Dr. William K.M. Lau

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Dr. William K.M. Lau

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    Biography of Dr. William K. M. Lau

    William K. M. Lau received his B. Sc. (Mathematics and Physics) in 1972, and B. Sc. Special (Applied Mathematics), in 1973 from University of Hong Kong, both with 1st Class Honors. He received his MS in Physics, and PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA. He is currently, Deputy Director for Atmospheres, Earth Science Division, NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, which is a world class research center of over 250 PhD scientists, including government and university scientists. He is an Adjunct Professor of Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences U. of Maryland, and Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and is a senior science advisor of the Hong Kong Observatory. He frequently visits international research and academic institutions in countries and regions including China, India, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, North and South America, and Europe to present invited lectures, and keynote speeches to promote interests and awareness in regional impacts of climate change. His research work spans more than three decades covering a wide range of topics in climate dynamics, tropical and monsoon meteorology, ocean-atmosphere interaction, aerosol-water cycle interaction, climate variability and climate change.
     
    Dr. Lau received many awards for his research and scientific leadership, including among others, the American Meteorological Society Meisinger Award for young scientist (1988), the NASA John Lindsay Award (1987), the Goddard Exceptional Achievement Medal (1991), the William Nordberg Award in Earth Science (1999). He is a Goddard Senior Fellow, a fellow of the American Meteorological Society, and a fellow of the American Geophysical Union. He has served on numerous international science steering group and expert panels, including among others, the WMO Monsoon Climate Expert Panel, the GEWEX Science Steering Group, the ACPC (Aerosol-Cloud-Precipitation-Climate) Science Working Group, and Committee on Himalayan Glacier and Impacts on Downstream Population, National Research Council, US National Academy of Sciences .

    Dr. Lau published 250 refereed papers, articles in encyclopedia, and book chapters. He was on the ISI Web of Science’s list of highly cited researchers among all fields since 2002, with total citation =17149, h-index =74 (Google Scholar, 2014). He is the principal author of a popular research reference book “ Intraseasonal Variability of the Tropical Ocean-Atmosphere Climate System ”, Praxis Springler Publisher, 1st edition 2006, 2nd edition 2012. In 2010, Dr. Lau was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award of the Faculty of Science, HKU, for his outstanding contribution and leadership in Asian monsoon and climate change research. In 2011, he received the Honorary Professorship award from the School of Energy and Environment, City U. of Hong Kong. He was elected President-Elect (2013-2014), and President (2015-2016) of the Atmospheric Sciences Division, American Geophysical Union.

    Research Interests

    Tropical Meteorology, intraseasonal variability, monsoon dynamics, atmospheric teleconnection, aerosol water cycle interaction, climate variability and change

    Positions/Employment

    10 / 2010 - Present

    Deputy Director for Atmospheres

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 8800 Greenbelt Rd. Greenbelt MD, 20771

    Education

    1977 - Ph.D. (Atmospheric Sciences), University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    1975 - M.S. (Physics), University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    1973 - B.Sc. Sp. (Applied Mathematics), 1st Class Honor University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    1972 - B.Sc. (Physics & Mathematics), 1st Class Honor University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Professional Service

    1. USGCRP IPCC AR5 review committee, 2013
    2. Co-author of IPCC, AR5 Chapter on “ Regional impacts of Climate Change”, 2012
    3. Guest Editor, Special issue on “Desert dust and impact on climate”, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2012
    4. Co-author of NRC Report “Himalayan Glacier, Water Resources and Water Security” , Academy
        Press, 2012.
    5. Member, Committee on Himalayan Glaciers and Impacts on Downstream Population,  National 
    Research Council, US Academy of Sciences, 2011-2012.
    6. Atmospheric Science Section Chair, Western Pacific AGU, 2010
    7. Co-Convener, AGU, Special Session on “Aerosol and Climate in Asia”, 2009
    8. Member, iLEAPS/IGAC/GEWEX Aerosol-Cloud-Precipitation-Climate (ACPC) Science Steering Committee, 2007-present
    9. Member, GEWEX Science Steering Group, 2008-2012.
    10. Member, Editorial Board, World Scientific Book Publisher, Monsoon Climate Book Series.
    11. Guest Editor, Special Issue “ From Deserts to Monsoons”, Annales Geophysicae. 2008-2009
    12. Co-Principal convener, Aegean Conference, “ From Deserts to Monsoons”, Crete, Greece, June,    2008
    13. Lead Scientist, international Joint-Aerosol Monsoon Experiment (JAMEX), World Climate Research Program (WCRP)/Asian Monsoon Year (AMY)
    14. Co-convener, AMS/West African Monsoon Modeling Evaluation (WAMME) workshop, New Orleans, January, 2008.
    15. Chair, Board of Directors, Goddard Earth Science and Technology Center, U. Maryland at Baltimore County, 2009-2011
    16. Member, Executive Committee, Expert Team on Climate Impacts on Monsoon Weather, WMO Commission for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS), 2007- present
    17. Member, Science Review Panel, CCSR, U. of Tokyo, 2007.
    18. Member, US THORPEX Science Steering Committee, 2006-2008
    19. Co-chair, International CEOP Monsoon Systems Working Group, 2001-present.
    20. Convener, AGU session on “Dust, smoke and climate change”, Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 2006
    21. Chair, U.S. CLIVAR Asian Australia Monsoon Panel, 2000-2004.
    22. Member, Editorial Board, World Scientific Series on Meteorology of East Asia, 2004-present
    23. Member, Board of Directors, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), U. of Maryland, 2003-present
    24. Associate Editor, Adv. Atmospheric Science, 2000- present.
    25. Associate Editor, ACTA Meteorological Sinica, 2002 - present
    26. Guest Editor, J. Climate Special Issue on TRMM, 2001
    27. Executive Member, WMO East Asian Monsoon Panel, 2003-2005
    28. Member, Advisory Panel, NCAR/Climate Dynamics Group, 1999-2003.
    29. Co-Convenor, US Japan Global Change Workshop, 1999.
    30. Delegation member, US/People's Republic of China, Bilateral Science and Technology Exchange, 1999.
    31. Advisory Panel, National Oceanographic Center, 1998-2002.
    32. Member, Advisory Panel, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University, 1998.
    33. Convenor, Special Session on SCSMEX, AGU, Boston, 1998.
    34. Vice-Chair, SCSMEX International Organizing Committee, 1997-1999.
    35. Member, WMO/CAS/MI Science Steering Panel, 1997.
    36. Keynote speaker and convenor of Special Session on Remote Sensing and Climate Change, IGARSS, Singapore, 1997.
    37. Ex-Official, GAME International Science Panel, 1996.
    38. Associate Editor, Journal of Atmospheric Physics, Meteorological Academy, 1996-2000.
    39. Co-Chair, WCRP/CLIVAR Monsoon Panel, 1995-2001.
    40. Chief Scientist, US Science Working Group for SCSMEX, 1994-2000.
    41. Organizing Committee Chairman, AMS Climate Variations Conference, Denver, 1993.
    42. Chairman, AMS Committee on Climate Variations, 1990-1992.
    43. Co-Convenor and Session Chair International TOGA Symposium, Hawaii, 1990.
    44. International Symposium on Climate Change, Beijing, 1990.
    45. Convenor, Special Session on Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction, AGU, San Francisco, 1990.
    46. Panel Member, AMS "Bernhard Haurwitz Memorial Lecturer" Committee, 1989
    47. Member, Organizing Committee of International Conference on Meteorology and Climate of East Asia, Hong Kong, July 1989.
    48. Session chair, Third Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1989.
    49. Convener, TOGA/ COARE Workshop, Noumea, New Caledonia, 1989.
    50. Member, Science Working Group for TOGA/ COARE ; Chairman, Atmospheric Circulation and Wave Subgroup, 1988-1994.
    51. Member, AMS Committee on Climate Variations, 1988-1990.
    52. Research advisor to visiting scholars from China and India under US-PRC and US-India Bilateral Program, 1988-1990.
    53. Session Chair, WMO Regional Workshop on Monsoon, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1988.
    54. US Chief Scientist, US-People's Republic of China Monsoon Program, 1987-2000.
    55. Principal Investigator, Eos interdisciplinary investigation on hydrologic processes (leader of team of 25 scientists); Principal Investigator of three NASA and one NSF research projects, 1987-1994.
    56. Director, Experimental Climate Forecasting Center at Goddard, 1987-1991.
    57. Member, EOS Payload Panel, 1987-1994.
    58. Member, AMS Committee on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclone, 1987-1989.
    59. Member, US TOGA Science Review Panel, NOAA, 1987.
    60. U.S.-China Monsoon Workshop, Kunming, 1987.
    61. Member of U.S. Delegation, U.S.-China Bilateral Cooperative Research on the Monsoons, 1985, 1987.
    62. Thesis advisor to two Ph.D students (1986-1991) Department of Meteorology, University of Maryland; one Ph.D candidate from City College of New York.
    63. Chapman Conference on El Nino, Quayaquil, Ecuador, 1986.
    64. Member, US delegation, U.S.-China Workshop on the Monsoon, June 10-June 15, 1985, Monterey, CA.
    65. Taught graduate courses in dynamic meteorology in Department of Meteorology, University of Maryland, 1985-88, taught courses in global climate change for undergraduates in Goddard Summer Institute for Atmospheric Sciences (1988).
    66. Member of U.S. Delegation, Indo-U.S. Cooperative Monsoon Research, 1984.
    67. Co-chairman Subcommittee on Mean Climate, MCP/TOGA Conference, organized by U.S. National Academy of Sciences, San Diego, CA, 1984.
    68. Technical consultant (numerical weather prediction) Ocean Data Systems, Inc., 1980-81.
    69. Thesis advisor to two Ms and one Ph.D students and taught courses in atmospheric dynamics, air-sea interaction at the Naval Postgraduate School (1978- 1981).
    70. Participant during field phase of FGGE/Winter-MONEX, December 1978-March 1979 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
     

