Publications by Raymond Pierrehumbert


On the scattering greenhouse effect of CO2 ice clouds

JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES 55 (1998) 1897-1903

RT Pierrehumbert, C Erlick


Lateral mixing as a source of subtropical water vapor

GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 25 (1998) 151-154

RT Pierrehumbert


Warming early Mars with carbon dioxide clouds that scatter infrared radiation.

Science (New York, N.Y.) 278 (1997) 1273-1276

F Forget, RT Pierrehumbert

Geomorphic evidence that Mars was warm enough to support flowing water about 3.8 billion years ago presents a continuing enigma that cannot be explained by conventional greenhouse warming mechanisms. Model calculations show that the surface of early Mars could have been warmed through a scattering variant of the greenhouse effect, resulting from the ability of the carbon dioxide ice clouds to reflect the outgoing thermal radiation back to the surface. This process could also explain how Earth avoided an early irreversible glaciation and could extend the size of the habitable zone on extrasolar planets around stars.


Lower-tropospheric heat transport in the Pacific storm track

JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES 54 (1997) 1533-1543

KL Swanson, RT Pierrehumbert


Anomalous scaling of high cloud variability in the tropical Pacific

GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 23 (1996) 1095-1098

RT Pierrehumbert


Baroclinic instability

(1995)

RT Pierrehumbert, KL Swanson

The study of baroclinic instability has its origins in attempts to explain the genesis of midlatitude synoptic storm systems. The authors provide an account of the fundamental material and unfamiliar aspects of the linear theory. Essential observational background is provided in section 2, and the mathematical basics are laid out in section 3. The review for the most part focuses on quasigeostrophic dynamics, considering only dry dynamics. Discussion is slanted towards the terrestrial atmosphere. Stability criteria are treated in section 4, and normal modes are discussed in section 5. Aspects of the linear initial value problem are taken up in section 6. Section 7 considers briefly the difficult subject of nonlinear equilibration. Finally, section 8, takes stock of where the subject stands and where it is going. (from Authors)


BAROCLINIC INSTABILITY

ANNUAL REVIEW OF FLUID MECHANICS 27 (1995) 419-467

RT PIERREHUMBERT, KL SWANSON


SURFACE QUASI-GEOSTROPHIC DYNAMICS

JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS 282 (1995) 1-20

IM HELD, RT PIERREHUMBERT, ST GARNER, KL SWANSON


THERMOSTATS, RADIATOR FINS, AND THE LOCAL RUNAWAY GREENHOUSE

JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES 52 (1995) 1784-1806

RT PIERREHUMBERT


POTENTIAL VORTICITY HOMOGENIZATION AND STATIONARY WAVES

JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES 52 (1995) 990-994

KL SWANSON, RT PIERREHUMBERT


Baroclinic instability

Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics 27 (1995) 419-467

RT Pierrehumbert, KL Swanson


The mixing paradigm: Towards a Lagrangian view of the general circulation

ENVIRONMENT AND QUALITY OF LIFE (1995) 102-113

RT PIERREHUMBERT


Temperature fluctuations and atmospheric heat flux

TENTH CONFERENCE ON ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC WAVES AND STABILITY (1995) 196-197

KL Swanson, RT Pierrehumbert, AM SOC


Scaling exponents for turbulence and other random processes and their relationships with multifractal structure.

Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics 50 (1994) 1823-1835

SI Vainshtein, KR Sreenivasan, RT Pierrehumbert, V Kashyap, A Juneja


PRODUCTION OF DRY AIR BY ISENTROPIC MIXING

JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES 51 (1994) 3437-3454

H YANG, RT PIERREHUMBERT


SPECTRA OF LOCAL AND NONLOCAL 2-DIMENSIONAL TURBULENCE

CHAOS SOLITONS & FRACTALS 4 (1994) 1111-1116

RT PIERREHUMBERT, IM HELD, KL SWANSON


NONLINEAR-WAVE PACKET EVOLUTION ON A BAROCLINICALLY UNSTABLE JET

JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES 51 (1994) 384-396

K SWANSON, RT PIERREHUMBERT


TRACER MICROSTRUCTURE IN THE LARGE-EDDY DOMINATED REGIME

CHAOS SOLITONS & FRACTALS 4 (1994) 1091-1110

RT PIERREHUMBERT


GLOBAL CHAOTIC MIXING ON ISENTROPIC SURFACES

JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES 50 (1993) 2462-2480

RT PIERREHUMBERT, H YANG


IS THE MIDLATITUDE ZONAL FLOW ABSOLUTELY UNSTABLE

JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES 50 (1993) 505-517

SJ LIN, RT PIERREHUMBERT

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