Sam Stechmann

Associate Professor, Dept of Mathematics
Affiliated Faculty, Dept of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Climate Research

Applied Math
University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Journal Articles

2017

  • Stechmann S N, Hottovy S, 2017: Unified spectrum of tropical rainfall and waves in a simple stochastic model. Geophys. Res. Lett. 44, 10,713-10,724. [ pdf , supporting information , journal ]

  • Smith L M, Stechmann S N, 2017: Precipitating quasigeostrophic equations and potential vorticity inversion with phase changes. J. Atmos. Sci. 74, 3285-3303. [ pdf , journal ]

  • Wetzel A N, Smith L M, Stechmann S N, 2017: Moisture transport due to baroclinic waves: Linear analysis of precipitating quasi-geostrophic dynamics. Math. Clim. Weather Forecast. 3, 28-50. [ pdf , journal ]

  • Ogrosky H R, Stechmann S N, Majda A J, 2017: Boreal summer intraseasonal oscillations in the MJO skeleton model with observation-based forcing. Dyn. Atmos. Oceans 78, 38-56. [ pdf , journal ]

  • Neelin J D, Sahany S, Stechmann S N, Bernstein D N, 2017: Global warming precipitation accumulation increases above the current-climate cutoff scale. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 114, 1258-1263. [ pdf , supporting information , journal ]

2016

  • Thual S, Majda A J, Chen N, Stechmann S N, 2016: Simple stochastic model for El Niño with westerly wind bursts. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 113, 10245-10250. [ pdf , supporting information , journal ]

  • Abbott T H, Stechmann S N, Neelin J D, 2016: Long temporal autocorrelations in tropical precipitation data and spike train prototypes. Geophys. Res. Lett. 43, 11,472-11,480. [ pdf , supporting information , journal ]

  • Stechmann S N, Hottovy S, 2016: Cloud regimes as phase transitions. Geophys. Res. Lett. 43, 6579-6587. [ pdf , supporting information , journal ]

  • Ogrosky H R, Stechmann S N, 2016: Identifying convectively coupled equatorial waves using theoretical wave eigenvectors. Mon. Wea. Rev. 144, 2235-2264. [ pdf , journal ]

  • Chen S, Stechmann S N, 2016: Nonlinear traveling waves for the skeleton of the Madden-Julian oscillation. Comm. Math. Sci. 14, 571-592. [ pdf , journal ]

  • Chen S, Majda A J, Stechmann S N, 2016: Tropical-extratropical interactions with the MJO skeleton and climatological mean flow. J. Atmos. Sci. 73, 4101-4116. [ pdf , journal ]

2015

  • Chen S, Majda A J, Stechmann S N, 2015: Multiscale asymptotics for the skeleton of the Madden-Julian oscillation and tropical-extratropical interactions. Math. Clim. Weather Forecast. 1, 43-69. [ pdf , journal ]

  • Hottovy S, Stechmann S N, 2015: A spatiotemporal stochastic model for tropical precipitation and water vapor dynamics. J. Atmos. Sci. 72, 4721-4738. [ pdf , journal ]

  • Hottovy S, Stechmann S N, 2015: Threshold models for rainfall and convection: Deterministic versus stochastic triggers. SIAM J. Appl. Math. 75, 861-884. [ pdf , journal ]

  • Ogrosky H R, Stechmann S N, 2015: Assessing the equatorial long-wave approximation: asymptotics and observational data analysis. J. Atmos. Sci. 72, 4821-4843. [ pdf , supplementary materials , journal ]

  • Ogrosky H R, Stechmann S N, 2015: The MJO skeleton model with observation-based background state and forcing. Q. J. Roy. Met. Soc. 141, 2654-2669. [ pdf , journal ]

  • Hernandez-Duenas G, Smith L M, Stechmann S N, 2015: Stability and instability criteria for idealized precipitating hydrodynamics. J. Atmos. Sci. 72, 2379-2393. [ pdf , journal ]

  • Stachnik J P, Waliser D E, Majda A J, Stechmann S N, Thual S, 2015: Evaluating MJO event initiation and decay in the skeleton model using an RMM-like index. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. 120, 11,486-11,508. [ pdf , journal ]

  • Frenkel Y, Majda A J, Stechmann S N, 2015: Cloud-radiation feedback and atmosphere-ocean coupling in a stochastic multicloud model. Dyn. Atmos. Oceans 71, 35-55. [ pdf , journal ]

  • Thual S, Majda A J, Stechmann S N, 2015: Asymmetric intraseasonal events in the stochastic skeleton MJO model with seasonal cycle. Clim. Dyn. 45, 603-618. [ pdf , journal ]

  • Stechmann S N, Majda A J, 2015: Identifying the skeleton of the Madden-Julian oscillation in observational data. Mon. Wea. Rev. 143, 395-416. [ pdf , journal ]

2014

  • Stechmann S N, Ogrosky H R, 2014: The Walker circulation, diabatic heating, and outgoing longwave radiation. Geophys. Res. Lett. 41, 9097-9105. [ pdf, auxiliary material, journal ]

  • Stechmann S N, Neelin J D, 2014: First-passage-time prototypes for precipitation statistics. J. Atmos. Sci. 71, 3269-3291. [ pdf , journal ]

  • Stechmann S N, 2014: Multiscale eddy simulation for moist atmospheric convection: Preliminary investigation. J. Comput. Phys. 271, 99-117. [ pdf , journal ]

  • Thual S, Majda A J, Stechmann S N, 2014: A stochastic skeleton model for the MJO. J. Atmos. Sci. 71, 697-715. [ pdf , journal ]

