Submitted/in press

  • Lu, J. and T. Schneider, 2017: Evolving perspectives on abrupt seasonal changes of the general circulation. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, submitted.

  • R. ‘Agostino, P. Lionello, O. Adam, and T. Schneider, 2017: Factors controlling Hadley circulation changes from the Last Glacial Maximum to the end of the 21st century. Geophysical Research Letters, submitted.

  • Mbengue, C. O., and T. Schneider, 2017: Linking Hadley circulation and storm tracks in a conceptual model of the atmospheric energy balanceJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences, submitted.
    [PDF]

  • Adam, O., T. Schneider, and F. Brient, 2017: Regional and seasonal variations of the double-ITCZ bias in CMIP5 models. Climate Dynamics, submitted.
    [PDF]

  • Bischoff, T., T. Schneider, and A. N. Meckler, 2017: A Conceptual model for the response of tropical rainfall to orbital variations. Journal of Climate, in press.
    [PDF][Code]

  • Pressel, K. G., S. Mishra, T. Schneider, C. M. Kaul, Z. Tan, 2017: Numerics and subgrid-scale modeling in large eddy simulations of stratocumulus clouds. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 9, doi: 10.1002/2016MS000778, in press.
    [PDF]

  • Wills, R. C. and T. Schneider, 2016: Orographic forcing of stationary Rossby waves in moist climates. Draft.
    [PDF]

Peer-reviewed Publications: 2017

  • Wills, R. C., X. J. Levine and T. Schneider, 2017: Local energetic constraints on Walker circulation strength. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 74, 1907-1922.
    [PDF] [Official Version]

  • Tan, Z., T. Schneider, J. Teixeira, and K. G. Pressel, 2017: Large-eddy simulation of subtropical cloud-topped boundary layers: 2. Cloud response to climate change. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 9, 19-38, doi:10.1002/2016MS000804.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Mbengue, C., and T. Schneider, 2017: Storm-track shifts under climate change: toward a mechanistic understanding using baroclinic mean available potential energyJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 74, 93-110.
    [PDF] [Official version]

2016

  • Byrne, M. P. and T. Schneider, 2016: Narrowing of the ITCZ in a warming climate: physical mechanisms. Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 11,350–11,357.
    [PDF][SI] [Official version]

  • Tan, Z., T. Schneider, J. Teixeira, and K. G. Pressel, 2016: Large-eddy simulation of subtropical cloud-topped boundary layers: 1. A forcing framework with closed surface energy balance. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 8, 1565-1585, doi: 10.1002/2016MS000655.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Fisher, B. M., G. S. Orton, J. Liu, T. Schneider, M. E. Ressler, and W. F. Hoffman, 2016: The organization of Jupiter’s upper tropospheric temperature structure and its evolution, 1996-1997. Icarus, 280, 268–277.
    [PDF][Official version]

  • Adam, O., T. Bischoff, and T. Schneider, 2016: Seasonal and interannual variations of the energy flux equator and ITCZ. Part II: Zonally varying shifts of the ITCZJournal of Climate29, 7281-7293.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Liu, J. and T. Schneider, 2016: Contrasting responses to orbital precession on Titan and Earth. Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 7774–7780.
    [PDF] [SI] [Official version]

  • Brient, F. and T. Schneider, 2016: Constraints on climate sensitivity from space-based measurements of low-cloud reflection. Journal of Climate, 29, 5821-5835.
    [PDF][SI] [Official version] [Cloud variability analysis code] [Model weighting code]

  • Adam, O., T. Schneider, F. Brient, and T. Bischoff, 2016: Relation of the double-ITCZ bias to the atmospheric energy budget in climate modelsGeophysical Research Letters, 43, 7670–7677.
    [PDF] [SI] [Official version]

  • Brient, F., T. Schneider, Z. Tan, S. Bony, X. Qu, and A. Hall, 2016: Shallowness of tropical low clouds as a predictor of climate models’ response to warming. Climate Dynamics, 47433-449.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Byrne, M. P. and T. Schneider, 2016: Energetic constraints on the width of the intertropical convergence zoneJournal of Climate29, 4709-4721.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Wills, R. C., M. P. Byrne, and T. Schneider, 2016: Thermodynamic and dynamic controls on changes in the zonally anomalous hydrological cycle. Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 4640-4649.
    [PDF] [SI] [Official version] [EOS Spotlight]

