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Travis O'Brien's Publications

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Refereed Publications

  1. Güttler, I., Branković, C., O'Brien, T. A., Coppola, E., Grisogono, B., Giorgi, F., Sensitivity of the regional climate model RegCM4.2 to planetary boundary layer parameterisation, Climate Dynamics, Available Onlnie, (2013). doi:10.1007/s00382-013-2003-6
  2. O'Brien, T. A., Li, F., Collins, W. D., Rauscher, S. A., Ringler, T. D., Taylor, M. A., Hagos, S. M., Leung, L.-R., Observed scaling in clouds and precipitation and scale incognizance in regional to global atmospheric models, J. Clim., 26, 23, 9313--9333 (2013). doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00005.1
  3. O'Brien, T. A., Sloan, L. C., Chuang, P. Y., Faloona, I. C., Multidecadal simulation of coastal fog witha regional climate model. Clim. Dyn., 40, 2901--2812 (2012). doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1486-x
  4. Giorgi, F., Coppola, E., Solmon, F., Mariotti, L., Sylla, M., Bi, X., Elguindi, N., Diro, G. T., Nair, V.,Giuliani, G., Cozzini, S., Guettler, I., O'Brien, T. A., Tawfik, A., Shalaby, A., Zakey, A. S., Steiner,A., Stordal, F., Sloan, L., Brankovic, C. RegCM4: model description and preliminary tests overmultiple CORDEX domains. Clim. Res., 52, 7 (2012). doi:10.3354/cr01018
  5. O'Brien, T. A., Chuang, P. Y., Sloan, L. C., Faloona, I. C., Rossiter, D. L., Coupling a new turbulence parametrization to RegCM adds realistic stratocumulus clouds. Geosci. Model Dev., 5, 9891008, (2012). doi:10.5194/gmd-5-989-2012
  6. O'Brien, T. A., Sloan, L. C., Snyder, M. A. Can ensembles of regional climate model simulations improve results from sensitivity studies? Clim. Dyn., 37, 1111 (2011). doi:10.1007/s00382-010-0900-5
  7. Miller, N. L., Jin, J. Schlegel, N. J., Snyder, M. A., O'Brien, T., Sloan, L. C., Duffy, P. B., Hidalgo, H., Kanamaru, M., Yoshimura, K., and Cayan, D. R. (2009) An analysis of simulated California climate using multiple dynamical and statistical techniques. California Energy Commission report CEC-500-2009-017-F, http://www.energy.ca.gov/2009publications/CEC-500-2009-017/CEC-500-2009-017-F.PDF
  8. Bridges, F., Downs, C., O'Brien, T., Jeong, IlK,and Kimura, T. Limitations on the extent of off center displacements in TbMnO3 from EXAFS measurements. Phys. Rev. B, 76, 092109 (2007). doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.76.092109
  9. O'Brien, T. A., Bridges, F., Downward, L., Mitchell, J. F., Zheng, H., Evidence for magnetic “dimerons” in the anisotropic bilayer system La1.2Sr1.8Mn2O7: an EXAFS study. Phys. Rev. B, 75,064417 (2007). doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.75.064417

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Invited Talks

  1. O'Brien, T. A., Sloan, L. C., Chuang, P. Y., Faloona, I. C., Collins, W. D. The Recent Decline of Coastal Fog and the Drying of the Coastal Boundary Layer.  Oregon State University Physics of Oceans and Atmospheres Seminar Series, 29 January, 2013,  Abstract unavailable.
  2. O'Brien, T. A., Collins, W. D., Li, F., Rauscher, S. A., Ringler, T. D., Taylor, M., Hagos, S. M., Leung, L. R., Observed Scaling in Clouds and Precipitation and Scale Incognizance in Regional to Global Atmospheric Models. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Climate Physics Seminar, 1 February, 2013,  Abstract unavailable.
  3. O'Brien, T. A., Sloan, L. C., Chuang, P. Y., Faloona, I. C., Changes in California Coastal Dynamics over the Last 100 Years. ICTP RegCM Workshop, 2012, Abstracts unavailable.
  4. O'Brien, T. A., Sloan, L. C., Chuang, P. Y., and Faloona, I. C., What has caused the long term decline in California coastal fog? UC Davis Atmospheric Sciences Seminar, 2 May, 2011. Abstract unavailable.

