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Andrew Gettelman, Scientist III


1st Author Publications Recent and in Process


Gettelman, A., P. Callaghan, V. E. Larson, C. M. Zarzycki, J. T. Bacmeister, P. H. Laurtizen, P. A. Bogenschutz and R. Neale. "Regional Climate Simulations with the Community Earth System Model", Submitted to J. Adv. Modeling Earth System, 2017 [Preprint: PDF-4.5 MB]


Gettelman, A., D. N. Bresch, C. C. Chen, J. E. Truesdale, and J. T. Bacmeister. “Projections of Future Tropical Cyclone Damage with a High-Resolution Global Climate Model.” Climatic Change, March 3, 2017, 1–11. doi:10.1007/s10584-017-1902-7. [Reprint: PDF-0.5 MB, Supplement: PDF-0.5 MB]


Gettelman, A., and S. C. Sherwood. “Processes Responsible for Cloud Feedback.” Current Climate Change Reports, October 1, 2016, 1–11. doi:10.1007/s40641-016-0052-8. [Reprint: PDF-2 MB]

Gettelman, A., L. Lin, B. Medeiros, and J. Olson. “Climate Feedback Variance and the Interaction of Aerosol Forcing and Feedbacks.” Journal of Climate 29, no. 18: 6659–75. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0151.1. [Reprint: PDF-4 MB]


Gettelman, A. “Putting the Clouds Back in Aerosol–cloud Interactions.” Atmos. Chem. Phys. 15, no. 21 (November 9, 2015): 12397–411. doi:10.5194/acp-15-12397-2015. [Reprint: PDF-2 MB]

Gettelman, A., A. Schmidt, and J. E. Kristjansson. Icelandic volcanic emissions and climate. Nature Geoscience 8, 243, doi:10.1038/ngeo2376, 2015. [Reprint: PDF-1 MB Supplement:PDF-1 MB ]

Gettelman, A. and H. Morrison, Advanced Two-Moment Microphysics for Global Models. Part I: Off line tests and comparisons with other schemes. J. Climate, 28, 1268-1287. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00102.1, 2015. [Reprint: PDF-3 MB]

Gettelman, A., H. Morrison, S. Santos, P. Bogenschutz and P. H. Caldwell Advanced Two-Moment Microphysics for Global Models. Part II: Global model solutions and Aerosol-Cloud Interactions. J. Climate, 28, 1288-1307. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00103.1 , 2015. [Preprint: PDF-3 MB]

Gettelman, A. D. T. Shindell and J.-F. Lamarque, Impact of Aerosol Radiative Effects on Recent Temperatures, Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-014-2464-2, 2015 [Reprint: PDF-6 MB]

Gettelman, A. and T. Wang, Structural Diagnostics of the Tropopause Inversion Layer and its Evolution, J. Geophysical Res. Atmos., 120, doi:10.1002/2014JD021846, 2015 [Reprint: PDF-7 MB]


Evaluation of cloud microphysics and precipitation at multiple scales and its relationship to aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions. Poster for GEWEX 2014 water cycle meeting [Poster: PDF-2 MB]


Gettelman, A., H. Morrison, C. R. Terai and R. Wood, Microphysical Process Rates and Global Aerosol-Cloud Interactions. Atmos. Chem. and Phys. 13, 9855-9867, doi:10.5194/acp-13-9855-2013, 2013. [Reprint: PDF-2 MB] or: ACP Paper Link NOTE, this paper has been corrected: Corrigendum

Gettelman, A. and C. C. Chen, The Climate Impact of Aviation Aerosols, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, L50520, doi:10.1002/grl.50520,2013 [PDF-0.5 MB]

Gettelman, A., J. E. Kay and J. T. Fasullo, Spatial Decomposition of Climate Feedbacks in the Community Earth System Model, J. Climate 40, 3544-3561, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00497.1: [PDF-5 MB]


