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Susan C. van den Heever
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    2017

  • Freeman, S.W., A.L. Igel, and S.C. van den Heever, 2017: Impacts of assumed raindrop shape parameters. In review at JAMES
  • Igel, A.L., S.C. van den Heever, and J.S. Johnson, 2017: Meteorological and land surface properties impacting sea breeze extent and aerosol distribution in a dry environment. Accepted pending revision at J. Geo. Res.
  • Dellaripa, E.M.R., E.D. Maloney, and S.C. van den Heever, 2017: Wind-flux feedbacks and convective organization during the November 2011 MJO event in a high resolution model." Accepted pending revision at J. Atmos. Sci.
  • Naud, C.M., D.J. Posselt, and S.C. van den Heever, 2017: Observed co-variations of aerosol optical depth and cloud cover in extratropical cyclones. In press at J. Geo. Res.
  • Marinescu, P.J., S.C. van den Heever, S.M. Saleeby, S.M. Kreidenweis, and P.J. DeMott, 2017: The microphysical roles of lower and versus middle tropospheric aerosol particles on mature stage MCS precipitation. Available in Early Online Release of J. Atmos. Sci. [PDF]
  • Clavner, M., L.D. Grasso, W.R. Cotton, and S.C. van den Heever, 2017: The response of a simulated mesoscale convective system to increased aerosol pollution. Part II: Derecho characteristics and intensity in reponse to increased pollution. In press at Atmos. Res. In press at Atmos. Res. [PDF]
  • Clavner, M., W.R. Cotton, S.C. van den Heever, J.R. Pierce and S.M. Saleeby, 2017: The response of a simulated mesoscale convective system to increased aerosol pollution. Part I: Precipitation intensity, distribution and efficiency. In press at Atmos. Res. [PDF]
  • Twohy, C.H., B.G. Anderson, R.A. Ferrare, K.E. Sauter, T.S. L'Ecuyer, S.C. van den Heever, A.J. Hemsfield, S. Ismail, and G.S. Diskin, 2017: Saharan dust,convective lofting, aerosol enhancement zones, and potential impacts on ice nucleation in the tropical upper troposphere. J. Geo. Res., 122, 8833-8851. [PDF]
  • Stolz, D.C., S.A. Rutledge, J. R. Pierce and S.C. van den Heever, 2017: A global lightning parameterization based on statistical relationships between environmental factors, aerosols and convective clouds in the TRMM climatology. J. Geo. Res., 122, 7461-7492. [PDF]
  • Igel, A.L., and S.C. van den Heever, 2017: The role of the gamma function shape parameter in determining differences between condensation rates in bin and bulk microphysics schemes. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4599-4609. [PDF]
  • Drager, A.J., and S.C. van den Heever, 2017: Characterizing convective cold pools. J. Adv. Model. Earth. Syst., 9, 1091-1115. [PDF]
  • Igel, A.L. and S.C. van den Heever, 2017: The importance of the shape of cloud droplet size distributions in shallow cumulus clouds. Part II: Bulk microphysics simulations. J. Atmos. Sci., 74, 259-273. [PDF]
  • Igel, A.L. and S.C. van den Heever, 2017: The importance of the shape of cloud droplet size distributions in shallow cumulus clouds. Part I: Bin microphysics simulations. J. Atmos. Sci., 74, 249-258. [PDF]

    2016

  • Naud, C.M., D.J. Posselt, and S.C. van den Heever, 2016: Aerosol optical depth distribution in extratropical cyclones over the northern hemisphere oceans. Geo. Res. Lett. 43, 10,504-10,511. [PDF]
  • Herbener, S.R., S.M. Saleeby, S.C. van den Heever, and C.H. Twohy, 2016: Tropical storm redistribution of Saharan Dust to the Upper Troposphere and Ocean Surface. Geo. Res. Lett., 43, 10,463-10,471. [PDF]
  • Saleeby, S.M., S.C. van den Heever, P.J. Marinescu, S.M. Kreidenweis, and P.J. DeMott, 2016: Aerosol indirect effects on the anvil characteristics of mesoscale convective systems. J. Geo. Res., 121, 10,880-10,901. [PDF]
  • Marinescu, P.J., S.C. van den Heever, S.M. Saleeby and S.M. Kreidenweis, 2016: The microphysical contributions to and evolution of latent heating profiles in two MC3E MCSs. J. Geo. Res., 121, 7913-7935. [PDF]
  • Nelson, E.L., T.S. L'Ecuyer, S.M. Saleeby, W. Berg, S.R. Herbener, and S.C. van den Heever, 2016: Toward an algorithm for estimating latent heat release in warm rain systems. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 33, 1309-1329. [PDF]
  • Grant, L.D., and S.C. van den Heever, 2016: Cold pool dissipation. J. Geo. Res., 121, 1138-1155. [PDF]

