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David Nolan

David Nolan

Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

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

Tel: 305.421.4930
dnolan@rsmas.miami.edu

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Hurricanes, tropical meteorology, severe storms, numerical modeling, vortex dynamics, turbulence.

Nolan, D. S., 2012: Three-dimensional instabilities in tornado-like vortices with secondary circulations. J. Fluid Mech., in press.

Nolan, D. S., and M. G. McGauley, 2012: Tropical cyclogenesis in wind shear: Climatological relationships and physical processes. Cyclones: Formation, Triggers, and Control. K. Oouchi and H. Fudeyasu, eds., Nova Science Publishers, Happauge, New York, 270 pp.

Rozoff, C. M., D. S. Nolan, J. P. Kossin, F. Zhang, and J. Fang, 2012: The roles of an expanding wind field and inertial stability in tropical cyclone secondary eyewall formation. J. Atmos. Sci., 69, 2621-2643.

Rappin, E. D., and D. S. Nolan, 2012: The effect of vertical shear orientation on tropical cyclogenesis. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 138, 1035-1054.

Stern, D. P., and D. S. Nolan, 2012: On the height of the warm core in tropical cyclones. J. Atmos. Sci., 69, 1657-1680.

Uhlhorn, E. W., and D. S. Nolan, 2012: Observational undersampling in tropical cyclones and its impact on estimated intensity. Mon. Wea. Rev., 140, 825-840.

Kelly, D. L., D. Letson, F. Nelson, D. S. Nolan, and D. Solis, 2012: Evolution of subjective hurricane risk perceptions: A Bayesian approach. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 81, 644-663.

Braun, S. A., J. A. Sippel, and D. S. Nolan, 2012: The impact of dry mid-level air on hurricane intensity in idealized simulations with no mean flow. J. Atmos. Sci., 69, 236-257.

McGauley, M. G., and D. S. Nolan, 2011: Measuring environmental favorability for tropical cyclogenesis by statistical analysis of threshold parameters. J. Climate., 24, 5968-5997.

Zhang, J., R. F. Rogers, D. S. Nolan, and F. D. Marks, Jr., 2011: On the characteristic height scales of the hurricane boundary layer. Mon. Wea. Rev., 139, 2523-2535.

Yamaguchi, M., D. S. Nolan, M. Iskandarani, S. J. Majumdar, M. S. Peng, and C. A. Reynolds, 2011: Singular vectors for tropical cyclone-like vortices in a nondivergent barotropic framework. J. Atmos. Sci., 68, 2273-2291.

Stern, D. P., and D. S. Nolan, 2011: On the vertical decay rate of the maximum tangential winds in tropical cyclones. J. Atmos. Sci., 68, 2073-2094.

Nolan, D. S., 2011: Evaluating environmental favorableness for tropical cyclone development with the method of point downscaling. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 3, Art. M08001, 28 pp.

Nolan, D. S., S. W. Powell, C. Zhang, and B. E. Mapes, 2010: Idealized simulations of the ITCZ and its multi-level flows. J. Atmos. Sci., 67, 4028-4053.

Rappin, E. D., D. S. Nolan, and K. A. Emanuel, 2010: Thermodynamic control of tropical cyclogenesis in environments of radiative-convective equilibrium with shear. Quart. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., 136, 1954-1971.

Moon, Y., D. S. Nolan, and M. Iskandarani, 2010: On the use of two-dimensional flow to study secondary eyewall formation in tropical cyclones. J. Atmos. Sci., 67, 3765-3773.

Moon, Y., and D. S. Nolan, 2010: The dynamic response of the hurricane wind field to spiral rainband heating. J. Atmos. Sci., 67, 1779-1805.

Colette, A., N. Leith, V. Daniel, E. Bellone, and D. S. Nolan, 2010: Using mesoscale simulations to train statistical models of tropical cyclone intensity over land. Mon. Wea. Rev., 138, 2058-2073.

Moon, Y., and D. S. Nolan, 2010: Do gravity waves transport angular momentum away from tropical cyclones? J. Atmos. Sci., 67, 117-135.

Nolan, D. S., D. P. Stern, and J. A. Zhang, 2009: Evaluation of plan­etary boundary layer parameterizations in tropical cyclones by comparison of in-situ data and high-resolution simulations of Hurricane Isabel (2003). Part II: Inner-core boundary layer and eyewall structure. Mon. Wea. Rev., 137, 3675-3698.

