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 Jeff French

 

Peer Reviewed Publications

(Journal Articles, Book Chapters, Monographs)

Jackson, R., J. R. French, D. C. Leon, D. M. Plummer, S. Lasher-Trapp, A. M. Blyth, and A. Korolev, 2018: Observations of the microphysical evolution of convective clouds in southwest United Kingdom. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. Under Review. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2018-437

Tessendorf, S. A., J. R. French, K. Friedrich, B. Geerts, R. M. Rauber, R. M. Rasmussen, L. Xue, and co-Authors, 2018: A transformational approach to winter orographic weather modification research: The SNOWIE Porject. Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc. In Press.

Lasher-Trapp, S., S. Kumar, D. Moser, A. Blyth, J. French, R. Jackson, D. Leon, and D. Plummer, 2018: On different microphysical pathways to convective rainfall. J. Appl. Meteorol. Clim. In Press.

Plummer, D. M., J. R. French, D. C. Leon, A. M. Blyth, S. Lasher-Trapp, L. J. Bennett, D. R. Dufton, R. C. Jackson, and R. R. Neely, 2018: Radar-derived structural and precipitation characteristics of ZDR columns within warm-season convection over the United Kingdom. J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol. In Press.

Faber, S., J. R. French, and R. Jackson, 2018: Laboratory and in-flight evaluation of measurement uncertainties from a commercial Cloud Droplet Probe (CDP). Atmospheric Measurement Techniques,11, 3645–3659.

French, J. R., K. Friedrich, S. Tessendorf, R. Rauber, B. Geerts, R. Rasmussen, L. Xue, M. Kunkel, and D. Blestrud, 2018: Precipitation formation from orographic cloud seeding. Proc. Nat’l Acad. Sci. USA, 115 (6), 1168-1173.

Jackson, R., J. French, and J. Finlon, 2017: Chapter 4. Microphysical properties of convectively forced mixed phase clouds. Mixed-Phase Clouds: Observations and Modeling ed. by Constantin Adronache. Elsevier Press. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

McFarquhar, G. D. Baumgardner, A. Bansemer, S. Abel, J. Crosier, J. French, P. Rosenberg, A. Korolev, A. Schwarzenboeck, D. Leroy, J. Um, W. Wu, A. Heymsfield, A. Detwiler, P. Field, A. Neumann, J. Stith, D. Axisa, R. Cotton, J. Dong, 2017: Chapter 11. Processing of ice cloud in situ data collected by bulk water, scattering, and imaging probes: fundamentals, uncertainties, and efforts towards consistency. Meteorological Monographs Volume 58: Ice Formation and Evolution in Clouds and Precipitation: Measurement and Modeling Challenges.American Meteorol. Soc., Boston, MA.

Sun, J., and J. R. French, 2016: Air–Sea Interactions in Light of New Understanding of Air–Land Interactions. J. Atmos. Sci, 73, 3931–3949, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-15-0354.1.

Yang, J., Z. Wang, A. J. Heymsfield, and J. R. French, 2016: Characteristics of vertical air motion in isolated convective clouds. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16, 10159–10173, doi:10.5194/acp-16-10159-2016.

Leon, D. C., J. French, S. Lasher-Trapp, A. Blyth,and Coauthors, 2016: The Convective Precipitation Experiment (COPE): Investigating the Origins of Heavy Precipitation in the Southwestern United Kingdom. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00157.1, 1003–1020, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00157.1.

Taylor, J. W., T. W. Choularton, A. M. Blyth, Z. Liu, K. N. Bower, J. Crosier, M. W. Gallagher, P. I. Williams, J. R. Dorsey, M. J. Flynn, L. J. Bennett, Y. Huang, J. French, A. Korolev, and P. Brown,2016: Observations of cloud microphysics and ice formation during COPE. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16, 799–826, doi:10.5194/acp-16-799-2016.

Korolev, A., A. Khain, M. Pinsky, and J. French, 2016: Theoretical study of mixing in liquid clouds–Part 1: Classical concepts. Atmos Chem Phys, 16, 9235–9254, doi:10.5194/acp-16-9235-2016.

French, J. R., S. J. Haimov, L. D. Oolman, V. Grubisic, S. Serafin, and L. Strauss, 2015: Wave-induced boundary-layer separation in the lee of the Medicine Bow Mountains. Part I: Observations. J. Atmos. Sci., 72, 4845 - 4863.

Grubisic, V., S. Serafin, L. Strauss, S. Haimov,  J. R. French, L. Oolman, 2015: Wave-induced boundary-layer separation in the lee of the Medicine Bow Mountains. Part II: Model Results. J. Atmos. Sci., 72, 4865 - 4884.

