The two-part study of the effects of explicit convection on simulations of an MJO case (one of the Year of Tropical Convection, or YOTC, cases) can be found in the following two papers:
Holloway, C. E., S. J. Woolnough, and G. M.
S. Lister, 2013: The
effects of explicit versus parameterized convection on the MJO
in a large-domain high-resolution tropical case study. Part I:
Characterization of large-scale organization and propagation.
J. Atmos. Sci., 70, 1342-1369.
Holloway, C. E., S. J. Woolnough, and G. M. S. Lister, 2015: The effects of explicit versus parameterized convection on the MJO in a large-domain high-resolution tropical case study. Part II: Processes leading to differences in MJO development. J. Atmos. Sci., in press. (AMS early online release)
I did my Ph.D. work with David Neelin at the Department of Atmos. and Oc. Sci. at UCLA. My Ph.D. dissertation sought to
determine how many vertical degrees of freedom are necessary to
characterize temperature and moisture in the tropical atmosphere,
especially on General Circulation Model (GCM) gridbox space and
time scales and larger. Assumptions of simple vertical
structure made by the quasi-equilibrium tropical circulation model
(QTCM) were tested in various observational sources. A
broader motivation was to better understand climate variability
and change, both in observations and in GCM simulations.
Most of my Ph.D. work is summarized in the following three articles:
Holloway, C. E. and J. D. Neelin, 2010: Temporal relations
of column water vapor and tropical precipitation. J. Atmos.
Sci., 67, 1091–1105, doi: 10.1175/2009JAS3284.1.
Holloway, C. E. and J. D. Neelin, 2009: Moisture vertical
structure, column water vapor, and tropical deep convection. J.
Atmos. Sci., 66, 1665-1683. Paper
Holloway, C. E. and J. D. Neelin, 2007:
The convective cold top and quasi equilibrium. J.
Atmos. Sci., 64, 1467-1487. Preprint
Also check out the page for the UK consortium project I was part
And the page for my Ph.D. advisor's UCLA research group: Climate Systems
Interactions Group (CSI).
My other publications and talks can be found at: Publications.