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Robert Houze

Atmospheric Measurement & Data Sciences
Joint Appointment
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K9-24
Richland, WA 99352

PNNL Publications


  • Hagos S.M., Z. Feng, R.S. Plant, R.A. Houze, and H. Xiao. 2017. "A stochastic framework for modeling the population dynamics of convective clouds." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems. PNNL-SA-130047. doi:10.1002/2017MS001214. [Unpublished]


  • Houze R.A., L. Mcmurdie, K. Rasmussen, A. Kumar, and M. Chaplin. 2017. "Multiscale Aspects of the Storm Producing the June 2013 Flooding in Uttarakhand, India." Monthly Weather Review 145, no. 11:4447-4466. PNNL-SA-131961. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-17-0004.1
  • Houze R.A., L.A. Mcmurdie, W. Petersen, M.R. Schwaller, B. Baccus, J. Lundquist, and C.S. Mass, et al. 2017. "The Olympic Mountains Experiment (OLYMPEX)." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 98, no. 10:2167-2188. PNNL-SA-130387. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0182.1
  • Priya P., R. Krishnan, M. Mujumdar, and R.A. Houze. 2017. "Changing monsoon and midlatitude circulation interactions over the Western Himalayas and possible links to occurrences of extreme precipitation." Climate Dynamics 49, no. 7-8:2351-2364. PNNL-SA-123411. doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3458-z
  • Yang Q., R.A. Houze, L. Leung, and Z. Feng. 2017. "Environments of Long-lived Mesoscale Convective Systems over the Central United States in Convection Permitting Climate Simulations." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 122, no. 24:13,288-13,307. PNNL-SA-125741. doi:10.1002/2017JD027033


  • Barnes H.C., and R.A. Houze. 2016. "Comparison of observed and simulated spatial patterns of ice microphysical processes in tropical oceanic mesoscale convective systems." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 121, no. 14:8269-8296. PNNL-SA-121277. doi:10.1002/2016JD025074
  • Feng Z., L. Leung, S.M. Hagos, R.A. Houze, C.D. Burleyson, and K. Balaguru. 2016. "More frequent intense and long-lived storms dominate the springtime trend in central U.S. rainfall." Nature Communications 7. PNNL-SA-122022. doi:10.1038/ncomms13429
  • Medina S., and R.A. Houze. 2016. "Kelvin-Helmholtz waves in extratropical cyclones passing over mountain ranges." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 142, no. 696 Part A:1311-1319. PNNL-SA-116939. doi:10.1002/qj.2734
  • Tao W., Y.N. Takayabu, S. Lang, S. Shige, W.S. Olson, A. Hou, and G. Skofronick-Jackson, et al. 2016. "TRMM Latent Heating Retrieval: Applications and Comparisons with Field Campaigns and Large-Scale Analyses." In Meteorological Monographs. 2.1-2.34. Boston, Massachusetts:American Meteorological Society. PNNL-SA-103710. doi:10.1175/AMSMONOGRAPHS-D-15-0013.1
  • Virts K.S., and R.A. Houze. 2016. "Seasonal and Intraseasonal Variability of Mesoscale Convective Systems over the South Asian Monsoon Region." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 73, no. 12:4753-4774. PNNL-SA-118951. doi:10.1175/JAS-D-16-0022.1

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