* indicates a mentee.


Zhou, W.*, D. Yang and S. Xie, 2020: Eastward-extended teleconnection pattern amplifies MJO impacts on the Pacific-North America. In revision. 

Yang, D., 2019: A Shallow Water Model for Convective Self-Aggregation. Submitted.

EarthArxiv preprint: doi: 10.31223/osf.io/rtc2y

Reyes, A.* and D. Yang, 2019: Spontaneous Cyclogensis without Radiative and Surface-Flux Feedbacks. In revision.

Toms, B., K. Kashinath, Prabhat, and D. Yang, 2019: Deep Learning for Scientific Inference from Geophysical Data: The Madden-Julian Oscillation as a Test Case. In revision. 


Zhang, C., Á. Adames, B. Khouider, B. Wang and D. Yang, 2019: Theories of the Madden-Julian Oscillation, Rev. Geophys., Revision submitted.

Refereed publications

Seidel, S.* and D. Yang, 2020: The Lightness of Water Vapor Helps to Stabilize Tropical Climate. Science Advances, In press. 

(This paper is currently under embargo. Come back later for more details.)

Yang, D. and S. Seidel*, 2020: The Incredible Lightness of Water Vapor.  Journal of Climate.

doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0260.1

EarthArxiv preprint: doi: 10.31223/osf.io/ha9sx

Nabizadeh, E., P. Hassanzadeh, D. Yang and E. Barnes, 2019: Size of the atmospheric blocking events: Scaling law and response to climate change. Geophysical Research Letters.

doi: 10.1029/2019GL084863

Press release: Phys.org, ScienceDaily, and NSF

Zhou, W.*, S.-P. Xie, and D. Yang, 2019: Enhanced Equatorial Warming Causes Deep-Tropical Contraction and Subtropical Monsoon Shift. Nature Climate Change

doi: 10.1038/s41558-019-0603-9

Press release: Berkeley Lab, Phys.org, ScienceDaily, and The Daily Californian

Yang, D., 2019: Convective Heating Leads to Self-Aggregation by Generating Available Potential Energy. Geophysical Research Letters.

doi: 10.1029/2019GL083805

Yang, D., A. Adames, B. Khouider, B. Wang, and C. Zhang 2019: A review of the MJO theories. The Multi-Scale Global Monsoon System. In press.

Zhou, W.*, Zhao, M., & Yang, D. 2019: Understand the direct effect of CO2 increase on tropical circulation and TC activity: Land surface warming versus direct radiative forcing. Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 6859 – 6867. 

doi: 10.1029/2019GL082865

Yang, D. 2018: Boundary layer diabatic processes, the virtual effect, and convective self‐aggregation. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 10, 2163 - 2176. 

doi: 10.1029/2017MS001261

Yang, D., 2018: Boundary Layer Height and Buoyancy Determine the Horizontal Scale of Convective Self-Aggregation. Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 75, 469–478.

doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-17-0150.1

Pritchard, M.S. and D. Yang, 2016: Response of the Superparameterized Madden–Julian Oscillation to Extreme Climate and Basic-State Variation Challenges a Moisture Mode View. Journal of Climate, 29, 4995–5008.

doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0790.1

Yang, D., and Ingersoll, A. P., 2014: A theory of the MJO horizontal scale, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 1059 – 1064.


Yang, D. and A.P. Ingersoll, 2013: Triggered Convection, Gravity Waves, and the MJO: A Shallow-Water Model. Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 70, 2476–2486.

doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-12-0255.1

Yang, D. and A.P. Ingersoll, 2011: Testing the Hypothesis that the MJO is a Mixed Rossby–Gravity Wave Packet. Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 68, 226–239.

doi: 10.1175/2010JAS3563.1

Hu, Y., Yang, D., and Yang, J., 2008: Blocking systems over an aqua planet, Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L19818.

doi: 10.1029/2008GL035351

© 2019 by Da Yang
Template from Wix.com