In preparation or to be submitted



*Zhang, K., Fu, R., Shaikh, M., Ghan, S., Wang, M., Marengo, M., Dickinson, R.E., 2017: Impacts of cloud parameterization on rainfall simulations over the South Amazonia in Community Atmospheric Model version 5 (CAM5)., under review at Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmosphere.

Wright JS, Fu R, Clinton N, Reuter M, Risi C, Worden J & Yin L. A rainforest initiated wet season onset over the southern Amazon. Nature Geosciences, in revision.

Fernando, D. N., R. Fu, S. Solis, R. E. Mace, Y. Sun, B. Yan, and B. Pu, 2015: Assessing the potential for providing an early warning of summer drought over Texas and the south central United States. submitted to Water Resource Research.

Koster, R. D., Betts, A. K., Dirmeyer, P. A., Bierkens, M., Bennett, K. E., Déry, S. J., Evans, J., Fu, R., Hernandez, F., Leung, L. R., Liang, X., Masood, M., Savenije, H., Wang, G., and Yuan, X.: Hydroclimatic Variability and Predictability: A Survey of Recent Research, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., doi:10.5194/hess-2017-122, in review, 2017. [link]

Jose A. Marengo, Gilberto F. Fisch, Lincoln M. Alves, Natanael V. Sousa, Rong Fu, and Yizhou Zhuang, 2017Meteorological context of the onset and end of the rainy season in Central Amazonia during the 2014–15 Go-Amazon Experiment. Atmos. Chem. Phys. [link]


Alves, L. , Marengo, J. , Fu, R. and Bombardi, R. (2017) Sensitivity of Amazon Regional Climate to Deforestation. American Journal of Climate Change, 6, 75-98. doi: 10.4236/ajcc.2017.61005. [PDF]

*Yizhou Zhuang, Rong Fu, Jose A Marengo and Hongqing Wang, 2017: Seasonal variation of shallow-to-deep convection transition and its link to the environmental conditions over the central Amazon. Journal of Geophysical Research, doi: 10.1002/2016JD025993. [PDF]



*Zhang, K., W.J. Randel and R. Fu, 2016: Relationships between outgoing longwave radiation and diabatic heating in reanalysis. Climate Dynamics, doi 10.1007/s00382-016-3501-0. [PDF][SI].

*Zhang, K., Fu, R., Wang, T., and Liu, Y.: Impact of geographic variations of the convective and dehydration center on stratospheric water vapor over the Asian monsoon region, Atmos. Chem. Phys., doi:10.5194/acp-2016-21, 2016. [PDF]

*Chakraborty S., Fu R., Steven T. Massie, Graeme L. Stephens, 2016: Relative influence of meterological conditions and aerosols on the lifetime of mesoscale convective systems, PNAS, [news][PDF][SI].

*Pu, B., R.E. Dickinson, and R. Fu, 2016: Dynamical connection between low-level winds and interannual variability of Gulf coast precipitation. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmospheres, [PDF].

*Fernando N., Mo K.C., Fu R., Bowerman A. R., Scanlon B.R., Solis R., Yin L., Mace R., Mioduszewski J.R., Ren T., Zhang K., 2016: What caused the spring intensification and winter demise of the 2011 Drought over Texas? Climate Dynamics, [PDF][SI].

*Pu, B., R. Fu, R. E. Dickinson, N. Fernando, 2016: Why do summer droughts in the Southern Great Plains occur in some La Niña years but not others?. JGR-Atmospheres. [PDF]

Fu, R., Arias, P.A. and Wang, H., 2016. The Connection Between the North and South American Monsoons. In The Monsoons and Climate Change (pp. 187-206). Springer International Publishing. [PDF]


*Sun, Y., Fu, R., Dickinson, R., Joiner, J., Frankenberg, C., Gu, L., Xia, Y., Fernando, N. (2015). Satellite solar‐induced chlorophyll fluorescence reveals drought onset mechanisms: Insights from two contrasting extreme events. JGR-Biogeosciences. [PDF]

Lin, C., K. Yang, J. Huang, W. Tang, J. Qin, X. Niu, Y. Chen, D. Chen, N. Lu, and R. Fu2015, Impacts of wind stilling on solar radiation variability in China, Scientific Reports, 5, 15135. [PDF]

Bi, J., Y. Knyazikhin, S. Choi, T. Park, J. Barichivich, P. Ciais, R. Fu et al. “Sunlight mediated seasonality in canopy structure and photosynthetic activity of Amazonian rainforests.” Environmental Research Letters 10, no. 6 (2015): 064014. [PDF]