  • Adam, O., T. Bischoff, and T. Schneider, 2016: Seasonal and interannual variations of the energy flux equator and ITCZ. Part I: Zonally averaged ITCZ position. Journal of Climate, 29, 3219-3230.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Wills, R. C. and T. Schneider, 2016: How stationary eddies shape changes in the hydrological cycle: Zonally asymmetric experiments in an idealized GCMJournal of Climate, 29, 3161-3179.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Bischoff, T., and T. Schneider, 2016: The equatorial energy balance, ITCZ position, and double ITCZ bifurcations. Journal of Climate, 29, 2997-3013.
    [PDF] [Official version] [Corrigendum]

  • Ait-Chaalal, F., T. Schneider, B. Meyer, and B. Marston, 2016: Cumulant expansions for atmospheric flows. New Journal of Physics, 18, 025019.
    [PDF][Official version]

2015

  • Pressel, K. G., C. M. Kaul, T. Schneider, Z. Tan, and S. Mishra, 2015: Large-eddy simulation in an anelastic framework with closed water and entropy balances. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 7, 1425–1456, doi:10.1002/2015MS000496.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Laraia, A. L., and T. Schneider, 2015: Superrotation in terrestrial atmospheres. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 72, 4281-4296.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Levine, X. J., and T. Schneider, 2015: Baroclinic eddies and the extent of the Hadley circulation: An idealized GCM study. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 72, 2744-2761.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Wills, R. C., and T. Schneider, 2015: Stationary eddies and the zonal asymmetry of net precipitation and ocean freshwater forcing. Journal of Climate, 28, 5115-5133.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Walker, J. M., S. Bordoni, and T. Schneider, 2015: Interannual variability in the large-scale dynamics of the South Asian summer monsoon. Journal of Climate, 28, 3731-3750.
    [PDF] [Offical version]

  • Ait-Chaalal, F., and T. Schneider, 2015: Why eddy momentum fluxes are concentrated in the upper troposphere. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 72, 1585-1604.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Schneider, T., T. Bischoff, and H. Plotka, 2015: Physics of changes in synoptic midlatitude temperature variability. Journal of Climate, 28, 2312-2331. Corrigendum, 29, 3471.
    [PDF] [Official version] [Corrigendum]

  • Soto, A., M. Mischna, T. Schneider, C. Lee, and M. Richardson, 2015: Martian atmospheric collapse: Idealized GCM studies. Icarus, 250, 553-569.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Liu, J., and T. Schneider, 2015: Scaling of off-equatorial jets in giant planet atmospheresJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 72, 389-408.
    [PDF] [Official version]

2014

  • Adam, O., T. Schneider, and N. Harnik, 2014: Role of changes in mean temperatures versus temperature gradients in the recent widening of the Hadley circulation. Journal of Climate, 27, 7450-7461.
    [PDF] [Offical version]

  • Schneider, T., T. Bischoff, and G. H. Haug, 2014: Migrations and dynamics of the Intertropical Convergence Zone. Nature, 513, 45-53.
    [Official version]

  • Liu, J., T. Schneider, and L. N. Fletcher, 2014: Constraining the depth of Saturn’s zonal winds by measuring thermal and gravitational signals. Icarus, 239, 260-272.
    [PDF] [Offical version]

  • Bischoff, T., and T. Schneider, 2014: Energetic constraints on the position of the Intertropical Convergence Zone. Journal of Climate, 27, 4937-4951.
    [PDF] [Offical version]

2013

  • Mbengue, C. O., and T. Schneider, 2013: Storm track shifts under climate change: what can be learned from large-scale dry dynamics. Journal of Climate, 26, 9923-9930.
    [PDF] [Offical version]

  • Kaspi, Y., and T. Schneider, 2013: The role of stationary eddies in shaping midlatitude storm tracks. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 70, 2596-2613.
    [PDF] [Offical version]