    Awards

    2015-2016 President, Atmosphere Section, AGU
    2014 Member, AMS Award Nomination Committee, 2014-2017
    2013-2014 President-Elect, Atmospheric Science Section, AGU
    2013 GRL paper on extreme rainfall and global warming selected as AGU Research Spotlight
    2011 Best paper citation on “Impact of aerosols on accelerated melting of Himalaya snowpack” selected one of 25 best articles (based on novelty, scientific impact, readership, broad appeal and wide media coverage) published in Environ. Res. Letters, since 2006.
    2010 Honorary Professorship, City University of Hong Kong
    2001- present Web of Science top 0.01% highly cited researchers in all fields
    2009 Distinguished Alumni, University of Hong Kong
    2008-2013 Senior Science Advisor, Hong Kong Observatory
    2007 Fellow, American Geophysical Union, citation” for outstanding contributions to advancement of understanding of the monsoon climate system, through original and masterful data analysis and modeling”
    2004 Distinguished Meteorologist, 120th Anniversary of Hong Kong Observatory
    1999 William Nordberg Memorial Award for Earth Science
    1999 NASA Outstanding Leadership Award
    1998 Distinguished Lecturer, PAOS/NOAA/CDC
    1997 Mausam Award for best scientific paper, presented by India Embassy
    1995 Fellow, American Meteorological Society
    1992 - 1994 Performance Management and Recognition System Award
    1991 Goddard Exceptional Achievement Award
    1990 Goddard Senior Fellow
    1988 Featured as “most promising young scientist” in Japanese Meteorological Bulletin, Tienki
    1988 AMS, Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award, Award Citation "for fundamental studies enhancing our understanding of low frequency oscillations"
    1987 "Top Ten Science and Technology Talents in the Washington Area," selected by Washington Technology
    1987 John C. Lindsay Memorial Award
    (NASA’s highest award in Science)
    1985,87,93,96 NASA-Goddard Quality Increase
    1982 - 1997 NASA-Goddard Outstanding Performance
    1972 - 1973 Graduate with First Class Honors, U. of Hong Kong

    Professional Societies

    President Elect, AGU, 2013-2014 President Atmosphere Section, AGU, 2015-2016 American Meteorological Society (AMS), member, Award Nominating Committee (2014-2015), 1978 - Present

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Lee, D., Y. C. Sud, L. Oreopoulos, et al. K. M. Kim, W. K. Lau, and I. S. Kang. 2014. "Modeling the influences of aerosols on pre-monsoon circulation and rainfall over Southeast Asia." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 14 (13): 6853-6866 [10.5194/acp-14-6853-2014]

    Yasunari, T., W. K. Lau, S. P. Mahanama, et al. P. R. Colarco, A. M. Da Silva, T. Aoki, K. Aoki, N. Murao, S. Yamagata, and Y. Kodama. 2014. "The GOddard SnoW Impurity Module (GOSWIM) for the NASA GEOS-5 Earth System Model: Preliminary Comparisons with Observations in Sapporo, Japan." SOLA 10 (0): 50-56 [10.2151/sola.2014-011]

    Reale, O., W. K. Lau, A. M. Da Silva, and T. Matsui. 2014. "Impact of assimilated and interactive aerosol on tropical cyclogenesis." Geophys. Res. Lett 41 (9): 3282-3288 [10.1002/2014GL059918]

    Lau, W. K., H.-T. Wu, and K.-M. Kim. 2013. "A canonical response of precipitation characteristics to global warming from CMIP5 models." Geophys. Res. Lett 40 (12): 3163–3169 [10.1002/grl.50420]

    Zhou, Y., W. K. Lau, and C. Liu. 2013. "Rain characteristics and large-scale environments of precipitation objects with extreme rain volumes from TRMM observations." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 118 (17): 9673-9689 [10.1002/jgrd.50776]

    Yasunari, T., Q. Tan, W. K. Lau, et al. P. Bonasoni, A. Marinoni, P. Laj, M. Menegoz, T. Takemura, and M. Chin. 2013. "Estimated range of black carbon dry deposition and the related snow albedo reduction over Himalayan glaciers during dry pre-monsoon periods." Atmospheric Environment 78 259-267 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.03.031]

    Tsay, S.-C., N.-Y. C. Hsu, W. K. Lau, et al. C. Li, P. M. Gabriel, Q. Ji, B. N. Holben, E. J. Welton, X. A. Nguyen, S. Janjai, N. H. Lin, J. S. Reid, J. Boonjawat, S. G. Howell, B. Huebert, J. S. Fu, R. A. Hansell, A. M. Sayer, R. Gautam, S.-H. Wang, C. S. Goodloe, L. R. Miko, P. K. Shu, A. M. Loftus, J. Huang, J. Y. Kim, M.-J. Jeong, and P. Pantina. 2013. "From BASE-ASIA toward 7-SEAS: A satellite-surface perspective of boreal spring biomass-burning aerosols and clouds in Southeast Asia." Atmospheric Environment 78 20-34 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.12.013]

    Gautam, R., N.-Y. C. Hsu, and W. K. Lau. 2013. "Satellite observations of desert dust-induced Himalayan snow darkening." Geophysical Research Letters 40 (5): 988-993 [10.1002/grl.50226]

    Gautam, R., N.-Y. C. Hsu, T. F. Eck, et al. B. N. Holben, S. Janjai, T. Jantarach, S.-C. Tsay, and W. K. Lau. 2013. "Characterization of aerosols over the Indochina peninsula from satellite-surface observations during biomass burning pre-monsoon season." Atmospheric Environment 78 51-59 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.05.038]

    Wang, S.-H., S.-C. Tsay, N.-H. Lin, et al. S.-C. Chang, C. Li, E. J. Welton, B. N. Holben, N.-Y. C. Hsu, W. K. Lau, S. Lolli, C.-C. Kuo, H.-P. Chia, C.-Y. Chiu, C.-C. Lin, S. W. Bell, Q. Ji, R. A. Hansell, G.-R. Sheu, K.-H. Chi, and C.-M. Peng. 2013. "Origin, transport, and vertical distribution of atmospheric pollutants over the northern South China Sea during the 7-SEAS/Dongsha Experiment." Atmospheric Environment 78 124-133 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.11.013]

    Yasunari, T., R. D. Koster, W. K. Lau, et al. T. Aoki, Y. C. Sud, T. Yamazaki, H. Motoyoshi, and Y. Kodama. 2012. "Correction to “Influence of dust and black carbon on the snow albedo in the NASA Goddard Earth Observing System version 5 land surface model”." J. Geophys. Res. 117 (D18): [10.1029/2012JD018691]

    Reale, O., W. K. Lau, J. Susskind, and R. Rosenberg. 2012. "AIRS impact on analysis and forecast of an extreme rainfall event (Indus River Valley, Pakistan, 2010) with a global data assimilation and forecast system." J. Geophys. Res. 117 (D8): D08103 [10.1029/2011JD017093]

    Wang, S.-H., N.-Y. C. Hsu, S.-C. Tsay, et al. N. H. Lin, A. M. Sayer, S.-J. Huang, and W. K. Lau. 2012. "Can Asian dust trigger phytoplankton blooms in the oligotrophic northern South China Sea?" Geophysical Research Letters 39 (5): L05811 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2011GL050415]

    Vadrevu, K., E. Ellicott, L. Giglio, et al. K. V. Badarinath, E. Vermote, C. Justice, and W. K. Lau. 2012. "Vegetation fires in the himalayan region – Aerosol load, black carbon emissions and smoke plume heights." Atmospheric Environment 47 241–251 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.11.009]

    Lau, W. K., and Y. Zhou. 2012. "Observed recent trends in tropical cyclone rainfall over the North Atlantic and the North Pacific." J. Geophys. Res. 117 (D3): D03104 [10.1029/2011JD016510]

    Gautam, R., N.-Y. C. Hsu, S.-C. Tsay, et al. W. K. Lau, B. N. Holben, S. Bell, A. Smirnov, C. Li, R. A. Hansell, Q. Ji, S. Payra, D. Aryal, R. Kayastha, and K.-M. Kim. 2011. "Accumulation of aerosols over the Indo-Gangetic plains and southern slopes of the Himalayas: distribution, properties and radiative effects during the 2009 pre-monsoon season." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 11 (24): 12841-12863 [10.5194/acp-11-12841-2011]