Randel W.J., *Zhang K., Fu R., 2015: What controls stratospheric water vapor in the NH summer monsoon regions?. JGR-Atmospheres. [PDF]

*Chakraborty S., Fu R. ,Jonathon S. Wright, Steven T. Massie, 2015: Relationships between convective structure and transport of aerosols to the upper troposphere deduced from satellite observations, JGR-Atmospheres. [PDF]

Gao, Huilin, Shuai Zhang, Rong Fu, Wenhong Li, and Robert E. Dickinson. Inter-annual variation of the surface temperature of tropical forests from satellite observations, Advances in Meteorology, 2015, [PDF]

R. Fu, 2015: Global warming-accelerated drying in the tropics, PNAS, 2015. [PDF]

*Fernando, D. N., R. Fu, R. S. Solis, R. E. Mace, Y. Sun, B. Yan, and B. Pu, 2015: Early warning of summer drought over Texas and the south central United States: spring conditions as a harbinger of summer droughtRep. Texas Water Development Board Technical Note15-02, Texas Water Development Board. [PDF]

Arias, P. A., R. Fu, C. Vera, M. Rojas, 2015: A correlated shortening of the North and South American monsoon seasons in the past few decades, Climate Dynamics, 2015. [PDF]


Huang L., R. Fu, J. H. Jiang, 2014: Impacts of Fire Emissions and Transport Pathways on the Interannual Variation of CO in the Tropical Upper Troposphere, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 4087-4099, 2014. [PDF]

*Yin, L., R. Fu, Y. F. Zhang, P. A. Arias, D. N. Fernando, W.H. Li, K. Fernandes, A. R. Bowerman, 2014: What controls the interannual variation of the wet season onsets over the Amazon? J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 2314–2328, doi:10.1002/2013JD021349. [PDF]

Wuebbles, D., G. Meehl, K. Hayhoe, T. R. Karl, K. Kunkel, B. Santer, M. Wehner, B. Colle, E. M. Fischer, R. Fu, A. Goodman, E. Janssen, H. Lee, W. Li, L. N. Long, S. Olsen, A. Seth, J. Sheffield, L. Sun, 2014: CMIP5 Climate Model Analyses: Climate Extremes in the United States, Bull. Ameri. Meteor. Soc. 10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00172.1. [PDF]

Maloney, E. D., S. J. Camargo, E. Chang, B. Colle, R. Fu, K. L. Geil, Q. Hu, X. Jiang, N. Johnson, K. B. Karnauskas, J. Kinter, B. Kirtman, S. Kumar, B. Langenbrunner, K. Lombardo, L. N. Long, A. Mariotti, J. E. Meyerson, Kingtse C. Mo13, J. D. Neelin, Z. Pan, R. Seager, Y. Serra, A. Seth, J. Sheffield, Julienne Stroeve20, J. Thibeault, S. P. Xie, C.Z. Wang, B. Wyman., and M. Zhao., 2014: North American Climate in CMIP5 Experiments: Part III: Assessment of 21st Century Projections, Journal of Climate 27: 2230-2269. [PDF]


Fu, R., L, Yin, W. H. Li, P. A. Arias, R. E. Dickinson, L. Huang, K. Fernandes, Sudip Chakrarborty, B. Liebmann, R. Fisher, R. B. Myneni, 2013: Increased dry season length over southern Amazonia in recent decades, PNAS. Oct. 21, 2013, doi:10.1073/pnas.1302584110. [PDF][SI]

Sheffield, J. A. Barrett, B. Colle, R. Fu, K. L. Geil, Q. Hu, J. Kinter, S. Kumar, B. Langenbrunner, K. Lombardo, L. N. Long, E. Maloney, A. Mariotti, J. E. Meyerson, Ki. C. Mo, J. D. Neelin, Z. Pan, A. Ruiz-Barradas, Y. L. Serra, A. Seth, J. M. Thibeault, J. C. Stroeve, 2013:  North American Climate in CMIP5 Experiments. Part I: Evaluation of 20th Century Continental and Regional Climatology, J. Climate 26: 9209-9245. [PDF]

