Publications and Preprints


Publications

Mejia, John F., Michael W. Douglas, Peter J. Lamb, 2010: Aircraft Observations of the 12-15 July 2004 Moisture Surge Event during the North American Monsoon Experiment. Mon. Wea. Rev., 138, 3498-3513. doi: 10.1175/2010MWR3228.1. (PDF)

Zipser EJ, Twohy CH, Tsay S-C, Thornhill KL, Tanelli S, Ross R, Krishnamurti TN, Ji Q, Jenkins G, Ismail S, Hsu NC, Hood R, Heymsfield GM, Heymsfield AJ, Halverson J, Goodman HM, Ferrare R, Dunion JP, Douglas M, Cifelli R, Chen G, Browell EV, Anderson B. 2009. The Saharan Air Layer and the fate of African easterly waves - NASA's AMMA field study of tropical cyclogenesis. Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc. 90: 1137-1156. (PDF)

Douglas, M. W., J. Murillo, 2008: The Pan American Climate Studies Sounding Network. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 89, 1709-1725. (PDF)

Parker, D. J., et al. (2008), The AMMA radiosonde program and its implications for the future of atmospheric monitoring over Africa, Bull. Am. Metorol. Soc., 89, 1015-1027. (PDF)

Killeen, T. J., Douglas, M., Consiglio, T., Jorgensen, P. M. and Mejia, J. (2007), Dry spots and wet spots in the Anden hotspot. Journal of Biogeography, 34: 1357<96>1373. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2006.01682.x. (PDF)

Watts, C. J., R. L. Scott, J. Garatuza-Payan, J. C. Rodriguez, J. H. Prueger, W. P. Kustas, M. Douglas, 2007: Changes in Vegetation Condition and Surface Fluxes during NAME 2004. Journal of Climate, 20, doi:10.1175%2FJCLI4088.1. (PDF)

C. Vera, J. Baez, M. Douglas, C. B. Emmanuel, J. Marengo, J. Meitin, M. Nicolini, J. Nogues-Paegle, J. Paegle, O. Penalba, P. Salio, C. Saulo, M. A. Silva Dias, P. Silva Dias, and E. Zipser 2006: The South AmericanLow-Level Jet Experiment/, Bulletin of the American MeteorologicalSociety/, Volume 87, Issue 1 (January 2006) pp. 63-77. (PDF)

Higgins, W., D. Ahijevych, J. Amador, A. Barros, E. Berbery, E. Caetano, R. Carbone, P. Ciesielski, R. Cifelli, M. Cortez-Vazquez, A. Douglas, M. Douglas, G. Emmanuel, C. Fairall, D. Gochis, D. Gutzler, T. Jackson, R. Johnson, C. King, T. Lang, M. Lee, D. Lettenmaier, R. Lobato, V. MagaƱJ. Meitin, K. Mo, S. Nesbitt, F. Ocampo-Torres, E. Pytlak, P. Rodgers, S. Rutledge, J. Schemm, S. Schubert, A. White, C. Williams, A. Wood, R. Zamora, C. Zhang, 2006: The NAME 2004 Field Campaign and Modeling Strategy. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 87, 79-94, doi:10.1175/BAMS-87-1-79. (PDF)

Higgins, R. W., A. Douglas, A. Hahmann, E. H. Berbery, D. Gutzler, J. Shuttleworth, D. Stensrud, J. Amador, R. Carbone, M. Cortez, M. Douglas, R. Lobato, J. Meitin, C. Ropelewski, J. Schemm, S. Schubert, C. Zhang, 2003: Progress in Pan American CLIVAR research: The North American monsoon system. Atmosphera, 16, 29-65.

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. (PDF)

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. (PDF)

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. (PDF)

Douglas, M. W., A. Valdez, R. Garcia, 1998: Diurnal Variation and horizontal extent of the Low Level Jet over the northern Gulf of California. Monthly Weather Review, 126, 2017-2025. (PDF)

Douglas, M. W., M. Nicolini, C. Saulo, 1998: Observational Evidences of a low level jet east of the Andes during January-March 1998.. Meteorologica, 23, 63-72.