    2015

  • King, J.M., C.D. Kummerow, S.C. van den Heever, and M.R. Igel, 2015: Observed and Modeled Warm Rainfall Occurrence and Its Relationships with Cloud Macrophysical Properties. J. Atmos. Sci.,, 72, 4075-4090. [PDF]
  • Sheffield, A.M., S.M. Saleeby, and S.C. van den Heever, 2015: Aerosol-induced mechanisms for cumulus congestus growth. J. Geo. Res., 120, 8941-8952. [PDF]
  • Naud, C.D., D.J. Posselt, and S.C. van den Heever, 2015: A CloudSat-CALIPSO view of cloud and precipitation properties across cold fronts over the global oceans. J. Clim., 28, 6743-6762. [PDF]
  • Igel, M.R., and S.C. van den Heever, 2015: The relative influence of environmental characteristics on tropical deep convective morphology as observed by CloudSat. J. Geo. Res. , 120, 4304-4322. [PDF]
  • Khain, A.P., K.D. Beheng, A. Heymsfield, A. Korolev, S.O. Krichak, Z. Levin, M. Pinsky, V. Phillips, T. Prabhakaran, A. Teller, S.C. van den Heever and J.-I. Yano, 2015: Representation of microphysical proesses in cloud-resolving models: spectral (bin) microphysics vs bulk-parameterization. Rev. of Geophysics, 53, 247-322. [PDF]
  • Grant, L.D., and S.C. van den Heever, 2015: Cold pool and precipitation responses to aerosol loading: modulation by dry layers. J. Atmos. Sci., 72, 1398-1408. [PDF]
  • Saleeby, S.M., S.R. Herbener, S.C. van den Heever, and T.S. L'Ecuyer, 2015: Impacts of cloud droplet-nucleating aerosols on shallow tropical convection. J. Atmos. Sci., 72, 1369-1385. [PDF]
  • Igel, A.L., M.R. Igel, and S.C. van den Heever, 2015: Make it a double? Sobering results from simulations using single-moment microphysics schemes. J. Atmos. Sci.. 72, 910-925. [PDF]

    2014

  • Igel, M.R., A.J. Drager, and S.C. van den Heever, 2014: A CloudSat cloud object partitioning technique and assessment and integration of deep convective anvil sensitivities to sea surface temperature. JGR, 119, 10515-10535. [PDF]
  • Grant, L.D., and S.C. van den Heever, 2014: Aerosol-cloud-land surface interactions within tropical sea breeze convection. J. Geo. Res., 119, 8340-8361.[PDF]
  • Grant, L.D., and S.C. van den Heever, 2014: Microphysical and dynamical characteristics of low-precipitation and classic supercells. J. Atmos. Sci., 71, 2604-2624. [PDF]
  • Herbener, S.R., S.C. van den Heever, G.G. Carrio, S.M. Saleeby, and W.R. Cotton, 2014: Aerosol indirect effects on idealized tropical cyclone dynamics. J. Atmos. Sci., 71, 2040-2055. [PDF]
  • Storer, R.L., S.C. van den Heever, and T.S. LEcuyer, 2014: Observations of aerosol-induced convective invigoration in the tropical East Atlantic. J. Geo. Res., 119, 3963-3975. [PDF]
  • Igel, M.R., S.C. van den Heever, G.L. Stephens, and D.J. Posselt, 2014: Convective-scale responses of a large-domain, modeled tropical environment to surface warming. Q.J. Roy. Meteor. Sci., 140, 1333-1343. [PDF]
  • McGee, C.J. and S.C. van den Heever, 2014: Latent heating and mixing due to entrainment in tropical deep convection. J. Atmos. Sci., 71, 816-832. [PDF]
  • Igel, A.L., and S.C. van den Heever, 2014: The role of latent heating in warm frontogenesis. Q.J. Roy. Meteor. Sci., 140, 139-150. [PDF]

    2013

  • Saleeby, S.M., and S.C. van den Heever, 2013: Developments in the CSU-RAMS Aerosol Model: Emissions, Nucleation, Regeneration, Deposition, and Radiation. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol.,, 52, 2601-2622. [PDF]
  • Naud, C.M., J.F. Booth, D.J. Posselt, and S.C. van den Heever, 2013: Multiple satellite observations of cloud cover in extratropical cyclones. J. G. Res., 118, 9982-9996. [PDF]
  • Adams-Selin, R.D., S.C. van den Heever, and R.H. Johnson, 2013: Sensitivity of Bow-Echo Simulation to Microphysical Parameterizations. Wx. and Forecasting, 28, 1188-1209. [PDF]
  • Seigel, R.B., and S.C. van den Heever, 2013: Squall-line intensification via hydrometeor recirculation. J. Atmos. Sci., 70, 2012-2031. [PDF]
  • Igel, A.L., S.C. van den Heever, C.M. Naud, S.M. Saleeby, and D.J. Posselt, 2013: Sensitivity of warm frontal processes to cloud-nucleating aerosol concentrations. J. Atmos. Sci., 70, 1768-1783. [PDF]
  • Seigel, R.B., S.C. van den Heever, and S.M. Saleeby, 2013: Mineral dust indirect effects and cloud radiative feedbacks of a simulated idealized nocturnal squall line. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 4467-4485. [PDF]
  • Adams-Selin, R.D., S.C. van den Heever, and R.H. Johnson, 2013: Impact of graupel parameterization schemes on idealized bow echo simulations. Mon. Wea. Rev.,141,1241-1262. [PDF]
  • Storer, R.L., and S.C. van den Heever, 2013: Microphysical processes evident in aerosol forcing of tropical deep convective clouds. J. Atmos. Sci.,70,430-446.[PDF]

