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Roni Avissar

Roni Avissar

Professor and Dean, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

RSMAS/MPO
University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

Tel: 305.421.4000
ravissar@rsmas.miami.edu

Atmospheric boundary layer dynamics, observations and modeling for weather, climate, and air pollution applications. Helicopter Observation Platform (HOP) Principal Investigator and Chief Pilot.

Papers Published

  1. Ramos da Silva, Renato and Bohrer, Gil and Werth, David and Otte, Martin J. and Avissar, Roni, Sensitivity of ice storms in the southeastern United States to Atlantic SST - Insights from a case study of the December 2002 storm, Monthly Weather Review, (2006), 1454 - 1464, [1], [abs]
  2. Ramos da Silva, R. and Bohrer, G. and Werth, D. and Otte, M.J. and Avissar, R., Sensitivity of ice storms in the southeastern United States to Atlantic SST - insights from a case study of the December 2002 storm, Mon. Weather Rev. (USA), (2006), 1454 - 64, [1], [abs]
  3. Jackson, R.B. and Jobbagy, E.G. and Avissar, R. and Roy, S.B. and Barrett, D.J. and Cook, C.W. and Farley, K.A. and le Maitre, D.C. and Mccarl, B.A. and Murray, B.C., Trading water for carbon with biological carbon sequestration, Science (USA), (2005), 1944 - 7, [science.1119282], [abs]
  4. da Silva, R.R. and Avissar, R., The impacts of the Luni-Solar oscillation on the Arctic oscillation, Geophys. Res. Lett. (USA), (2005), 4 pp. -, [2005GL023418], [abs]
  5. Werth, D. and Avissar, R., The local and global effects of Southeast Asian deforestation, Geophys. Res. Lett. (USA), (2005), 4 pp. -, [2005GL022970], [abs]
  6. Werth, David and Avissar, Roni, The local and global effects of African deforestration, Geophysical Research Letters, (2005), 12704 -, [2005GL022969], [abs]
  7. Bohrer, Gil and Mourad, Hashem and Laursen, Tod A. and Drewry, Darren and Avissar, Roni and Poggi, Davide and Oren, Ram and Katul, Gabriel G., Finite element tree crown hydrodynamics model (FETCH) using porous media flow within branching elements: A new representation of tree hydrodynamics, Water Resources Research, (2005), 11404 -, [2005WR004181], [abs]
  8. Jackson, Robert B. and Jobbagy, Esteban G. and Avissar, Roni and Roy, Somnath Baidya and Barrett, Damian J. and Cook, Charles W. and Farley, Kathleen A. and Le Maitre, David C. and McCarl, Bruce A. and Murray, Brian C., Atmospheric science: Trading water for carbon with biological carbon sequestration, Science, (2005), 1944 - 1947, [science.1119282], [abs]
  9. Werth, David and Avissar, Roni, Teleconnections resulting from tropical deforestation, 85th AMS Annual Meeting, American Meteorological Society - Combined Preprints, (2005), 2215 - 2217,
  10. Werth, David and Avissar, Roni, The local and global effects of Southeast Asian deforestation, Geophysical Research Letters, (2005), 20702 -, [2005GL022970], [abs]
  11. Ramos da Silva, Renato and Avissar, Roni, The impacts of the Luni-Solar oscillation on the Arctic oscillation, Geophysical Research Letters, (2005), 22703 -, [2005GL023418], [abs]
  12. Werth, D. and Avissar, R., The local and global effects of African deforestation, Geophys. Res. Lett. (USA), (2005), 4 pp. -, [2005GL022969], [abs]
  13. Werth, David and Avissar, Roni, The regional evapotranspiration of the Amazon, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, (2004), 3589 - 3591, [abs]