Smith, R. B., J. R. Minder, A. D. Nugent, T. Storelvmo, D. J. Kirshbaum, R. Warren, N. Lareau, P. Palany, A. James, J. R. French, 2012: Orographic precipitation in the tropics: The Dominica Experiment. Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 93¸ 1567-1579.

Wang, Z., J. R. French, G. Vali, P. Wechsler, S. Haimov, A. Rodi, M. Deng, D. Leon, J. Snider, L. Peng, and A. Pazmany, 2012: Single aircraft integration of remote sensing and in situ sampling for the study of cloud microphysics and dynamics. Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 93¸ 653-668.

Wang, Y., B. Geerts, and J. R. French, 2009: Dynamics of the cumulus cloud margin: An observational study.J. Atmos. Sci.,12, 3660-3677.

Pratt, K. A., P. J. DeMott, J. R. French, Z. Wang, D. L. Westphal, A. J. Heymsfield, C. H. Twohy, A. J. Prenni, and K. A. Prather, 2009: In-situ detection of biological particles in cloud ice-crystals. Nature Geoscience, 2, 398-401.

Wang, Z., P. Wechsler, W. Kuestner, J. R. French, A. Rodi, B. Glover, M. Burkhart, and D. Lukens, 2009: Wyoming cloud lidar: Instrument description and applications. Optics Express, 17, 13576-13587.

Zhang, J. A., W. M. Drennan, P. G. Black, and J. R. French, 2009: Turbulence structure of the hurricane boundary layer between the outer rainbands. J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 2455-2467.

Zhang, J. A., P. G. Black, J. R. French, and W. M. Drennan, 2008: The first direct measurements of enthalpy flux in the hurricane boundary layer: The CBLAST results. Geophys. Res. Let., 35, L14813.

Zhang, J. A., K. B. Katsaros, P. G. Black, S. Lehner, J. R. French, and W. M. Drennan, 2008: Effects of roll vortices on turbulent fluxes in the hurricane boundary layer. Bound. Layer Meteorol., 128(2), 173-189.

Damiani, R., J. Zehnder, B. Geerts, J. Demko, S. Haimov, J. Petti, G. S. Poulos, A. Razdan, J. Hu, M. Leuthold, and J. French, 2008: The Cumulus, Photogrammetric, In Situ and Doppler Observations Experiment of 2006. Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc.,89, 57-73.

French, J. R., W. M. Drennan, J. A. Zhang, and P. G. Black, 2007: Turbulent fluxes in the hurricane boundary layer, I. Momentum flux. J. Atmos. Sci.,64, 1089-1102.

Drennan W. M., J. A. Zhang, J. R. French, C. McCormick and P. G. Black, 2007: Turbulent fluxes in the hurricane boundary layer, II. Latent heat flux. J. Atmos. Sci., 64, 1103-1115.

Black, P. G. E. A. Asaro, W. M. Drennan, J. R. French, P. P. Niiler, T. B. Sanford, E. J. Terrill, E. J. Walsh, and J. A. Zhang, 2007: Air-Sea exchange in hurricanes: Synthesis of observations from the coupled boundary layer air-sea transfer experiment. Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 88, 357-374.

Sun, J., S. P. Burns, D. Vandemark, M. A. Donelan, L. Mahrt, T. L. Crawford, T. H. C. Herbers, G. H. Crescenti, and J. R. French, 2005: Measurement of directional wave spectra using aircraft laser altimeters. J. Atmos. Ocean Technol., 22, 869-885.

French, J., G. Vali, R. D. Kelly, 2000: Observations of microphysics pertaining to the development of drizzle in warm, shallow cumulus clouds. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 126, 415-443.

French, J., G. Vali, R. D. Kelly, 1999: Evolution of small cumulus clouds in Florida: Observations of pulsating growth. Atmos. Res., 52, 143-165.

Galloway, J., A. Pazmany, J. Mead, R. McIntosh, D. Leon, J. French, S. Haimov, R. Kelly, and G. Vali, 1999: Coincident in situ and W-band radar measurements of drop size distribution in a marine stratus cloud and drizzle. J. Atmos. Ocean Technol.,16, 504-517.

Vali, G., R.D. Kelly, J. French, S. Haimov, D. Leon, A. Pazmany, and R. E. McIntosh, 1998: Fine-scale structure and microphysics of coastal stratus. J. Atmos. Sci., 55, 3540-3564.

Galloway, J., A. Pazmany, J. Mead, R. McIntosh, D. Leon, J. French, R. Kelly, and G. Vali, 1997: Detection of ice hydrometeor alignment using an airborne W-band polarimeter. J. Atmos. Ocean Tecnol., 14, 3-12.

French, J. R., J. H. Helsdon, A. G. Detwiler, and P. L. Smith, 1996: Microphysical and electrical evolution of a Florida thunderstorm. 1. Observations. J. Geophys. Res., 101, 18961-18977.

