Full list of publications in: McMurdie_bibliography2022


Finlon, J. A., L. A. McMurdie, R. J. Chase, 2022: Investigation of microphysical properties within regions of enhanced dual-frequency ratio during the IMPACTS field campaign. J. Atmos. Sci., published online 22 June 2022,

McMurdie, L. A., and co-authors, 2022: Chasing Snowstorms: The Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-threatening Snowstorms (IMPACTS) Campaign. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 103, E1243-E1269.

Sasaki, C., A. K. Rowe, L. A. McMurdie, K. L. Rasmussen, 2022: New Insights into the South American Low-Level Jet from RELAMPAGO Observations. Mon. Wea. Rev, 150, 1247-1271.


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,

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,

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:

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:


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:


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.

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.

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


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:

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

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


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

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


Houze, R. A., Jr., L. A. McMurdie, W. Petersen, M. Schwaller, 2015:OLYMPEX: Ground Validation Experiment Field Operations Plan. Copies available at


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.


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:

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)


McMurdie, L.A., and J. Casola, 2009: Weather regimes and forecast errors in the Pacific Northwest. Wea. Forecasting, 24, 829-842.

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.


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

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