Suggested Readings

Here are some of my favorite references on atmospheric sciences, mostly related to my recent studies on tropical cyclones. I also share links to other fun resources outside of the field.

Tropical Cyclone Review Papers

(2018) Emanuel, K.: 100 years of progress in tropical cyclone research. Meteorological Monographs

(2010) Houze Jr, R. A.: Clouds in tropical cyclones. Monthly Weather Review

(2010) Kepert, J. D.: Tropical cyclone structure and dynamics. In Global perspectives on Tropical cyclones: from science to mitigation

Selected Topics

(1986) Emanuel, K.: An air-sea interaction theory for tropical cyclones. Part I: Steady-state maintenance. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences

(2013) Biasutti, M.: Forced Sahel rainfall trends in the CMIP5 archive. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres

(2019) Hayes, C. T., and D. J. Wallace: Exploring records of Saharan dust transport and hurricanes in the western North Atlantic over the Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews

(2018) Bozlaker, A., J. M. Prospero, J. Price, and S. Chellam: Linking Barbados mineral dust aerosols to North African sources using elemental composition and radiogenic Sr, Nd, and Pb isotope signatures. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres

(1998) Bohren, C. F., and B. A. Albrecht: Atmospheric thermodynamics. New York: Oxford University Press.

(2006) Bohren, C. F., and E. E. Clothiaux: Fundamentals of atmospheric radiation: an introduction with 400 problems. Weinheim, Wiley-VCH.

Fun Topics

Hair ice

(2015) Hofmann, D., G. Preuss, and C. Mätzler: Evidence for biological shaping of hair ice. Biogeosciences.

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(1995) Emanuel, K.A., K. Speer, R. Rotunno, R. Srivastava, and M. Molina: Hypercanes: A possible link in global extinction scenarios. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres

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