forecasting system over the region, Ninth Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS), 85th AMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA , J 5.2.
Michael W. Douglas, Ana G. Ulke and John F. Mejí 2004: Simulating a Low-Level Jet Observed during the SALLJEX with RAMS. CLIVAR Meeting 2004. The first International CLIVAR 2004 Science Conference, June 21-25, 2004 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Michael W. Douglas and Javier Murillo, 2004: Short field programs as a vital part of courses in mesoscale meteorology in support of the PACS-SONET in Latin America. 13th Symposium on Education, Seattle, WA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 3.6.
Jose M. Galvez, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. Orozco and M. W. Douglas: Measuring and monitoring the mesoclimate of tropical locations. Field observations from the South American altiplano during the SALLJEX, 13th Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation, Savannah, GA, June 20-24, 2005. 6.2.
Javier Murillo, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. W. Douglas, J. M. Galvez, J. F. Mejia, R. Orozco, and C. Brown: Quality control of pilot balloon data for climate monitoring, General Poster Session I, 13th Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation, Savannah, GA, June 20-24, 2005. JP 1.30.
Penalba O., Carolina Vera, Matilde Rusticucci, Marcela Gonzalez, Bibiana Cerne, Claudia Campetella, Michael Douglas, Julian Baez, Alvaro Diaz, Brant Liebmann, Dave Allured: Daily Precipitation Monitoring Over South America: Experience During SALLJEX, 1st International CLIVAR Science Conference, June 21-25, 2004. Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Saulo C., L. Ferreira, J. Mejia, and M. Seluchi, 2004: Description of the thermal low characteristics using SALLJEX special observations, CLIVAR Exchanges Vol. 9, Nº 1, Special Issue Featuring SALLJEX., pp. 9-10.
Preprints before 2003
The Pan American Climate Studies Sounding Network (PACS-SONET) Recent History and Planned Improvements
Special Observations of the Low-Level Flow Over Eastern Bolivia During the 1999 Atmospheric Mesoscale Campaign
Synoptic and Spatial Variability of the Rainfall Along the Northern Peruvian Coast During the 1997-8 El Niño Event
Characteristics of Central American Wet and Dry Spells (Malaquías Peña M.S. Thesis)
The Design And Evolution Of The PACS-SONET Observing System In Latin America
The Low-Level Jet At Santa Cruz, Bolivia During January-March 1998 Pilot Balloon Observations And Model Comparisons
El Niño 1997-98 As Seen From PACS-SONET Observations
Warm Season Moisture Fluxes Over The Gulf Of California (Only abstract)
Boundary Layer forcing mechanisms of the low-level jet events during SALLJEX
Study of the Diurnal Cycle of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer over Salar de Uyuni