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Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

North Carolina State University

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2014

Burleyson, C. D. and S. E. Yuter, 2014: Patterns of diurnal marine stratocumulus cloud variability. J. Appl. Meteor. Clim., conditionally accepted, revised 10/2014.

Burleyson, C. D. and S. E. Yuter, 2014: Sub-diurnal stratocumulus cloud fraction variability and sensitivity to precipitation. J.Climate, conditionally accepted, revised 12/2014.

Colle, B. A., D. Stark and S. E. Yuter, 2014: Surface microphysical observations within East Coast winter storms on Long Island, NY. Mon. Wea. Rev.,142, 3126-3146.

Cunningham, J. G. and S. E. Yuter 2014: Instability characteristics of radar-derived mesoscale organization modes within cool-season precipitation near Portland, OR. Mon. Wea. Rev., 142, 1738-1757.

Garrett, T. J. and S. E. Yuter 2014: Observed influence of riming, temperature, and turbulence on the fallspeed of solid precipitation. Geophys. Res. Let., doi:10.1002/2014GL061016.

Mechoso, C. R., R. Wood, R. Weller, C. S. Bretherton, A. D. Clarke, H. Coe, C. Fairall, J. T, Farrar, G. Feingold, R. Garreaud, C. Grados, J. C. McWilliams, S. P. deSzoeke, S. E. Yuter, and P. Zuidema 2014: Ocean-cloud-atmosphere-land interactions in the southeastern Pacific: The VOCALS Program., Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 95, 357-375.

Wood, R., et al., 2014: Clouds, aerosol and precipitation in the marine boundary layer: An ARM Mobile Facility Deployment., Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., accepted.

Wilbanks, M. C., S. E. Yuter, S. P. deSzoeke, W. A. Brewer, M. A. Miller, A. M. Hall, and C. D. Burleyson 2014: Near-surface density currents observed in the southeast Pacific stratocumulus-topped marine boundary layer. Mon. Wea. Rev., 70, submitted 10/2014.

2013

Biasutti, M and S. E. Yuter, 2013: Observed frequency and intensity of tropical precipitation from instantaneous estimates. J. Geophys. Res., 118, 9534-9551.

Burleyson, C. D., S. P. deSzoeke, S. E. Yuter, M. Wilbanks, and W. A. Brewer 2013: Observations of the diurnal cycle of southeast Pacific marine stratocumulus clouds and precipitation. J. Atmos. Sci., 70, 3876-3894.

Kingsmill, D. E., P. J. Neiman, B. J. Moore, M. Hughes, S. E. Yuter and F. M. Ralph, 2013: Kinematic and thermodynamic structures of Sierra Barrier Jets and overrunning Atmospheric Rivers during a land-falling winter storm in northern California. Mon. Wea. Rev., 141, 2015-2036.

Lin, Y., B. A. Colle, and S. E. Yuter 2013: Impact of moisture flux and freezing level on simulated orographic precipitation errors over the Pacific Northwest, J. Hydro., 14, 140-152.

Miller, M. A. and S. E. Yuter 2013: Detection and characterization of heavy drizzle cells within subtropical marine stratocumulus using AMSR-E 89-GHz passive microwave measurements, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 1-13, doi:10.5194/amt-6-1-2013.

Perry, L. B., S. J. Keighton, L. G> Lee, D. K. Miller, S. E. Yuter, C. E. Konrad, and M. T. Bryant, 2013: Synoptic influences on new snowfall characteristics in the southern Appalachians. , Proceedings of the 70th Eastern Snow Conference, in press.

Stark, D., B. A. Colle and S. E. Yuter, 2013: Observed microphysical evolution for two East Coast winter storms and the associated snow bands. , Mon. Wea. Rev., 141, 2037-2057.

Yuter, S. E., M. A. Miller, M. D. Parker, P. M. Markowski, Y. Richardson, H. Brooks, and J. M. Straka 2013: Comment on "Why do tornadoes rest on weekends?" by D. Rosenfeld and T. Bell J. Geophys. Res., 118, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50526

2012

Allen, G., G. Vaughan, T. Toniazzo, H. Coe, P. Connolly, S. E. Yuter, C. D. Burleyson, P. Minnis, and J. K. Ayers, 2012: Gravity wave--induced perturbations in marine stratocumulus, Q. J. Roy. Met. Soc., doi:10.1002/qj.1952.

de Szoeke, S. P., S. E. Yuter, D. B. Mechem, C. W. Fairall, C. D. Burleyson, P. Zuidema 2012: Observations of stratocumulus clouds and their effect on the eastern Pacific surface heat budget along 20 deg S, J. Climate, 25, 8542-8567.