  • Hayes, A. G., R. D. Lorenz, M. A. Donelan, M. Manga, J. I. Lunine, T. Schneider, M. P. Lamb, J. M. Mitchell, W. W. Fischer, S. D. Graves, H. L. Tolman, O. Aharonson, P. J. Encrenaz, B. Ventura, D. Casarano, C. Notarnicola, 2013: Wind driven capillary-gravity waves on Titan’s lakes: Hard to detect or non-existent? Icarus, 225, 403-412.
    [PDF] [Offical version]

  • Mazloff, M. R., R. Ferrari, and T. Schneider, 2013: The force balance of the Southern Ocean meridional overturning circulation. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 43, 1193-1208.
    [PDF] [Offical version]

  • Liu, J., T. Schneider, and Y. Kaspi, 2013: Predictions of thermal and gravitational signals of Jupiter’s deep zonal winds. Icarus, 224, 114-125.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Merlis, T. M., T. Schneider, S. Bordoni, and I. Eisenman, 2013: The tropical precipitation response to orbital precession. Journal of Climate, 26, 2010-2021.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Merlis, T. M., T. Schneider, S. Bordoni, and I. Eisenman, 2013: Hadley circulation response to orbital precession. Part II: Subtropical continent. Journal of Climate, 26, 754-771.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Merlis, T. M., T. Schneider, S. Bordoni, and I. Eisenman, 2013: Hadley circulation response to orbital precession. Part I: Aquaplanets. Journal of Climate, 26, 740-753.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Lee, C.-T. A., B. Shen, B. S. Slotnick, K. Liao, G. R. Dickens, Y. Yokoyama, A. Lenardic, R. Dasgupta, M. Jellinek, J. S. Lackey, T. Schneider, and M. Tice, 2013: Continental arc–island arc fluctuations, growth of crustal carbonates, and long-term climate changeGeosphere, 9, 21-36.
    [PDF] [Official version]

2012

  • Keppel-Aleks, G., P. O. Wennberg, R. A. Washenfelder, D. Wunch, T. Schneider, G. C. Toon, R. J. Andres, J.-F. Blavier, B. Connor, K. J. Davis, A. R. Desai, J. Messerschmidt, J. Notholt, C. M. Roehl, V. Sherlock, B. B. Stephens, S. A. Vay, and S. C. Wofsy, 2012: The imprint of surface fluxes and transport on variations in total column carbon dioxide.Biogeosciences, 9, 875-891.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Orton, G. S, L. N. Fletcher, J. Liu, T. Schneider, P. A. Yanamandra-Fisher, I. de Pater, M. Edwards, T. R. Geballe, H. B. Hammel, T. Fujiyoshi, T. Encrenaz, E. Pantin, O. Mousis, T. Fuse, 2012: Recovery and characterization of Neptune’s near-polar stratospheric hot spot. Planetary and Space Science, 61, 161-167.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Schneider, T., S. D. Graves, E. L. Schaller, and M. E. Brown, 2012: Polar methane accumulation and rain storms on Titan from simulations of the methane cycle. Nature,481, 58-61.
    [PDF (Accepted Ms.)] [Official version] [Caltech News Release]

2011

  • O’Gorman, P. A., N. Lamquin, T. Schneider, and M. S. Singh, 2011: The relative humidity in an isentropic advection-condensation model: Limited poleward influence and properties of subtropical minima. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 68, 3079-3093.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Liu, J., and T. Schneider, 2011: Convective generation of equatorial superrotation in planetary atmospheres. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 68, 2742-2756.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Eisenman, I., T. Schneider, D. S. Battisti, and C. M. Bitz, 2011: Consistent changes in the sea ice seasonal cycle in response to global warming. Journal of Climate, 24, 5325-5335.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Kaspi, Y., and T. Schneider, 2011: Downstream self-destruction of storm tracks. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 68, 2459-2464.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Merlis, T. M., and T. Schneider, 2011: Changes in zonal surface temperature gradients and Walker circulations in a wide range of climates. Journal of Climate, 24, 4757-4768.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Levine, X. J., and T. Schneider, 2011: Response of the Hadley circulation to climate change in an aquaplanet GCM coupled to a simple representation of ocean heat transport. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 68, 769-783.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Keppel-Aleks, G., P. O. Wennberg, and T. Schneider, 2011: Sources of variations in total column carbon dioxide. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 3581-3593.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Kaspi, Y., and T. Schneider, 2011: Winter cold of eastern continental boundaries induced by warm ocean waters. Nature, 471, 621-624.
    [Official version] [Nature News & Views] [Caltech News Release] [Scientific American]

