Publications

2021

DeLaFrance, A., L. A. McMurdie, A. K. Rowe, 2021: Orographically Modified Ice-Phase Precipitation Processes During the Olympic Mountains Experiment (OLYMPEX). J. Atmos. Sci., accepted, https://doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-21-0091.1

Zagrodnik, J. P., L. A. McMurdie, R. J. Conrick, 2020: Microphysical enhancement processes within stratiform precipitation on the barrier and sub-barrier scale of the Olympic Mountains. Mon. Wea. Rev., 149, 503 – 520, https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-20-0164.1

Nesbitt, S. W., P. Salio, E. Ávila, P. Bitzer, L Carey, V. Chandrasekar, W. Deierling, F. Dominguez, M. E. Dillon, C. M. Garcia, D. Gochis, S. Goodman, D. A. Hence, K. Kosiba, M. Kumjian, T. Lang, L. M. Luna, J. Marqis, R. Marshall, L. McMurdie, E. Nascimento, K. L. Rasmussen, R. Roberts, A. K. Rowe, J. J. Ruiz, E. Sao Sabbas, C. Saulo, R. S. Schumacher, Y. G. Skabar, L. Augusto, T. Machado, R. Trapp, A. Varble, J. Wilson, J. Wurman, E. Zipser, A. Arias, H. Bechis, and M. Grover, 2021: A storm safari in Subtropical South America: Proyecto RELAMPAGO. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., published on-line 19 April 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0029.1

Varble, A., S. Nesbitt, P. Salio, J. C. Hardin, N. Bharadwaj, P. Borque, P. DeMott, Z. Feng, T. Hill, J. Marquis, A. Matthews, F. Mei, R. Oktem, V. Castro, L. Goldberger, A. Hunzinger, K. Barry, S. Kreidenweis, G. M. McFarquhar, L. McMurdie, M. Pekour, H. Powers, D. M. Romps, C. Saulo, B. Schmid, J. Tomlinson, S. van den Heever, A. zelenyuk, Z. Zhang, and E. Zipser, 2021: Utilizing a storm-generating hotspot to study convective cloud transitions: The CACTI Experiment. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., published on-line 13 April 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0030.1

2020

Donohoe, A., E. Dawson, L. A. McMurdie, D. S. battisti, A. Rhines, 2020: Seasonal Asymmetries in the lag between insolation and surface temperature. J. Clim.,  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0329.1

2019

Zagrodnik, J. P., L. A. McMurdie, R. A Houze, Jr., S. Tanelli, 2019: Vertical Structure and Microphysical Characteristics of Frontal Systems Passing over a Three-Dimensional Coastal Mountain Range. J. Atmos. Sci. 76, 1521 – 1546.  https://doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-18-0279.1.

Bruick, Z.,S., K. L. Rasmussen, A. K. Rowe, L. A. McMurdie, 2019: Characteristics of intense convection in subtropical South America as influenced by El Niño/Southern Oscillation. Mon. Wea. Rev.,147, 1947-1966. https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-18-0342.1

Riihimaki, L., R. A. Houze, Jr., L. A. McMurdie, K. Dorsey, 2019: Training a new generation of data-savvy atmospheric researchers. EOS, 100. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019EO114793. Published on 30 January 2019.

2018

McMurdie, L. A., A. K. Rowe, J. P. Zagrodnik, R. A. Houze, Jr., S. Brodzik, T. Schuldt, 2018: Terrain Impacted Precipitation Processes above the Melting Layer: Results from OLYMPEX,. J. Geophys. Res., 123. DOI:10.1029/2018JD029161    Open access at:  https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018JD029161

Barnes, H. C. J. P. Zagrodnik, L. A. McMurdie, A. K. Rowe, R. A. Houze, Jr., 2018: Kelvin-Helmholtz waves in precipitating midlatitude cyclones. J. Atmos. Sci.,75, 2763-2785. DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-17-0365.1 https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JAS-D-17-0365.1

Zagrodnik, J., L. A. McMurdie, R. A. Houze, Jr., 2018: Stratiform precipitation processes in cyclones passing over the Olympic Mountains. J. Atmos. Sci.,75, 983-1004. DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-17-0178.1 https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JAS-D-17-0168.1

2017

Houze, R. A., Jr., L. A. McMurdie, W. A. Petersen, M. R. Schwaller, W. Baccus, J. Lundquist, C. Mass, B. Nijssen, S. A. Rutledge, D. Hudak, S. Tanelli G. G. Mace., M. Poellot, D. Lettenmaier, J. Zagrodnik., A. Rowe, J. DeHart, L. Madaus, H. Barnes, 2017: The Olympic Mountains Experiment (OLYMPEX), Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98, 2167-2188. DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0182.1 https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0182.1

Houze, R. A., Jr., L. A. McMurdie, K. L. Rasmussen, A.Kumar, and M. M. Chaplin, 2017: Multiscale aspects of the storm producing the June 2013 flooding in Uttarakhand, India. Mon. Wea. Rev., 145, 4445-4466. DOI: 10.1175/MWR-D-17-0004.1  https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/10.1175/MWR-D-17-0004.1

2015

Houze, R. A., Jr., L. A. McMurdie, W. Petersen, M. Schwaller, 2015:OLYMPEX: Ground Validation Experiment Field Operations Plan. Copies available at   http://olympex.atmos.washington.edu/docs/OLYMPEX_OpsPlan.pdf

2014

McMurdie, L. A. and B. Ancell, 2014: Predictability characteristics of land-falling cyclones along the North American west coast. Mon. Wea. Rev., 142, 301-319.   https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/MWR-D-13-00141.1

2013

McMurdie, L. A., R. A. Houze, Jr., C. R. Mass, J. D. Lundquist, D. P. Lettenmaier, W. Petersen, M. Schwaller, 2013: Implementation Plan for OLYMPEX. Internal Document. Copies available at:  http://olympex.atmos.washington.edu/meetings/meeting1.html

Ancell, B. C., and L. A. McMurdie, 2013: Ensemble adaptive data assimilation techniques applied to land-falling North American cyclones. Chapter in “Data Assimilation for Atmospheric, Oceanic and Hydrologic Applications (Vol. II),” Xu, L., and S. Park, Eds., Springer, 555-575. (available on request)

2009

McMurdie, L.A., and J. Casola, 2009: Weather regimes and forecast errors in the Pacific Northwest. Wea. Forecasting, 24, 829-842. https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/10.1175/2008WAF2222172.1

Wedam, G. B., L. A. McMurdie, C. F. Mass, 2009: Comparison of model forecast skill of sea level pressure over the east and west coasts of the United States. Wea. Forecasting, 24,843-854.  https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/10.1175/2008WAF2222161.1

2004

McMurdie, L.A., and C. Mass, 2004: Major numerical forecast failures over the northeast Pacific. Wea. Forecasting, 19, 338-356.

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