  14. Werth, David and Avissar, Roni, The regional evapotranspiration of the Amazon, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, (2004), 4737 - 4739, [abs]
  15. Georgescu, M. and Weaver, C.P. and Avissar, R. and Walko, R.L. and Miguez-Macho, G., Sensitivity of model-simulated summertime precipitation over the Mississippi River Basin to the spatial distribution of initial soil moisture, J. Geophys. Res. (USA), (2003), 16 - 1, [2002JD003107], [abs]
  16. Roy, S.B. and Weaver, C.P. and Nolan, D.S. and Avissar, R., A preferred scale for landscape forced mesoscale circulations?, J. Geophys. Res. (USA), (2003), 15 - 1, [2002JD003097], [abs]
  17. Weaver, C.P. and Roy, S.B. and Avissar, R., Sensitivity of simulated mesoscale atmospheric circulations resulting from landscape heterogeneity to aspects of model configuration, J. Geophys. Res. (USA), (2002), 8 - 1, [2001JD000376], [abs]
  18. Avissar, R. and Dias, P.L.S. and Dias, M.A.F.S. and Nobre, C., The Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA): insights and future research needs, J. Geophys. Res. (USA), (2002), 54 - 1, [2002JD002704], [abs]
  19. Roy, S.B. and Avissar, R., Impact of land use/land cover change on regional hydrometeorology in Amazonia, J. Geophys. Res. (USA), (2002), 4 - 1, [2000JD000266], [abs]
  20. Werth, D. and Avissar, R., The local and global effects of Amazon deforestation, J. Geophys. Res. (USA), (2002), 55 - 1, [2001JD000717], [abs]
  21. Pan, Hai and Avissar, Roni and Haidvogel, Dale B., Summer circulation and temperature structure of Lake Kinneret, Journal of Physical Oceanography, (2002), 295 - 313, [1520-0485(2002)032<0295:SCATSO>2.0.CO;2], [abs]
  22. Nathan, Ran and Katul, Gabriel G. and Horn, Henry S. and Thomas, Suvi M. and Oren, Ram and Avissar, Roni and Pacala, Stephen W. and Levin, Simon A., Mechanisms of long-distance dispersal of seeds by wind, Nature, (2002), 409 - 413, [nature00844], [abs]
  23. Hai Pan and Avissar, R. and Haidvogel, D.B., Summer circulation and temperature structure of Lake Kinneret, J. Phys. Oceanogr. (USA), (2002), 295 - 313, [1520-0485(2002)032<0295:SCATSO>2.0.CO;2], [abs]
  24. Weaver, Christopher P. and Avissar, Roni, Atmospheric disturbances caused by human modification of the landscape, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, (2001), 269 - 281, [1520-0477(2001)082<0269:ADCBHM>2.3.CO;2], [abs]
  25. Weaver, C.P. and Avissar, R., Atmospheric disturbances caused by human modification of the landscape, Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc. (USA), (2001), 269 - 81, [1520-0477(2001)082<0269:ADCBHM>2.3.CO;2], [abs]
  26. Baidya Roy, Somnath and Avissar, Roni, Scales of response of the convective boundary layer to land-surface heterogeneity, Geophysical Research Letters, (2000), 533 - 536, [1999GL010971], [abs]
  27. Gopalakrishnan, S.G. and Avissar, Roni, LES study of the impacts of land surface heterogeneity on dispersion in the convective boundary layer, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, (2000), 352 - 371, [1520-0469(2000)057<0352:ALSOTI>2.0.CO;2], [abs]
  28. Gopalakrishnan, S.G. and Roy, Somnath Baidya and Avissar, Roni, Evaluation of the scale at which topographical features affect the convective boundary layer using large eddy simulations, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, (2000), 334 - 351, [1520-0469(2000)057<0334:AEOTSA>2.0.CO;2], [abs]