    Ji, Q., S.-C. Tsay, W. K. Lau, et al. R. A. Hansell, J. J. Butler, and J. W. Cooper. 2011. "A novel nonintrusive method to resolve the thermal dome effect of pyranometers: Radiometric calibration and implications." J. Geophys. Res. 116 (D24): D24105 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2011JD016466]

    Yasunari, T. J., R. D. Koster, K. M. Lau, et al. T. Aoki, Y. C. Sud, T. Yamazaki, H. Motoyoshi, and Y. Kodama. 2011. "Influence of dust and black carbon on the snow albedo in the NASA Goddard Earth Observing System version 5 land surface model." J. Geophys. Res. 116 (D2): D02210 [10.1029/2010JD014861]

    Lau, W. K., and H.-T. Wu. 2011. "Climatology and changes in tropical oceanic rainfall characteristics inferred from Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) data (1998–2009)." J. Geophys. Res. 116 (D17): D17111 [10.1029/2011JD015827]

    Reale, O., W. K. Lau, and A. M. Da Silva. 2011. "Impact of Interactive Aerosol on the African Easterly Jet in the NASA GEOS-5 Global Forecasting System." Weather and Forecasting 26 (4): 504-519 [10.1175/WAF-D-10-05025.1]

    Lau, W. K., and H.-T. Wu. 2010. "Characteristics of Precipitation, Cloud, and Latent Heating Associated with the Madden–Julian Oscillation." Journal of Climate 23 (3): 504-518 [10.1175/2009JCLI2920.1]

    Zhou, Y., K. M. Lau, O. Reale, and R. Rosenberg. 2010. "AIRS impact on precipitation analysis and forecast of tropical cyclones in a global data assimilation and forecast system." Geophys. Res. Lett 37 (2): L02806 [10.1029/2009GL041494]

    Wilcox, E., W. Lau, and K. M. Kim. 2010. "A northward shift of the North Atlantic Ocean Intertropical Convergence Zone in response to summertime Saharan dust outbreaks." Geophys. Res. Lett 37 (4): L04804 [10.1029/2009GL041774]

    Shen, B.-W., W.-K. Tao, W. K. Lau, and R. Atlas. 2010. "Predicting tropical cyclogenesis with a global mesoscale model: Hierarchical multiscale interactions during the formation of tropical cyclone Nargis (2008)." J. Geophys. Res 115 (D14): D14102 [10.1029/2009JD013140]

    Lau, W., and K. Kim. 2010. "Fingerprinting the impacts of aerosols on long-term trends of the Indian summer monsoon regional rainfall." Geophys. Res. Lett 37 (16): L16705 [10.1029/2010GL043255]

    Yasunari, T., P. Bonasoni, P. Laj, et al. K. Fujita, E. Vuillermoz, A. Marinoni, P. Cristofanelli, R. Duchi, G. Tartari, and W. K. Lau. 2010. "Estimated impact of black carbon deposition during pre-monsoon season from Nepal Climate Observatory – Pyramid data and snow albedo changes over Himalayan glaciers." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10 (14): 6603-6615 [10.5194/acp-10-6603-2010]

    Lau, W., M. Kim, K. Kim, and W. Lee. 2010. "Enhanced surface warming and accelerated snow melt in the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau induced by absorbing aerosols." Environ. Res. Lett. 5 (2): 025204 [10.1088/1748-9326/5/2/025204]

    Gautam, R., N.-Y. C. Hsu, and W. K. Lau. 2010. "Premonsoon aerosol characterization and radiative effects over the Indo-Gangetic Plains: Implications for regional climate warming." J Geophys Res 115 (D17): D17208 [10.1029/2010JD013819]

    Kim, K.-M., W. K. Lau, Y. C. Sud, and G. K. Walker. 2010. "Influence of aerosol-radiative forcings on the diurnal and seasonal cycles of rainfall over West Africa and Eastern Atlantic Ocean using GCM simulations." Climate Dynamics 35 (1): 115-126 [10.1007/s00382-010-0750-1]

    Sun, D., W. K. Lau, M. Kafatos, et al. Z. Boybei, G. Leptoukh, and C. Yang. 2009. "Numerical Simulations of the Impacts of the Saharan Air Layer on Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Development." Journal of Climate 22 (23): 6230-6250 [10.1175/2009JCLI2738.1]

    Krishnamurti, T. N., A. Chakraborty, A. Martin, et al. K. M. Lau, K. M. Kim, Y. Sud, and G. Walker. 2009. "Impact of Arabian Sea Pollution on the Bay of Bengal Winter Monsoon Rains." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos 114 (D06213): 10.1029/2008JD010679

    Lau, W. K., K.-M. Kim, N.-Y. C. Hsu, and B. N. Holben. 2009. "Possible influences of air pollution, dust and sandstorms on the Indian monsoon." WMO Bulletin 58 (1): 22-30

    Reale, O., W. K. Lau, J. Susskind, et al. E. Brin, E. Liu, P. Riishojgaard, M. Fuentes, and R. Rosenberg. 2009. "AIRS impact on the analysis and forecast track of tropical cyclone Nargis in a global data assimilation and forecasting system." Geophysical Research Letters 36 (6): L06812 [10.1029/2008GL037122]

    Gautam, R., N.-Y. C. Hsu, W. K. Lau, S.-C. Tsay, and M. Kafatos. 2009. "Enhanced pre-monsoon warming over the Himalayan-Gangetic region from 1979 to 2007." Geophys. Res. Lett 36 (7): L07704 [10.1029/2009GL037641]

    Lau, W. K., K.-M. Kim, Y. C. Sud, and G. K. Walker. 2009. "A GCM study of the response of the atmospheric water cycle of West Africa and the Atlantic to Saharan dust radiative forcing." Ann Geophys 27 (10): 4023-4037 [10.5194/angeo-27-4023-2009]

    Tao, W., D. Anderson, J. Chern, et al. J. Estin, A. Hou, P. Houser, R. Kakar, S. Lang, W. Lau, C. Peters-Lidard, X. Li, T. Matsui, B. Shen, J. Shi, and X. Zeng. 2009. "Goddard Multi-Scale Modeling Systems with Unified Physics." Annales Geophysics 27 3055-3064

    Tao, W.-K., J.-D. Chern, R. Atlas, et al. D. Randall, M. Khairoutdinov, J. Li, D. Waliser, A. Y. Hou, X. Lin, C. D. Peters-Lidard, W. K. Lau, J. Jiang, and J. Simpson. 2009. "A Multiscale Modeling System: Developments, Applications, and Critical Issues." Bull. Am. Meteor. Soc. 90 (4): 515-534 [10.1175/2008BAMS2542.1]

    Tao, W.-K., D. Anderson, J.-D. Chern, et al. J. Estin, A. Hou, P. Houser, R. Kakar, S. E. Lang, W. K. Lau, C. D. Peters-Lidard, X. Li, T. Matsui, M. Rienecker, M. R. Schoeberl, B. W. Shen, J. J. Shi, and X. Zeng. 2009. " Goddard Multi-Scale Modeling Systems with Unified Physics." Annales Geophysics 27 3055-3064 [10.5194/angeo-27-3055-2009]

    Lau, W. K., Y. Zhou, and H.-T. Wu. 2008. "Have tropical cyclones been feeding more extreme rainfall?" J. Geophys. Res. 113 (D23): D23113 [10.1029/2008JD009963]

    Sud, Y., G. Walker, Y. Zhou, and W. K. Lau. 2008. "Influence of local and remote sea surface temperatures on precipitation as inferred from changes in boundary-layer moisture convergence and moist thermodynamics over global oceans." Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc. 134 (630): 147-163 [10.1002/qj.193]

    Tao, W.-K., C. D. Peters-Lidard, W. K. Lau, et al. S. E. Lang, A. Y. Hou, P. Houser, J.-D. Chern, R. Atlas, D. Anderson, R. Kakar, S. V. Kumar, W. Lapenta, X. Li, T. Matsui, M. M. Rienecker, B.-W. Shen, J. J. Shi, J. Simpson, and X. Zeng. 2008. "A Goddard multi-scale modeling system with unified physics." GEWEX News 18 (1): 6-8

    Lau, W. K., V. Ramanathan, G. Wu, et al. Z. Li, S.-C. Tsay, N.-Y. C. Hsu, R. Sikka, B. N. Holben, D. Lu, G. Tartari, M. Chin, P. Koudelova, H. Chen, Y. Ma, J. Huang, K. Taniguchi, R. Zhang, and N.-Y. C. Hsu. 2008. "The Joint Aerosol–Monsoon Experiment: A New Challenge for Monsoon Climate Research." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 89 (3): 369-383 [10.1175/BAMS-89-3-369]

    Sud, Y. C., G. K. Walker, Y. Zhou, et al. G. A. Schmidt, W. K. Lau, and R. F. Cahalan. 2008. "Effects of doubled CO2 on tropical sea surface temperatures (SSTs) for onset of deep convection and maximum SST: Simulations based inferences." Geophysical Research Letters 35 (12): L12707 [10.1029/2008GL033872]