2010

  • Liu, J., and T. Schneider, 2010: Mechanisms of jet formation on the giant planets. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 67, 3652-3672.
    [PDF] [Official version] [Animations]

  • Merlis, T. M., and T. Schneider, 2010: Atmospheric dynamics of Earth-like tidally locked aquaplanets. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 2, Art. #13, 17 pp.
    [PDF] [Official version] [Correction]
    Zonal wind animations: [Slow rotation] [Rapid rotation] [More animations]

  • Schneider, T., P. A. O’Gorman, and X. J. Levine, 2010: Water vapor and the dynamics of climate changes. Reviews of Geophysics, 48, RG3001, doi:10.1029/2009RG000302.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Bordoni, S., and T. Schneider, 2010: Regime transitions of steady and time-dependent Hadley circulations: Comparison of axisymmetric and eddy-permitting simulations. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 67, 1643-1654.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Couhert, A., T. Schneider, J. Li, D. E. Waliser, and A. M. Tompkins, 2010: The maintenance of the relative humidity of the subtropical free troposphere. Journal of Climate, 23, 390-403.
    [PDF] [Official version]

2009

  • Sobel, A. H., and T. Schneider, 2009: Single-layer axisymmetric model for a Hadley circulation with parameterized eddy momentum forcing. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 1, Art. #10, 11 pp. doi:10.3894/JAMES.2009.1.10.
    [PDF] [Correction (PDF)] [Matlab code (by Tim Cronin)]

  • O’Gorman, P. A., and T. Schneider, 2009: Scaling of precipitation extremes over a wide range of climates simulated with an idealized GCM. Journal of Climate, 22, 5676-5685.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • O’Gorman, P. A., and T. Schneider, 2009: The physical basis for increases in precipitation extremes in simulations of 21st-century climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106, 14773-14777.
    [PDF] [Official version] [Supporting Information (PDF)]

  • Schaller, E. L., H. G. Roe, T. Schneider, and M. E. Brown, 2009: Storms in the tropics of Titan. Nature, 460, 873-875.
    [PDF] [Supplementary Information (PDF)] [Official version] [Caltech News Release]

  • Merlis, T. M., and T. Schneider, 2009: Scales of linear baroclinic instability and macroturbulence in dry atmospheres. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 66, 1821-1833.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Schneider, T., and J. Liu, 2009: Formation of jets and equatorial superrotation on Jupiter. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 66, 579-601.
    [PDF] [Official version] [Animations]

2008

  • Korty, R. L., and T. Schneider, 2008: Extent of Hadley circulations in dry atmospheres.Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L23803, doi:10.1029/2008GL035847.
    [PDF] [Official version] [Editors’ Highlight]

  • O’Gorman, P. A., and T. Schneider, 2008: Energy of midlatitude transient eddies in idealized simulations of changed climates. Journal of Climate, 21, 5797-5806.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Schneider, T., and P. A. O’Gorman, 2008: Moist convection and the thermal stratification of the extratropical troposphere. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 65, 3571-3583.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Bordoni, S., and T. Schneider, 2008: Monsoons as eddy-mediated regime transitions of the tropical overturning circulation. Nature Geoscience, 1, 515-519.
    [PDF] [Official version] [Caltech News Release]

  • O’Gorman, P. A., and T. Schneider, 2008: The hydrological cycle over a wide range of climates simulated with an idealized GCM. Journal of Climate, 21, 3815-3832.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Schneider, T., and C. C. Walker, 2008: Scaling laws and regime transitions of macroturbulence in dry atmospheres. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 65, 2153-2173.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Marston, J. B., E. Conover, and T. Schneider, 2008: Statistics of an unstable barotropic jet from a cumulant expansion. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 65, 1955-1966.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Schneider, T., and S. Bordoni, 2008: Eddy-mediated regime transitions in the seasonal cycle of a Hadley circulation and implications for monsoon dynamics. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 65, 915-934.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • O’Gorman, P. A., and T. Schneider, 2008: Weather-layer dynamics of baroclinic eddies and multiple jets in an idealized general circulation model. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 65, 524-535.
    [PDF] [Official version]

