Department of Atmospheric Science
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523
tel: 970-492-4201; fax: 970-491-8683
I am a Research Scientist III in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University.
My research interests include ocean-atmosphere coupled processes and their effects on the intensity, frequency, and organization of tropical convection.
I'm especially interested in understanding how these interactions and their temporal and spatial scales affect the 30-70 day Madden-Julian oscillation (MJO) and its predictability.
The MJO is a fascinating disturbance that affects global weather phenomena, including drought, floods, severe storms, sea ice concentrations, and the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (you can watch a short video on the subject here).
Understanding and simulating the MJO has frustrated, challenged, inspired, and delighted scientists since its discovery in the early 1970s.
To investigate ocean-atmosphere interactions within the MJO, I analyze observations and perform model experiments using global and regional models.
At CSU, I work with Professors David Randall, Peter Jan van Leeuwen, Eric Maloney, and Sue van den Heever.
I'm a regular participant in our department's weekly Large Scale Dynamics "Super Group" meeting, a lively and informative gathering of the research groups of Professors
Elizabeth Barnes, Eric Maloney, David Randall, Dave Thompson, Jim Hurrell, and Maria Rugenstein.
More recently, I've become involved with our department's NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates program.
I've mentored students and now co-direct the program with Dr. Melissa Burt.
Book Chapters and Monographs
- PhD, Atmospheric Science, 1996
Colorado State University
- MS, Atmospheric Science, 1990
Colorado State University
- BS, Meteorology
Texas A&M University, 1987
- DeMott, C. A., and N. P. Klingaman, 2018: Air-sea interactions in the Madden-Julian oscillation. A book chapter for the WMO-sponsored "The Multi-scale Global Monsoon." Under final revision.
- Randall, D. A., C. A. DeMott, C. Stan, M. Khairoutdinov, J. Benedict, R. McCrary, K. Thayer-Calder, and M. Branson, 2016: Simulations of the Tropical General Circulation with a Multiscale Global Model. Meteorological Monographs, 52, DOI: 10.1175/AMSMONOGRAPHS-D-15-0016.1.
- Jiang, X., and co-authors, 2020: Fifty Years of Research on the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Recent Progress, Challenges, and Perspectives. In preparation for J. Geophys. Res. Atmos.
- Gao, Y., N. P. Klingaman, C. A. DeMott, and P.-C. Hsu, 2020: Boreal summer intraseasonal variability in a superparameterized GCM: effects of air-sea coupling and ocean mean state. In preparation.
- DeMott, C. A., and N. P. Klingaman, 2020: Warm Pool sea surface temperature prediction skill in the S2S database coupled forecast models. In preparation.
- Hagos, S., and co-authors, 2020: Atmospheric Convection and Air-Sea Interactions over the Tropical Oceans. A US CLIVAR Report. 25pp., doi:10.5065/aas5-c724.
- Klingaman, N. P., and C. A. DeMott, 2020: Mean-state biases and interannual variability affect perceived sensitivities of the Madden-Julian oscillation to air-sea coupling. accepted to J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst.
- DeMott, C. A., N. P. Klingaman, W.-L. Tseng, M. Burt-Adams, and D. A. Randall, 2019: The convection connection: How ocean feedbacks affect tropical mean moisture and MJO propagation. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 124, 11,910-11,931.
- Subramanian, A. C., and co-authors, 2019: Ocean observations to improve our understanding, modeling, and forecasting of subseasonal-to-seasonal variability. Front. Mar. Sci., 6, doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00427.
- Gao, Y., N. P. Klingaman, C. A. DeMott, and P.-C. Hsu, 2018: Diagnosing ocean feedbacks to the BSISO: SST-modulated surface fluxes and the moist static energy budget. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 124, https://doi.org/10.1029/
- DeMott, C. A., B. O. Wolding, E. D. Maloney, and D. A. Randall, 2018: Atmospheric mechanisms for MJO decay over the Maritime Continent. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 123, https://doi.org/10.1029/2017JD026979.
- Hagos, S. M., C. Zhang, Z. Feng, C. D. Burleyson, C. DeMott, J. Benedict, M. N. Martini 2016: The impact of diurnal cycle on the propagation fo MJO convection across the Maritime Continent. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 8, 1552-1564.
- DeMott, C. A., J. J. Benedict, N. P. Klingaman, S. J. Woolnough, and D. A. Randall 2016: Diagnosing ocean feedbacks to the MJO: SST-modulated surface fluxes and the moist static energy budget. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, 8350-8373.
- DeMott, C. A., N. P. Klingaman, and S. J. Woolnough, 2015: Atmosphere-ocean coupled processes in the Madden-Julian Oscillation. Rev. Geophys., 53, 1099-1154.
- Jiang, X., and co-authors, 2015: Vertical heating structure and diabatic processes of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Part I--Climate Simulations. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., 120, 4718-4748.
- Pritchard, M. S., C. S. Bretherton, and C. A. DeMott, 2014: Restricting the meso-beta-scale hardly affects the MJO in the superparameterized Community Atmosphere Model v.3.0 but restricts vertical mixing. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 6, 723-739.
- DeMott, C. A., C. Stan, D. A. Randall, and M. D. Branson, 2014: Intraseasonal variability in coupled GCMs: The roles of ocean feedbacks and model physics. J. Climate.
- DeMott, C. A., C. Stan, D. A. Randall, 2013: Northward propagation mechanisms of the boreal summer intraseasonal oscillation in the ERA-Interim and SP-CCSM. J. Climate, 26, 1973-1992.
- Teixeira,J., and Coauthors, 2011: Tropical and sub-tropical cloud transitions in weather and climate prediction models: the GCSS/WGNE Pacific Cross-section Intercomparison (GPCI). J. Climate, 24, 5223-5256.
- DeMott, C. A., C. Stan, D. A. Randall, J. L. Kinter III, and M. Khairoutdinov, 2011: The Asian monsoon in the super-parameterized CCSM and its relationship to tropical wave activity. J. Climate, 24, 5134-5156.
- Stan, C., and Coauthors, 2010: An ocean-atmosphere climate simulation with an embedded cloud resolving model. Geophysical Research Letters, 37.
- DeMott, C. A., D. A. Randall, and M. Khairoutdinov, 2010: Implied Ocean Heat Transports in the Standard and Superparameterized Community Atmospheric Models. J. Climate, 23, 1908-1928.
- Khairoutdinov, M., C. DeMott, and D. Randall, 2008: Evaluation of the simulated interannual and subseasonal variability in an AMIP-Style simulation using the CSU multiscale modeling framework. J. Climate, 21, 413-431.
- DeMott, C. A., D. A. Randall, and M. Khairoutdinov, 2007: Convective precipitation variability as a tool for general circulation model analysis. J. Climate, 20, 91-112.
- Khairoutdinov, M., D. Randall, and C. DeMott, 2005: Simulations of the atmospheric general circulation using a cloud-resolving model as a superparameterization of physical processes. J. Atmos. Sci., 62, 2136-2154.
- DeMott, C. A., and D. A. Randall, 2004: Observed variations of tropical convective available potential energy. J. Geophys. Res., 109.
- DeMott, C. A., and S. A. Rutledge, 1998b: The vertical structure of TOGA COARE convection. Part II: Modulating influences and implications for diabatic heatings. J. Atmos. Sci., 55, 2748-2762.
- DeMott, C. A., and S. A. Rutledge, 1998a: The vertical structure of TOGA COARE convection. Part I: Radar echo distributions. J. Atmos. Sci., 55, 2730-2747.