    Sui, C.-H., X. Li, W. K. Lau, et al. W.-K. Tao, M.-D. Chou, and M.-J. Yang. 2008. "Convective-radiative-mixing processes in the Tropical Ocean-Atmosphere." Recent Progress in Atmospheric Sciences with Applications to the Asia-Pacific Region, World Scientific Publication 496

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "Cooling of the Atlantic by Saharan dust." Geophys. Res. Lett. 34 (23): L23811 [10.1029/2007GL031538]

    Lau, W. K., K.-M. Kim, and M.-I. Lee. 2007. "Characteristics of Diurnal and Seasonal Cycles in Global Monsoon Systems." J. Meteor. Soc. Japan 85A 403-416

    Kim, M. K., W. K. Lau, and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "A GCM study of effects of radiative forcing of sulfate aerosol on large scale circulation and rainfall in East Asia during boreal spring." Geophys. Res. Lett. 34 (24): L24701 [10.1029/2007GL031683]

    Lau, W. K., and H.-T. Wu. 2007. "Detecting trends in tropical rainfall characteristics 1979-2003." Int J Climatol 27 (8): 979-988

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "How Nature Foiled the 2006 Hurricane Forecasts." EOS Trans AGU 88 (9): 105-107

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "Reply to Comment on "How Nature Foiled the 2006 Hurricane Forecasts"." EOS Trans AGU 88 (26): 271

    Ramirez, N., W. K. Lau, A. Winter, J. Castro, and N. Escalante. 2007. "Empirical probability models to predict precipitation levels over Puerto Rico stations." Mon Wea Rev 135 877-890

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2006. "Observational relationships between aerosol and Asian monsoon rainfall, and circulation." Geophysical Research Letters 33 (21): L21810 [10.1029/2006GL027546]

    Lau, W. K., S. P. Shen, K.-M. Kim, and H. Wang. 2006. "A multimodel study of the twentieth-century simulations of Sahel drought from the 1970s to 1990s." J. Geophys. Res. 111 (D7): D07111 [10.1029/2005JD006281]

    Lau, W. K., M. K. Kim, and K.-M. Kim. 2006. "Asian summer monsoon anomalies induced by aerosol direct forcing: the role of the Tibetan Plateau." Clim Dyn 26 (7-8): 855-864 [10.1007/s00382-006-0114-z]

    Lawford, R., M. G. Bosilovich, S. Eden, et al. S. Benedict, C. Brown, A. Gruber, P. Houser, K. Hsu, J. Huang, W. K. Lau, T. Meyers, K. Mitchell, C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. Roads, M. Rodell, S. Sorooshian, D. Tarpley, and S. Williams. 2006. "U.S. Contributions to the CEOP." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 87 (7): 927-939 [10.1175/BAMS-87-7-927]

    Lau, W. K., H.-T. Wu, Y. C. Sud, and G. K. Walker. 2005. "Effects of Cloud Microphysics on Tropical Atmospheric Hydrologic Processes and Intraseasonal Variability." J. Climate 18 (22): 4731-4751 [10.1175/JCLI3561.1]

    Li, Q., S. Yang, V. Kousky, et al. R. Higgins, W. K. Lau, and P. Xie. 2005. "Features of cross-Pacific climate shown in the variability of China and US precipitation." Int J Climatology 25 1675-1696

    Lau, W. K., K. Kim, and N.-Y. C. Hsu. 2005. "Observational evidence of effects of absorbing aerosols on seasonal-to-interannual anomalies of the Asian monsoon." CLIVAR Exchanges 10 (3): 7-9

    Lau, W. K. 2005. "Aerosol-hydrologic cycle interaction: a new challenge in monsoon climate research." WCRP GEWEX Newsletter(1) 20 15 [ 7-9]

    Lau, W. K., and K. Kim. 2005. "Characterizing monsoon systems using CEOP data." CEOP Newsletter 8 5-7

    Lau, W. K., J. Lee, K. Kim, and I. Kang. 2004. "The North Pacific as a Regulator of Summertime Climate over Eurasia and North America." J. Climate 17 (4): 819-833 [10.1175/1520-0442(2004)017<0819:TNPAAR>2.0.CO;2]

    Yang, F., A. Kumar, and W. K. Lau. 2004. "Potential predictability of US summer climate with 'perfect' soil moisture." J Hydrometeorol 5 883-895

    Li, X., C.-H. Sui, W. K. Lau, and W.-K. Tao. 2004. "Tropical convective responses to microphysical and radiative processes: a sensitivity study with a 2-D cloud resolving model." Meteorol. Atmos. Phys. 90 (3-4): 245-259 [10.1007/s00703-004-0088-5]

    Lau, W. K., and H. Wu. 2003. "Warm rain processes over tropical oceans and climate implications." Geophys Res Lett 30 (24): 2290 [10.1029/2003GL018567]

    Tao, W., R. F. Adler, D. Baker, et al. S. A. Braun, M. Chou, M. Jasinski, Y. Jia, R. Kakar, M. Karyampudi, S. E. Lang, W. K. Lau, B. Lynn, Z. Pu, M. Shepherd, J. Simpson, D. O. Starr, Y. Wang, W. Weinman, and P. Wetzel. 2003. "Regional Scale Modeling at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Recent Research Developments in Atmospheric Science." Research Signpost 2 1-52

    Tao, W.-K., R. Adler, D. Baker, et al. S. A. Braun, M.-D. Chou, M. Jasinski, Y. Jia, R. Kakar, M. Karyampudi, E. A. Lee, W. K. Lau, B. Lynn, Z.-X. Pu, M. Shepherd, J. Simpson, D. Starr, Y. Wang, W. Weinman, and P. Wetzel. 2003. "Regional Scale Modeling at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Recent Research Developments in Atmospheric Science." Research Signpost 2 18994

    Tao, W.-K., Y. Wang, J. Qian, et al. W. K. Lau, C.-L. Shie, and R. Kakar. 2003. "Mesoscale Convective Systems during SCSMEX: Simulations with a Regional Climate Model and a Cloud-Resolving Model." Weather and climate Modeling, New Age International (P) Limited 77-92

    Lau, W.-M., and H.-T. Wu. 2002. "Evolution of the Large Scale Circulation, Cloud Structure and Regional Water Cycle Associated with the South China Sea Monsoon during May-June, 1998." J. Meteor. Soc. Japan 80 (5): 1129-1147

    Lau, W. K., and H.-T. Wu. 2001. "Principal Modes of Rainfall–SST Variability of the Asian Summer Monsoon: A Reassessment of the Monsoon–ENSO Relationship." J. Climate 14 (13): 2880-2895 [10.1175/1520-0442(2001)014<2880:PMORSV>2.0.CO;2]

    Zeng, N., J. D. Neelin, W. K. Lau, and C. J. Tucker. 2000. "Enhancement of interdecadal climate variability in the Sahel by vegetation interaction." Science 286 1537-1540

    Lau, W. K., Y. Ding, J.-J. Wang, et al. R. Johnson, T. Keenan, R. Cifelli, J. Gerlach, O. Thiele, T. Rickenbach, S.-C. Tsay, and P. Lin. 2000. "A report of the field operations and early results of the South China Sea Monsoon Experiment (SCSMEX)." Bull Amer Meteor Soc 81 1261-1270

    Li, X., C. H. Sui, W. K. Lau, and M. D. Chou. 1999. "Large-scale forcing and cloud-radiation interaction in the Tropical Deep Convective Regime." J. Atmos. Sci. 56 3028-3042

    Lau, W. K., and H.-T. Wu. 1999. "Assessment of the Impacts of the 1997-98 El Nino on the Asian-Australian Monsoon." Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 79 1871-1882

    Lau, W. K., H.-T. Wu, and S. Yang. 1998. "Hydrologic Processes Associated with the First Transition of the Asian Summer Monsoon: A Pilot Satellite Study." Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 79 1871-1882

    Ho, C. H., M. D. Chou, M. J. Suarez, W. K. Lau, and M. H. Yan. 1998. "Comparison of model-calculated and ERBE-retrieved clear-sky Outgoing Longwave Radiation." J. Geophys. Res. 103 11529-11536

    Ho, C. H., M. D. Chou, M. J. Suarez, and W. K. Lau. 1998. "Effect of ice cloud on GCM climate simulations." Effect of ice cloud on GCM climate simulation Geophys. Res. Lett. (25): 71-74

    Lau, W. K., H.-T. Wu, and S. Bony. 1997. "The Role of Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation in the Relationship between Tropical Convection and Sea Surface Temperature." J. Climate 10 (3): 381-392 [10.1175/1520-0442(1997)010<0381:TROLSA>2.0.CO;2]

    Bony, S., Y. C. Sud, W. K. Lau, J. Susskind, and S. Saha. 1997. "Comparison and satellite assessment of DAO and NCEP/NCAR re-analysis over tropical ocean, atmospheric hydrology and radiation." J. Climate 10 (6): 1441-1462