Mechem, D. B., S. E. Yuter, and S. P. deSzoeke, 2012: Thermodynamic and aerosol controls in southeast Pacific stratocumulus, J. Atmos. Sci., 69, 1250-1266.

Waliser, D. E., M. Moncrieff, D. Burrridge, A. Fink, D Gochis, B. N. Goswami, B Guan, P Harr, J Heming, H.-H. Hsu, C Jakob, M. Janiga, R. Johnson, S Jones, P. Knippertz, J Marengo, H Nguyen, M Pope, Y Serra, C Thorncroft, M Wheeler, R. Wood, and S. Yuter, 2012: The "Year" of Tropical Convection (May 2008 to April 2010): Climate Variability and Weather Highlights , Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, doi:10.1175/2011BAMS3095.1

2011

Biasutti, M., S. E. Yuter, C. D. Burleyson and A. H. Sobel, 2011: Very High Resolution Rainfall Patterns Measured by TRMM Precipitation Radar: Seasonal and Diurnal Cycles, Climate Dynamics,1-20, doi: 10.1007/s00382-011-1146-6.
Movie of Diurnal Cycle Over West Pacific
Movie of Diurnal Cycle Over Central America

Burleyson, C. D., S. E. Yuter, and R. L. Rose 2011: Atmospheric observations feasibility study for Lake Victoria -- Final Report. Report commissioned by the East Africa Community, 16 pp.

Sobel, A. H., C. B. Burleyson and S. E. Yuter, 2011: Rain on small tropical islands. J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2010JD014695.

Wood, R., C. S. Bretherton, C. R. Mechoso, R. A. Weller, B. Huebert, B. Albrecht, H. Coe, G. Allen, G. Vaughan, P. Daum, C. Fairall, D. Chand, L. Gallardo Klenner, C. Grado Quispe, D. S. Covert, T. S. Bates, R. Krejci, F. Straneo, L. M. Russell, S. de Szoeke, A. Brewer, S. E. Yuter, A. Chaigneau, T. Toniazzo, P. Minnis, S. Abel, W. Brown, and S. Williams, 2011: The VAMOS Ocean-Cloud-Atmosphere-Land Study Regional Experiment (VOCALS-REx): Goals, platforms, and field operations. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 627-654, doi:10.5194/acp-11-627-2011.

Yuter, S. E., D. A. Stark, J. A. Crouch, M. J. Payne, and B. A. Colle, 2011: The impact of varying environmental conditions on the spatial and temporal patterns of orographic precipitation over the Pacific Northwest near Portland, Oregon. J. Hydrometeorology, 12, 329-351.

2010

de Szoeke, S. P., S. E. Yuter, P. Zuidema, C. W. Fairall and W. A. Brewer, 2010: Ship-based observation of drizzling stratocumulus clouds from EPIC to VOCALS. CLIVAR Exchanges,15, 11-13.

Smith, B. L., S. E. Yuter, P. J. Neiman and D. E. Kingsmill, 2010: Water vapor fluxes and orographic precipitation over Northern California associated with a land-falling atmospheric river. Mon. Wea. Rev., 138,, 74-100.

2009

Keighton, S., L. Lee, B. Holloway, D. Hotz, S. Zubrick, J. Hovis, G. Votaw, B. Perry, G. Lackmann, S. E. Yuter, C. Konrad, D. Miller, and B. Etherton, 2009: A collaborative approach to study northwest flow snow in the southern Appalachians Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 90, 979-991.

Sukovich, E. M. D. E. Kingsmill, and S. E. Yuter, 2009: Variability of graupel and ice crystal aggregates observed in tropical oceanic convection by aircraft during TRMM KWAJEX. J. Appl. Meteor. Climo., 48, 185-198.

2008

Cifelli, R, S. Nesbitt, S. A. Rutledge, W. A. Petersen, and S. E. Yuter, 2008: Diurnal characteristics of precipitation features in the east Pacific: A comparison of the EPIC and TEPPS regions. J. Climate., 21, 4068-4086.

Holder, C. T., S. E. Yuter, A. Sobel, A. Aiyyer, 2008: The mesoscale characteristics of tropical oceanic precipitation during Kelvin and mixed Rossby-gravity waves Mon. Wea. Rev., 136, 3446-3464.