  29. Roy, S.M. and Avissar, R., Scales of response of the convective boundary layer to land-surface heterogeneity, Geophys. Res. Lett. (USA), (2000), 533 - 6, [1999GL010971], [abs]
  30. Gopalakrishnan, G. and Baidya Roy, S. and Avissar, R., An evaluation of the scale at which topographical features affect the convective boundary layer using large eddy simulations, J. Atmos. Sci. (USA), (2000), 334 - 51, [1520-0469(2000)057<0334:AEOTSA>2.0.CO;2], [abs]
  31. Gopalakrishnan, S.G. and Avissar, R., An LES study of the impacts of land surface heterogeneity on dispersion in the convective boundary layer, J. Atmos. Sci. (USA), (2000), 352 - 71, [1520-0469(2000)057<0352:ALSOTI>2.0.CO;2], [abs]
  32. Liu, Yongqiang and Avissar, Roni, Study of persistence in the land-atmosphere system with a fourth-order analytical model, Journal of Climate, (1999), 2154 - 2168, [abs]
  33. Liu, Yongqiang and Avissar, Roni, Study of persistence in the land-atmosphere system using a general circulation model and observations, Journal of Climate, (1999), 2139 - 2153, [abs]
  34. Liu, Y. and Avissar, R., A study of persistence in the land-atmosphere system with a fourth-order analytical model, J. Clim. (USA), (1999), 2154 - 68, [1520-0442(1999)012<2154:ASOPIT>2.0.CO;2], [abs]
  35. Liu, Y. and Avissar, R., A study of persistence in the land-atmosphere system using a general circulation model and observations, J. Clim. (USA), (1999), 2139 - 53, [1520-0442(1999)012<2139:ASOPIT>2.0.CO;2], [abs]
  36. Rodriguez-Camino, E. and Avissar, R., Effective parameters for surface heat fluxes in heterogeneous terrain, Tellus A, Dyn. Meteorol. Oceanogr. (Sweden), (1999), 387 - 99, [abs]
  37. Avissar, Roni, Which type of soil-vegetation-atmosphere transfer scheme is needed for general circulation models: A proposal for a higher-order scheme, Journal of Hydrology, (1998), 136 - 154, [S0022-1694(98)00227-3], [abs]
  38. Avissar, Roni and Eloranta, Edwin W. and Gurer, Kemal and Tripoli, Gregory J., Evaluation of the large-eddy simulation option of the regional atmospheric modeling system in simulating a convective boundary layer: a FIFE case study, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, (1998), 1109 - 1130, [1520-0469(1998)055<1109:AEOTLE>2.0.CO;2], [abs]
  39. Avissar, R. and Schmidt, T., An evaluation of the scale at which ground-surface heat flux patchiness affects the convective boundary layer using large-eddy simulations, J. Atmos. Sci. (USA), (1998), 2666 - 89, [1520-0469(1998)055<2666:AEOTSA>2.0.CO;2], [abs]
  40. Rodriguez-Camino, E. and Avissar, R., Comparison of three land-surface schemes with the Fourier amplitude sensitivity test (FAST), Tellus A, Dyn. Meteorol. Oceanogr. (Sweden), (1998), 313 - 32, [abs]
  41. Avissar, R. and Eloranta, E.W. and Gurer, K. and Tripoli, G.J., An evaluation of the large-eddy simulation option of the regional atmospheric modeling system in simulating a convective boundary layer: a FIFE case study, J. Atmos. Sci. (USA), (1998), 1109 - 30, [1520-0469(1998)055<1109:AEOTLE>2.0.CO;2], [abs]
  42. Giorgi, F. and Avissar, R., Representation of heterogeneity effects in Earth system modeling: experience from land surface modeling, Rev. Geophys. (USA), (1997), 413 - 37, [97RG01754], [abs]
  43. Lin, Y. and Avissar, R. and Giorgi, F., Simulation with the regional climate model RegCM2 of extremely anomalous precipitation during the 1991 east Asian flood: an evaluation study, J. Geophys. Res. (USA), (1996), 26199 - 215, [96JD01612], [abs]