    Sud, Y. C., G. K. Walker, J.-H. Kim, et al. G. E. Liston, P. J. Sellers, and W. K. Lau. 1996. "Biogeophysical Consequences of a Tropical Deforestation Scenario: A GCM Simulation Study." J. Clim. 9 (12): 3225-3247 [10.1175/1520-0442(1996)009<3225:BCOATD>2.0.CO;2]

    Lau, W. K., J.-H. Kim, and Y. C. Sud. 1996. "Intercomparison of Hydrologic Processes in AMIP GCMs." Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 77 (10): 2209-2227 [10.1175/1520-0477(1996)077<2209:IOHPIA>2.0.CO;2]

    Lau, W. K., C. H. Ho, and M. D. Chou. 1996. "Water vapor and cloud feedback over the tropical oceans: Can we use ENSO as a surrogate for climate change?" Geophys. Res. Lett. 23 2971-2974

    Lau, W. K., C.-H. Sui, M.-D. Chou, and W.-K. Tao. 1994. "Reply to Comment on paper: An inquiry into the Cirrus-Cloud Thermostat Effect for tropical sea surface temperature." Geophys. Res. Lett. 21 1187-1188

    Lau, W. K., C.-H. Sui, M.-D. Chou, and W.-K. Tao. 1994. "An inquiry into the cirrus-cloud thermostat effect for tropical sea surface temperature." Geophys Res Lett 21 (12): 1,157-1,160 [10.1029/94GL00222]

    Lau, W. K., V. Mehta, Y. C. Sud, and G. K. Walker. 1994. "Climatology and natural variability of the global hydrologic cycle in the GLA atmospheric general circulation model ." J. Geophys. Res. - Atmos. 99 (D1): 1329-1345

    Lau, W. K., and H.-T. Wu. 1994. "Large Scale Dynamics associated with Super Cloud Cluster Organization over the Tropical Western Pacific." J. Meteor. Soc. Japan 72 481-491

    Park, C.-K., D. Strauss, and W. K. Lau. 1990. "An Evaluation of the Structure of Tropical Intraseasonal Oscillations in three General Circulation Models." J. Meteor. Soc., Japan 68 403-417

    Lau, W. K., and L. Peng. 1990. "Origin of Low-Frequency (intraseasonal) Oscillation in the Tropical Atmosphere Part III. Monsoon Dynamics." J. Atmos. Sci. 47 1443-1462

    Hirst, A., and W. K. Lau. 1990. "Intraseasonal and Interannual Oscillations in Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Models." J. Climate 3 (7): 713-725 [10.1175/1520-0442(1990)003<0713:IAIOIC>2.0.CO;2]

    Lau, W. K., I. S. Kang, and P. J. Sheu. 1989. "Principal Modes of Intraseasonal Oscillation in Angular Momentum and Tropical Convection." J. Geophys. Res. 94 6319-6332

    Lau, W. K., C. H. Peng, and T. Nakazawa. 1989. "Dynamics of Super Cloud Clusters, Westerly Wind Bursts, 30-60 Day Oscillations and ENSO: An Unifying View." J. Met. Soc. Japan 67 205-219

    Non-Refereed

    Pielke, R., K. Beven, G. Brasseur, et al. J. Calvert, M. Chahine, R. R. Dickerson, D. Entekhabi, E. Foufoula-Georgiou, H. Gupta, W. Krajewski, E. P. Krider, W. K. Lau, J. McDonnell, W. Rossow, J. Schaake, J. Smith, S. Sorooshian, and E. Wood. 2009. "Climate Change: The need to consider human forcings besides greenhouse gases." EOS Newsletter 2-3

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "Does aerosol weaken or strengthen the Asian monsoon?" Mountains Witnesses of Global Changes-Research in the Himalaya and Karakoram: Share-Asia Project 13-22

    Tao, W.-K., S.-C. Chen, Y. Jia, et al. D. Baker, E. A. Lee, P. Wetzel, W. K. Lau, Y.-H. Kuo, and J. Dudhi. 2001. "A Study of Heavy Precipitation Events in Taiwan During 10-13 August, 1994: Mesoscale Model Simulations." mm5 Users Workshop

    Jha, R., T. Oki, W. K. Lau, et al. S. Herath, K. Musiake, W.-K. Tao, and Y. Jia. 1999. "Interface Between Mesoscale Atmospheric Model and Macro Scale Hydrological Model." 3rd Intl Scientific Conference on Global Energy and Water Cycle

    Tao, W.-K., W. K. Lau, Y. Jia, et al. H. Juang, P. Wetzel, J. Qian, and C. Chen. 1999. "Simulations of 1986 South China Sea Monsoon with a regional climate model." AGU SCSMEX 1997-1998

    Sud, Y. C., G. K. Walker, J.-H. Kim, et al. G. E. Liston, P. J. Sellers, and W. K. Lau. 1995. "A simulation study of the importance of surface roughness in tropical deforestation." Transactions of TROPMET–94

    Brief Bio


    Biography of Dr. William K. M. Lau

    William K. M. Lau received his B. Sc. (Mathematics and Physics) in 1972, and B. Sc. Special (Applied Mathematics), in 1973 from University of Hong Kong, both with 1st Class Honors. He received his MS in Physics, and PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA. He is currently, Deputy Director for Atmospheres, Earth Science Division, NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, which is a world class research center of over 250 PhD scientists, including government and university scientists. He is an Adjunct Professor of Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences U. of Maryland, and Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and is a senior science advisor of the Hong Kong Observatory. He frequently visits international research and academic institutions in countries and regions including China, India, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, North and South America, and Europe to present invited lectures, and keynote speeches to promote interests and awareness in regional impacts of climate change. His research work spans more than three decades covering a wide range of topics in climate dynamics, tropical and monsoon meteorology, ocean-atmosphere interaction, aerosol-water cycle interaction, climate variability and climate change.
     
    Dr. Lau received many awards for his research and scientific leadership, including among others, the American Meteorological Society Meisinger Award for young scientist (1988), the NASA John Lindsay Award (1987), the Goddard Exceptional Achievement Medal (1991), the William Nordberg Award in Earth Science (1999). He is a Goddard Senior Fellow, a fellow of the American Meteorological Society, and a fellow of the American Geophysical Union. He has served on numerous international science steering group and expert panels, including among others, the WMO Monsoon Climate Expert Panel, the GEWEX Science Steering Group, the ACPC (Aerosol-Cloud-Precipitation-Climate) Science Working Group, and Committee on Himalayan Glacier and Impacts on Downstream Population, National Research Council, US National Academy of Sciences .

    Dr. Lau published 250 refereed papers, articles in encyclopedia, and book chapters. He was on the ISI Web of Science’s list of highly cited researchers among all fields since 2002, with total citation =17149, h-index =74 (Google Scholar, 2014). He is the principal author of a popular research reference book “ Intraseasonal Variability of the Tropical Ocean-Atmosphere Climate System ”, Praxis Springler Publisher, 1st edition 2006, 2nd edition 2012. In 2010, Dr. Lau was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award of the Faculty of Science, HKU, for his outstanding contribution and leadership in Asian monsoon and climate change research. In 2011, he received the Honorary Professorship award from the School of Energy and Environment, City U. of Hong Kong. He was elected President-Elect (2013-2014), and President (2015-2016) of the Atmospheric Sciences Division, American Geophysical Union.

    Refereed

    Lee, D., Y. C. Sud, L. Oreopoulos, et al. K. M. Kim, W. K. Lau, and I. S. Kang. 2014. "Modeling the influences of aerosols on pre-monsoon circulation and rainfall over Southeast Asia." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 14 (13): 6853-6866 [10.5194/acp-14-6853-2014]

    Yasunari, T., W. K. Lau, S. P. Mahanama, et al. P. R. Colarco, A. M. Da Silva, T. Aoki, K. Aoki, N. Murao, S. Yamagata, and Y. Kodama. 2014. "The GOddard SnoW Impurity Module (GOSWIM) for the NASA GEOS-5 Earth System Model: Preliminary Comparisons with Observations in Sapporo, Japan." SOLA 10 (0): 50-56 [10.2151/sola.2014-011]

    Reale, O., W. K. Lau, A. M. Da Silva, and T. Matsui. 2014. "Impact of assimilated and interactive aerosol on tropical cyclogenesis." Geophys. Res. Lett 41 (9): 3282-3288 [10.1002/2014GL059918]

    Lau, W. K., H.-T. Wu, and K.-M. Kim. 2013. "A canonical response of precipitation characteristics to global warming from CMIP5 models." Geophys. Res. Lett 40 (12): 3163–3169 [10.1002/grl.50420]

    Zhou, Y., W. K. Lau, and C. Liu. 2013. "Rain characteristics and large-scale environments of precipitation objects with extreme rain volumes from TRMM observations." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 118 (17): 9673-9689 [10.1002/jgrd.50776]

    Yasunari, T., Q. Tan, W. K. Lau, et al. P. Bonasoni, A. Marinoni, P. Laj, M. Menegoz, T. Takemura, and M. Chin. 2013. "Estimated range of black carbon dry deposition and the related snow albedo reduction over Himalayan glaciers during dry pre-monsoon periods." Atmospheric Environment 78 259-267 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.03.031]