Martner, B. E., S. E. Yuter, A. B. White, S. Y. Matrosov, D. E. Kingsmill, and F. M. Ralph, 2007: Raindrop size distributions and rain characteristics in California coastal rainfall for periods with and without a radar brightband. J. Hydrometeor., 9, 408-425.

Miller, M. A. and S. E. Yuter, 2008: Lack of correlation between chlorophyll a and cloud droplet effective radius. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L13807, doi:10.1029/2008GL034354

Novak, D. R., Colle, B. A., and S. E. Yuter, 2008: A high resolution observational and modeling study of an intense mesoscale snowband over the northeast U.S., Mon. Wea. Rev.,136, 1433-1456.

Yuter, S. E., D. A. Stark, M. T. Bryant, B. A. Colle, L. B. Perry, J. Blaes, J. Wolfe, and Gerhard Peters, 2008: Forecasting and characterization of mixed precipitation events using the MicroRainRadar. Preprints, 5th European Conference on Radar in Meteorology and Hydrology. 30 June - 4 July 2008, Helsinki, Finland.

2007

Cifelli, R, S. Nesbitt, S. A. Rutledge, W. A. Petersen, and S. E. Yuter, 2007: Radar characteristics of precipitation features in the EPIC and TEPPS regions of the East Pacific. Mon. Wea. Rev., 135, 1576-1595.

Colle, B. A., S. E. Yuter, 2007: The impact of coastal boundaries and small hills on the precipitation distribution across southern Connecticut and Long Island, NY. Mon. Wea. Rev., 135, 933-954.

Comstock, K., S. E. Yuter, R. Wood, C. S. Bretherton 2007: The three-dimensional structure and kinematics of drizzling stratocumulus. Mon. Wea. Rev., 135, 3767-3784.

Novak, D. R., Colle, B. A., and S. E. Yuter, 2007: A high resolution observational and modeling comparison of mesoscale band lifecycle during three recent northeast U.S. snowstorms., Abstracts, 22nd Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting/18th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, June 2007, Park City, UT, 3A.2.

2006

Holder, C., S. Yuter, and A. Sobel, 2006: The effects of equatorial Kelvin waves and Mixed-Rossby gravity waves on the mesoscale structure of tropical oceanic convection. Preprints, 4th European Conference on Radar in Meteorology and Hydrology. 18-22 September 2006, Barcelona, Spain.

Miller, M., and S. Yuter, 2006: Phantom precipitation and other problems in TRMM products. Proceedings, 3rd Workshop on Precipitation Measurements.. 23-27 October 2006, Melbourne, Australia, International Precipitation Working Group.

Swann, A., A. H. Sobel, S. E. Yuter, G. N. Kiladas, 2006: Observed radar reflectivity in convectively coupled Kelvin and Mixed Rossby-gravity waves. Geophys. Res. Let.., 33, L10804, doi:10.1029/2006GL025979.

Yuter, S. E., D. Kingsmill, L. B. Nance, and M. Löffler-Mang, 2006: Observations of precipitation size and fall speed characteristics within coexisting rain and wet snow. J. Appl. Meteor. Climo., 45, 1450-1464. Paper of Note in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Yuter, S., B. Colle, T. Downing, Y. Lin, C. Spooner, J. Payne, and K. Comstock, 2006: Microphysical and dynamical structures of winter storms in the U. S. Pacific Northwest: Comparisons between regional mesoscale model output and operational weather radar observations. Preprints, 4th European Conference on Radar in Meteorology and Hydrology. 18-22 September 2006, Barcelona, Spain.

Yuter, S., M. Miller, J. Stout, R. Wood, J. Kwiatkowski, D. Horn, and C. Spooner, 2006: Remaining challenges in satellite precipitation estimation for the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission. Preprints, 4th European Conference on Radar in Meteorology and Hydrology. 18-22 September 2006, Barcelona, Spain.

2005

Comstock, K. K., C. S. Bretherton, and S. E. Yuter, 2005: Mesoscale variability and drizzle in southeast Pacific stratocumulus. J. Atmos. Sci., 62, 3792-3807.

Yuter, S. E., R. A. Houze, Jr., E. A. Smith, T. T. Wilheit, and E. Zipser, 2005: Physical characterization of tropical oceanic convection observed in KWAJEX. J. Appl. Meteor., 44, 385-415.

Yuter, S. E., J. Stout, R. Wood, J. Kwiatkowski and D. Horn, 2005: Relative errors in TRMM satellite Version 5 and Version 6 products: Steps forward and backward.. Preprints, 32st Conference on Radar Meteorology, Albuquerque, NM, 24-29 October, American Meteorological Society.