Nolan, D. S., J. A. Zhang, and D. P. Stern, 2009: Evaluation of plan­etary boundary layer parameterizations in tropical cyclones by comparison of in-situ data and high-resolution simulations of Hurricane Isabel (2003). Part I: Initialization, maximum winds, and the outer core boundary layer. Mon. Wea. Rev., 137, 3651-3674.

Fierro, A. O., R. F. Rogers, F. D. Marks, and D. S. Nolan, 2009: Impact of cloud resolving horizontal grid spacing on simulated tropical cyclone structure with emphasis on microphysics and kinematic fields. Mon. Wea. Rev., 137, 3717-3743.

Stern, D. P., and D. S. Nolan, 2009 Reexamining the vertical structure of tangential winds in tropical cyclones: Observations vs. theory. J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 3579-3600.

Nolan, D. S., and E. D. Rappin, 2008: Increased sensitivity of tropical cyclogenesis to wind shear in higher SST environments. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L14805, doi:10.1029/ 2008GL034147.

Hodyss, D., and D. S. Nolan, 2008: The Rossby-inertia-buoyancy instability in baro­clinic vortices. Phys. Fluids., 20, 096602.

Zhang, C., D. S. Nolan, C. D. Thorncroft, and H. Nguyen, 2008: Shal­low meridional circulations in the tropical atmosphere. J. Climate, 21, 3453-3470.

Nolan, D. S., 2007: What is the trigger for tropical cyclogenesis? Aust. Meteorol. Mag., 56, 241-266.

Nolan, D. S., E. D. Rappin, and K. A. Emanuel, 2007: Tropical cyclogenesis sensitivity to environmental parameters in radiative-convective equilibrium. Q. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., 133, 2085-2017.

Nolan, D. S., Y. Moon, and D. P. Stern, 2007: Tropical cyclone intensification from asymmetric convection: Energetics and efficiency. J. Atmos. Sci., 64, 3377-3405.

Hodyss, D., and D. S. Nolan, 2007: Linear anelastic equations for atmospheric vortices. J. Atmos. Sci., 64, 2947-2959.

Nolan, D. S., C. Zhang, and S.-H. Chen, 2007: Dynamics of the shallow meridional circulation around intertropical convergence zones. J. Atmos. Sci.,64, 2262-2285.

Nolan, D.S., 2005:  Instabilities in hurricane-like boundary layers.   Dyn. Atmos. Oceans., 40, 209-236.

Nolan, D.S., 2005:  A new scaling for tornado-like vortices.  J. Atmos. Sci.62,  2639-2645.

Knievel, J.C., D.S. Nolan, and J.P. Kossin, 2004:  Imbalance in a mesoscale vortex within a midlatitude, continental mesoscale convective system.  J. Atmos. Sci., 61, 1827-1832.

BaidyaRoy,  S., C. P. Weaver,  D. S. Nolan, and R. Avissar, 2003:  A preferred scale for landscape forced mesoscale circulations? J. Geophys. Res., 108, (D22), 8854, doi:10.1029/2002JD003097.

Nolan, D.S. and Lewis D. Grasso, 2003:  Nonhydrostatic, three-dimensional perturbations to balanced, hurricane-like vortices.  Part II:  Symmetric response and nonlinear simulations. J. Atmos. Sci., 60, 2717-2745.

Nolan, D.S. and M.T. Montgomery, 2002:  Nonhydrostatic, three-dimensional perturbations to balanced, hurricane-like vortices.  Part I: Formulation, linearized evolution, and stability. J. Atmos. Sci., 59, 2989-3020.

Nolan, D.S., 2001:  The stabilizing effects of axial stretching on turbulent vortex dynamics.  Phys. Fluids., 13, 1724-1738.

Nolan, D.S., M.T. Montgomery, and L.D. Grasso, 2001: The wavenumber one instability and trochoidal motion of hurricane-like vortices.  J. Atmos. Sci., 58, 3243-3270.

Nolan, D.S. and M.T. Montgomery, 2000: The algebraic growth of wavenumber one disturbances in hurricane-like vortices.  J. Atmos. Sci., 57, 3514-3538.

Nolan, D.S. and B.F. Farrell, 1999: The structure and dynamics of tornado-like vortices. J. Atmos. Sci., 56, 2908-2936.

Nolan, D.S. and B.F. Farrell, 1999: The intensification of two-dimensional swirling flows by stochastic asymmetric forcing.  J. Atmos. Sci., 56, 3937-3962.

Nolan, D.S. and B.F. Farrell, 1999:  Generalized stability analyses of asymmetric disturbances in one- and two-celled vortices maintained by radial inflow.  J. Atmos. Sci., 56, 1282-1307.

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