Each week we share the latest peer-reviewed publications coming from the College of the Environment. Over the past week, four new articles co-authored by members of the College were added to the Web of Science database. They include articles about the Diurnal Ekman Layer, Rain shadows, and more. Read on!

1. Title: What Causes Weak Orographic Rain Shadows? Insights from Case Studies in the Cascades and Idealized Simulations
Authors: Siler, N; Durran, D
Source: Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Volume: 73, Pages: 4077-4099. Published: October 2016

2. Title: A Simple Analytical Model of the Diurnal Ekman Layer
Authors: Wenegrat, J; McPhaden, M
Source: Journal of Physical Oceanography, Volume: 46, Pages: 2877-2894. Published October 2016

3. Title: The response of Phanerozoic surface temperature to variations in atmospheric oxygen concentration
Authors: Payne, R; Britt, A; Chen, H; Kasting, J; Catling, D
Source: Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, Volume: 121, Pages: 10089-10096. Published September 2016

4. Title: The Impact of Lightning Data Assimilation on Deterministic and Ensemble Forecasts of Convective Events
Authors: Dixon, K; Mass, C; Hakim, G; Holzworth, R
Source: Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Volume 33, Pages 1801-1823. Published September 2016