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Modern-Era Retrospective analysis for Research and Applications, Version 2


MERRA-2 Overview: The Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Applications, Version 2 (MERRA-2), Ronald Gelaro, et al., 2017, J. Clim., doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0758.1

The American Meteorological Society has a special collection of articles relevant to MERRA-2. This collection, coordinated by Mike Bosilovich, is available at http://journals.ametsoc.org/topic/merra-2.

Tao, J., R. D. Koster, R. H. Reichle, B. A. Forman, Y. Xue, R. H. Chen, and M. Moghaddam, 2019. Permafrost Variability over the Northern Hemisphere Based on the MERRA-2 Reanalysis. Cryo., 13, 2087-2110. doi:10.5194/tc-13-2087-2019.

Draper, C., and R. H. Reichle, 2019. Assimilation of satellite soil moisture for improved atmospheric reanalyses. Mon. Wea. Rev, 147, 2163-2188. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-18-0393.1.

Draper, C. S., R. H. Reichle, and R. D. Koster, 2018. Assessment of MERRA-2 Land Surface Energy Flux Estimates. J Climate (MERRA-2 Special Collection), 31, 671-691. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0121.1.

Du, J., J. S. Kimball, R. H. Reichle, L. A. Jones, J. D. Watts, and Y. Kim, 2018. Global Satellite Retrievals of the Near-Surface Atmospheric Vapor Pressure Deficit from AMSR-E and AMSR2. Remote Sensing, 10, 1175. doi:10.3390/rs10081175.

Randles, C. A., A. da Silva, V. Buchard, P. R. Colarco, A. S. Darmenov, R. C. Govindaraju, A. Smirnov, R. A. Ferrare, J. W. Hair, Y.Shinozuka, and C. Flynn, 2017. The MERRA-2 Aerosol Reanalysis, 1980-onward, Part I: System Description and Data Assimilation Evaluation. J. Clim, 30, 6823-6850. DOI:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0609.1.

Bosilovich, M. G., F. R. Robertson, L. Takacs, A. Molod, and D. Mocko, 2017. Atmospheric Water Balance and Variability in the MERRA-2 Reanalysis. J. Clim, 30, 4, 1177-1196. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0338.1.

Reichle, R., Q. Liu, R. Koster, C. Draper, S. Mahanama, and G. Partyka, 2017. Land Surface Precipitation in MERRA-2. J. Clim, 30, 5, 1643-1664. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0570.1.

Buchard, V., C. A. Randles, A. da Silva,A. S. Darmenov, P. R. Colarco,R. C. Govindaraju, R. A. Ferrare, J. W. Hair, A. Beyersdorf, L. D. Ziemba, and H. Yu, 2017. The MERRA-2 Aerosol Reanalysis, 1980-onward, Part II: Evaluation and Case Studies. J. Clim, 30, 6851-6872. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0613.1.

Coy, L., P. A. Newman, S. Pawson, and L. R. Lait, 2017. Dynamics of the Disrupted 2015-2016 Quasi-Biennial Oscillation. J Clim, 30, 5661–5674. DOI 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0663.1.

Wargan, K., G. J. Labow, S. M. Frith, S. Pawson, N. J. Livesey, and G. S. Partyka, 2017. Evaluation of the Ozone Fields in NASA's MERRA-2 Reanalysis. J. Clim, 30, 2961–2988. DOI:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0699.1.

Reichle, R. H., C. S. Draper, Q. Liu, M. Girotto, S. P. Mahanama, R. D. Koster, and G. De Lannoy, 2017. Assessment of MERRA-2 land surface hydrology estimates. J. Clim, 30, 8, 2937-2960. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0720.1.

Lim, Y.-K., R. M. Kovach, S. Pawson, and G. Vernieres, 2017. The 2015/2016 El Nino Event in Context of the MERRA-2 Reanalysis: A Comparison of the Tropical Pacific with 1982/1983 and 1997/1998. Journal of Climate, 30, 4819-4842. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0800.1.

Wargan, K., and L. Coy, 2016. Strengthening of the Tropopause Inversion Layer During the 2009 Sudden Stratospheric Warming: A MERRA-2 Study. J. Amtos. Sci, 73, 1871-1887. doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-15-0333.1.

Collow, A., and M. Miller, 2016. The Seasonal Cycle of the Radiation Budget and Cloud Radiative Effect in the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil. J. Clim, 29, 21, 7703-7722. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0089.1.

Collow, A., M. G. Bosilovich, and R. D. Koster, 2016. Large Scale Influences on Summertime Extreme Precipitation in the Northeastern United States. J. Hydrometeor, 17, 3045-3061. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-16-0091.1.

Coy, L., K. Wargan, A. M. Molod, W. R. McCarty, and S. Pawson, 2016. Structure and Dynamics of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation in MERRA-2. J. Clim, 29, 5339-5354. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0809.1.

Robertson, F. R., M. G. Bosilovich and J. B. Roberts, 2016. Reconciling Land–Ocean Moisture Transport Variability in Reanalyses with P − ET in Observationally Driven Land Surface Models. J. Cli, 29, 23, 8625-8646. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0379.1.