  • Hernandez-Duenas G, Smith L M, Stechmann S N, 2014: Investigation of Boussinesq dynamics using intermediate models based on wave-vortical interactions. J. Fluid Mech. 747, 247-287. [ pdf , journal ]

2013

  • Hernandez-Duenas G, Majda A J, Smith L M, Stechmann S N, 2013: Minimal models for precipitating turbulent convection. J. Fluid Mech. 717, 576-611. [ pdf , journal ]

  • Khouider B, Majda A J, Stechmann S N, 2013: Climate science in the tropics: waves, vortices, and PDEs. Nonlinearity 26, R1-R68. Invited review. [ pdf , journal ]

  • Stechmann S N, Majda A J, Skjorshammer D, 2013: Convectively coupled wave-environment interactions. Theor. Comput. Fluid Dyn. 27, 513-532. [ pdf , journal ]

2012

  • Khouider B, Han Y, Majda A J, Stechmann S N, 2012: Multiscale waves in an MJO background and convective momentum transport feedback. J. Atmos. Sci. 69, 915-933. [ pdf , journal ]

2011

  • Majda A J, Stechmann S N, 2011: Nonlinear dynamics and regional variations in the MJO skeleton. J. Atmos. Sci. 68, 3053-3071. [ pdf , journal ]

  • Stechmann S N, Neelin J D, 2011: A stochastic model for the transition to strong convection. J. Atmos. Sci. 68, 2955-2970. [ pdf , journal ]

2010

  • Stechmann S N, Stevens B, 2010: Multiscale models for cumulus cloud dynamics. J. Atmos. Sci. 67, 3269-3285. [ pdf, journal ]

  • Neelin J D, Lintner B R, Tian B, Li Q, Zhang L, Patra P K, Chahine M T, Stechmann S N, 2010: Long tails in deep columns of natural and anthropogenic tropospheric tracers. Geophys. Res. Lett. 37, L05804, doi:10.1029/2009GL041726. [ pdf, auxiliary material, journal ]

2009

  • Majda A J, Stechmann S N, 2009: The skeleton of tropical intraseasonal oscillations. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 106, 8417-8422. [ pdf, journal ]

  • Stechmann S N, Majda A J, 2009: Gravity waves in shear and implications for organized convection. J. Atmos. Sci. 66, 2579-2599. [ pdf, journal ]

  • Majda A J, Stechmann S N, 2009: A simple dynamical model with features of convective momentum transport. J. Atmos. Sci. 66, 373-392. [ pdf, journal ]

2008

  • Majda A J, Stechmann S N, 2008: Stochastic models for convective momentum transport. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 105, 17614-17619. [ pdf, journal ]

  • Stechmann S N, Majda A J, Khouider B, 2008: Nonlinear dynamics of hydrostatic internal gravity waves. Theor. Comput. Fluid Dyn. 22, 407-432. [ pdf, journal ]

2007

  • Majda A J, Stechmann S N, Khouider B, 2007: Madden-Julian Oscillation analog and intraseasonal variability in a multicloud model above the equator. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 104, 9919-9924. [ pdf, supporting information, journal ]

2006

  • Stechmann S N, Majda A J, 2006: The structure of precipitation fronts for finite relaxation time. Theor. Comput. Fluid Dyn. 20, 377-404. [ pdf, journal ]

2004

  • Holm D D, Putkaradze V, Stechmann S N, 2004: Rotating concentric circular peakons. Nonlinearity 17, 2163-2186. [ pdf, journal ]

2002

  • Jasper A W, Stechmann S N, Truhlar D G, 2002: Fewest-switches with time uncertainty: A modified trajectory surface-hopping algorithm with better accuracy for classically forbidden electronic transitions. J. Chem. Phys. 116, 5424-5431. [ pdf, erratum, journal ]

Book Chapters

  • Majda A J, Stechmann S N, 2016: Models for Multiscale Interactions, II: Madden-Julian Oscillation, Moisture, and Convective Momentum Transport. In Multiscale Convection-Coupled Systems in the Tropics: A Tribute to Michio Yanai. American Meteorological Society Monographs. Tung W-W, Fovell R, Matsuno T (editors). Chapter 10. Pages 10.1-10.5. [ pdf , book ]

  • Majda A J, Stechmann S N, 2015: Madden-Julian Oscillation: Skeleton and Conceptual Models. In Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, 2nd edition. Elsevier. North G R (editor-in-chief), Pyle J, and Zhang F (editors). Vol 6, pp. 137-145. [ book ]

  • Stechmann S N, 2015: Multi-scale multi-cloud modeling in the tropics. In Encyclopedia of Applied and Computational Mathematics. Engquist B (editor), Springer. Pages 992-1002. [ book ]

  • Holm D D, Munn J, Stechmann S N, 2013: Singular solutions of Euler-Poincaré equations on manifolds with symmetry. In Recent Trends in Dynamical Systems, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, Volume 35, Springer Basel. Johann A, Kruse H-P, Rupp F and Schmitz S (editors). Pages 267-316. [ book ]

  • Majda A J, Stechmann S N, 2012: Multiscale theories for the MJO. In Intraseasonal Variability in the Atmosphere-Ocean Climate System, 2nd edition. Lau W K M, Waliser D E (editors). Pages 549-568. [ book ]

Other Publications

  • Stechmann S N, 2016: Stochastic PDEs for tropical weather and climate. Notices Amer. Math. Soc. 63, 1016. [ pdf , journal ]