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Wang, H., R. Fu, A. Kumar, and W. H. Li, 2010: Intensification of Summer Rainfall Variability in the Southeastern United States during Recent Decades, J. Hydrometeorology, accepted.

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., in press.


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.

*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.

*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.

*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.


*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.

*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.

*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.

*Li, W. H., R. Fu, R. R. I. M Negrón Juárez, and K. Fernandes, 2008: Cause of recent changes in rainfall variability and implications to future climate in the Amazon region. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B (Invited), doi:10.1098/rstb.2007.0022.

*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.

*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.

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.


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.

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.

*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.

Yu, H. B., R. Fu, R.E. Dickinson, Y. Zhang*, M. Chen*, and H. Wang*, 2007: Dynamical and Thermodynamic Controls on Smoke-Cloud Interactions over the Amazon, Remote Sens. Envir., 111, 435-449.

*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.

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.

*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.


*Wang, H., and R. Fu, 2006: Variability of the Atlantic ITCZ associated with Amazon rainfall and convective coupled Kelvin wave.  J. Climate, 20, 1188–1201.

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. Climate, 20, 2037–2050.

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.

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.

*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.

*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.

* denotes student and researcher coauthors in my group.