Publications and presentations

Publications

Journals

In review

Huber, D. B., D. B. Mechem, and N. A. Brunsell, 2013: Effects of Great Plains irrigation on regional climate. Global Planet. Change, in review.

Wilson, C. J., N. A. Brunsell, C. B. Young, L. M. Miller, and D. B. Mechem, 2013: Trends in 20th century weather extremes over the continental United States. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., in review.

Wood, R., M. Wyant, C. S. Bretherton, J. Remillard, P. Kollias, J. Fletcher, J. Stemmler, S. de Szoeke, S. E. Yuter, M. Miller, D. Mechem, G. Tselioudis, C. Chiu, J. Mann, E. O'Connor, R. Hogan, X. Dong, M. Miller, V. Ghate, A. Jefferson, Q. Min, P. Minnis, R. Palinkonda, B. Albrecht, E. Luke, C. Hannay, and Y. Lin, 2014: Clouds, aerosol, and precipitation in the marine boundary layer: An ARM Mobile Facility deployment. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., in review.

2013

Cochran, F. V., N. A. Brunsell, and D. B. Mechem, 2013: Comparing surface and mid-troposphere CO2 concentrations from central U.S. grasslands. Entropy, 15, 606-623, doi:10.3390/e15020606.

Kogan, Y. L., and D. B. Mechem, 2013: A PDF-based microphysics parameterization for shallow cumulus clouds. J. Atmos. Sci., in press.

Mechem, D. B., and A. J. Oberthaler, 2013: Numerical simulation of tropical cumulus congestus during TOGA COARE. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 5, 1-15, doi:10.1002/jame.20043.

2012

de Szoeke, S. P., S. Yuter, D. Mechem, C. Fairall, C. Burleyson, and P. Zuidema, 2012: Observations of stratocumulus clouds and their effects on the eastern Pacific surface heat budget along 20°S. J. Climate, in press.

Kogan, Y. L., D. B. Mechem, and K. Choi, 2012: Effects of sea-salt aerosols on precipitation in simulations of shallow cumulus. J. Atmos. Sci., 69, 463-483.

Mechem, D. B., S. E. Yuter, and S. P. de Szoeke, 2012: Thermodynamic and aerosol controls in southeast Pacific stratocumulus. J. Atmos. Sci., 69, 1250-1266.

2011

Brunsell, N. A., D. B. Mechem, and M. C. Anderson, 2011: Surface heterogeneity impacts on boundary layer dynamics via energy balance partitioning. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 11, 3403-3416.

Melnikov, V. M., D. S. Zrnic, R. J. Doviak, P. B. Chilson, D. B. Mechem, and Y. L. Kogan, 2011: Prospects of the WSR-88D radar for cloud studies. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatology, 50, 859-872.

van Zanten, M. C., B. Stevens, L. Nuijens, A. P. Siebesma, A. Ackerman, F. Burnet, A. Cheng, F. Couvreaux, H. Jiang, M. Khairoutdinov, Y. Kogan, D. C. Lewellen, D. Mechem, K. Nakamura, A. Noda, B. Shipway, J. Slawinska, S. Wang, and A. Wyszogrodzki, 2011: Controls on precipitation and cloudiness in simulations of trade-wind cumulus as observed during RICO. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 3, M06001, doi:10.3894/JAMES.2011.3.5.

2010

Mechem, D. B., Y. L. Kogan, and D. M. Schultz, 2010: Large-eddy observation of post-cold-frontal continental stratocumulus. J. Atmos. Sci., 67, 3368-3383.

Mechem, D. B., Y. L. Kogan, and D. M. Schultz, 2010: Large-eddy simulation of post-cold-frontal continental stratocumulus. J. Atmos. Sci., 67, 3835-3853.

2009

Kogan, Y. L., Z. N. Kogan, and D. B. Mechem, 2009: Fidelity of analytic drop size distributions in drizzling stratiform clouds based on large-eddy simulation. J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 2335-2348.