Gettelman, A., X. Liu, D. Barahona, U. Lohmann and C.-C. Chen, Climate Impacts of Ice Nucleation, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. , 117, D20201, doi:10.1029/2012JD017950 [Reprint: PDF-4 MB]

Gettelman, A., V. Eyring, C. Fischer, H. Shiona, I. Cionni, M. Neish, O. Morgenstern, S. W. Wood, and Z. Li, A Community Diagnostic Tool for Chemistry Climate Model Validation, Geosci. Model. Development , 5, 1061-1073, doi:10.5194/gmd-5-1061-2012, 2012 [Reprint: [PDF-1 MB]

Gettelman, A., J. E. Kay and K. M. Shell, The Evolution of Climate Sensitivity and Climate Feedbacks in the Community Atmosphere Model, J. Climate 25:5, 1453-1469 [Reprint: [PDF-6 MB]


Gettelman, A., P. Hoor, L. L. Pan, W. J. Randel , M. I. Hegglin and T. Birner, The Extratropical Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere Rev. Geophys, 49, RG3003, doi:10.1029/2011RG000355 [Reprint: [PDF-7 MB]


Gettelman, A. et al. Multimodel assessment of the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere: Tropics and global trends, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D00M08, doi:10.1029/2009JD013638. [Reprint: [PDF-2 MB]

Gettelman, A., X. Liu, S. J. Ghan, H. Morrison, S. Park, A. J. Conley, S. A. Klein, J. Boyle, D. L. Mitchell, and J.-L. F. Li (2010), Global simulations of ice nucleation and ice supersaturation with an improved cloud scheme in the Community Atmosphere Model, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D18216, doi:10.1029/2009JD013797. [Reprint: [PDF-3.5 MB]


Gettelman, A., P. H. Lauritzen, M. Park, and J. E. Kay, Processes regulating short-lived species in the tropical tropopause layer, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D13303, doi:10.1029/2009JD011785, 2009 [Reprint: [PDF-1.2 MB]


H. Morrison and A. Gettelman, A new two-moment bulk stratiform cloud microphysics scheme in the Community Atmospheric Model (CAM3), Part I: Description and Numerical Tests J. Climate, 21:15, 3642-3659, 2008 [Reprint: [PDF-1.2 MB]

A. Gettelman, H. Morrison and S. J. Ghan A new two-moment bulk stratiform cloud microphysics scheme in the Community Atmospheric Model (CAM3), Part II: Single-column and global results J. Climate,21:15, 3660-3679 2008 [Reprint: [PDF-2.7 MB]

A. Gettelman,Q. Fu Observed and Simulated Upper Tropospheric Water Vapor Feedbacks in press, J. Climate, 21:13, 3282-3289, 2008 [Reprint: [PDF-0.6 MB]

A. Gettelman,T. Birner, V. Eyring, H. Akiyoshi, D. A. Plummer, M. Dameris, S. Bekki, F. Lefevre, F. Lott, C. Brühl, K. Shibata, E. Rozanov, E. Mancini, G. Pitari, H. Struthers, W. Tian, and D. E. Kinnison The Tropical Tropopause Layer 1960-2100 Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 8, 1367-1413, 2008 [ACPD Version: [PDF-2 MB]
[Revised version: [0.6MB]]


A. Gettelman,T. Birner Insights on Tropical Tropopause Layer Processes using Global Models J. Geophys. Res., 112, D23104, doi:10.1029/2007JD008945, 2007[Click for reprint: [PDF-2.2 MB]

A. Gettelman, D. E. Kinnison, The global impact of supersaturation in a coupled chemistry-climate model Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 1629-1643, SRef-ID: 1680-7375/acp/2007-7-1629, 2007[Click for reprint: [PDF-0.6 MB]
[Link to ACP Paper Page]


A. Gettelman, W. D. Collins, E. J. Fetzer, A. Eldering, F. W. Irion, P. B. Duffy and G. Bala, Climatology of Upper Tropospheric Relative Humidity from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder and Implications for Climate, J.Climate, 19(23), 6104-6121, 2006.[Click for reprint: [PDF-4.0 MB]