  44. Avissar, R., Potential effects of vegetation on the urban thermal environment, Atmospheric Environment, (1996), 437 -, [1352-2310(95)00013-5],
  45. Coughlan, M. and Avissar, R., The Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Continental-Scale International Project (GCIP): an overview, J. Geophys. Res. (USA), (1996), 7139 - 47, [96JD00125], [abs]
  46. Avissar, R. and Yongqiang Liu, Three-dimensional numerical study of shallow convective clouds and precipitation induced by land surface forcing, J. Geophys. Res. (USA), (1996), 7499 - 518, [95JD03031], [abs]
  47. Yongqiang Liu and Avissar, R., Sensitivity of shallow convective precipitation induced by land surface heterogeneities to dynamical and cloud microphysical parameters, J. Geophys. Res. (USA), (1996), 7477 - 97, [95JD02167], [abs]
  48. Avissar, R., Scaling of land-atmosphere interactions. An atmospheric modelling perspective, Hydrological Processes, (1995), 679 -,
  49. Lynn, Barry H. and Abramopoulos, Frank and Avissar, Roni, Using similarity theory to parameterize mesoscale heat fluxes generated by subgrid-scale landscape discontinuities in GCMs, Journal of Climate, (1995), 932 - 951, [1520-0442(1995)008<0932:USTTPM>2.0.CO;2],
  50. Avissar, R., Recent advances in the representation of land-atmosphere interactions in general circulation models, Reviews of Geophysics, (1995), 1005 -,
  51. Lynn, Barry H. and Rind, David and Avissar, Roni, Importance of mesoscale circulations generated by subgrid-scale landscape heterogeneities in general circulation models, Journal of Climate, (1995), 191 - 205, [1520-0442(1995)008<0191:TIOMCG>2.0.CO;2],
  52. Fei Chen and Avissar, R., The impact of land-surface wetness heterogeneity on mesoscale heat fluxes, J. Appl. Meteorol. (USA), (1994), 1323 - 40, [1520-0450(1994)033<1323:TIOLSW>2.0.CO;2], [abs]
  53. Avissar, R., Representing fluxes in the atmospheric planetary boundary layer above heterogeneous surfaces, IGARSS '94. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Surface and Atmospheric Remote Sensing: Technologies, Data Analysis and Interpretation (Cat. No.94CH3378-7), (1994), 173 - 4, [IGARSS.1994.399071], [abs]
  54. Avissar, R., Representing fluxes in the atmospheric planetary boundary layer above heterogeneous surfaces, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), (1994), 173 - 174, [IGARSS.1994.399071], [abs]
  55. Collins, D.C. and Avissar, R., An evaluation with the Fourier amplitude sensitivity test (FAST) of which land-surface parameters are of greatest importance in atmospheric modeling, J. Clim. (USA), (1994), 681 - 703, [1520-0442(1994)007<0681:AEWTFA>2.0.CO;2], [abs]
  56. Bin Li and Avissar, R., The impact of spatial variability of land-surface characteristics on land-surface heat fluxes, J. Clim. (USA), (1994), 527 - 37, [1520-0442(1994)007<0527:TIOSVO>2.0.CO;2], [abs]
  57. Avissar, R. and Fei Chen, Development and analysis of prognostic equations for mesoscale kinetic energy and mesoscale (subgrid scale) fluxes for large-scale atmospheric models, J. Atmos. Sci. (USA), (1993), 3751 - 74, [1520-0469(1993)050<3751:DAAOPE>2.0.CO;2], [abs]
  58. Avissar, Roni, Observations of leaf stomatal conductance at the canopy scale. An atmospheric modeling perspective, Boundary-Layer Meteorology, (1993), 127 -,