2004

Bretherton, C. S., T. Uttal, C. W. Fairall, S. E. Yuter, R. Weller, D. Baumgardner, K. Comstock, R. Wood, and G. Raga, 2004: The EPIC 2001 stratocumulus study. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 85, 967-977.

Comstock, K. K., R. Wood, S. E. Yuter, and C. S. Bretherton, 2004: Reflectivity and rain rate in and below drizzling stratocumulus. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 130, 2891-2918.

Houze, R. A., Jr., S. Brodzik, C. Schumacher, S. E. Yuter, and C. R. Williams, 2004: Uncertainties in oceanic radar rain maps at Kwajalein and implications for satellite Validation. J. Appl. Meteor., 43, 1114-1132.

Kingsmill, D. E., S. E. Yuter, A. J. Heymsfield, P. V. Hobbs, A. V. Korolev, J. L. Stith, A. Bansemer, J. A. Haggerty, and A. L. Rangno, 2004: TRMM common microphysics products: A tool for evaluating spaceborne precipitation retrieval algorithms. J. Appl. Meteor., 43, 1598-1618.

Sobel, A. H., S. E. Yuter, C. S. Bretherton, and G. N. Kiladis, 2004: Large-scale meteorology and deep convection during TRMM KWAJEX. Mon. Wea. Rev., 132, 422-444.

Yuter, S., J. Koistinen, S. Di Michele, M. Hagen, A. Illingworth, S. Shimizu, and D. Wolff, 2004: GPM Ground Validation Basic Radar Products and Implications for Observation Strategies. accessible at: www.arxiv.org, arXiv:physics/0401101, 11 pp.

2003

Hagen, M., and S. E. Yuter, 2003: Relations between radar reflectivity, liquid water content, and rainfall rate during the MAP-SOP. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., special MAP issue, 129, 477-493.

Yuter, S. E., 2003: Precipitation Radar. Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, (J. R. Holton, J. Pyle, and J. Curry, Eds.), 1833-1851.

Yuter, S. E., and R. A. Houze, Jr., 2003: Microphysical modes of precipitation growth determined by S-band vertically pointing radar in orographic precipitation during MAP. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., special MAP issue, 129, 455-476.

Yuter, S. E., and R. Wood, 2003: Evaluating uncertainties in GPM oceanic precipitation retrievals. Preprints, 31st Conference on Radar Meteorology, Seattle, WA, 6-12 August, American Meteorological Society.

Yuter, S. E., L. B. Nance, and M. Löffler-Mang, 2003: Surface-based in situ and vertically-pointing measurements of precipitation characteristics near and within the melting layer obtained at McKenzie Bridge, Oregon during IMPROVE II. Preprints, 10th Conference on Mesoscale Processes, Portland, OR, 23-27 June, American Meteorological Society.

2002

Adkins, W., and S. E. Yuter, 2002: Report on Potential Tropical Open Ocean Precipitation Validation Sites, NASA Global Precipitation Mission Reports, NASA/TM-2002-210010,77 pages.

Yuter, S. E., and R. A. Houze, Jr., 2002: Comment on ‘Partitioning tropical oceanic convective and stratiform rains by draft strength’ by David Atlas et al. J. Geophys. Res., 107, 10.1029/2000JD000205.

Yuter, S., R. Houze, V. Chandrasekar, E. Foufoula-Georgiou, M. Hagen, R. Johnson, D. Kingsmill, R. Lawrence, F. Marks, S. Rutledge, and J. Weinman, 2002: GPM Draft Science Implementation Plan Ground Validation Chapter. accessible at: www.arxiv.org, arXiv:physics/0211095, 22 pp.

2001

Houze, R. A., Jr., S. Medina, and S. E. Yuter, 2001: Orographic precipitation mechanisms: New data from the Mesoscale Alpine Programme. Preprints, International Conference on Mesoscale Meteorology and Typhoons in East Asia, Taipei, Taiwan, 26-28 September, 88-93.

Yuter, S. E., and R. A. Houze, Jr., 2001: Microphysical modes of precipitation growth determined by vertically pointing radar at Locarno-Monti during MAP. The Mesoscale Alpine Programme Newsletter, June, No. 15, 110-113.

Yuter, S. E., and W. S. Parker, 2001: Rainfall measurement on ship revisited: The 1997 PACS TEPPS cruise. J. Appl. Meteor., 40, 1003-1018.

