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Huancui Hu

Regional and Cloud Modeling
Earth Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K9-24
Richland, WA 99352

PNNL Publications


  • Hu H., L. Leung, Z. Feng, and J.N. Marquis. 2024. "Moisture Recycling through pumping by mesoscale convective systems." Journal of Hydrometeorology 25, no. 6:867-880. PNNL-SA-190973. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-23-0174.1


  • Butler Z., S.P. Good, M. Haagsma, C. Segura, and H. Hu. 2023. "Relationship Between Isotope Ratios in Precipitation and Stream Water Across Watersheds of the National Ecological Observation Network." Hydrological Processes 37, no. 11:Art. No. e15018. PNNL-SA-188034. doi:10.1002/hyp.15018
  • Qin H., S.A. Klein, H. Ma, K. Van Weverberg, Z. Feng, X. Chen, and M. Best, et al. 2023. "Summertime Near-Surface Temperature Biases Over the Central United States in Convection-Permitting Simulations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 128, no. 22:Art. No. e2023JD038624. PNNL-SA-193769. doi:10.1029/2023JD038624
  • Rea D., R.M. Rauber, H. Hu, S. Tessendorf, S.W. Nesbitt, B.F. Jewett, and T. Zaremba. 2023. "The Contribution of Subtropical Moisture Within an Atmospheric River on Moisture Flux, Cloud Structure, and Precipitation Over the Salmon River Mountains of Idaho Using Moisture Tracers." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 128, no. 6:Art. No. e2022JD037727. PNNL-SA-183162. doi:10.1029/2022JD037727


  • Hu H., Z. Feng, and L. Leung. 2022. "Quantifying flood frequency associated with clustered mesoscale convective systems in the United States." Journal of Hydrometeorology 23, no. 11:1685-1703. PNNL-SA-165810. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-22-0038.1


  • He Y., W. Tian, J. Huang, G. Wang, Y. Ren, H. Yan, and H. Yu, et al. 2021. "The mechanism of increasing summer water vapor over the Tibetan Plateau." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 126, no. 10:e2020JD034166. PNNL-SA-157524. doi:10.1029/2020JD034166
  • Hu H., L. Leung, and Z. Feng. 2021. "Early Warm-Season Mesoscale Convective Systems Dominate Soil Moisture-Precipitation Feedback for Summer Rainfall in Central US." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 118, no. 43:e2105260118. PNNL-SA-157170. doi:10.1073/pnas.2105260118
  • Hu H., Z. Feng, and L. Leung. 2021. "Linking flood frequency with mesoscale convective systems in the central US." Geophysical Research Letters 48, no. 9:e2021GL092546. PNNL-SA-159138. doi:10.1029/2021GL092546


  • Dominguez F., H. Hu, and A. Martinez. 2020. "Two-Layer Dynamic Recycling Model (2L-DRM): Learning from Moisture Tracking Models of Different Complexity." Journal of Hydrometeorology 21, no. 1:3-16. PNNL-SA-143074. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-19-0101.1
  • Hu H., L. Leung, and Z. Feng. 2020. "Observed Warm-Season Characteristics of MCS and Non-MCS Rainfall and Their Recent Changes in the Central United States." Geophysical Research Letters 47, no. 6:Article Number e2019GL086783. PNNL-SA-150193. doi:10.1029/2019GL086783
  • Hu H., L. Leung, and Z. Feng. 2020. "Understanding the distinct impacts of MCS and non-MCS rainfall on the surface water balance in the central US using a numerical water-tagging technique." Journal of Hydrometeorology 21, no. 10:2343-2357. PNNL-SA-152366. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-20-0081.1
  • Rauber R.M., H. Hu, F. Dominguez, S.W. Nesbitt, G. McFarquhar, T. Zaremba, and J.A. Finlon. 2020. "Structure of an Atmospheric River over Australia and the Southern Ocean. Part I: Tropical and Midlatitude Water Vapor Fluxes." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 125, no. 18:Article No. e2020JD032513. PNNL-SA-151735. doi:10.1029/2020JD032513


  • Hu H., and F. Dominguez. 2019. "Understanding the Role of Tropical Moisture in Atmospheric Rivers." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 124, no. 24:13826-13842. PNNL-SA-143245. doi:10.1029/2019JD030867
  • Yang Z., Y. Qian, Y. Liu, L.K. Berg, H. Hu, F. Dominguez, and B. Yang, et al. 2019. "Irrigation Impact on Water and Energy Cycle During Dry Years over the United States using Convection-permitting WRF and Dynamical Recycling Model." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 124, no. 21:11220-11241. PNNL-SA-141462. doi:10.1029/2019JD030524

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