Sheffield, J. S. J. Camargo, R. Fu, Q. Hu, X. Jiang, N. Johnson, K. B. Karnauskas, J. Kinter, S. K., B. Langenbrunner, E. Maloney, A. Mariotti, J. E. Meyerson, J. D. Neelin, Z. Pan, A. Ruiz-Barradas, R. Seager, Y. L. Serra, D. Z. Sun, C.Z. Wang, S. P. Xie, J. Y. Yu, T. Z., M. Zhao, 2013: North American Climate in CMIP5 Experiments. Part II: Evaluation of 20th Century Intra-Seasonal to Decadal Variability, J. Climate, 26, 9247–9290. doi: [PDF]

Yang, J, P. Gong, R. Fu, M. H. Zhang, J. M. Chen, S. L. Liang, B. Xu, J. C. Shi, R. E.  Dickinson, 2013: the role of satellite remote sensing in climate change studies, Nature Climate Change. September 15th, 2013. 10.1038/nclimate1908. [PDF]

*Huang, L., J. H. Jiang, J. L. Tackett, H. Su, R. Fu, 2013: Seasonal and Diurnal Variations of Aerosol Extinction Profile and Type Distribution from CALIPSO 5-year Observations, JGR-Atmosphere. 118/, 10, 4572–4596, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50407, 2013. [PDF]

Li, W.H. L. F. Li, R. Fu, Y. Deng and H. Wang, 2013: Comments on “influence of the Bermuda High and atmospheric moistening on changes in summer rainfall in the Atlanta, Georgia region, USA”, J. International Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.3675. [PDF]

Lin, C. G., K. Yang, J. Qin, R. Fu, 2013: Observed coherent changes of surface and upper-air wind speed over China since 1960, J. Climate, 26(9), 2891-2903. [PDF]


*Yin, L., R. Fu, E. Shevliakova, and R. E. Dickinson, 2012: How Well Can CMIP5 Simulate Rainfall Seasonal and Interannual Variability over Amazonian and South American Monsoon Regions and Their Controlling Processes? Climate dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s00382-012-1582-y [PDF]

Li, W. H., L. F. Li, R. Fu, Y. Deng and H. Wang, 2012: Reply: Comments on “Changes to the North Atlantic Subtropical High and Its Role in the Intensification of Summer Rainfall Variability in the Southeastern United States, J. Climate, 26(2), 683-688. [PDF]

*Huang, L., R. Fu, J. Jiang, J. Wright, 2012: Geographic and Seasonal Distributions of CO Transport Pathways and Their Roles in Determining CO Centers in the Upper Troposphere, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 12, 4683–4698, doi:10.5194/acp-12-4683-2012. [PDF]

Samanta, A. Y. Knyazikhin, L. Xu, R. E. Dickinson, R. Fu, M. H. Costa, S. S. Saatchi, R. R. Nemani, and R. B. Myneni, 2012: Seasonal Changes in Leaf Area of Amazon Forests from Leaf Flushing and Abscission, JGR-Biogeosciences. 117, G01015, doi:10.1029/2011JG001818. [PDF]

*Arias, P. A. R. Fu, K. C. Mo, 2012: Decadal variation of rainfall seasonality in the North American Monsoon region and its potential causes, J. Climate, 25, 4258-4274. [PDF]


Wright, J. S., R. Fu, S. Fueglistaler, Y. S. Yu, Y. Zhang, 2011: The influence of summertime convection over South-East Asia on water vapor in the tropical stratosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D12302, doi:10.1029/2010JD015416. [PDF]

+Ren, D. D, R. Fu, L. M. Leslie, J. L. Chen, C. R. Wilson, and D. J. Karoly, 2011: The Greenland Ice Sheet Response to Transient Climate Change, J. Climate, 24, 3469-3483   DOI: 10.1175/2011JCLI3708.1 [PDF]

+Ren, D., R. Fu, L. M. Leslie, D. J. Karoly, J. Chen, and C. Wilson, 2011: A multirheology ice model: Formulation and application to the Greenland ice sheet, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D05112, DOI: 10.1029/2010JD014855 . [PDF]



Li, W.H., L. F. Li, R. Fu, Y. Deng and H. Wang, 2010: Changes of the North Atlantic Subtropical High and Its Role in the Intensification of Summer Rainfall Variability in the Southeastern United States, J. Climate, doi: 10.1175/2010JCLI3829.1. [PDF]

Arias, P, R. Fu, C. Hoyos, W.H. Li, L.M. Zhou, 2010: Changes in cloudiness over the Amazon rainforests during the last two decades: diagnostic and potential causes, Climate Dynamics, 2010, 1-14. [PDF]