2008

Yi, L., Y. L. Kogan, and D. B. Mechem, 2008: An idealized modeling study of the effect of continental air mass aerosol parameters on marine stratocumulus. Atmos. Res., 8, 157-167.

Mechem, D. B., and Y. L. Kogan, 2008: A bulk parameterization of giant CCN. J. Atmos. Sci., 65, 2458-2466.

Mechem, D. B., Y. L. Kogan, M. Ovtchinnikov, A. B. Davis, and K. F. Evans, 2008: Multi-dimensional longwave forcing of boundary layer cloud systems. J. Atmos. Sci., 65, 3963-3977.

2007

Kogan, Y. L., Z. N. Kogan, and D. B. Mechem, 2007: Assessing the errors of microphysical retrievals based on Doppler radar parameters. J. Hydrometeor., 8, 665-677.

2006

Mechem, D. B., S. S. Chen, and R. A. Houze, Jr., 2006: Momentum transport processes in the stratiform regions of mesoscale convective systems over the western Pacific warm pool. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 132, 709-736.

Mechem, D. B., P. C. Robinson, and Y. L. Kogan, 2006: Processing of cloud condensation nuclei by collision-coalescence in a mesoscale model. J. Geophys. Res., 111, D18204, doi: 10.1029/2006JD007183.

2005

Kogan, Z. N., D. B. Mechem, and Y. L. Kogan, 2005: Assessment of variability in continental low stratiform clouds based on observations of radar reflectivity. J. Geophys. Res., 110, D18205, doi: 10.1029/2005JD005982.

2003

Mechem, D. B., and Y. L. Kogan, 2003: Simulating the transition from drizzling marine stratocumulus to boundary layer cumulus with a mesoscale model. Mon. Wea. Rev., 131, 2342-2360.

2002

Mechem, D. B., R. A. Houze, Jr., and S. S. Chen, 2002: Layer inflow into precipitating convection over the western tropical Pacific. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 128, 1997-2030.




Conferences (selected)

Fish, C. S., D. B. Mechem, M. A. Miller, S. E. Yuter, and S. P. de Szoeke, 2014: Characterizing variability of synoptic and cloud regimes over the ASR Azores site and the northeast Atlantic, Poster at the ASR Science Team Meeting, Potomac, MD, 10-13 March.

Mechem, D. B., S. E. Giangrande, P. Borque, C. S. Fish, and P. Kollias, 2013: Insights from preliminary modeling and observational evaluation of a precipitating continental cumulus event observed during the MC3E field campaign, Proc. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, AGU, 9-13 December.

Mechem, D. B., and Y. L. Kogan, 2008: Structure and persistence of post-frontal stratus in numerical models, Poster at the ARM Science Team Meeting, 10-13 March 2008, Norfolk, VA.

Mechem, D. B., and Y. L. Kogan, 2008: Scalings for precipitation and coalescence scavenging obtained from simulations of trade cumulus . Preprints, 15th International Conference on Clouds and Precipitation, Cancun, Mexico, International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation.

Mechem, D. B., and Y. L. Kogan, 2008: Simple scaling relationships of coalescence processing obtained from simulations of trade cumulus. Proc. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, AGU.

Melnikov, V., P. B. Chilson, and D. B. Mechem, 2009: Extending the capabilities of the polarimetric WSR-88D: Observations of cirrus cloud and moist layers. Preprints, 33rd Conference of Radar Meteorology, Williamsburg, VA, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Presentations (selected)

KU Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering: Numerical simulation of multiphase atmospheric flows.

AMS Mesoscale conference, 18 August 2009, Salt Lake City, UT: The role of cumulus congestus in the tropical western Pacific.

AMS Conference on Cloud Physics, 1 July 2010, Portland, OR: Thermodynamic and aerosol controls on eastern Pacific stratocumulus precipitation processes in VOCALS.

Third VOCALS Science Meeting, 21 March 2011, Miami: Numerical simulation of heavily drizzling cloud regimes in VOCALS.

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