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TRMM Diabatic Heating

Theme Description:

The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, launched in 1997, has now produced an unprecedented decadal record of tropical rainfall and convective system vertical structure as seen by radar and passive microwave sensors. This dataset can be used to derive information on the contributions of latent heating, eddy flux convergence, and radiative heating to the total diabatic heating profile, a strong constraint on tropical circulations and variability. This special collection is composed of papers that derive, test, and compare different approaches for producing diabatic heating profiles from the TRMM dataset. The papers highlight the challenges involved in capturing the separate deep convective, stratiform, and shallow convective contributions to the heating and present a first look at the mean diabatic heating distribution over the tropics. The articles will be presented below as they are published.

Collection organizer:
Dr. Tony Del Genio

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Yukari N. Takayabu; Shoichi Shige; Wei-Kuo Tao; Nagio Hirota
Journal of Climate
Manuel D. Zuluaga; Carlos D. Hoyos; Peter J. Webster
Journal of Climate
Wei-Kuo Tao; Stephen Lang; Xiping Zeng; Shoichi Shige; Yukari Takayabu
Journal of Climate
Richard H. Johnson; Paul E. Ciesielski; Tristan S. L’Ecuyer; Andrew J. Newman
Journal of Climate
T. N. Krishnamurti; Arindam Chakraborty; A. K. Mishra
Journal of Climate
Samson Hagos; Chidong Zhang; Wei-Kuo Tao; Steve Lang; Yukari N. Takayabu; Shoichi Shige; Masaki Katsumata; Bill Olson; Tristan L’Ecuyer
Journal of Climate
K-M. Lau; H-T. Wu
Journal of Climate
Tristan S. L’Ecuyer; Greg McGarragh
Journal of Climate
Shaocheng Xie; Timothy Hume; Christian Jakob; Stephen A. Klein; Renata B. McCoy; Minghua Zhang
Journal of Climate
Mircea Grecu; William S. Olson; Chung-Lin Shie; Tristan S. L’Ecuyer; Wei-Kuo Tao
Journal of Climate
Xianan Jiang; Duane E. Waliser; William S. Olson; Wei-Kuo Tao; Tristan S. L’Ecuyer; Jui-Lin Li; Baijun Tian; Yuk L. Yung; Adrian M. Tompkins; Stephen E. Lang; Mircea Grecu
Journal of Climate
Shoichi Shige; Yukari N. Takayabu; Satoshi Kida; Wei-Kuo Tao; Xiping Zeng; Chie Yokoyama; Tristan L’Ecuyer
Journal of Climate
Yasu-Masa Kodama; Masaki Katsumata; Shuichi Mori; Sinsuke Satoh; Yuki Hirose; Hiroaki Ueda
Journal of Climate
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