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Carley, J. R., B. R. J. Schwedler, M. E. Baldwin, R. J. Trapp, J. Kwiatkowski, J. Logsdon, and S. J. Weiss, 2010: A proposed model-based methodology for feature-specific prediction for high impact weather. Weather and Forecasting, in press.

Trapp, R. J., E. D. Robinson, M. E. Baldwin, N. S. Diffenbaugh, and B. R. J. Schwedler, 2010: Regional climate of hazardous convective weather through high-resolution dynamical downscaling. Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-010-0826-y

Hitchens, N., R. J. Trapp , M. E. Baldwin, and A. Gluhovsky, 2010: Characterizing sub-diurnal extreme precipitation in the Midwestern United States. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 11, 211-218.


Ashfaq, M., Y. Shi. W.-w. Tung, R. J. Trapp, X. Gao, J. S. Pal, and N. S. Diffenbaugh, 2009: Suppression of South Asia summer monsoon precipitation in the 21st century. Geophysical Research Letters, L01704, doi:10.1029/2008GL036500.

Trapp, R. J., N. S. Diffenbaugh, and A. Gluhovsky, 2009: Transient response of severe thunderstorm forcing to elevated greenhouse gas concentrations. Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L01703, doi:10.1029/2008GL036203.

Huber, M., and J. Trapp, 2009: A review of NEXRAD Level II: Data, Distribution, and Applications. Journal of Terrestrial Observation, 2, 5-15.


Diffenbaugh, N.S., R. J. Trapp, and H. E. Brooks, 2008: Challenges in identifying influences of global warming on tornado activity. Eos Transactions, 89(53), 553-554.

Markowski, P., E. Rasmussen, J. Straka, R. Davies-Jones, Y. Richardson, and J. Trapp, 2008: Vortex lines within low-level mesocyclones obtained from pseudo-dual-Doppler radar observations. Monthly Weather Review, 136, 3513-3535.

Wheatley, D. M., and R. J. Trapp, 2008: The effect of mesoscale heterogeneity on the dynamics of quasi-linear convective systems. Monthly Weather Review, 136, 4220-4241.

Kosiba, K. A., R. J. Trapp, and J. Wurman, 2008: An analysis of the axisymmetric three-dimensional low level wind field in a tornado using mobile radar observations. Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L05805, doi:10.1029/2007GL031851.


Trapp, R. J., N. S. Diffenbaugh, H. E. Brooks, M. E. Baldwin, E. D. Robinson, and J. S. Pal, 2007: Changes in severe thunderstorm environment frequency during the 21st century caused by anthropogenically enhanced global radiative forcing. Proceedings, National Academy of Sciences, 104, 19719-19723, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0705494104.

Moore, G. E., M. Levine, J. D. Anderson, and R. J. Trapp, 2007: Meteorological influence on the occurrence of gastric dilatation-volvulus in military working dogs in Texas. International Journal of Biometeorology, doi:10.1007/s00484-007-0115-6.

Trapp, R. J., B. Halvorson, and N. S. Diffenbaugh, 2007: Telescoping, multimodel approaches to evaluate extreme convective weather under future climates, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, D20109, doi:10.1029/2006JD008345.


Schultz, D. M., K. M. Kanak, J. M. Straka, R. J. Trapp, B. A. Gordon, D. S. Zrnic, P. M. Kastner-Klein, C. A. Doswell III, G. H. Bryan, D. K. Lilly, and T. J. Garrett, 2006: The mysteries of mammatus clouds: Observations and formation mechanisms. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 63, 2409-2435.

Trapp, R. J., D. M. Wheatley, N. T. Atkins, R. W. Przybylinski, and R. Wolf, 2006: Buyer beware: Some words of caution on the use of severe wind reports in post-event assessment and research. Wea. Forecasting, 21, 408-415. (Link)

Wheatley, D. M., R. J. Trapp, and N. T. Atkins, 2006: Radar and damage analysis of severe bow echoes observed during BAMEX, Mon. Wea. Rev., 134, 791-806. (Link)


Diffenbaugh, N. S., J. S. Pal, R. J. Trapp, and F. Giorgi, 2005: Interactions of large- and fine-scale processes dictate the greenhouse response of extreme daily climate events over the United States. Proceedings, National Academy of Sciences, 102, 15774-15778. (Link)

Trapp, R. J., G. J. Stumpf, and K. L. Manross, 2005: A reassessment of the percentage of tornadic mesocyclones. Wea. Forecasting, 20, 680-687. (Link)

Atkins, N. T., C. S. Bouchard, R. W. Przybylinski, R. J. Trapp, and G. Schmocker, 2005: Damaging surface wind mechanisms within the 10 June 2003 Saint Louis bow echo event during BAMEX. Mon. Wea. Rev., 133, 2275-2296. (Link)

Trapp, R. J., S. A. Tessendorf, E. G. Savageau, and H. E. Brooks, 2005: Tornadoes in squall lines and bow echoes. Part I: Climatological distribution. Wea. Forecasting, 40, 23-34. (Link)

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