A. Gettelman, E. J. Fetzer, A. Eldering, F. W. Irion, The Global Distribution of Supersaturation in the Upper Troposphere from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, J.Climate, 19(23), 6089-6103, 2006.[Click for reprint: [PDF-2.1 MB]

A. Gettelman, V. P. Walden, L. M. Miloshevich, W. L. Roth, and B. Halter, Relative humidity over Antarctica from radiosondes, satellites, and a general circulation model, J. Geophys. Res., 111, doi:10.1029/2005JD006636, 2006[Click for reprint: [PDF-2.8 MB]


A. Gettelman and C. R. Webster, Simulations of Water Isotope Abundances in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere and Implications for Stratosphere Troposphere Exchange, Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, D17301, doi:10.1029/2004JD004812, 2005.[Click for reprint: [PDF-0.5 MB]


A. Gettelman, E. M. Weinstock, E. J. Fetzer, F. W. Irion, A. Eldering, E. C. Richard, K. H. Rosenlof, T. L. Thompson , J. V. Pittman, C. R.Webster and R. L. Herman, Validation of Aqua satellite data in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere with in situ aircraft instruments, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 31, No. 22, L22107, doi:10.1029/2004GL020730, 24 November 2004[Click for reprint: [PDF-0.3 Mb]

A. Gettelman D. E. Kinnison, T. J. Dunkerton and G. P. Brasseur, The Impact of Monsoon Circulations on the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 109, No. D22, D22101, doi:10.1029/2004JD004878, 17 November 2004[Click for reprint: [PDF-1.4 Mb]

A. Gettelman, P. M. F. Forster, M. Fujiwara, Q. Fu, H. Vomel, L. K. Gohar, C. Johanson and M. Ammeraman, The Radiation Balance of the Tropical Tropopause Layer, Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, D07103, doi:10.1029/2003JD004190, 2004[Click for reprint: [PDF-600 Kb]


S. T. Massie, A. Gettelman, W. J. Randel, and D. Baumgardner, The distribution of Tropical Cirrus in Relation to Convection Journal of Geophysical Research,107(D21), 4606, doi:10.1029/2001JD001082, 2002

Gettelman, A., W. J. Randel, F. Wu and S. T. Massie, Transport of water vapor in the tropical tropopause layer Geophysical Research Letters, 29:1, 10.1029/2001GL013818, 2002[Click for Reprint [PDF-258 Kb]

Gettelman, A., D. J. Seidel, M. C. Wheeler and R. J. Ross. Multi-decadal Trends in Tropical Convective Available Potential Energy Journal of Geophysical Research,107:D21, 10.1029/2001JD001082, 2002[ Click for Reprint [PDF-515 Kb]

Gettelman, A., M. L. Salby and F. Sassi The distribution and influence of convection in the tropical tropopause region, Journal of Geophysical Research, 107:D10, 10.1029/2001JD001048, 2002 [Click for Reprint: [PDF- 1.9MB] A SPARC newsletter article on this project is also available on-line.]

Gettelman, A. and P. M. de Forster, Definition and climatology of the tropical tropopause layer. Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, 80:4B, 911-924, 2002[ Click for reprint [PDF-400k]


Holton, J. R. and A. Gettelman, Horizontal transport and the dehydration of the stratosphere, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28:2799-2802, 2001

Gettelman, A., W. J. Randel, S. Massie, F. Wu, W. G. Read and J. M. Russell III, El-Nino as a natural experiment for studying the tropical tropopause region, Journal of Climate, 14:3375-3392, 2001[A reprint of this article is available in [PostScript-1.5MB] or [PDF- 1.0MB] format]

Randel, W. J., A. Gettelman, F. Wu, J. M. Russell III, J. Zawodny and S. Oltmans, The seasonal variation of water vapour in the lower stratosphere observed in Halogen Occultation Experiment data, J. Geophys. Res., 106:D13, 14,313-14,325, 2001

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