Profile for Thomas Bell

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Updates to our publications records have been put on hold until a new storage and delivery system has been put in place. As a result, this information is currently out of date and does not include the most recent publications. For a more complete listing of publications, please visit the Sciences and Exporation Directorate.

Rosenfeld, D., and T. Bell (2013). Reply to Comment by S.E. Yuter et al. on Why do tornadoes and hailstorms rest on weekends? J. Geophy., Res, 118 (13), 7339-7343

Rosenfeld, D., and T. Bell (2011). Why do tornados and hail storms rest on weekends? J. Geophys. Res. Atmos, 116, D20211.

Bell T.L., J. -M. Yoo, and M. -I. Lee (2009). Note on the weekly cycle of storm heights over the southeast United States J. Geophys. Res., 114(D15201).

Bell T.L., D. Rosenfeld, and K.-M. Kim (2009). The Weekly Cycle of Lightning: Evidence of Storm Invigoration by Pollution Geophys. Res. Lett., 36( L23805).

Bell T.L., D. Rosenfeld, K.-M. Kim, J. -M. Yoo, M. -I. Lee, and M. Hahnenberger (2008). Midweek increase in U.S. summer rain and storm heights suggests air pollution invigorates rainstorms J. Geophys. Res., D02209, 113.

Bell T.L., and D. Rosenfeld (2008). Comment on “Weekly precipitation cycles? Lack of evidence from United States surface stations” by D. M. Schultz et al. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35( L09803).

Koster R. D., T.L. Bell, R. Reichle, M. J. Suarez, and S. D. Schubert (2008). Using observed spatial correlation structures to increase the skill of subseasonal forecasts Mon. Weather Rev., 136(6), 1923-1939

Prabhakara C., R. Iacovazzi, J. -M. Yoo, K.-M. Kim, and T.L. Bell (2008). A method to estimate rain rate over tropical oceans with TRMM Microwave Imager radiometer J. Meteor. Soc. Japan., 86(1), 203-212

Lee M. -I., S. D. Schubert, M. J. Suarez, I. M. Held, A. Kumar, T.L. Bell, J. -K. E. Schemm, N. -C. Lau, J. J. Ploshay, H.-K. Kim, and S. -H. Yoo (2007). Sensitivity to horizontal resolution in the AGCM simulations of warm season diurnal cycle of precipitation over the United States and northern Mexico J. Climate, No. 9, 20, 1862-1881

Lee M. -I., S. D. Schubert, M. J. Suarez, T.L. Bell, and K.-M. Kim (2007). Diurnal cycle of precipitation in the NASA Seasonal to Interannual Prediction Project atmospheric general circulation model J. Geophys. Res., D16111, 112.

Kundu P.K., and T.L. Bell (2006). Space-time scaling behavior of rain statistics in a stochastic fractional diffusion model J. Hydrology, 322.

Olson W.S., C. D. Kummerow, S. Yang, G. W. Petty, W.-K. Tao, T.L. Bell, S.A. Braun, Y. Wang, S.E. Lang, D. E. Johnson, and C. Chiu (2006). Precipitation and latent heating distributions from satellite passive microwave radiometry. Part I: Improved method and uncertainties J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol., (5), 45, 702-720

Yang S., W.S. Olson, J.-J. Wang, T.L. Bell, E.A. Smith, and C. D. Kummerow (2006). Precipitation and latent heating distributions from satellite passive microwave radiometry. Part II: Evaluation of estimates using independent data J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol., (5), 45, 721-739

Bell T.L., and P.K. Kundu (2003). Comparing satellite rainfall estimates with rain gauge data: Optimal strategies suggested by a spectral model J. Geophys. Res. (D3), 108.

Kundu P.K., and T.L. Bell (2003). A stochastic model of space-time variability of mesoscale rainfall: Statistics of spatial averages Water Resources Res. (12), 1328, 39.