Ren, D., R. Fu, L. M. Leslie, R. E. Dickinson., 2010: Predicting storm-triggered landslides and ecological consequences. Bull. Amer. Meteo. Soc., doi: 10.1175/2010BAMS3017.1 [PDF]

Ren, D. R., L. M. Leslie, R. Fu, R. E. Dickinson, X. Xin, 2010: A Storm-Triggered Landslide Monitoring and Prediction System: Formulation and Case Study. Earth Interact., 14, 1–24. doi: 10.1175/2010EI337.1. [PDF]

Ren, D., L. M. Leslie, R. Fu, and R. Dickinson, 2010:  Modeling the Mudslide Aftermath of the 2007 Southern California Wildfires. Natural Hazards. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-010-9615-5. [PDF]

Ren, D, R. Fu, L. Leslie, D. Karoly, J. Chen, and C. R. Wilson, 2010: A new ice sheet model validated by remote sensing of the Greenland ice sheet. Central European Journal of Geosciences, DOI: 10.2478/v10085-010-0012-9. [PDF]

*Wang, H., R. Fu, A. Kumar, W. H. Li, 2010: Intensification of Summer Rainfall Variability in the Southeastern United States during Recent Decades. J. of Hydrometeorology, 11, No. 4. 1008–1019. [PDF]

*Zhao, C., Y. Wang, Q. Yang, R. Fu, D. Cunnold, and Y. Choi, 2010: Impact of East Asian summer monsoon on air quality over China: The view from space, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D09301, doi:10.1029/2009JD012745, 2010. [PDF]


Schubert, S, D. Gutzler, H. L. Wang, A. Dai, T. Delworth, C. Deser, K. Findell, R. Fu, W. Higgins, M. Hoerling, B. Kirtman, R. Koster, A. Kumar, D. Legler, D. Lettenmaier, B. Lyon1 V. Magana, K. S. Mo, S. Nigam, P. Pegion, A. Phillips, R. Pulwarty, D. Rind, A. Ruiz-Barradas, J. Schemm, R. Seager, R. Stewart, M. Suarez, J. Syktus, M.F. Ting, C.Z. Wang, S. Weaver, N. Zeng, 2009: A USCLIVAR Project to Assess and Compare the Responses of Global Climate Models to Drought-Related SST Forcing Patterns: Overview and Results, J. Climate, 22, 5251-5272. [PDF]

Zhang Y., R. Fu, H. Yu, Y. Qian, R. Dickinson, M. A. F. Silva Dias, P. L. da Silva Dias, K. Fernandes, 2009: Impact of biomass burning aerosol on the monsoon circulation transition over Amazonia, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L10814, doi:10.1029/2009GL037180. [PDF]

Negrón Juárez, R. I. , W.H. Li, R. Fu, K. Fernandes: 2009: Comparison of precipitation datasets over the tropical South American and African Continents. J. Hydrometeorology, 10, 289-299. DOI: 10.1175/2008JHM1023.1. [PDF]

Wright, J. S., R. Fu, A. Heymsfield, 2009: A statistical analysis of the influence of deep convection on water vapor variability in the tropical upper troposphere, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 9, 5847-5864. [PDF]

*Ren, D. D., J. Wang, R. Fu, D. J. Karoly, Y. Hong, L. M. Leslie, C. B. Fu, G. Huang 2009: Wenchuan Earthquake 2008 and the Subsequent Mudslide-Caused Ecosystem Degradation, Geophy. Res. Lett., 36, L05401, doi:10.1029/2008GL036702. [PDF]


*Zhang, Y, R. Fu, H. B. Yu, R. E. Dickinson, R. Negron Juarez, M. Chin, H. Wang, 2008: A Regional Climate Model Study of How Biomass Burning Aerosol Impacts Land-Atmosphere Interactions over the Amazon, J. Geophy. Res.- Special Issue for Yoram J. Kaufman Symposium on Aerosols, Clouds, and Climate. 113, D14S15, doi:10.1029/2007JD009449. [PDF]

*Fernandes, K., R. Fu, and A. K. Betts 2008, How well does the ERA40 surface water budget compare to observations in the Amazon River basin?, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D11117, doi:10.1029/2007JD009220. [PDF]

*Li, W. H., R. Fu, R. R. I. M Negrón Juárez, and K. Fernandes, 2008: Observed change of the standardized precipitation index, its potential cause and implications to future climate change in the Amazon region. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B (Invited), doi:10.1098/rstb.2007.0022. [PDF]