  59. Avissar, R. and Chen, F., Method to bridge the gap between microscale land-surface processes and land-atmosphere interactions at regional and continental scales, IAHS Publication (International Association of Hydrological Sciences), (1993), 315 -,
  60. Avissar, Roni and Chen, Fei, On the parametrization of subgrid-scale heat and mass transfer in GCMs, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD, (1993), 109 - 116, [abs]
  61. Avissar, R., Conceptual aspects of a statistical-dynamical approach to represent landscape subgrid-scale heterogeneities in atmospheric models, J. Geophys. Res. (USA), (1992), 2729 - 42, [abs]
  62. Dalu, G.A. and Pielke, R.A. and Avissar, R. and Kallos, G. and Baldi, M. and Guerrini, A., Linear impact of thermal inhomogeneities on mesoscale atmospheric flow with zero synoptic wind, Ann. Geophys., Atmos. Hydrospheres Space Sci. (France), (1991), 641 - 7, [abs]
  63. Avissar, R., A statistical-dynamical approach to parameterize subgrid-scale land-surface heterogeneity in climate models, Surv. Geophys. (Netherlands), (1991), 155 - 78, [abs]
  64. Avissar, R. and Moran, M.D. and Wu, G. and Meroney, R.. and Pielke, R.A., Operating ranges of mesoscale numerical models and meteorological wind tunnels for the simulation of sea and land breezes, Bound.-Layer Meteorol. (Netherlands), (1990), 227 - 75, [abs]
  65. Avissar, R. and Verstraete, M.M., The representation of continental surface processes in atmospheric models, Rev. Geophys. (USA), (1990), 35 - 52, [abs]
  66. Avissar, R. and Pielke, R.A., A parameterization of heterogeneous land surfaces for atmospheric numerical models and its impact on regional meteorology, Mon. Weather Rev. (USA), (1989), 2113 - 36, [1520-0493(1989)117<2113:APOHLS>2.0.CO;2], [abs]
  67. Segal, M. and Avissar, R. and McCumber, M.C. and Pielke, R.A., Evaluation of vegetation effects on the generation and modification of mesoscale circulations, J. Atmos. Sci. (USA), (1988), 2268 - 92, [1520-0469(1988)045<2268:EOVEOT>2.0.CO;2], [abs]
  68. Avissar, R. and Mahrer, Y., Mapping frost-sensitive areas with a three-dimensional local-scale numerical model. I. Physical and numerical aspects, J. Appl. Meteorol. (USA), (1988), 400 - 13, [1520-0450(1988)027<0400:MFSAWA>2.0.CO;2], [abs]
  69. Avissar, R. and Mahrer, Y., Mapping frost-sensitive areas with a three-dimensional local-scale numerical model. II. Comparison with observations, J. Appl. Meteorol. (USA), (1988), 414 - 26, [1520-0450(1988)027<0414:MFSAWA>2.0.CO;2], [abs]
  70. Avissar, R. and Mahrer, Y. and Margulies, L. and Katan, J., FIELD AGING OF TRANSPARENT POLYETHYLENE MULCHES: I. PHOTOMETRIC PROPERTIES., Soil Science Society of America Journal, (1986), 202 - 205, [abs]
  71. Avissar, R. and Naot, O. and Mahrer, Y. and Katan, J., FIELD AGING OF TRANSPARENT POLYETHYLENE MULCHES: II. INFLUENCE ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SOIL HEATING., Soil Science Society of America Journal, (1986), 205 - 209, [abs]
  72. Avissar, R. and Mahrer, Y., WATER DESALINATION IN SOLAR EARTH STILLS: A NUMERICAL STUDY., Water Resources Research, (1986), 1067 - 1075, [abs]
  73. Mahrer, Y. and Avissar, R., NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF THE GREENHOUSE MICROCLIMATE., Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, (1984), 218 - 228, [0378-4754(84)90059-4], [abs]
  74. Avissar, Roni and Mahrer, Ytzhaq, VERIFICATION STUDY OF A NUMERICAL GREENHOUSE MICROCLIMATE MODEL., Transactions of the ASAE, (1982), 1711 - 1720, [abs]
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