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Assistant Professor Era


J. A. Biello, M. R. Igel, and D. H. Marsico (Pending): Upscale momentum fluxes due to the Coriolis force acting on Poloidal flows.  To be submitted to GRL.

Igel, M. R. and A. L. Igel (Submitted): A Global, Day-Night Marine Fog Remote Sensing Algorithm, See Fog, and its Application over the Atlantic and Pacific.  Submitted to JAOT.

  • The pair of papers below examines convective dynamics near the weak temperature gradient limit in the presence of the Cosine Coriolis Terms.  One of the take home points, for me, is that the Equatorial Coriolis terms are better handled in 3D despite only appearing in 2 momentum equations.  This is true regardless of the precise nature of the damping physics.

Marsico, D. H., J. A Biello, and M. R. Igel (2023): Balanced Convective Circulations in a Stratified Atmosphere. Part II: Circulations in the Presence of Radiation and the Non-Traditional Coriolis TermsGeophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics. DOI: 10.1080/03091929.2023.2292667. MBI2

Marsico, D. H., J. A Biello, and M. R. Igel (2023): Balanced Convective Circulations in a Stratified Atmosphere. Part I: A Framework for Assessing Radiation, the Coriolis Force, and Drag. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-22-0254.1 MBI1

Igel, M. R., P. A Ullrich, and W. R. Boos (2021): Upper-tropospheric troughs and North American monsoon rainfall in a long-term track dataset.  Journal of Geophysical Research. DOI: 10.1029/2021JD034541. IUB

Igel, M. R. and J. A. Biello (2020): The Non-Traditional Coriolis Terms and Tropical Convective Clouds.  Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences.   77, 3985–3998. DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-20-0024.1 IB2

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Igel, M. R. and J. A. Biello:  A Reconstructed Total Tropical Precipitation Framework (2019). npj Climate and Atmospheric Science. (2) 32. DOI: 10.1038/s41612-019-0090-8. IB

Rydbeck, A. V. T. G. Jensen, and M. R. Igel (2019): Idealized Modeling of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Response in the Western Indian Ocean to Downwelling Equatorial Rossby Waves. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 76, 2023-2042, DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-18-0303.1. RJI

Falk, N. M., A. L. Igel and M. R. Igel (2019): The Relative Impact of Ice Fall Speeds and Microphysics Parameterization Complexity on Supercell Evolution. Monthly Weather Review. 147, 2403-2415, doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-18-0417.1 FII

Igel, M. R. (2018): Lagrangian Cloud Tracking and the Precipitation-Column Humidity Relationship.  Atmosphere. 9, 289, doi: 10.3390/atmos9080289 Igel

Igel, M. R. and A. L. Igel (2018): The Energetics and Magnitude of Hydrometeor Friction in Clouds. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 75, 1343-1350. doi:10.1175/JAS-D-17-0285.1 II

Postdoc Era

Igel, M. R., S. Herbener, and S. Saleeby (2017): The Tropical Precipitation Pickup Threshold and Clouds in a Radiative Convective Equilibrium Model.  Part I: Column Moisture. Journal of Geophysical Research. 122, 6453-6468. doi:10.1002/2016JD025907 IHS

Igel, M. R. (2017): The Tropical Precipitation Pickup Threshold and Clouds in a Radiative Convective Equilibrium Model.  Part II: Two-Layer Moisture. Journal of Geophysical Research. 122,6469-6487. doi:10.1002/2016JD025908 Igel

Bourgeois, Q., A.M.L. Ekman, M. R. Igel, and R. Krejci (2016): Ubiquity and impact of Thin Mid-Level Clouds in the tropics. Nature Communications. 7, doi:10.1038/ncomms12432. BEIK

PhD Era

Igel, M. R., and S. C. van den Heever (2015):  Deep-Convective Morphology as Observed from CloudSat.  Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussion. 15, 15977-16017, doi: 10.5194/acpd-15-15977-2015. IH

King, J. M., C. D. Kummerow, S. C. van den Heever, M. R. Igel (2015): Modeled and observed warm rainfall occurrence and its relationships with cloud macrophysical properties.  Journal of Atmospheric Sciences. 72, 4075-4090. JKHI

Igel, M. R., and S. C. van den Heever (2015): The Relative Influence of Environmental Characteristics on Deep Convective Morphology as Observed by CloudSat.  Journal of Geophysical Research. 120, doi: 10.1002/2014JDO22690. IH

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.  Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 72, 910-925, doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-14-0107.1. IIH

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.  Journal of Geophysical Research. 119, 10-515-10,535, doi: 10.1002/2014JD021717. IDH

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 Atmosphere to Surface Warming.  Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 140, DOI:10.1002/qj.2230. (Riehl Award) IHSP

Posselt, D. J., S. van den Heever, G. Stephens, and M. R. Igel (2012): Changes in the interactions between tropical convection, radiation and the large scale circulation in a warming environment.  Journal of Climate, 25, doi: 10.1175/2011JCLI4167.1. PHSI