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Book Chapters

In process:

  • DeMott, C. A., J. H. Ruppert, Jr., A. V. Rydbeck, 2024: Intraseasonal variability for the Indian Ocean region. In C. C. Ummenhofer and R. R. Hood (Eds.), The Indian Ocean and its role in the global climate system (pp. 79–101). Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/C2019-0-04588-8

Journal Articles

In process:

  • Luschen, E. W., and J. H. Ruppert, Jr., 2024: Longwave radiative feedback due to stratiform and anvil clouds. Geophys. Res. Lett., conditionally accepted.


  1. Muehr, A. J., J. H. Ruppert, Jr., M. D. Flournoy, J. M. Peters, 2024: The influence of midlevel shear and horizontal rotors on supercell updraft dynamics. J. Atmos. Sci., 81, 153–176, DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-23-0082.1
  2. Najarian, H., and N. Sakaeda, 2023: The Influence of Cloud Types on Cloud‐Radiative Forcing During DYNAMO/AMIE. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 128, DOI: 10.1029/2022JD038006
  3. Wang, C.-C., S.-H. Chen, Y.-H. Chen, H.-C. Kuo, J. H. Ruppert, Jr., and K. Tsuboki, 2023: Cloud-resolving time-lagged rainfall ensemble forecasts for typhoons in Taiwan: Examples of Saola (2012), Soulik (2013), and Soudelor (2015). Weather Clim. Extrem., 40, 100555, DOI: 10.1016/j.wace.2023.100555.
  4. Qian, T., J. Wei, Y. Sun, Y. Lu, J. H. Ruppert, Jr., 2022: Vertical Wavelengths of Downward Phase Propagating Gravity Waves Determined by Vertical Fluctuation of Idealized Radiosonde Balloons, J. Atmos. Ocean Technol., in press. DOI: 10.1175/JTECH-D-21-0137.1
  5. Ruppert, J. H., Jr., S. E. Koch, X. Chen, Y. Du, A. Seimon, Y. Sun, J. Wei, and L. F. Bosart, 2022: Mesoscale gravity waves and midlatitude weather: A tribute to Fuqing Zhang, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 103, E129–E156. DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0005.1
  6. Zhang, Y., and Coauthors, 2021: Ensemble-Based Assimilation of Satellite All-Sky Microwave Radiances Improves Intensity and Rainfall Predictions for Hurricane Harvey (2017), Geophys. Res. Lett., 48. DOI:
  7. Ruppert, J. H., Jr., A. A. Wing, X. Tang, and E. L. Duran, 2020: The critical role of cloud–infrared radiation feedback in tropical cyclone development, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2013584117
  8. Wing, A. A., and Coauthors, 2020: Clouds and convective self-aggregation in a multi-model ensemble of radiative-convective equilibrium simulations, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst. DOI: 10.1029/2020MS002138
  9. Ruppert, J. H., Jr. and X. Chen, 2020: Island rainfall enhancement in the Maritime Continent, Geophys. Res. Lett., 47. DOI: 10.1029/2019GL086545
  10. Ruppert, J. H., Jr., X. Chen, and F. Zhang, 2020: Convectively forced diurnal gravity waves in the Maritime Continent, J. Atmos. Sci., 77, 1119–1136. DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-19-0236.1
  11. Ruppert, J. H., Jr., and F. Zhang, 2019: Diurnal forcing and phase locking of gravity waves in the Maritime Continent, J. Atmos. Sci., 76, 2815–2835. DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-19-0061.1
  12. Ruppert, J. H., Jr., and D. Klocke, 2019: The two diurnal modes of tropical upward motion, Geophys. Res. Lett., 46. DOI: 10.1029/2018GL081806
  13. Chen, X., F. Zhang, and J. H. Ruppert, Jr., 2019: Modulations of coastal rainfall diurnal cycle over South China by the boreal summer intraseasonal oscillation, J. Climate, 32, 2089–2108. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0786.1
  14. Ruppert, J. H., Jr., and M. E O’Neill, 2019: Diurnal cloud and circulation changes in tropical cyclones, Geophys. Res. Lett.,46. DOI: 10.1029/2018GL081302
    • Eos Research Spotlight: Underwood, E., 2019: A better understanding of tropical cyclones, Eos, 100. DOI: 10.1029/2019EO118381
  15. Ruppert, J. H., Jr., and C. Hohenegger, 2018: Diurnal circulation adjustment and organized deep convection, J. Climate, 31, 4899–4916. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0693.1
  16. Ciesielski, P. E., R. H. Johnson, W. H. Schubert, and J. H. Ruppert, Jr., 2018: Diurnal cycle of the ITCZ in DYNAMO, J. Climate, 31, 4543–4562. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0670.1
  17. Bony, S., and Coauthors, 2017: EUREC4A: a field campaign to elucidate the couplings between clouds, convection and circulation, Surveys in Geophysics. DOI: 1007/s10712-017-9428-0
  18. Ruppert, J. H., Jr., 2016: Diurnal timescale feedbacks in the tropical cumulus regime. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 8, 1483–1500. DOI: 10.1002/2016MS000713
  19. Ruppert, J. H., Jr., and R. H. Johnson, 2016: On the cumulus diurnal cycle over the tropical warm pool. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 8, 669–690. DOI: 10.1002/2015MS000610
  20. Ruppert, J. H., Jr., and R. H. Johnson, 2015: Diurnally modulated cumulus moistening in the pre-onset stage of the Madden–Julian oscillation during DYNAMO. J. Atmos. Sci., 72, 1622–1647. DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-14-0218.1
  21. Johnson, R. H., P. E. Ciesielski, J. H. Ruppert, Jr., and M. Katsumata, 2015: Sounding-based thermodynamic budgets for DYNAMO. J. Atmos. Sci., 72, 598–622. DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-14-0202.1
  22. Ruppert, J. H., Jr., and L. F. Bosart, 2014: A case study of the interaction of a mesoscale gravity wave with a mesoscale convective system. Mon. Wea. Rev., 142, 1403–1429. DOI: 10.1175/MWR-D-13-00274.1
  23. Johnson, R. H., R. S. Schumacher, J. H. Ruppert, Jr., D. T. Lindsey, J. E. Ruthford, L. Kriederman, 2014: The role of convective outflow in the Waldo Canyon Fire. Mon. Wea. Rev., 142, 3061–3080. DOI: 10.1175/MWR-D-13-00361.1
  24. Ruppert, J. H., Jr., R. H. Johnson, and A. K. Rowe, 2013: Diurnal circulations and rainfall in Taiwan during SoWMEX/TiMREX (2008). Mon. Wea. Rev., 141, 3851–3872. DOI: 10.1175/MWR-D-12-00301.1

Publications in Media

  1. Ruppert, J. H., Jr., and A. A. Wing, 2020: The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was a record-breaker, and it’s raising more concerns about climate change. The Conversation
  2. Ruppert, J. H., Jr., 2016: The diurnal cycle: A bridge between weather and climate. Physics Today: Down to Earth. DOI: 10.1063/PT.5.4024
  3. Ruppert, J. H., Jr., and R. H. Johnson, 2012: The diurnal cycle of rainfall during the Mei-yu season. APEC Research Center for Typhoon and Society (ACTS) Quarterly Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 3, 8–11., available from APEC-ACTS