 


Selected Recent Conference Presentations:

Majewski, A., J. French, J. R. Snider, S. A. Tessendorf, C. D. Grasmick, and P. T. Bergmaier, 2018: Sensitivity of Freezing drizzle development in orographic winterime clouds to theymodynamic stability and airmass source during SNOWIE. 15thConference on Cloud Physics, Am. Meteorol. Soc., Vancouver, Canada.

French, J., M. Hatt, A. Majewski, S. Tessendorf, K. Friedrich, L. Xue, R. M Rauber, R. M. Rasmussen, B. Geerts, D. Blestrud, M. L. Kunkel, 2018: Microphysical impacts due to glaciogenic cloud seeding in wintertime orographic clouds. 15thConference on Cloud Physics, Am. Meteorol. Soc., Vancouver, Canada.

French, J., A. Majewski, B. Geerts, K. Friedrich, S. Tessendorf, R. M Rauber, R. M. Rasmussen, L. Xue, D. Blestrud, M. L. Kunkel, 2018: Microphysical evolution of seeded winterime orographic clouds. 21stConf. on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Mod., AM. Meteorol. Soc. Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.

Tessendorf, S. A., J. French, K. Friedrich, B. Geerts, R. M. Rauber, R. M. Rasmussen, L. Xue, D. Blestrud, M. L. Kunkel, S. Parkinson, 2018: An overview of the SNOWIE field campaign. 21stConf. on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Mod., AMS Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.

French, J., A. Majewski, B. Geerts, S. Maimov, M. Deng, L. Oolman, and D. Plummer, 2017: Observations from the UWKA research aircraft to evaluate the impact of cloud seeding in wintertime orographic clouds. International Conf. on Airborne Research for the Environment, Germany.

French, J., S. Tessendorf, D. Jacobson, R. Rasmussen, B. Geerts, B. Pokharel, L. Xue, P. Holbrook, M. Kunkel, D. Blestrud, S. Parkinson, 2016: A detailed examination of the microphysical processes leading to ice production within an orographic wintertime cloud with freezing drizzle. International Conf. on Clouds and Precip., Manchester, UK

Jackson, R., J. French, D. Leon, S. Lasher-Trapp, and A. Blyth, 2016: On the importance of updraft speed and dwell time on the production of secondary ice based in convective clouds in southwest England. International Conf. on Clouds and Precip., Manchester, UK

Sulskis, J., J. French, D. Leon, R. Jackson, and A. Korolev, 2016: Examination of the bimodal droplet spectra observed during COPE. International Conf. on Clouds and Precip., Manchester, UK

Leon, D., J. French, S. Lasher-Trapp, and A. Blyth, 2016: Airborne radar and lidar observations of cloud-environment interactions, entrainment, and drizzle formation in high CDNC convective cloud complexes. International Conf. on Clouds and Precip., Manchester, UK

French, J. R., D. Leon, R. Jackson, D. Plummer, J. Sulskis, S. Lasher-Trapp, and A. Blyth, 2015: Observations suggestive of ice production through secondary processes in convective clouds in southwest England. 2015 Am. Geophys. Union, San Francisco, CA.

Jackson, R., J. French, D. Leon, D. Plummer, Sonia Lasher-Trapp, and A. Blyth, 2015: Cloud microphysical properties of convective clouds sampled during the Convective Precipitation Experiment (COPE). 2015 Am. Geophys. Union, San Francisco, CA.

Leon, D., J. French, S. Lasher-Trapp, and D. Moser, 2014: Visualizing interactions between convective clouds and their environment using airborne lidar and radar observations. 14thConf. on Cloud Physics, Am. Meteorol. Soc., Boston, MA.

French, J., D. Leon, S. Lasher-Trapp, L. Bennett, and A. Blyth, 2014: Untangling microphysical and dynamic effects in precipitation formation. 14thConf. on Cloud Physics, Am. Meteorol. Soc., Boston, MA.

Beals, M., J. Fugal, J. Lu, R. Shaw, S. Spuler, J. Stith, and J. French, 2014: Holographic measurements of cloud mixing and inhomogeneity. 14thConf. on Cloud Physics, Am. Meteorol. Soc., Boston, MA.

French, J., D. Leon, S. Lasher-Trapp, D. Moser, A. Blyth, L Bennett, P. Brown and A. Korolev, 2014: Giant raindrops in mid-latitude cumuli. 2014 EGU General Assembly, Atmos. Sci., Vienna, Austria.

Leon, D., J. French, S. Lasher-Trapp, 2013: Airborne radar observations of precipitation formation in convective clouds over the southwester UK: Preliminary results from the COPE project. 36thConf. on Radar Meteorol., Am. Meteorol. Soc., Boston, MA.

 

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