    Tsay, S.-C., N.-Y. C. Hsu, W. K. Lau, et al. C. Li, P. M. Gabriel, Q. Ji, B. N. Holben, E. J. Welton, X. A. Nguyen, S. Janjai, N. H. Lin, J. S. Reid, J. Boonjawat, S. G. Howell, B. Huebert, J. S. Fu, R. A. Hansell, A. M. Sayer, R. Gautam, S.-H. Wang, C. S. Goodloe, L. R. Miko, P. K. Shu, A. M. Loftus, J. Huang, J. Y. Kim, M.-J. Jeong, and P. Pantina. 2013. "From BASE-ASIA toward 7-SEAS: A satellite-surface perspective of boreal spring biomass-burning aerosols and clouds in Southeast Asia." Atmospheric Environment 78 20-34 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.12.013]

    Gautam, R., N.-Y. C. Hsu, and W. K. Lau. 2013. "Satellite observations of desert dust-induced Himalayan snow darkening." Geophysical Research Letters 40 (5): 988-993 [10.1002/grl.50226]

    Gautam, R., N.-Y. C. Hsu, T. F. Eck, et al. B. N. Holben, S. Janjai, T. Jantarach, S.-C. Tsay, and W. K. Lau. 2013. "Characterization of aerosols over the Indochina peninsula from satellite-surface observations during biomass burning pre-monsoon season." Atmospheric Environment 78 51-59 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.05.038]

    Wang, S.-H., S.-C. Tsay, N.-H. Lin, et al. S.-C. Chang, C. Li, E. J. Welton, B. N. Holben, N.-Y. C. Hsu, W. K. Lau, S. Lolli, C.-C. Kuo, H.-P. Chia, C.-Y. Chiu, C.-C. Lin, S. W. Bell, Q. Ji, R. A. Hansell, G.-R. Sheu, K.-H. Chi, and C.-M. Peng. 2013. "Origin, transport, and vertical distribution of atmospheric pollutants over the northern South China Sea during the 7-SEAS/Dongsha Experiment." Atmospheric Environment 78 124-133 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.11.013]

    Yasunari, T., R. D. Koster, W. K. Lau, et al. T. Aoki, Y. C. Sud, T. Yamazaki, H. Motoyoshi, and Y. Kodama. 2012. "Correction to “Influence of dust and black carbon on the snow albedo in the NASA Goddard Earth Observing System version 5 land surface model”." J. Geophys. Res. 117 (D18): [10.1029/2012JD018691]

    Reale, O., W. K. Lau, J. Susskind, and R. Rosenberg. 2012. "AIRS impact on analysis and forecast of an extreme rainfall event (Indus River Valley, Pakistan, 2010) with a global data assimilation and forecast system." J. Geophys. Res. 117 (D8): D08103 [10.1029/2011JD017093]

    Wang, S.-H., N.-Y. C. Hsu, S.-C. Tsay, et al. N. H. Lin, A. M. Sayer, S.-J. Huang, and W. K. Lau. 2012. "Can Asian dust trigger phytoplankton blooms in the oligotrophic northern South China Sea?" Geophysical Research Letters 39 (5): L05811 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2011GL050415]

    Vadrevu, K., E. Ellicott, L. Giglio, et al. K. V. Badarinath, E. Vermote, C. Justice, and W. K. Lau. 2012. "Vegetation fires in the himalayan region – Aerosol load, black carbon emissions and smoke plume heights." Atmospheric Environment 47 241–251 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.11.009]

    Lau, W. K., and Y. Zhou. 2012. "Observed recent trends in tropical cyclone rainfall over the North Atlantic and the North Pacific." J. Geophys. Res. 117 (D3): D03104 [10.1029/2011JD016510]

    Gautam, R., N.-Y. C. Hsu, S.-C. Tsay, et al. W. K. Lau, B. N. Holben, S. Bell, A. Smirnov, C. Li, R. A. Hansell, Q. Ji, S. Payra, D. Aryal, R. Kayastha, and K.-M. Kim. 2011. "Accumulation of aerosols over the Indo-Gangetic plains and southern slopes of the Himalayas: distribution, properties and radiative effects during the 2009 pre-monsoon season." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 11 (24): 12841-12863 [10.5194/acp-11-12841-2011]

    Ji, Q., S.-C. Tsay, W. K. Lau, et al. R. A. Hansell, J. J. Butler, and J. W. Cooper. 2011. "A novel nonintrusive method to resolve the thermal dome effect of pyranometers: Radiometric calibration and implications." J. Geophys. Res. 116 (D24): D24105 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2011JD016466]

    Yasunari, T. J., R. D. Koster, K. M. Lau, et al. T. Aoki, Y. C. Sud, T. Yamazaki, H. Motoyoshi, and Y. Kodama. 2011. "Influence of dust and black carbon on the snow albedo in the NASA Goddard Earth Observing System version 5 land surface model." J. Geophys. Res. 116 (D2): D02210 [10.1029/2010JD014861]

    Lau, W. K., and H.-T. Wu. 2011. "Climatology and changes in tropical oceanic rainfall characteristics inferred from Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) data (1998–2009)." J. Geophys. Res. 116 (D17): D17111 [10.1029/2011JD015827]

    Reale, O., W. K. Lau, and A. M. Da Silva. 2011. "Impact of Interactive Aerosol on the African Easterly Jet in the NASA GEOS-5 Global Forecasting System." Weather and Forecasting 26 (4): 504-519 [10.1175/WAF-D-10-05025.1]

    Lau, W. K., and H.-T. Wu. 2010. "Characteristics of Precipitation, Cloud, and Latent Heating Associated with the Madden–Julian Oscillation." Journal of Climate 23 (3): 504-518 [10.1175/2009JCLI2920.1]

    Zhou, Y., K. M. Lau, O. Reale, and R. Rosenberg. 2010. "AIRS impact on precipitation analysis and forecast of tropical cyclones in a global data assimilation and forecast system." Geophys. Res. Lett 37 (2): L02806 [10.1029/2009GL041494]

    Wilcox, E., W. Lau, and K. M. Kim. 2010. "A northward shift of the North Atlantic Ocean Intertropical Convergence Zone in response to summertime Saharan dust outbreaks." Geophys. Res. Lett 37 (4): L04804 [10.1029/2009GL041774]

    Shen, B.-W., W.-K. Tao, W. K. Lau, and R. Atlas. 2010. "Predicting tropical cyclogenesis with a global mesoscale model: Hierarchical multiscale interactions during the formation of tropical cyclone Nargis (2008)." J. Geophys. Res 115 (D14): D14102 [10.1029/2009JD013140]

    Lau, W., and K. Kim. 2010. "Fingerprinting the impacts of aerosols on long-term trends of the Indian summer monsoon regional rainfall." Geophys. Res. Lett 37 (16): L16705 [10.1029/2010GL043255]

    Yasunari, T., P. Bonasoni, P. Laj, et al. K. Fujita, E. Vuillermoz, A. Marinoni, P. Cristofanelli, R. Duchi, G. Tartari, and W. K. Lau. 2010. "Estimated impact of black carbon deposition during pre-monsoon season from Nepal Climate Observatory – Pyramid data and snow albedo changes over Himalayan glaciers." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10 (14): 6603-6615 [10.5194/acp-10-6603-2010]

    Lau, W., M. Kim, K. Kim, and W. Lee. 2010. "Enhanced surface warming and accelerated snow melt in the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau induced by absorbing aerosols." Environ. Res. Lett. 5 (2): 025204 [10.1088/1748-9326/5/2/025204]

    Gautam, R., N.-Y. C. Hsu, and W. K. Lau. 2010. "Premonsoon aerosol characterization and radiative effects over the Indo-Gangetic Plains: Implications for regional climate warming." J Geophys Res 115 (D17): D17208 [10.1029/2010JD013819]

    Kim, K.-M., W. K. Lau, Y. C. Sud, and G. K. Walker. 2010. "Influence of aerosol-radiative forcings on the diurnal and seasonal cycles of rainfall over West Africa and Eastern Atlantic Ocean using GCM simulations." Climate Dynamics 35 (1): 115-126 [10.1007/s00382-010-0750-1]

    Sun, D., W. K. Lau, M. Kafatos, et al. Z. Boybei, G. Leptoukh, and C. Yang. 2009. "Numerical Simulations of the Impacts of the Saharan Air Layer on Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Development." Journal of Climate 22 (23): 6230-6250 [10.1175/2009JCLI2738.1]

    Krishnamurti, T. N., A. Chakraborty, A. Martin, et al. K. M. Lau, K. M. Kim, Y. Sud, and G. Walker. 2009. "Impact of Arabian Sea Pollution on the Bay of Bengal Winter Monsoon Rains." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos 114 (D06213): 10.1029/2008JD010679

    Lau, W. K., K.-M. Kim, N.-Y. C. Hsu, and B. N. Holben. 2009. "Possible influences of air pollution, dust and sandstorms on the Indian monsoon." WMO Bulletin 58 (1): 22-30