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Presentations

  1. O'Brien, T. A., Collins, W. D., Rauscher, S. A., Ringler, T. D., Fractal behavior drives resolution dependent vertical velocity fields. AGU Fall Meeting, 2013, NG41A-1659, Abstract available online.
  2. O'Brien, T. A., Collins, W. D., Li, F., Rauscher, S. A., Ringler, T. D., Taylor, M., Hagos, S. M., Leung, L. R., Observed Scaling in Clouds and Precipitation and Scale Incognizance in Regional to Global Atmospheric Models. CESM Atmosphere Working Group Meeting, 13 February, 2013.  Presentation available online.
  3. O'Brien, T. A., Collins, W. D., Li, F., Rauscher, S. A., Ringler, T. D., Taylor, M., Hagos, S. M., Leung, L. R., Observed Scaling in Clouds and Precipitation and Scale Incognizance in Regional to Global Atmospheric Models. AGU Fall Meeting, 2012, A43G-0233, Abstract available online.
  4. Collins, W.D., O'Brien, T.A., Li, F., Observational constraints on scale-awareness: Scale-incognizant parameterizations in the Community Atmosphere Model. Frontiers in Computational Physics, 2012, O35, Abstract unavailable.
  5. O'Brien, T. A., Sloan, L. C., Chuang, P. Y., Faloona, I. C., Collins, W. D., Simulating the Recent Decline in Coastal Fog. California Climate Change & Water Symposium, 2012, Abstract unavailable.
  6. O'Brien, T. A., Collins, W. D., Li, F., Observational constraints on scale awareness: Illumination of ascale incognizant stratiform parameterization in CAM. BASC Symposium, 2012, Abstract unavailable.
  7. O'Brien, T. A., Collins, W. D., Sloan, L. C., Chuang, P. Y., Faloona, I. C., Sea Surface Temperatures Drive Fog Variability but not the Long-term Trend. Eastern Pacific Ocean Conference, 2012, Abstract available online.
  8. O'Brien, T. A., Sloan, L. C., Chuang, P. Y., Faloona, I. C., Simulating Coastal Fog with a Regional Climate Model. AGU Fall Meeting, 2011, A31K05, Abstract online.
  9. O'Brien, T. A., Sloan, L. C., Chuang, P. Y., Faloona, I. C., Regional Simulation of Marine Stratus and Fog. UC Davis Symposium on Sea and Coast, 14 September, 2010, Abstracts unavailable.
  10. O'Brien, T. A., Sloan, L. C., Chuang, P. Y., Faloona, I. C., Does a new boundary layer model improve simulation of coastal environments in RegCM3? ICTP RegCM Workshop, 2010, Abstract unavailable.
  11. Güttler, I. and O'Brien, T. A., Coupling with the UW PBL Scheme. ICTP RegCM Workshop, 2012, Abstract unavailable
  12. Snyder, M. A. and O'Brien, T. A., Regional climate model ensemble techniques: Towards higher spatial resolution probabilistic climate scenarios. AGU Fall Meeting, 2010, GC42-A05, Abstract online.
  13. Sloan, L. C., Graves, D., Snyder, M. A., and O'Brien, T. A. (2010) Climate Change and Wine: Observations, Impacts, and Implications. Seymour Center Lecture Series, 19 September, 2010, Abstract unavailable.
  14. O'Brien, T. A., Sloan, L. C., Snyder, M. A., Can ensembles of regional climate model simulations improve results from sensitivity studies? BASC Symposium, 2010, Abstracts not available.
  15. O'Brien, T. A., Hutchison, K. H., Sloan, L. C., Solmon, F., Application of ICTP RegCM3's New Dust Model to Modern N. America: Challenges and Questions. AGU Fall Meeting 2008, GC53-A0688, Abstract online.
  16. Hutchison, K. H., O'Brien, T. A., Sloan, L. C., The Regional Impact of Current and Future Dust Levels on Climate in Western North America. AGU Fall Meeting 2008, GC53-A0693, Abstract online.
  17. Snyder, M. A., O'Brien, T. A., Sloan, L. C., Future Changes in Surface Winds in the Western U.S. due to Climate Change. AGU Fall Meeting 2008, GC53-B0721, Abstract online.
  18. O'Brien, T. A., Solmon, F., Sloan, L. C., Snyder, M. A., Airborne Dust Modified the North American Climate During the 1930's Dust Bowl. AGU Joint Assembly 2007, A52-A03, Abstracts with programs.
  19. O'Brien, T. A., Downward, L. M., Larson, D., Downs, C., Bridges, F., Mitchell, J. F., Zheng, H., Evidence for Magnetic Dimerons in the Anisotropic Bilayer System La1.2Sr1.8Mn2O7: an EXAFS study. SSRL Users' Meeting 2005, Poster Session, Abstracts with programs.
  20. O'Brien, T. A., Downward, L. M., Larson, D., Downs, C., Bridges, F., Mitchell, J. F., Zheng, H., Anisotropic Local Distortion of La1.2Sr1.8Mn2O7 Through the Ferromagnetic Transition Temperature. Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. March Meeting 2005, N43.00003, Abstract online.
  21. O'Brien, T. A., Downward, L. M., Larson, D., Downs, C., Bridges, F., Mitchell, J. F., Zheng, H., Anisotropic Local Distortion of La1.2Sr1.8Mn2O7 Through the Ferromagnetic Transition Temperature. SSRL Users' Meeting 2004, Poster Session, Abstracts with programs.

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