    2012

  • Seigel, R.B., and S.C. van den Heever, 2012: Dust lofting and ingestion by supercell storms. J. Atmos. Sci.,69,1453-1473.[PDF]
  • Seigel, R.B., and S.C. van den Heever, 2012: Simulated density currents beneath embedded stratified layers. J. Atmos. Sci.,69,2192-2200.[PDF]
  • Naud, C.M., D.J. Posselt, and S.C. van den Heever, 2012: Observational analysis of cloud and precipitation in midlatitude cyclones: northern versus southern hemisphere warm fronts. J. Clim., 25, 5135-5151. [PDF]
  • Posselt, D.J., S.C. van den Heever, G.L. Stephens, and M.R. Igel, 2012: Changes in the interaction between tropical convection, radiation and the large scale circulation in a warming environment. J. Clim., 25, 557-571. [PDF]

    2011

  • van den Heever, S.C., G.L. Stephens, and N.B. Wood, 2011: Aerosol indirect effects on tropical convection characteristics under conditions of radiative-convective equilibrium. J. Atmos. Sci., 68, 699-718. [PDF]
  • Suzuki, K., G.L. Stephens, S.C. van den Heever, S.C., and T.Y. Nakajima, 2011: Diagnosis of the warm rain process in cloud-resolving models using joint CloudSat and MODIS observations. J. Atmos. Sci., 68, 2655-2670.[PDF]

    2010

  • Storer, R.L., S.C. van den Heever and G.L. Stephens, 2010: Modeling aerosol impacts on convective storms in different environments. J. Atmos. Sci., 67, 3904-3915.[PDF]
  • Saleeby, S.M., S.C. W. Berg, S.C. van den Heever and T. LEcuyer, 2010: Impact of cloud-nucleating aerosols in cloud-resolving model simulations of warm-rain precipitation in the East China Sea. J. Atmos. Sci., 67, 3916-3930. [PDF]

    2009

  • Twohy, C.H., S.M. Kreidenweis, T. Eidhammer, E.V. Browell, A.J. Heymsfield, A.R.Bansemer, B.E. Anderson, G. Chen, S. Ismail, P.J. DeMott and S.C. van den Heever, 2009: Saharan dust particles nucleate droplets in Eastern Atlantic clouds. Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L01807, doi:10.1029/2008GL035846. [PDF]
  • Wang, J., S.C. van den Heever and J.S. Reid, 2009: A conceptual model for the link between Central American biomass burning aerosols and severe weather over the south central United States. Environ. Res. Lett., 4, 015003, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/4/1/015003. [PDF]

    2008

  • Stephens, G.L., S.C. van den Heever, and L. Pakula, 2008: Radiative-convective feedbacks in idealized states of radiative convective equilibrium. J. Atmos. Sci., 65, 3899-3916. [PDF]
  • Posselt, D.J., S.C. van den Heever, and G.L. Stephens, 2008: Trimodal cloudiness and tropical stable layers in simulations of radiative convective equilibrium. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L08802, doi:10.1029/2007GL033029. [PDF]
  • Berg, W., T. LEcuyer, and S.C. van den Heever, 2008: Evidence for the impact of aerosols on the onset and microphysical properties of rainfall from a combination of satellite observations and cloud-resolving model simulations. J. Geophy. Res., 113, D14S23, doi:10.1029/2007JD009649. [PDF]

    2007

  • van den Heever, S.C., and W.R. Cotton, 2007: Urban aerosol impacts on downwind convective storms. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 46, 828-850. [PDF] (Highlighted in BAMS: van den Heever,S.C., and W.R. Cotton, 2005: Modeling the impacts of urban aerosol on convection and precipitation in Conference Notebook. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 86, 476).
  • Carrio, G.G., S.C. van den Heever, and W.R. Cotton, 2007: Impacts of nucleating aerosol on anvil-cirrus clouds: A modeling study. Atmos. Res., 111-131. [PDF]

    2006

  • van den Heever, S.C., G.G. Carrio, W.R. Cotton, P.J. DeMott, and A.J. Prenni, 2006: Impacts of nucleating aerosol on Florida storms. Part I: Mesoscale simulations. J. Atmos. Sci., 63, 1752-1775. [PDF]

    Pre-2005

  • van den Heever, S.C., and W.R. Cotton, 2004: The impact of hail size on simulated supercell storms. J. Atmos. Sci., 61, 1596-1609. [PDF]
  • van den Heever, S.C., P.C. D'Abreton and P.D. Tyson, 1997: Numerical simulation of tropical-temperate troughs over southern Africa using the CSU RAMS model. South African Journal of Science, 93, 359-365.

Prof. Susan C. van den Heever
Monfort Professor
Department of Atmospheric Science
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
email: sue (at) atmos.colostate.edu

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