    Reale, O., W. K. Lau, J. Susskind, et al. E. Brin, E. Liu, P. Riishojgaard, M. Fuentes, and R. Rosenberg. 2009. "AIRS impact on the analysis and forecast track of tropical cyclone Nargis in a global data assimilation and forecasting system." Geophysical Research Letters 36 (6): L06812 [10.1029/2008GL037122]

    Gautam, R., N.-Y. C. Hsu, W. K. Lau, S.-C. Tsay, and M. Kafatos. 2009. "Enhanced pre-monsoon warming over the Himalayan-Gangetic region from 1979 to 2007." Geophys. Res. Lett 36 (7): L07704 [10.1029/2009GL037641]

    Lau, W. K., K.-M. Kim, Y. C. Sud, and G. K. Walker. 2009. "A GCM study of the response of the atmospheric water cycle of West Africa and the Atlantic to Saharan dust radiative forcing." Ann Geophys 27 (10): 4023-4037 [10.5194/angeo-27-4023-2009]

    Tao, W., D. Anderson, J. Chern, et al. J. Estin, A. Hou, P. Houser, R. Kakar, S. Lang, W. Lau, C. Peters-Lidard, X. Li, T. Matsui, B. Shen, J. Shi, and X. Zeng. 2009. "Goddard Multi-Scale Modeling Systems with Unified Physics." Annales Geophysics 27 3055-3064

    Tao, W.-K., J.-D. Chern, R. Atlas, et al. D. Randall, M. Khairoutdinov, J. Li, D. Waliser, A. Y. Hou, X. Lin, C. D. Peters-Lidard, W. K. Lau, J. Jiang, and J. Simpson. 2009. "A Multiscale Modeling System: Developments, Applications, and Critical Issues." Bull. Am. Meteor. Soc. 90 (4): 515-534 [10.1175/2008BAMS2542.1]

    Tao, W.-K., D. Anderson, J.-D. Chern, et al. J. Estin, A. Hou, P. Houser, R. Kakar, S. E. Lang, W. K. Lau, C. D. Peters-Lidard, X. Li, T. Matsui, M. Rienecker, M. R. Schoeberl, B. W. Shen, J. J. Shi, and X. Zeng. 2009. " Goddard Multi-Scale Modeling Systems with Unified Physics." Annales Geophysics 27 3055-3064 [10.5194/angeo-27-3055-2009]

    Lau, W. K., Y. Zhou, and H.-T. Wu. 2008. "Have tropical cyclones been feeding more extreme rainfall?" J. Geophys. Res. 113 (D23): D23113 [10.1029/2008JD009963]

    Sud, Y., G. Walker, Y. Zhou, and W. K. Lau. 2008. "Influence of local and remote sea surface temperatures on precipitation as inferred from changes in boundary-layer moisture convergence and moist thermodynamics over global oceans." Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc. 134 (630): 147-163 [10.1002/qj.193]

    Tao, W.-K., C. D. Peters-Lidard, W. K. Lau, et al. S. E. Lang, A. Y. Hou, P. Houser, J.-D. Chern, R. Atlas, D. Anderson, R. Kakar, S. V. Kumar, W. Lapenta, X. Li, T. Matsui, M. M. Rienecker, B.-W. Shen, J. J. Shi, J. Simpson, and X. Zeng. 2008. "A Goddard multi-scale modeling system with unified physics." GEWEX News 18 (1): 6-8

    Lau, W. K., V. Ramanathan, G. Wu, et al. Z. Li, S.-C. Tsay, N.-Y. C. Hsu, R. Sikka, B. N. Holben, D. Lu, G. Tartari, M. Chin, P. Koudelova, H. Chen, Y. Ma, J. Huang, K. Taniguchi, R. Zhang, and N.-Y. C. Hsu. 2008. "The Joint Aerosol–Monsoon Experiment: A New Challenge for Monsoon Climate Research." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 89 (3): 369-383 [10.1175/BAMS-89-3-369]

    Sud, Y. C., G. K. Walker, Y. Zhou, et al. G. A. Schmidt, W. K. Lau, and R. F. Cahalan. 2008. "Effects of doubled CO2 on tropical sea surface temperatures (SSTs) for onset of deep convection and maximum SST: Simulations based inferences." Geophysical Research Letters 35 (12): L12707 [10.1029/2008GL033872]

    Sui, C.-H., X. Li, W. K. Lau, et al. W.-K. Tao, M.-D. Chou, and M.-J. Yang. 2008. "Convective-radiative-mixing processes in the Tropical Ocean-Atmosphere." Recent Progress in Atmospheric Sciences with Applications to the Asia-Pacific Region, World Scientific Publication 496

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "Cooling of the Atlantic by Saharan dust." Geophys. Res. Lett. 34 (23): L23811 [10.1029/2007GL031538]

    Lau, W. K., K.-M. Kim, and M.-I. Lee. 2007. "Characteristics of Diurnal and Seasonal Cycles in Global Monsoon Systems." J. Meteor. Soc. Japan 85A 403-416

    Kim, M. K., W. K. Lau, and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "A GCM study of effects of radiative forcing of sulfate aerosol on large scale circulation and rainfall in East Asia during boreal spring." Geophys. Res. Lett. 34 (24): L24701 [10.1029/2007GL031683]

    Lau, W. K., and H.-T. Wu. 2007. "Detecting trends in tropical rainfall characteristics 1979-2003." Int J Climatol 27 (8): 979-988

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "How Nature Foiled the 2006 Hurricane Forecasts." EOS Trans AGU 88 (9): 105-107

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "Reply to Comment on "How Nature Foiled the 2006 Hurricane Forecasts"." EOS Trans AGU 88 (26): 271

    Ramirez, N., W. K. Lau, A. Winter, J. Castro, and N. Escalante. 2007. "Empirical probability models to predict precipitation levels over Puerto Rico stations." Mon Wea Rev 135 877-890

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2006. "Observational relationships between aerosol and Asian monsoon rainfall, and circulation." Geophysical Research Letters 33 (21): L21810 [10.1029/2006GL027546]

    Lau, W. K., S. P. Shen, K.-M. Kim, and H. Wang. 2006. "A multimodel study of the twentieth-century simulations of Sahel drought from the 1970s to 1990s." J. Geophys. Res. 111 (D7): D07111 [10.1029/2005JD006281]

    Lau, W. K., M. K. Kim, and K.-M. Kim. 2006. "Asian summer monsoon anomalies induced by aerosol direct forcing: the role of the Tibetan Plateau." Clim Dyn 26 (7-8): 855-864 [10.1007/s00382-006-0114-z]

    Lawford, R., M. G. Bosilovich, S. Eden, et al. S. Benedict, C. Brown, A. Gruber, P. Houser, K. Hsu, J. Huang, W. K. Lau, T. Meyers, K. Mitchell, C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. Roads, M. Rodell, S. Sorooshian, D. Tarpley, and S. Williams. 2006. "U.S. Contributions to the CEOP." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 87 (7): 927-939 [10.1175/BAMS-87-7-927]

    Lau, W. K., H.-T. Wu, Y. C. Sud, and G. K. Walker. 2005. "Effects of Cloud Microphysics on Tropical Atmospheric Hydrologic Processes and Intraseasonal Variability." J. Climate 18 (22): 4731-4751 [10.1175/JCLI3561.1]

    Li, Q., S. Yang, V. Kousky, et al. R. Higgins, W. K. Lau, and P. Xie. 2005. "Features of cross-Pacific climate shown in the variability of China and US precipitation." Int J Climatology 25 1675-1696

    Lau, W. K., K. Kim, and N.-Y. C. Hsu. 2005. "Observational evidence of effects of absorbing aerosols on seasonal-to-interannual anomalies of the Asian monsoon." CLIVAR Exchanges 10 (3): 7-9

    Lau, W. K. 2005. "Aerosol-hydrologic cycle interaction: a new challenge in monsoon climate research." WCRP GEWEX Newsletter(1) 20 15 [ 7-9]

    Lau, W. K., and K. Kim. 2005. "Characterizing monsoon systems using CEOP data." CEOP Newsletter 8 5-7

    Lau, W. K., J. Lee, K. Kim, and I. Kang. 2004. "The North Pacific as a Regulator of Summertime Climate over Eurasia and North America." J. Climate 17 (4): 819-833 [10.1175/1520-0442(2004)017<0819:TNPAAR>2.0.CO;2]

    Yang, F., A. Kumar, and W. K. Lau. 2004. "Potential predictability of US summer climate with 'perfect' soil moisture." J Hydrometeorol 5 883-895

    Li, X., C.-H. Sui, W. K. Lau, and W.-K. Tao. 2004. "Tropical convective responses to microphysical and radiative processes: a sensitivity study with a 2-D cloud resolving model." Meteorol. Atmos. Phys. 90 (3-4): 245-259 [10.1007/s00703-004-0088-5]

    Lau, W. K., and H. Wu. 2003. "Warm rain processes over tropical oceans and climate implications." Geophys Res Lett 30 (24): 2290 [10.1029/2003GL018567]