2007

  • Korty, R. L., and T. Schneider, 2007: A climatology of the tropospheric thermal stratification using saturation potential vorticity. Journal of Climate, 20, 5977-5991.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • O’Gorman, P. A., and T. Schneider, 2007: Recovery of atmospheric flow statistics in a general circulation model without nonlinear eddy-eddy interactions. Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L22801, doi:10.1029/2007GL031779.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Schneider, T., 2007: Uncertainty in climate-sensitivity estimates. Nature, 446, doi:10.1038/nature05707.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Schneider, T., 2007: Comment on “Spatio-temporal filling of missing points in geophysical data sets” by D. Kondrashov and M. Ghil, Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 13, 151-159, 2006.
    Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 14, 1-2.
    [PDF] [Official version]

2006

  • Walker, C. C., and T. Schneider, 2006: Eddy influences on Hadley circulations: Simulations with an idealized GCM. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 63, 3333-3350.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • O’Gorman, P. A., and T. Schneider, 2006: Stochastic models for the kinematics of moisture flux and condensation in homogeneous turbulent flows. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 63, 2992-3005.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Schneider, T., K. L. Smith, P. A. O’Gorman, and C. C. Walker, 2006: A climatology of tropospheric zonal-mean water vapor fields and fluxes in isentropic coordinates. Journal of Climate, 19, 5918-5933.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Schneider, T., 2006: The general circulation of the atmosphere. Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 34, 655-688.
    [PDF] [Official version] [Supplement: Spinup animation] [Another spinup animation] [Corrigendum]

  • Schneider, T., and C. C. Walker, 2006: Self-organization of atmospheric macroturbulence into critical states of weak nonlinear eddy-eddy interactions. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 63, 1569-1586.
    [PDF] [Official version]

1999-2005

  • Walker, C. C., and T. Schneider, 2005: Response of idealized Hadley circulations to seasonally varying heating.
    Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L06813, doi:10.1029/2004GL022304.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Schneider, T., 2005: Zonal momentum balance, potential vorticity dynamics, and mass fluxes on near-surface isentropes.
    Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 62, 1884-1900.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Krakauer, N. Y., T. Schneider, J. T. Randerson, and S. C. Olsen, 2004: Using generalized cross-validation to select parameters in inversions for regional carbon fluxes.
    Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L19108, doi:10.1029/2004GL020323.
    [PDF] [Online Supplement (PDF)] [Official version]

  • Schneider, T., 2004: The tropopause and the thermal stratification in the extratropics of a dry atmosphere.
    Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 61,1317-1340.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Schneider, T., I. M. Held, and S. T. Garner, 2003: Boundary effects in potential vorticity dynamics.
    Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 60, 1024-1040.
    [PDF] [Official version] [Corrigendum (PDF)]

  • Schneider, T., and I. M. Held, 2001: Discriminants of twentieth-century changes in Earth surface temperatures.
    Journal of Climate, 14, 249-254.
    [PDF] [Official version] [Animations] [Higher-order discriminants (PDF)]

  • Schneider, T., 2001: Analysis of incomplete climate data: Estimation of mean values and covariance matrices and imputation of missing values.
    Journal of Climate, 14, 853-871.
    [PDF] [Official version] [Matlab code]

  • Schneider, T., and A. Neumaier, 2001: Algorithm 808: ARfit – A Matlab package for the estimation of parameters and eigenmodes of multivariate autoregressive models.
    ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, 27, 58-65.
    [PDF] [Official version] [Matlab code]

  • Neumaier, A., and T. Schneider, 2001: Estimation of parameters and eigenmodes of multivariate autoregressive models.
    ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, 27, 27-57.
    [PDF] [Official version] [Matlab code]

  • Schneider, T., and S. M. Griffies, 1999: A conceptual framework for predictability studies.
    Journal of Climate, 12, 3133-3155.
    [PDF] [Official version]

  • Held, I. M., and T. Schneider, 1999: The surface branch of the mass transport circulation in the troposphere.
    Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 56, 1688-1697.
    [PDF] [Official version]