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Robert Pincus - Publications
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Affiliation: CIRES
Phone: (303) 497-6310
E-mail: robert.pincus@colorado.edu
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Titles below link to the article's on-line page as maintained by the journals; this is where you'll find the abstract. The copyright for most articles belongs to the organization publishing the journal, so further redistribution of reprints from this site is not allowed. (Open-access journals including Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics and J. Adv. Model Earth Syst. are exceptions.) Please contact me for reprints of any publications for which I haven't provided an electronic copy below.

Submitted, in press | 2011 - present | 2006 - 2010 | 2001 - 2005 | 2000 and before | Book chapters, etc.

Submitted and in press

Seifert, A., T. Heus, R. Pincus, and B. Stevens, 2015: Large-eddy simulation of the transient and near-equilibrium behavior of precipitating shallow convection Submitted to J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., May 2015. (Preprint, abstract.)

Pincus, R. et al., 2015: Radiative flux and forcing parameterization error in clear, clean skies. To appear in Geophys. Res. Let., doi:10.1002/2015GL064291. Open access.

Articles from 2011 to the present

Bony, S., et al., 2015: Clouds, circulation, and climate sensitivity Nature Geosci., 8, 261–268, doi:10.1038/ngeo2398.

Bozzo, A., R. Pincus, I. Sandu, and J.-J. Morcrette, 2014: Impact of a spectral sampling technique for radiation on ECMWF weather forecasts J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 6, 1288–1300, doi:10.1002/2014MS000386.

Feldman, D., W. D. Collins, R. Pincus, X. Huang, and X. Chen, 2014: Far-infrared surface emissivity and climate. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 111, 16297-16302, doi:10.1073/pnas.1413640111.

Pincus, R. and B. Stevens, 2013: Paths to accuracy for radiation parameterizations in atmospheric models. J. Adv. Model Earth Syst., 5, 225-233, doi:10.1002/jame.20027.

Stevens, B. and co-authors, 2013: The Atmospheric Component of the MPI-M Earth System Model: ECHAM6. J. Adv. Model Earth Syst., 5, 146-172, doi:10.1002/jame.20015.

Klein, S. A., Y. Zhang, M. D. Zelinka, R. Pincus, J. Boyle, and P. J. Gleckler, 2013: Are climate model simulations of clouds improving? An evaluation using the ISCCP simulator. J. Geophys. Res., 118, 1329-1342, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50141.

Schirber, S., D. Klocke, R. Pincus, J. Quaas, and J. L. Anderson, 2013: Parameter estimation using data assimilation in an atmospheric general circulation model: From a perfect towards the real world. J. Adv. Model Earth Syst., 5, 58-70, doi:10.1029/2012MS000167.

Zhang, Z., A. S. Ackerman, G. Feingold, S. Platnick, R. Pincus and H. Xue, 2012: Effects of drizzle and cloud horizontal inhomogeneity on cloud effective radius remote sensing: Case study based on large-eddy simulations. J. Geophys. Res., 117, D19208. doi:10.1029/2012JD017655.

Raeder, K., J. L. Anderson, N. Collins, T. Hoar, J. E. Jay, P. H. Lauritzen, and R. Pincus, 2012: DART/CAM: An Ensemble Data Assimilation System for CESM Atmospheric Models. J. Climate, 25, 6304-6317. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00395.1.

Mauritsen, T. et al., 2012: Tuning the climate of a global model. J. Adv. Model Earth Syst., 4, M00A01. doi:10.1029/2012MS000154.

Kay, J. E. et al., 2012: Exposing global cloud biases in the Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) using satellite observations and their corresponding instrument simulators. J. Climate, 25, 5190-5207. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00469.1.

Pincus, R., S. Platnick, S. A. Ackerman, R. S. Hemler, and R. J. P. Hofmann, 2012: Reconciling simulated and observed views of clouds: MODIS, ISCCP, and the limits of instrument simulators. J. Climate, 25, 4699-4720. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00267.1. (Reprint)

Klocke, D., R. Pincus and J. Quaas, 2011: On constraining estimates of climate sensitivity with present-day observations through model weighting. J. Climate, 24, 6092-6099. doi:10.1175/2011JCLI4193.1 (Reprint.)

Bodas-Salcedo, A. et al, 2011: COSP: Satellite simulation software for model assessment. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 92, 1023-1043. doi:10.1175/2011BAMS2856.1 (Reprint.)