Douglas, M. W., W. Fernandez, 1997: Strengthening the meteorological, sounding network over the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean and the Intertropical Americas. WMO Bulletin, 46:04:00, 348-351.



2010 Preprints and Conference Abstracts

Beida, R., M. W. Douglas, 2010: Developing high spatial resolution daytime cloud climatologies for Africa. Extended Abstracts, 29th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Tucson, AZ, USA, American Meteorological Society, P2.23. (PDF)

Douglas, M. W., 2010: Adaptive sounding arrays for tropical regions. Extended Abstracts, 29th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Tucson, AZ, USA, American Meteorological Society, 12B.7. (PDF)
Recorded Presentation (Audio)

Douglas, M. W., J. F. Mejia, 2010: Testing a low-cost radiosonde system for possible use in adaptive sounding networks. Extended Abstracts, 15th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation, Atlanta, GA, USA, American Meteorological Society, P265. (Abstract)

Douglas, M. W., J. F. Mejia, D. B. Enfield, 2010: Developing an enhanced climate monitoring network for the Inter-American seas region. Extended Abstracts, 14th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS), Atlanta, GA, USA, American Meteorological Society, 6A.6. Recorded Presentation (Audio)

Douglas, M. W., J. F. Mejia, 2010: The recent availability of low-cost radiosonde systems and their implications for adaptive sounding arrays. Extended Abstracts, 15th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation, Atlanta, GA, USA, American Meteorological Society, 9.5. Recorded Presentation (Audio)

Douglas, M. W., J. F. Mejia, 2010: Evaluating a new low-cost radiosonde system for use in adaptive sounding networks. Extended Abstracts, Lubbock Severe Weather Workshop, Lubbock, TX, USA, National Weather Service, Texas Tech University, ppt file. (Powerpoint) Beida, R., M. W. Douglas, 2010: Developing high spatial resolution daytime cloud climatologies for Africa. Extended Abstracts, 29th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Tucson, AZ, USA, American Meteorological Society, P2.23. (PDF)



2009 Preprints and Conference Abstracts

Douglas, M. W., J. Mejia, N. Ordinola, J. Boustead, 2009: Synoptic Variability of Rainfall and Cloudiness along the Coasts of Northern Peru and Ecuador during the 1997/98 El Nino Event. Monthly Weather Review, 137, 116-136, doi:10.1175/2008MWR2191.1. (PDF)

Douglas, M. W., J. F. Mejia, 2009: Requirements for developing an adaptive radiosonde network for improved regional weather forecasting over southwestern North America. Extended Abstracts, Fifth Symposium on Southwest Hydrometeorology, Albuquerque, NM, USA, National Weather Service, University of New Mexico, ppt file. (PDF)

Zipser, E. J., C. H. Twohy, S. C. Tsay, K. L. Thornhill, S. Tanelli, R. Ross, T. N. Krishnamurti, Q. Ji, G. Jenkins, S. Ismail, N. C. Hsu, R. Hood, G. M. Heymsfield, A. Heymsfield, J. Halvorson, H. M. Goodman, R. Ferrare, J. P. Dunion, M. Douglas, R. Cifelli, G. Chen, E. V. Browell, B. Anderson, 2009: The Saharan Air Layer and the Fate of African Easterly Waves - NASA's AMMA 2006 Field Study of Tropical Cyclogenesis. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 90, 1137-1156. (PDF)



2008 Preprints and Conference Abstracts

Douglas, Michael W., 2008: Progress towards development of the glidersonde: A recoverable radiosonde system. Preprints, WMO Technical Conference on Meteorological and Environmental Instruments and Methods of Observation (TECO). St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. (PDF)

Douglas, M. W., Mejia, J. F., Orozco, R. K., and Murillo, J., 2008: Suggestions for upgrading the pilot balloon network in West Africa and elsewhere in the tropics. Preprints, WMO Technical Conference on Meteorological and Environmental Instruments and Methods of Observation (TECO). St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. (PDF)