*Wang, H, R. Fu, J. K. Schemm, W. T. Liu, W. Q. Tang, 2008: Prediction of South American low-level jet using QuikSCAT ocean surface wind, the International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29, 21, 6117-6127. [PDF]

*Negrón Juárez, R.I., R. Fu, R. B. Myneni, M. Goulden, S. Bernardes, H.L. Gao, 2008: An empirical approach to retrieve monthly evapotranspiration over Amazonia, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29, 24, 7045-7063. [PDF]

Li, Y. D., Y. Wang, Y. Song, L. Hu, S. T. Gao, R. Fu, 2008: Characteristics of summer mobile mesoscale convective system initiated from Tibetan Plateau, Part I: origin, track, development and precipitation, J. Appl. Meteoro. & Climatology. 47, 2679-2695. [PDF]


Han, W. H., P. J. Webster, J. L. Lin, W. T. Liu, R. Fu, 2007: Dynamics of intraseasonal sea level and thermocline variability in the equatorial Atlantic during 2002-2003. J. Phys. Oceanography, 38, 945-967. [PDF]

Fu, R., L. Hu, G. J. Gu, and Y. D. Li, 2007: Comparing the summer synoptic waves between South China and Yantze River area using TRMM rainrate data.  Science in China Press-D, Earth Science, 37, No. 9, 1-8. [PDF]

*Gao, H. L., R. Fu., R. E. Dickinson, K. Fernades*, 2006: A Practical Method for Retrieving Land Surface Temperature from AMSR-E over Amazon Forest, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 45, No. 12, December, 2007. [PDF]

Yu, H., Fu, R., Dickinson, R.E., Zhang, Y., Chen, M. and Wang, H., 2007, Interannual variability of smoke and warm cloud relationships in the Amazon as inferred from MODIS retrievals. Remote Sensing of Environment, 111: 435-449. [PDF]

*Negrón Juárez, R. I, M*. G. Hodnett, R. Fu, M. L. Goulden, C. von Randow, 2007: Control of Dry Season Evapotranspiration over the Amazonian Forest as inferred from observations at a Southern Amazon Forest site, J. Climate, 20, 2827-2839. [PDF]

Myneni, R. B., W. Yang, R. R. Nemani, A. R. Huete, R. E. Dickinson, Y. Knyazikhin, K. Didan, R. Fu, R. Negron Juarez, S. Saatchi, H. Hashimoto, K. Ichii, N. V. Shabanov, B. Tan, P. Ratana, J. L. Privette, J. T. Morisette, E. F. Vermote, D. P. Roy, R. E. Wolfe, M. A. Friedl, S. W. Running, P. Votava, N. Z. Saleous, S. Devadiga, Y. Su, V. V. Salomonson, 2007: Large Seasonal Swings in Leaf Area of Amazon Rainforests, PNAS, 104 (12), Mar 20, 2007. [PDF]

*Li, W., R. E. Dickinson, R. Fu, G. Niu, Z. Yang, and J. G. Canadell, 2007:  Future precipitation changes and their implications for tropical peatlands, Geophys. Res. Lett.34, L01403, doi:10.1029/2006GL028364. [PDF]


*Wang, H., and R. Fu, 2006: Variability of the Atlantic ITCZ associated with Amazon rainfall and convective coupled Kelvin wave.  J. Climate20, 1188–1201. [PDF]

Liebmann, B., R. Fu, Camargo, A. Seth, J. Marengo, Carvalho, Allured, C. Vera, 2006: Onset and End of the Rainy Season in South America in Observations and the ECHAM 4.5 Atmospheric General Circulation Model, J. Climate20, 2037–2050. [PDF]

Fu, R., Y. L. Hu*, J. S. Wright*, J. H. Jiang, R. E. Dickinson, M. X. Chen*, M. Filipiak, W. G. Read, J. W. Waters, D. L. Wu, 2006: Convective transport over the Tibetan Plateau – A short-circuit of water vapor and polluted air to the global stratosphere, PNAS, Apr. 11, 2006. [PDF]

Petersen, W. A., R. Fu, M. X. Chen*, and R. Blakslee, 2006: Intraseasonal Forcing of Convection and Lightning Activity in the Southern Amazon as Function of Cross-Equatorial Flow, J. Climate,19, 3180-3196. [PDF]

*Li, W. H., R. Fu, R. E. Dickinson, 2006: Rainfall and its seasonality over the Amazon in the 21st century as assessed by the coupled models for the IPCC AR4, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D02111, doi:10.1029/2005JD006355. [PDF]