    Tao, W., R. F. Adler, D. Baker, et al. S. A. Braun, M. Chou, M. Jasinski, Y. Jia, R. Kakar, M. Karyampudi, S. E. Lang, W. K. Lau, B. Lynn, Z. Pu, M. Shepherd, J. Simpson, D. O. Starr, Y. Wang, W. Weinman, and P. Wetzel. 2003. "Regional Scale Modeling at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Recent Research Developments in Atmospheric Science." Research Signpost 2 1-52

    Tao, W.-K., R. Adler, D. Baker, et al. S. A. Braun, M.-D. Chou, M. Jasinski, Y. Jia, R. Kakar, M. Karyampudi, E. A. Lee, W. K. Lau, B. Lynn, Z.-X. Pu, M. Shepherd, J. Simpson, D. Starr, Y. Wang, W. Weinman, and P. Wetzel. 2003. "Regional Scale Modeling at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Recent Research Developments in Atmospheric Science." Research Signpost 2 18994

    Tao, W.-K., Y. Wang, J. Qian, et al. W. K. Lau, C.-L. Shie, and R. Kakar. 2003. "Mesoscale Convective Systems during SCSMEX: Simulations with a Regional Climate Model and a Cloud-Resolving Model." Weather and climate Modeling, New Age International (P) Limited 77-92

    Lau, W.-M., and H.-T. Wu. 2002. "Evolution of the Large Scale Circulation, Cloud Structure and Regional Water Cycle Associated with the South China Sea Monsoon during May-June, 1998." J. Meteor. Soc. Japan 80 (5): 1129-1147

    Lau, W. K., and H.-T. Wu. 2001. "Principal Modes of Rainfall–SST Variability of the Asian Summer Monsoon: A Reassessment of the Monsoon–ENSO Relationship." J. Climate 14 (13): 2880-2895 [10.1175/1520-0442(2001)014<2880:PMORSV>2.0.CO;2]

    Zeng, N., J. D. Neelin, W. K. Lau, and C. J. Tucker. 2000. "Enhancement of interdecadal climate variability in the Sahel by vegetation interaction." Science 286 1537-1540

    Lau, W. K., Y. Ding, J.-J. Wang, et al. R. Johnson, T. Keenan, R. Cifelli, J. Gerlach, O. Thiele, T. Rickenbach, S.-C. Tsay, and P. Lin. 2000. "A report of the field operations and early results of the South China Sea Monsoon Experiment (SCSMEX)." Bull Amer Meteor Soc 81 1261-1270

    Li, X., C. H. Sui, W. K. Lau, and M. D. Chou. 1999. "Large-scale forcing and cloud-radiation interaction in the Tropical Deep Convective Regime." J. Atmos. Sci. 56 3028-3042

    Lau, W. K., and H.-T. Wu. 1999. "Assessment of the Impacts of the 1997-98 El Nino on the Asian-Australian Monsoon." Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 79 1871-1882

    Lau, W. K., H.-T. Wu, and S. Yang. 1998. "Hydrologic Processes Associated with the First Transition of the Asian Summer Monsoon: A Pilot Satellite Study." Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 79 1871-1882

    Ho, C. H., M. D. Chou, M. J. Suarez, W. K. Lau, and M. H. Yan. 1998. "Comparison of model-calculated and ERBE-retrieved clear-sky Outgoing Longwave Radiation." J. Geophys. Res. 103 11529-11536

    Ho, C. H., M. D. Chou, M. J. Suarez, and W. K. Lau. 1998. "Effect of ice cloud on GCM climate simulations." Effect of ice cloud on GCM climate simulation Geophys. Res. Lett. (25): 71-74

    Lau, W. K., H.-T. Wu, and S. Bony. 1997. "The Role of Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation in the Relationship between Tropical Convection and Sea Surface Temperature." J. Climate 10 (3): 381-392 [10.1175/1520-0442(1997)010<0381:TROLSA>2.0.CO;2]

    Bony, S., Y. C. Sud, W. K. Lau, J. Susskind, and S. Saha. 1997. "Comparison and satellite assessment of DAO and NCEP/NCAR re-analysis over tropical ocean, atmospheric hydrology and radiation." J. Climate 10 (6): 1441-1462

    Sud, Y. C., G. K. Walker, J.-H. Kim, et al. G. E. Liston, P. J. Sellers, and W. K. Lau. 1996. "Biogeophysical Consequences of a Tropical Deforestation Scenario: A GCM Simulation Study." J. Clim. 9 (12): 3225-3247 [10.1175/1520-0442(1996)009<3225:BCOATD>2.0.CO;2]

    Lau, W. K., J.-H. Kim, and Y. C. Sud. 1996. "Intercomparison of Hydrologic Processes in AMIP GCMs." Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 77 (10): 2209-2227 [10.1175/1520-0477(1996)077<2209:IOHPIA>2.0.CO;2]

    Lau, W. K., C. H. Ho, and M. D. Chou. 1996. "Water vapor and cloud feedback over the tropical oceans: Can we use ENSO as a surrogate for climate change?" Geophys. Res. Lett. 23 2971-2974

    Lau, W. K., C.-H. Sui, M.-D. Chou, and W.-K. Tao. 1994. "Reply to Comment on paper: An inquiry into the Cirrus-Cloud Thermostat Effect for tropical sea surface temperature." Geophys. Res. Lett. 21 1187-1188

    Lau, W. K., C.-H. Sui, M.-D. Chou, and W.-K. Tao. 1994. "An inquiry into the cirrus-cloud thermostat effect for tropical sea surface temperature." Geophys Res Lett 21 (12): 1,157-1,160 [10.1029/94GL00222]

    Lau, W. K., V. Mehta, Y. C. Sud, and G. K. Walker. 1994. "Climatology and natural variability of the global hydrologic cycle in the GLA atmospheric general circulation model ." J. Geophys. Res. - Atmos. 99 (D1): 1329-1345

    Lau, W. K., and H.-T. Wu. 1994. "Large Scale Dynamics associated with Super Cloud Cluster Organization over the Tropical Western Pacific." J. Meteor. Soc. Japan 72 481-491

    Park, C.-K., D. Strauss, and W. K. Lau. 1990. "An Evaluation of the Structure of Tropical Intraseasonal Oscillations in three General Circulation Models." J. Meteor. Soc., Japan 68 403-417

    Lau, W. K., and L. Peng. 1990. "Origin of Low-Frequency (intraseasonal) Oscillation in the Tropical Atmosphere Part III. Monsoon Dynamics." J. Atmos. Sci. 47 1443-1462

    Hirst, A., and W. K. Lau. 1990. "Intraseasonal and Interannual Oscillations in Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Models." J. Climate 3 (7): 713-725 [10.1175/1520-0442(1990)003<0713:IAIOIC>2.0.CO;2]

    Lau, W. K., I. S. Kang, and P. J. Sheu. 1989. "Principal Modes of Intraseasonal Oscillation in Angular Momentum and Tropical Convection." J. Geophys. Res. 94 6319-6332

    Lau, W. K., C. H. Peng, and T. Nakazawa. 1989. "Dynamics of Super Cloud Clusters, Westerly Wind Bursts, 30-60 Day Oscillations and ENSO: An Unifying View." J. Met. Soc. Japan 67 205-219

    Non-Refereed

    Pielke, R., K. Beven, G. Brasseur, et al. J. Calvert, M. Chahine, R. R. Dickerson, D. Entekhabi, E. Foufoula-Georgiou, H. Gupta, W. Krajewski, E. P. Krider, W. K. Lau, J. McDonnell, W. Rossow, J. Schaake, J. Smith, S. Sorooshian, and E. Wood. 2009. "Climate Change: The need to consider human forcings besides greenhouse gases." EOS Newsletter 2-3

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "Does aerosol weaken or strengthen the Asian monsoon?" Mountains Witnesses of Global Changes-Research in the Himalaya and Karakoram: Share-Asia Project 13-22

    Tao, W.-K., S.-C. Chen, Y. Jia, et al. D. Baker, E. A. Lee, P. Wetzel, W. K. Lau, Y.-H. Kuo, and J. Dudhi. 2001. "A Study of Heavy Precipitation Events in Taiwan During 10-13 August, 1994: Mesoscale Model Simulations." mm5 Users Workshop

    Jha, R., T. Oki, W. K. Lau, et al. S. Herath, K. Musiake, W.-K. Tao, and Y. Jia. 1999. "Interface Between Mesoscale Atmospheric Model and Macro Scale Hydrological Model." 3rd Intl Scientific Conference on Global Energy and Water Cycle

    Tao, W.-K., W. K. Lau, Y. Jia, et al. H. Juang, P. Wetzel, J. Qian, and C. Chen. 1999. "Simulations of 1986 South China Sea Monsoon with a regional climate model." AGU SCSMEX 1997-1998

    Sud, Y. C., G. K. Walker, J.-H. Kim, et al. G. E. Liston, P. J. Sellers, and W. K. Lau. 1995. "A simulation study of the importance of surface roughness in tropical deforestation." Transactions of TROPMET–94

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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