Douglas, M. W., Mejia, J. F., Galvez, J. M., and Murillo, J., 2008: The West African pilot balloon network during the NAMMA-2006 and implications for the future of the African pilot balloon sounding network. Preprints, 86th American Meteorological Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (DOC)

Douglas, M. W., Mejia, J. F., Orozco, R. K., and Murillo, J., 2008: Underutilized observations for studying tropical climate variations: the historical pilot balloon database. Preprints, 86th American Meteorological Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (DOC)

Douglas, M. W., Mejia, J. F., and Murillo, J., 2008: Two courses missing from meteorology programs at US universities. Preprints, 86th American Meteorological Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (DOC)



2006 Preprints and Conference Abstracts

Douglas, M. W., Murillo, J., Orozco, R. K., Mejia, J. F., and Galvez, J. M., 2006: Accuracy of the Aviation Model (AVN) final analyses over Central South America based upon upper air observations collected during the SALLJEX. Preprints, 8th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography (ICSHMO), Foz do Iguazu, Brazil. (PDF)

Galvez, J. M., and Douglas, M. W., 2006: Observed diurnal circulations and rainfall over the altiplano during the SALLJEX. Preprints, 8th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography (ICSHMO), Foz do Iguazu, Brazil. (PDF)

Galvez, J. M., and Douglas, M. W., 2006: Modulation of rainfall by Lake Titicaca using the WRF Model. Preprints, 8th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography (ICSHMO), Foz do Iguazu, Brazil. (PDF)

Galvez, J. M., and Douglas, M. W., 2006: Northward-propagating surges east of the Andes during the SALLJEX. Preprints, 8th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography (ICSHMO), Foz do Iguazu, Brazil. (PDF)

Mejia, J. F. and Douglas, M. W. , 2006: Flow around the Andean elbow from WRF simulations and P-3 aircraft measurements during SALLJEX. Preprints, 8th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography (ICSHMO), Foz do Iguazu, Brazil. (PDF)

Orozco, R. K., Mejia, J. F., Galvez, J. M., and Douglas, M. W., 2006: Plausible effects of Paleolake Tauca on the altiplano circulations and rainfall from WRF model simulations. Preprints, 8th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography (ICSHMO), Foz do Iguazu, Brazil. (PDF)

Murillo, J., Douglas, M. W., and J. Regalado, 2006: Atmospheric soundings across an oceanic front between the Galapagos Islands and the coast of South America from the INOCAR cruise of October 2005. Preprints, 8th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography (ICSHMO), Foz do Iguazu, Brazil. (PDF)

Murillo, J., Douglas, M. W., Ordinola, N., and Flores, L. , 2006: Variability of the meridional flow near the Equator from 8 years of pilot balloon observations at Piura, Peru. Preprints, 8th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography (ICSHMO), Foz do Iguazu, Brazil. (PDF)

Douglas, M. W., J. F. Mejia, J. M. Galvez, R. Orozco, and J. Murillo, 2006: The seasonal evolution of the diurnal variation of the low-level winds around the Gulf of California. Is there a link to vegetation green-up during the wet season? Preprints, 86th American Meteorological Annual Meeting (18th Conference on Climate Variability and Change), Atlanta, GA. (PDF)

Galvez, J.M., R. K. Orozco and M. W. Douglas, 2006: Diurnal variability of the cloud field over the VOCALS domain from GOES imagery. Preprints, 86th American Meteorological Annual Meeting (14th Conference on Interaction of the Sea and Atmosphere), Atlanta, GA. (PDF)

M. W. Douglas, J. F. Mejia and T. Killeen, 2006: Use of MODIS and GOES imagery to help delineate the distribution of cloud forests along the eastern Andean slopes. Preprints, 86th American Meteorological Annual Meeting (14th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography), Atlanta, GA. (PDF)



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. (PDF)

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. (PDF)

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. (PDF)

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. (PDF)

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. (PDF)

Michael Douglas, John F. Mejia and Norma Ordinola, 2005: Rainfall variations along the coast of Peru and Ecuador during the 1997-8 El Nino and 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. Mejía, 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. (PDF)

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. (PDF)

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



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