*Li, W. H. and R. Fu, 2006: Influence of Cold Air Intrusions on the Wet Season Onset over Amazonia, J. Climate, 19, pages 257-275. [PDF]


Liu, Y. Q*, R. Fu, and R. E. Dickinson, 2005: Smoke aerosols altering South American monsoon, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Sci., August 2005, 1062-1063. [PDF]

Wang, H.*, and R. Fu, 2004: Influence of cross-Andes flow on the South American low-level jets, J. Climate, 17, 1247-1262. [PDF]

Li, W.H.* and R. Fu, 2004: Transition of the large-scale atmosphere and land surface conditions from dry to wet season over Amazon. J. Climate, 17, 2637-2651.[PDF]

Fu, R., and W.H. Li, 2004: Influence of land surface on transition from dry to wet season over the Amazon, J. Theor.  Appl.  Clim., 78, 123, 97-110. (invited). [PDF]

Gash, J.H.C, Huntingford, C., Marengo, J.A., Betts, R.A., Cox, P.M., Fisch, G., Fu, R., Gandu, A.W., Harris, P.P., Machado, L.A.T., von Randow, C. and Silva Dias, M.A. 2004: Amazonian Climate: Results and future research, J. Theor.  Appl.  Clim., 78, 123, 187-193 (invited). [PDF]

Nogues-Paegle, J. C. Mechoso, R. Fu, and et al., 2002: Progress in Pan American CLIVAR research: understanding the South American monsoon, Meteorologica., 27, 3-32 (invited). [PDF]

Wang, H.*, and R. Fu, 2002: Cross-equatorial flow and seasonal cycle of precipitation over South America. J. Climate, 15, 1591-1608[PDF]

Fu, R., R. E. Dickinson, M. X. Chen, and H. Wang, 2001: How do tropical sea surface temperatures influence the seasonal distribution of precipitation in the equatorial Amazon, J. Climate. 14, 4003-4026. [PDF]

Wang, H.*, and R. Fu, 2000: Winter monthly mean atmospheric anomalies over the North Pacific and North America associated with El Niños SSTs.  J. Climate, 13, 3435-3447. [PDF]

McCormack, J.*, R. Fu, and W. B. Read, 2000: The impact of tropical deep convection on the upper tropospheric water vapor based on UARS MLS measurements.  Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 525-528. [PDF]

Wang, H.*, and R. Fu, 2000: Influence of ENSO SST anomalies and water storm-tracks on the interannual variability of the upper tropospheric water vapor over the Northern Hemisphere extratropics. J. Climate, 13, 59-73.[PDF]

Before 2000

Fu, R., B. Zhu*, R. E. Dickinson, 1999:  How does the atmosphere and land surface influence seasonal changes of convection in the tropical Amazon? J. Climate, 12, 1306-1321.[PDF]

Fu, R., R.E. Dickinson & B. Newkirk*, 1997: Response of the upper troposphere humidity and moisture transport to changes of tropical convection. A comparison between observations and a GCM over an ENSO cycle. Geophy. Res. Lett, 24, 2371-2374. [PDF]

Fu, R., W. T. Liu and R.E. Dickinson, 1996: Response of tropical clouds to the interannual variation of sea surface temperature. J. Climate, 9, 616-634.[PDF]

Soden, B.J. and R. Fu, 1995: A satellite analysis of deep convection, upper troposphere humidity and the greenhouse effect. J. Climate , 8, 2333-2351. [PDF]

Fu, R., A.D. Del Genio, and W.B. Rossow, 1994: Deep convection, vertical thermodynamic structure, and surface conditions in the tropical Pacific. J. Climate. 7, 1092-1108. [PDF]

Fu, R., W.T. Liu, A.D. Del Genio, and W.B. Rossow, 1993: Comments on ‘A Thermostat in the Tropics?’  Nature, 361, 412. [PDF]

Fu, R., A.D. Del Genio, W.B. Rossow, and W.T. Liu, 1992: Cirrus-cloud thermostat for tropical sea-surface temperatures tested by using satellite data.  Nature, 358, 394-397. [PDF]

Fu, R., A.D. Del Genio, and W.B. Rossow, 1990: Behavior of Deep Convective Clouds in the Tropical Pacific Deduced from ISCCP Radiances, J. Climate, 3, 1129-1152. [PDF]

* denotes student and researcher coauthors in my group.