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[ORCID: 0000-0001-7182-7898]

[ResearcherID: K-5813-2017]


(* indicates student author from Minder research group)

In Preparation:

Wallace, B.*, J.R. Minder, In preparation: The impact of snow loss and soil moisture on convective precipitation over the Rocky Mountains under climate warming.

Submitted / Under Review / In Revision:

Minder, J.R., W.M. Bartolini*, C. Spence, N.R. Hedstrom, P.D. Blanken, J.D. Lenters, Submitted: Characterizing and constraining uncertainty associated with surface and boundary layer turbulent fluxes in simulations of lake-effect snowfall, Weather and Forecasting.

Fults, S.L., A.K. Massmann*, A. Montecinos, E. Andrews, D.E. Kingsmill, J.R. Minder, R.D. Garreaud, J.R. Snider, Under revision: Wintertime aerosol measurements during the Chilean Coastal Orographic Precipitation Experiment , Atmos. Chem. Phys.

Accepted / In Press:

Published (Peer-Reviewed):


Xia, G., L. Zhou, J.R. Minder, R.G. Fovell, P.A. Jimenez, 2019: Simulating Impacts of Real-World Wind Farms on Land Surface Temperature Using the WRF Model: Physical Mechanisms, Climate Dynamics, 53 , 1723-1793.


Letcher, T.W.*, J.R. Minder, 2018: The simulated impact of the snow albedo feedback on the large-scale mountain-plain circulation east of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 75, 755-774.

Minder, J.R., T.W. Letcher*, C. Liu, 2018: The character and causes of elevation-dependent warming in high-resolution simulations of Rocky Mountain climate change, Journal of Climate, 31, 2093-2113.


Xia, G., M.C. Cervarich, S.B. Roy, L. Zhou, J.R. Minder, P.A. Jimenez, J.M. Freedman, 2017: Simulating impacts of real-world wind farms on land surface temperature using WRF model: validation with MODIS observations. Monthly Weather Review, 145, 4813-4836.

Massmann, A.K.*, J.R. Minder, R.D. Garreaud, D.E. Kingsmill, R.A. Valenzuela, A. Montecinos, S.L. Fults, J.R. Snider, 2017: The Chilean Coastal Orographic Precipitation Experiment: Observing the influence of microphysical rain regime on coastal orographic precipitation. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 18, 2723-2743.

Kristovich, DAR, RD Clark, J Frame, B Geerts, KR Knupp, KA Kosiba, NF Laird, ND Metz, JR Minder, T D Sikora, WJ Steenburgh, SM Steiger, J Wurman, GS Young, 2017: The Ontario Winter Lake-effect Systems Field Campaign. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98, 315-332.

Letcher, TW*, JR Minder, 2017: The simulated response of diurnal mountain winds to regionally enhanced warming caused by the snow albedo feedback. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 74, 49-67.


Welsh, D, B Geerts, JR Minder, WJ Steenburgh, PT Bergmaier, X Jing, LS Campbell, 2016: Understanding heavy lake-effect snowfall: the vertical structure of radar reflectivity in a deep snowband over and downwind of Lake Ontario. Monthly Weather Review, 144 , 4221-4244.

Minder, JR, TW Letcher*, SM Skiles, 2016: An evaluation of high-resolution regional climate model simulations of snow cover and albedo over the Rocky Mountains, with implications for the simulated snow-albedo feedback. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 121 , 9069-9088.

Campbell, L, WJ Steenburgh, PG Veals, TW Letcher*, JR Minder, 2016: Lake-Effect Mode and Precipitation Enhancement over the Tug Hill Plateau during OWLeS IOP2b. Monthly Weather Review, 144 , 1729-1748.


Minder, JR, TW Letcher*, LS Campbell, PG Veals, WJ Steenburgh, 2015: The evolution of lake-effect convection during landfall and orographic uplift as observed by profiling radars. Monthly Weather Review, 143 (11), 4422-4442.

Letcher, TW*, JR Minder, 2015: Characterization of the simulated regional snow albedo feedback using a regional climate model over complex terrain. Journal of Climate, 28 (19), 7576-7595.

Theriault, JM, JA Milbrandt, J Doyle, JR Minder, G Thompson, N Sarkadi, I Geresdi, 2015: Impact of melting snow on the valley flow field and precipitation transition. Atmospheric Research , 156 , 111-124.


Nugent, AD, RB Smith, JR Minder, 2014: Wind speed control of Tropical orographic convection. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 71 , 2695-2712.


Minder, JR, RB Smith, AD Nugent, 2013: The dynamics of ascent-forced orographic convection in the Tropics: Results from Dominica. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 70 , 4067-4088.

Minder, JR, DE Kingsmill, 2013: Mesoscale variations of the atmospheric snowline over the northern Sierra Nevada: multi-year statistics, case study, and mechanisms. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 70 , 916-938.


Smith, RB, JR Minder, AD Nugent, DJ Kirshbaum, T Storelvmo, R Warren, N Lareau, A James, and J French, 2012: Orographic Precipitation in the Tropics: The Dominica experiment. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 93, 1567-1579.


Minder, JR, DR Durran, GH Roe, 2011: Mesoscale Controls on the Mountainside Snow-line. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 68, 2107-2127.


Lundquist, JD, JR Minder, PJ Neiman, E Sukovich, 2010: Relationships between barrier jet heights, orographic precipitation gradients, and streamflow in the Northern Sierra Nevada. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 11, 1141-1156.

Minder, JR, PW Mote, JD Lundquist, 2010: Surface temperature lapse rates over complex terrain: Lessons from the Cascade Mountains . Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 115 , D14122.

Minder, JR, 2010: The sensitivity of mountain snowpack accumulation to climate warming. Journal of Climate, 23 , 2634-2650.


Minder, JR, GH Roe, DR Montgomery, 2009: Spatial patterns of rainfall and shallow landslide susceptibility . Water Resources Research, 45, W04419.


Minder, JR, DR Durran, GH Roe, AM Anders, 2008: The climatology of small-scale orographic precipitation over the Olympic mountains: Patterns and processes. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorlogical Society , 131, 817-839.


Anders, AM, GH Roe, DR Durran, JR Minder, 2007: Small-scale spatial gradients in climatological precipitation on the Olympic Peninsula. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 8, 1068-1081.


McAdoo, BC, M Capone, and JR Minder, 2004: Seafloor geomorphology of convergent margins: Implications for Cascadia seismic hazard. Tectonics, 23.

Published (non-peer reviewed):

Minder, JR , GH Roe 2011: Orographic Precipitation , in: The Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice, and Glaciers. Edited by V.P. Singh, P. Singh, and U.K. Haritashya, Springer Press.

Minder, JR, 2010: On the Climatology of Orographic Precipitation in the Mid-Latitudes. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Washington Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences.