Profile for Stephen Lang


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Affiliation: SSAI
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Office Phone: 301-614-6331
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Overview

Education M.S. - 1991 - Meteorology - Florida State University B.S. - 1985 - Meteorology - Cornell University Research Interests
  • Numerical Cloud Modeling
  • Mesoscale Convective Systems
  • Heat/Moisture Budgets (MCSs)
  • Atmospheric Radiation
  • Radar
  • Publications

    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 As a result, this information is currently out of date and does not include the most recent publications.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.


    Tao, W.-K., D. Wu, T. Matsui, C. Peters-Lidard, S. Lang, A. Hou, and M. Rienecker (2013). The Diurnal Variation of Precipitation during MC3E: A Numerical Modeling Study Journal of Geophysical Research, 118(113), 7199–7218
    doi:10.1002/jgrd.50410

    Lang, S., W. Tao, X. Zeng, and Yaping Li (2011). Reducing the Biases in Simulated Radar Reflectivities from a Bulk Microphysics Scheme: Tropical Convective Systems J.Atmos.Sci., 68(10), 2306-2320
    10.1175/JAS-D-10-05000.1

    Tao, W., Jainn Jong Shi, Shuyi S. Chen, S. Lang, Pay-Liam Lin, Song-You Hong, Christa Peters-Lidard, and A. Hou (2011). The impact of microphysical schemes on hurricane intensity and track Asia-Pacific J.Atmos.Sci., 47(1), 1-16
    10.1007/s13143-011-1001-z

    Tao, W., Jainn Jong Shi, Pay-Lin Lin, Jhihying Chen, S. Lang, Mei-Yu Chang, Ming-Jen Yang, Chun-Chien Wu, Christa Peters-Lidard, Chung-Hsiung Sui, and Ben Jong-Dao Jou (2011). High-Resolution Numerical Simulation of the Extreme Rainfall Associated with Typhoon Morakot. Part I: Comparing the Impact of Microphysics and PBL Parameterizations with Observations Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 22(6), 673-696
    10.3319/TAO.2011.08.26.01(TM)

    Zeng, X., W. Tao, T. Matsui, Shaocheng Xie, S. Lang, Minghua Zhang, D. Starr, X. Li, and J. Simpson (2011). Estimating the Ice Crystal Enhancement Factor in the Tropics J. Atmos. Sci., 68(7), 1424-1434
    10.1175/2011JAS3550.1

    Hagos S., C. Zhang, W. Tao, S. Lang, Y. N. Takayabu, S. Shige, M. Katsumata, W.S. Olson, and T. L’Ecuyer (2010). Estimates of Tropical Diabatic Heating Profiles: Commonalities and Uncertainties J. Climate, 23(3), 542–558
    doi:10.1175/2009JCLI3025.1

    Shi, R., R. Fernandez-Borda, W.-K. Tao, T. Matsui, R. Cifelli, A. Hou, S. Lang, A. Tokay, C. Peters-Lidard, G. Skofronick-Jackson, S. Rutledge, and W. Petersen (2010). WRF Simulations of the January 20-22 2007 Snow Events over Eastern Canada: Comparison with in-situ and Satellite Observations J. Appl. Meteor. Clim., 49, 2246–2266
    doi:10.1175/2010JAMC2282.1

    Tao W.-K., S. Lang, X. Zeng, S. Shige, and Y. Takayabu (2010). Relating convective and stratiform rain to latent heating J. Clim., 23(7), 1874-1893
    doi:10.1175/2009JCLI3278.1

    Tao W.-K., J. Shi, S. Chen, S. Lang, S.-Y. Hong, C. Peters-Lidard, S.A. Braun, G. Thompson, and J. Simpson (2010). New, improved bulk-microphysical schemes for studying precipitation processes in WRF: Part I: Comparison with different microphysical schemes Mon. Wea. Rev..

    Zhang,Chidong, Jian Ling, Samson Hagos, W. Tao, S. Lang, Yukari N. Takayabu, Shoichi Shige, Masaki Katsumata, W.S. Olson, and Tristan L’Ecuyer (2010). MJO Signals in Latent Heating: Results from TRMM Retrievals J. Atmos. Sci., 67(11), 3488-3508
    doi:10.1175/JAS3398.1

    Jiang X. , D. Waliser , J.L. Li , B. Tian , W. Olson , M. Grecu, W. Tao, S. Lang, J. Tompkins, and T. L'Ecuyer (2009). Characterizing the vertical heating structure of the MJO using TRMM J. Climate, 22(22), 6001-6020
    doi:10.1175/2009JCLI3048.1

    Matsui, T., X. Zeng, W.-K. Tao, H. Masunaga, W.S. Olson, and S. Lang (2009). Evaluation of long-term cloud-resolving model simulations using satellite radiance observations and muti-frequency satellite simulators J. Atmos. Ocea. Tech., 26(7), 1261–1274
    doi:10.1175/2008JTECHA1168.1

    Tao, W., D. Anderson , J. Chern, J. Estin , A. Hou , P. Houser , R. Kakar , S. Lang, W. Lau , C. Peters-Lidard , X. Li, T. Matsui , B.W. Shen , J.J. Shi , and X. Zeng (2009). Goddard Multi-Scale Modeling Systems with Unified Physics Annales Geophysics, 27, 3055-3064
    ISSN 0992-7689

    Zeng, X., J. Simpson, X. Li, D.O. Starr, X. Li, S. Lang, S. Xie, A. Hou, M. Zhang, and W. Tao (2009). The indirect effect of ice nuclei on atmospheric radiation J. Atmos. Sci., 66(1), 41-61
    10.1175/2008JAS2778.1

    Zeng,Xiping., W. Tao, M. Zhang, Y. Arthur Hou, S. Xie, S. Lang, X. Li, David OC Starr, and X. Li (2009). A Contribution by Ice Nuclei to Global Warming Q. J. Roy. Meteoro. Soc, 135(638), 1614-1629
    10.1002/qj.576

    Tao W.-K., C. Peters-Lidard, W. Lau, S. Lang, A. Hou, P. Houser, J. Chern, R. Atlas, D. Anderson, R. Kakar, S. Kumar, W. Lapenta, X. Li, T. Matsui, M. Rienecker, B.-W. Shen, J.J. Shi, J. Simpson, and X. Zeng (2008). A Goddard multi-scale modeling system with unified physics GEWEX News, 18(1), 6-8

    Zeng, X., W.-K. Tao, S. Lang, A. Hou, M. Zhang, and J. Simpson (2008). On the sensitivity of atmospheric ensemble to cloud microphysics in long-term cloud-resolving model simulations J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, Special Issue on high-resolution cloud models, 86A(0026-1165), 45-65
    10.2151/jmsj.86A.45

    Zeng, X., W.-K. Tao, M. Zhang, A. Hou, S. Xie, S. Lang, X. Li, D.O. Starr, and J. Simpson (2008). The indirect effect of ice nuclei on atmospheric radiation J. Atmos. Ocea. Tech., 66(1), 41-61
    doi:10.1175/2008JAS2778.1

    Zinner T., A. Marshak, S. Lang, J. V. Martins, and B. Mayer (2008). Remote sensing of cloud sides of deep convection: Towards a three-dimensional retrieval of cloud particle size profiles Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8(16), 4741-4757
    doi:10.5194/acp-8-4741-2008

    Lang, S., W.-K. Tao, R. Cifelli, W.S. Olson, J. Halverson, S. Rutledge, and J. Simpson (2007). Improving simulations of convective systems from TRMM LBA: Easterly and westerly regimes J. Atmos. Sci., 64, 1141-1164
    10.1175/JAS3879.1

    Tao W.-K., S. Lang, T. Matsui, A. Khain, X. Li, and J. Simpson (2007). The role of atmospheric aerosol concentration on deep convective precipitation: Cloud-resolving model simulations J. Geophys. Res., 112(D24S18).
    10.1029/2007JD008728

    Zeng, X., W. Tao, M. Zhang, C. Peters-Lidard, S. Lang, J. Simpson, S. Kumar, S. Xie, J. Eastman, C. Shie, and J. Geiger (2007). Evaluating Clouds in Long-Term Cloud-Resolving Model Simulations with Observational Data J. Atmos. Sci., 64, 4153-4329

    Grabowski W., P. Bechtold, A. Cheng, R. Forbes, G. Halliwell, M. Khairoutdinov, S. Lang, T. Nasuno, J. Petch, W.-K. Tao, R. Wong, X. Wu, and K. Xu (2006). Daytime convective developments over land: An idealized model intercomparison case based on LBA observations Q. J. Roy. Meteorl. Soc., 132, 317-344

    Olson, W.S., S. Lang, Y. Wang, S.A. Braun, T.L. Bell, W.-K. Tao, G.W. Petty, S. Yang, C.D. Kummerow, 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. Meteor. and Clim., 5(45), 702-720

    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

    Tao W.-K., E. Smith, R.F. Adler, Z. Haddad, A. Hou, T. Iguchi, R. Kakar, T. Krishnamurti, C. Kummerow, S. Lang, R. Meneghini, K. Nakamura, T. Nakazawa, K. Okamoto, W.S. Olson, S. Satoh, S. Shige, J. Simpson, Y. Takayabu, G. Tripoli, and S. Yang (2006). Retrieval of latent heating from TRMM measurements Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 1555-1572

    Tao W.-K., R. Kakar, T. Iguchi, A. Hou, Z.S. Haddad, R.F. Adler, E. Smith, T.N. Krishnamurti, C.D. Kummerow, S. Lang, R. Meneghini, K. Nakamura, T. Nakazawa, K. Okamoto, W.S. Olson, S. Satoh, S. Shige, J. Simpson, Y. Takayabu, G.J. Tripoli, and S. Yang (2006). Retrieval of Latent Heating from TRMM Measurements BAMS, 87(11), 1555-1572

    Tao W.-K., S. Satoh, W.S. Olson, S. Lang, S. Shige, Y. Takayabu, and S. Yang (2004). Heating structure derived from TRMM The Latent Heating Algorithms Developed from TRMM PR Data, 18-40

    Lang, S., W.-K. Tao, J. Simpson, and B. Ferrier (2003). Modeling of convective-stratiform precipitation processes: Sensitivity to partitioning methods J. Appl. Meteor., 42, 505 527

    Tao W. -K., J. Simpson, D. Baker, S.A. Braun, M.-D. Chou, B. Ferrier, D. Johnson, A. Khain, S. Lang, B. Lynn, C.-L. Shie, D. Starr, C.-H. Sui, Y. Wang, and P. Wetzel (2003). Microphysics, radiation and surface processes in a non-hydrostatic model Meteor. Atmos. Phy., 82, 97-137

    Tao W. -K., R.F. Adler, D. Baker, S.A. Braun, M.-D. Chou, M. Jasinski, Y. Jia, R. Kakar, M. Karyampudi, S. Lang, W. K.-M. Lau, B. Lynn, Z.-X. Pu, M. Shepherd, J. Simpson, D. Starr, Y. Wang, W. Weinman, and P. Wetzel (2003). Regional Scale Modeling at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Recent Research Developments in Atmospheric Science Research Signpost, 2, 1-52

    Tao W.-K., J. Simpson, D. Baker, S. Braun, M. -D. Chou, B. Ferrier, D. Johnson, A. Khain, S. Lang, B. Lynn, C.-L. Shie, D. Starr, C. -H. Sui, Y. Wang, and P. Wetzel (2003). Microphysics, radiation and surface processes in the Goddard Cumulus Ensemble (GCM) model Meteor. Atmos. Phys., 82, 97-137

    Wang Y., W.-K. Tao, J. Simpson, and S. Lang (2003). The sensitivity of tropical squall lines to surface fluxes: Three-dimensional cloud-resolving model simulations Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 129(589), 987-1006 Part C

    Olson, W.S., S. Yang, C.D. Kummerow, Z. Haddad, W. Tao, S. Lang, D.E. Johnson, S.A. Braun, C. Chiu, and J.J. Wang (2002). Estimation of precipitation and latent heating distributions by satellite passive/active microwave remote sensing Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment, 50-57

    Tao W. -K., S.-C. Chen, Y. Jia, D. Baker, S. Lang, P. Wetzel, W.K.-M. Lau, Y.-H. Kuo, and J. Dudhia (2001). A Study of Heavy Precipitation Events in Taiwan During 10-13 August, 1994: Mesoscale Model Simulations mm5 Users Workshop

    Tao W. -K., S. Lang, R. Meneghini, J. Halverson, R. Johnson, and J. Simpson (2001). Latent Heating Retrievals using the TRMM Precipitation Radar: A Multi-seasonal Study EGS Meeting

    Tao W. -K., S. Lang, J. Simpson, R. Meneghini, J. Halverson, R. Johnson, and R.F. Adler (2001). Precipitation Processes Derived from TRMM Satellite Data, Cloud Resolving Model and Field Campaigns 30th International Conference on Radar Meteorology

    Tao W.-K., S. Lang, W.S. Olson, S. Yang, R. Meneghini, J. Simpson, E. Smith, C. Kummerow, and J. Halverson (2001). Retrieved vertical profiles of latent heat release using TRMM products J. Appl. Meteor., 40, 957-982

    Redelsperger J.L., P.R. A. Brown, F. Guichard, C. Hoff, M. Kawasima, S. Lang, T. Montmerle, K. Nakamura, K. Saito, C. Seman, W. -K. Tao, and L.J. Donner (2000). A GCSS Model Intercomparison for a Tropical Squall Line Observed During TOGA-COARE. Part 1: Cloud-Resolving Models Q. J. R. Met. Soc., 126, 823-864

    Tao W. -K., S. Lang, B. Meneghini, J. Halverson, R. Johnson, and J. Simpson (2000). Latent Heating Retrievals Using the TRMM Precipitation Radar: A Multi-Seasonal Study AGU Fall Meeting

    Tao W. -K., Y. Wang, S. Lang, B. Ferrier, and J. Simpson (2000). Numerical Simulations of TRMM LBA, TOGA COARE, GATE, ARM and PRESTORM Convective Systems: Sensitivity Tests on Microphysical Processes AGU Fall Meeting

    Lang, S., W. -K. Tao, J. Simpson, and B. Ferrier (1999). The Use of Convective-Stratiform Separation Techniques within a Cloud Resolving Model 8th Conference on Mesoscale Processes

    Lang, S., W.-K. Tao, J. Simpson, and B.S. Ferrier (1998). The sensitivity of bulk cloud microphysics within a cloud resolving model to advective schemes: 4th order vs. positive definite AMS Conference on Cloud Physics

    Wang Y., W.-K. Tao, J. Simpson, and S. Lang (1998). Modeling Tropical Convective Systems: Sensitivity Tests of Surface Fluxes, Longwave and Short Wave Radiation AMS Conference on Cloud Physics

    Tao W.-K., J. Simpson, C. -H. Sui, S. Lang, J. Scala, B. Ferrier, M. -D. Chou, and K. Pickering (1993). Heating, moisture and water budgets in the convective and stratiform regions of tropical and midlatitude squall lines: Their sensitivity to longwave radiation J. Atmos. Sci., 50, 673-690