Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Lawrence L Takacs


Org Code: 610.1

Mail Code: 610.1
Greenbelt, MD 20771



MS  Atmospheric Sciences, University of California at Los Angeles, 1980

BS  Physics/Mathematics, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT  1978

Selected Publications


Takacs, L. L., M. J. Suarez, and R. Todling. 2018. The Stability of Incremental Analysis Update Monthly Weather Review 146 (10): 3259-3275 [10.1175/MWR-D-18-0117.1]

Orbe, C., L. D. Oman, S. E. Strahan, et al. D. W. Waugh, S. Pawson, L. L. Takacs, and A. M. Molod. 2017. Large-Scale Atmospheric Transport in GEOS Replay Simulations Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 9 (7): 2545-2560 [10.1002/2017ms001053]

Gelaro, R., W. McCarty, M. J. Suárez, et al. R. Todling, A. Molod, L. Takacs, C. Randles, A. Darmenov, M. G. Bosilovich, R. Reichle, K. Wargan, L. Coy, R. Cullather, C. Draper, S. Akella, V. Buchard, A. Conaty, A. da Silva, W. Gu, G.-K. Kim, R. Koster, R. Lucchesi, D. Merkova, J. E. Nielsen, G. Partyka, S. Pawson, W. Putman, M. Rienecker, S. D. Schubert, M. Sienkiewicz, and B. Zhao. 2017. The Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Applications, Version 2 (MERRA-2) Journal of Climate 30 5419–5454 [10.1175/jcli-d-16-0758.1]

Bosilovich, M. G., F. R. Robertson, L. Takacs, A. Molod, and D. M. Mocko. 2017. Atmospheric water balance and variability in the MERRA-2 reanalysis J. Climate 30 (4): 1177-1196 [10.1175/jcli-d-16-0338.1]

Takacs, L. L., M. J. Suarez, and R. Todling. 2016. Maintaining atmospheric mass and water balance in reanalyses Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 142 1565-1573 [10.1002/qj.2763]

Molod, A. M., L. L. Takacs, M. J. Suarez, and J. Bacmeister. 2015. Development of the GEOS-5 atmospheric general circulation model: evolution from MERRA to MERRA2 Geosci. Model Dev. 8 1339-1356 [10.5194/gmd-8-1339-2015]