Steiner M., T.L. Bell, Y. Zhang, and E. F. Wood (2003). Comparison of two methods for estimating the sampling-related uncertainty of satellite rainfall averages based on a large radar dataset J. Climate, 16, -19

Bell T.L., M. -D. Chou, R. S. Lindzen, and A.Y. Hou (2002). Reply to Comment on "Does the Earth Have an Adaptive Infrared Iris?" by H. Harrison Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 83, 598-600

Negri A. J., T.L. Bell, and L. Xu (2002). Sampling of the diurnal cycle of precipitation using TRMM J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech., 19, 1333-1344

Bell T.L., P.K. Kundu, and C. Kummerow (2001). Sampling errors of SSM/I and TRMM rainfall averages: Comparison with error estimates from surface data and a simple model J. Appl. Meteor., 40, 938-954

Bell T.L., and P.K. Kundu (2000). Dependence of satellite sampling error on monthly averaged rain rates: Comparison of simple models and recent studies J. Climate, 13, 449-462

Bell T.L., and P.K. Kundu (1996). A study of the sampling error in satellite rainfall estimates using optimal averaging of data and a stochastic model J. Climate, 9, 1251-1268

Bell T.L., and R. Suhasini (1994). Principal Modes of Variation of rain-rate probability distributions J. Appl. Meteor., 33, 1067-1078

Cahalan R.F., W. Ridgway, W.J. Wiscombe, T.L. Bell, and J. B. Snider (1994). The albedo of fractal stratocumulus clouds J. Atmos. Sci., 51, 2434-2455

Bell T.L., and N. Reid (1993). Detection of the diurnal cycle of tropical rainfall from satellite observations J. Appl. Meteor., 32, 311-322

Atlas D., and T.L. Bell (1992). The relation of radar to cloud Area-Time Integrals and implications for rain measurements from space Mon. Wea. Rev., 120, 1997-2008

Bell T.L., A. Abdullah, R. L. Martin, and G. R. North (1990). Sampling errors for satellite-derived tropical rainfall: Monte Carlo study using a space-time stochastic model J. Geophys. Res., 95, 2195-2205

Cahalan R.F., M. Nestler, W. Ridgway, W.J. Wiscombe, and T. Bell (1989). Marine stratocumulus spatial structure. (19-25). Proc. Fourth Int. Conf. Stat. Clim., IMSC.

Bell, T. (1987). A space-time stochastic model of rainfall for satellite remote-sensing studies J. Geophys. Res., 92, 9631-9643

Bowman K. P., and T.L. Bell (1987). The latitude dependence of eddy variances Mon. Wea. Rev., 115, 2395-2400

Bell T.L. (1986). Theory of optimal weighting of data to detect climatic change J. Atmos. Sci., 43, 1694-1710

Bell T.L. (1985). Climatic sensitivity and fluctuation-dissipation relations. (424-440). Turbulence and Predictability in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics and Climate Dynamics, North Holland, New York.

Bell T.L. (1982). Optimal weighting of data to detect climatic change: Application to the carbon dioxide problem J. Geophys. Res., 87, 11161-11170

North G. R., F. J. Moeng, T.L. Bell, and R.F. Cahalan (1982). The latitude dependence of the variance of zonally averaged quantities Mon. Wea. Rev., 110, 319-326

North G. R., T.L. Bell, R.F. Cahalan, and F. J. Moeng (1982). Sampling errors in the estimation of Empirical Orthogonal Functions Mon. Wea. Rev., 110, 699-706

Bell T.L. (1980). Climate sensitivity from fluctuation-dissipation: Some simple model tests J. Atmos. Sci., 37, 1700-1707

Bell T.L., and M. Nelkin (1978). One-exponent scaling for very high-Reynolds-number turbulence Phys. Rev.A17, 363-369

Bell T.L., and M. Nelkin (1978). Time dependent scaling relations and a cascade model of turbulence J. Fluid Mech., 88, 369-391

Bell T.L., U. Frisch, and H. Frisch (1978). A renormalization group approach to noncoherent radiative transfer Phys. Rev.A17, 1049-1057

Bell T.L., and M. Nelkin (1977). Nonlinear cascade models for fully-developed turbulence Phys. Fluids., 20, 345-350

Bell T.L., and K. G. Wilson (1975). Finite-lattice approximations to renormalization groups Phys. Rev.B11, 3431-3444

Bell T.L., and K. G. Wilson (1974). Nonlinear renormalization groups Phys. Rev.B10, 3935-3944

Bell T.L. (1973). The α(Zα)2 vacuum-polarization correction in muonic atoms Phys. Rev.A7, 1480-1488