L. J. Donner et al., 2011: The Dynamical Core, Physical Parameterizations, and Basic Simulation Characteristics of the Atmospheric Component AM3 of the GFDL Global Coupled Model CM3. J. Climate, 24, 3484-3519. doi:10.1175/2011JCLI3955.1.

R. Pincus, R. J. P. Hofmann, J. L. Anderson, K. Raeder, N. Collins, and J. S. Whitaker, 2011: Can fully accounting for clouds in data assimilation improve short-term forecasts? Mon. Wea. Rev., 139, 946-957. doi:10.1175/2010MWR3412.1 (Reprint.)

Articles from 2006-2010

Sandu, I., B. Stevens and R. Pincus, 2010: On the transitions in marine boundary layer cloudiness. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 2377-2391. doi:10.5194/acp-10-2377-2010.

Pincus, R. and K. F. Evans, 2009: Computational cost and accuracy in calculating three-dimensional radiative transfer: Results for new implementations of Monte Carlo and SHDOM. J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 3131-3146. doi:10.1175/2009JAS3137.1. (Reprint, more information.)

Henderson, P. W. and R. Pincus, 2009: Multiyear evaluations of a cloud model using ARM data. J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 2925-2936. doi:10.1175/2009jas2957.1. (Reprint.)

Pincus, R. and B. Stevens, 2009: Monte Carlo Spectral Integration: a consistent approximation for radiative transfer in large eddy simulations. J. Adv. Model Earth Syst., 1, 9. doi:10.3894/JAMES.2009.1.1. (Reprint.)

Pincus, R., C. P. Batstone, R. J. P. Hofmann, K. E. Taylor, and P. J. Glecker, 2008: Evaluating the present-day simulation of clouds, precipitation, and radiation in climate models. J. Geophys. Res. - Atmos., 113. doi:10.1029/2007jd009334. (Reprint.)

Morcrette, J. J., H. W. Barker, J. N. S. Cole, M. J. Iacono, and R. Pincus, 2008: Impact of a new radiation package, McRad, in the ECMWF Integrated Forecasting System. Mon. Wea. Rev., 136, 4773-4798. doi:10.1175/2008mwr2363.1. (Reprint.)

Barker, H. W., J. N. S. Cole, J. J. Morcrette, R. Pincus, P. Räisäenen, K. von Salzen, and P. A. Vaillancourt, 2008: The Monte Carlo Independent Column Approximation: An assessment using several global atmospheric models. Q. J. Royal Met. Soc., 134, 1463-1478. doi:10.1002/qj.303. (Reprint.)

Pincus, R., R. Hemler, and S. A. Klein, 2006: Using stochastically generated subcolumns to represent cloud structure in a large-scale model. Mon. Wea. Rev., 134, 3644-3656. doi:10.1175/MWR3257.1. (Reprint.)

Articles from 2001 - 2005

Zhang, M. H. et al., 2005: Comparing clouds and their seasonal variations in 10 atmospheric general circulation models with satellite measurements. J. Geophys. Res. - Atmos., 110. doi:10.1029/2004jd005021. (Reprint.)

Pincus, R., C. Hannay, S. A. Klein, K. M. Xu, and R. Hemler, 2005: Overlap assumptions for assumed probability distribution function cloud schemes in large-scale models. J. Geophys. Res. - Atmos., 110. doi:10.1029/2004jd005100. (Reprint.)

Pincus, R., C. Hannay, and K. F. Evans, 2005: The accuracy of determining three-dimensional radiative transfer effects in cumulus clouds using ground-based profiling instruments. J. Atmos. Sci., 62, 2284-2293. doi:10.1175/JAS3464.1. (Reprint.)

Klein, S. A., R. Pincus, C. Hannay, and K. M. Xu, 2005: How might a statistical cloud scheme be coupled to a mass-flux convection scheme? J. Geophys. Res. - Atmos., 110. doi:10.1029/2004jd005017. (Reprint.)

Cahalan, R. F. and co-authors, 2005: The I3RC - Bringing together the most advanced radiative transfer tools for cloudy atmospheres. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 86, 1275-+. doi:10.1175/bams-86-9-1275. (Reprint.)