Zeng, Z., S. E. Yuter, R. A. Houze, Jr., and D. E. Kingsmill, 2001: Microphysics of the rapid development of heavy convective precipitation. Mon. Wea. Rev., 129, 1882-1904.

2000

Houze, R. A., Jr., S. S. Chen, D. E. Kingsmill, Y. Serra, and S. E. Yuter, 2000: Convection over the Pacific warm pool in relation to the atmospheric Kelvin-Rossby wave. J. Atmos. Sci., 57, 3058-3089.

James, C. N., S. R. Brodzik, H. Edmon, R. A. Houze, Jr., and S. E. Yuter, 2000: Radar data processing and visualization over complex terrain. Wea. Forecasting, 15, 327-338.

Yuter, S. E., and R. A. Houze, Jr., 2000: The 1997 Pan American Climate Studies Tropical Eastern Pacific Process Study. Part I: ITCZ region. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 81, 451-481.

Yuter, S. E., Y. L. Serra, and R. A. Houze, Jr., 2000: The 1997 Pan American Climate Studies Tropical Eastern Pacific Process Study. Part II: Stratocumulus region. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 81, 483-490.

1999

James, C., S. Brodzik, H. Edmon, R. A. Houze, Jr., and S. E. Yuter, 1999: Mountain Zebra: Real-time archival and 4-D visualization of radar volumes over complex terrain. Preprints, COST-75 Final International Seminar on "Advanced Weather Radar Systems," Locarno, Switzerland, 297-306.

1998

Houze, R. A., Jr., S. S. Chen, D. E. Kingsmill, Y. Serra, and S. E. Yuter, 1998: Convection over the Pacific warm pool in relation to the atmospheric Kelvin-Rossby wave. COARE98: Proceedings, Conference on TOGA-COARE, Boulder, World Meteorological Organization, WCRP-107, WMP/TD 940, 389-390.

Yuter, S. E., and R. A. Houze, Jr., 1998: The natural variability of precipitating clouds over the western Pacific warm pool. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 124, 53-99.

1997

Yuter, S. E., and R. A. Houze, Jr., 1997: Measurements of raindrop size distributions over the Pacific warm pool and implications for Z-R relations. J. Appl. Meteor., 36, 847-867.

1995

Chen, S. S., R. A. Houze, Jr., B. E. Mapes, S. R. Brodzik, and S. E. Yuter, 1995: TOGA COARE satellite data summaries available on the World Wide Web. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 76, 329-333.

Steiner, M., R. A. Houze, Jr., and S. E. Yuter, 1995: Climatological characterization of three-dimensional storm structure from operational radar and rain gauge data. J. Appl. Meteor., 34, 1978-2007.

Yuter, S. E., and R. A. Houze, Jr., 1995: Three-dimensional kinematic and microphysical evolution of Florida cumulonimbus. Part I: Spatial distribution of updrafts, downdrafts, and precipitation. Mon. Wea. Rev., 123, 1921-1940.

Yuter, S. E., and R. A. Houze, Jr., 1995: Three-dimensional kinematic and microphysical evolution of Florida cumulonimbus. Part II: Frequency distribution of vertical velocity, reflectivity, and differential reflectivity. Mon. Wea. Rev., 123, 1941-1963.

Yuter, S. E., and R. A. Houze, Jr., 1995: Three-dimensional kinematic and microphysical evolution of Florida cumulonimbus. Part III: Vertical mass transport, mass divergence, and synthesis. Mon. Wea. Rev., 123, 1964-1983.

Yuter, S. E., R. A. Houze, Jr., B. F. Smull, F. D. Marks, Jr., J. R. Daugherty, and S. R. Brodzik, 1995: TOGA COARE aircraft mission summary images: An electronic atlas. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 76, 319-328.

1994

Steiner, M., R. A. Houze, Jr., and S. E. Yuter, 1994: Three-dimensional climatological rainfall characteristics from operational radar and raingauge networks. AGU 1994 Spring Meeting, Baltimore, EOS, Transactions, 75, April 19/Supplement, p. 168.

Steiner, M., S. E. Yuter, D. E. Kingsmill, and R. A. Houze, Jr., 1994: Prototype TRMM radar (ARMAR) validation techniques using NASA DC-8 and NOAA WP-3D airborne measurements. NASA TOGA COARE Science Data Workshop II, Albuquerque, NASA, 30-33.

1993

Yuter, S. E., and R. A. Houze, Jr., 1993: Three-dimensional kinematic and microphysical evolution of Florida cumulonimbus. Preprints, 26th Conference on Radar Meteorology, Norman, American Meteorological Society, 176-179.