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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

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  • Houze RA, 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(11):4447-4466.  doi:10.1175/MWR-D-17-0004.1
  • Houze RA, LA Mcmurdie, W Petersen, MR Schwaller, B Baccus, J Lundquist, CS Mass, B Nijssen, SA Rutledge, D Hudak, S Tanelli, J Mace, M Poellot, DP Lettenmaier, J Zagrodnik, AK Rowe, JC Dehart, L Madaus, and HC Barnes. 2017. "The Olympic Mountains Experiment (OLYMPEX)." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 98(10):2167-2188.  doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0182.1
  • Priya P, R Krishnan, M Mujumdar, and RA Houze. 2017. "Changing monsoon and midlatitude circulation interactions over the Western Himalayas and possible links to occurrences of extreme precipitation." Climate Dynamics 49(7-8):2351-2364.  doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3458-z
  • Yang Q, RA Houze, LY 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(24):13,288-13,307.  doi:10.1002/2017JD027033


  • Barnes HC, and RA 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(14):8269-8296.  doi:10.1002/2016JD025074
  • Feng Z, LY Leung, SM Hagos, RA Houze, CD Burleyson, and K Balaguru. 2016. "More frequent intense and long-lived storms dominate the springtime trend in central U.S. rainfall." Nature Communications 7:13429.  doi:10.1038/ncomms13429
  • Medina S, and RA Houze. 2016. "Kelvin-Helmholtz waves in extratropical cyclones passing over mountain ranges." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 142(696 Part A):1311-1319.  doi:10.1002/qj.2734
  • Tao WK, YN Takayabu, S Lang, S Shige, WS Olson, A Hou, G Skofronick-Jackson, X Jiang, C Zhang, WK Lau, T Krishnamurti, D Waliser, M Grecu, P Ciesielski, R Johnson, RA Houze, R Kakar, K Nakamura, S Braun, SM Hagos, R Oki, and A Bhardwaj. 2016. "TRMM Latent Heating Retrieval: Applications and Comparisons with Field Campaigns and Large-Scale Analyses." In Meteorological Monographs, vol. 56, pp. 2.1-2.34.  American Meteorological Society, Boston, MA.  doi:10.1175/AMSMONOGRAPHS-D-15-0013.1
  • Virts KS, and RA Houze. 2016. "Seasonal and Intraseasonal Variability of Mesoscale Convective Systems over the South Asian Monsoon Region." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 73(12):4753-4774.  doi:10.1175/JAS-D-16-0022.1

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