Jakob, C., R. Pincus, C. Hannay, and K. M. Xu, 2004: Use of cloud radar observations for model evaluation: A probabilistic approach. J. Geophys. Res. - Atmos., 109. doi:10.1029/2003jd003473. (Reprint.)

Pincus, R., 2003: Wine, place, and identity in a changing climate. Gastronomica, 3, 87-93. doi:10.1525/gfc.2003.3.2.87. (More information.)

Pincus, R., H. W. Barker, and J. J. Morcrette, 2003: A fast, flexible, approximate technique for computing radiative transfer in inhomogeneous cloud fields. J. Geophys. Res. - Atmos., 108. doi:10.1029/2002jd003322. (Reprint.)

King, M. D. and co-authors, 2003: Cloud and aerosol properties, precipitable water, and profiles of temperature and water vapor from MODIS. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens., 41, 442-458. doi:10.1109/tgrs.2002.808226. (Reprint.)

Articles from 2000 and before

Pincus, R. and S. A. Klein, 2000: Unresolved spatial variability and microphysical process rates in large-scale models. J. Geophys. Res. - Atmos., 105, 27059-27065. doi:10.1029/2000JD900504. (Reprint.)

Pincus, R., S. A. McFarlane, and S. A. Klein, 1999: Albedo bias and the horizontal variability of clouds in subtropical marine boundary layers: Observations from ships and satellites. J. Geophys. Res. - Atmos., 104, 6183-6191. doi:10.1029/1998JD200125. (Reprint.)

Pincus, R., M. B. Baker, and C. S. Bretherton, 1997: What controls stratocumulus radiative properties? Lagrangian observations of cloud evolution. J. Atmos.Sci., 54, 2215-2236. doi:10.1175/1520-0469(1997)054<2215:WCSRPL>2.0.CO;2. (Reprint.)

Pincus, R., M. Szczodrak, J. J. Gu, and P. Austin, 1995: Uncertainty in cloud optical depth estimates made from satellite radiance measurements. J. Clim., 8, 1453-1462. doi:10.1175/1520-0442(1995)008<1453:UICODE>2.0.CO;2. (Reprint.)

Bretherton, C. S. and R. Pincus, 1995: Cloudiness and marine boundary-layer dynamics in the ASTEX Lagrangian experiments. 1. Synoptic setting and vertical structure. J. Atmos. Sci., 52, 2707-2723. doi:10.1175/1520-0469(1995)052<2707:CAMBLD>2.0.CO;2. (Reprint.)

Austin, P., Y. N. Wang, R. Pincus, and V. Kujala, 1995: Precipitation in stratocumulus clouds - observational and modeling results. J. Atmos. Sci., 52, 2329-2352. doi:10.1175/1520-0469(1995)052<2329:PISCOA>2.0.CO;2. (Reprint.)

Pincus, R. and M. B. Baker, 1994: Effect of precipitation on the albedo susceptibility of clouds in the marine boundary layer. Nature, 372, 250-252. doi:10.1038/372250a0. (More information.)

Book chapters and the like

Pincus, R., 2013: Radiation across spatial scales (and model resolutions)
In the Proceedings of the ECMWF Workshop on Parametrization of clouds and precipitation across model resolutions, 5-8 Nov 2012, pages 109-115. (Reprint.)

Pincus, R., 2011: Radiation: Fast physics with slow consequences in an uncertain atmosphere.
In the Proceedings of the ECMWF/WGNE Workshop on Representing Model Uncertainty and Error in Numerical Weather and Climate Prediction Models, 20-24 June 2011, pages 65-76. (Reprint.)

Pincus, R., 2004: Book review: A first course in atmospheric radiation, by Grant Petty
Eos, Trans., Amer. Geophys. Union, 85. doi:10.1029/2004EO360007. (Reprint.)

Pincus, R. and S. A. Ackerman, 2004: Radiation in the atmosphere: Foundations. Handbook of Weather, Climate, and Water: Dynamics, Climate, Physical Weather Systems, and Measurements T. D. Potter and B. Colman, Eds. John Wiley and Sons, 301-342.

Ackerman, S. A. and Pincus, R.: Radiation in the atmosphere: Observations and applications. Handbook of Weather, Climate, and Water: Dynamics, Climate, Physical Weather Systems, and Measurements T. D. Potter and B. Colman, Eds. John Wiley and Sons, 343-385.