Yes, I Do Publish Papers, Too

May 27th, 2014 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

I don’t necessarily keep things up to date on my blog, since I don’t have George Soros underwriting my blogging efforts.

I had a comment that my publication record seems rather limited, so I’ve updated my Research Articles page with the following:

These are the ~30 most climate-relevant peer-reviewed papers I have authored or co-authored. I have many more that are weather-related or satellite remote-sensing related. I will add links as I find time.

  • Spencer, R.W., and W.D. Braswell, 2014: The role of ENSO in global ocean temperature changes during 1955-2011 simulated with a 1D climate mode. Asia-Pac. J. Atmos. Sci., 50(2), 229-237.
  • Spencer, R. W., and W. D. Braswell, 2011: On the misdiagnosis of surface temperature feedbacks from variations in Earth’s radiant energy balance. Remote Sens., 3, 1603-1613; doi:10.3390/rs3081603
  • Spencer, R. W., and W. D. Braswell, 2010: On the diagnosis of radiative feedback in the presence of unknown radiative forcing. J. Geophys. Res., 115, doi:10.1029/2009JD013371
  • Spencer, R.W., and W.D. Braswell, 2008: Potential biases in cloud feedback diagnosis: A simple model demonstration, J. Climate, 23, 5624-5628.
  • Spencer, R.W., 2008: An Inconvenient Truth: blurring the lines between science and science fiction. GeoJournal (DOI 10.1007/s10708-008-9129-9)
  • Spencer, R.W., W.D. Braswell, J.R. Christy, and J. Hnilo, 2007: Cloud and radiation budget changes associated with tropical intraseasonal oscillations. J. Geophys. Res., 9 August.
  • Christy, J.R., W.B. Norris, R.W. Spencer, and J.J. Hnilo, 2007: Tropospheric temperature change since 1979 from tropical radiosonde and satellite measurements. J. Geophys. Res., 112, D06102, 16 pp.
  • Spencer, R.W., J.R. Christy, W.D. Braswell, and W.B. Norris, 2006: Estimation of tropospheric temperature trends from MSU channels 2 and 4. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech, 23, 417-423.
  • Ohring, G., B. Wielicki, R. Spencer, B. Emery, and R. Datla, 2005: Satellite instrument calibration for measuring global climate change. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 1303-1313.
  • Lobl, E.E., and R.W. Spencer, 2004: The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for the Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) and its products. Italian Journal of Remote Sensing, 30/31, 9-18.
  • Kawanishi, T., T. Sezai, Y. Ito, K. Imaoka, T. Takeshima, Y. Ishido, A. Shibata, M. Miura, H. Inahata, and R.W. Spencer, 2003: The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for the Earth Observing System (AMSR-E), NASDA’s contribution to the EOS for Global Energy and Water Cycle Studies. IEEE Trans. Geosys. Rem. Sens., 41, 184-194.
  • Christy, J.R., R.W. Spencer, W.B. Norris, W.D. Braswell and D.E. Parker. 2003: Error Estimates of Version 5.0 of MSU–AMSU Bulk Atmospheric Temperatures. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology: 20, pp. 613-629.
  • Robertson, F.R., R.W. Spencer, and D.E. Fitzjarrald, 2001: A new satellite deep convective ice index for tropical climate monitoring: Possible implications for existing oceanic precipitation datasets. Geophys. Res. Lett., 28-2, 251-254.
  • Imaoka, K., and R.W. Spencer, 2000: Diurnal variation of precipitation over the tropical oceans observed by TRMM/TMI combined with SSM/I. J. Climate, 13, 4149-4158.
  • Christy, J.R., R.W. Spencer, and W. D. Braswell, 2000: MSU tropospheric temperatures: Dataset construction and radiosonde comparisons. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 17, 1153-1170.
  • Spencer, R.W., F. J. LaFontaine, T. DeFelice, and F.J. Wentz, 1998: Tropical oceanic precipitation changes after the 1991 Pinatubo Eruption. J. Atmos. Sci., 55, 1707-1713.
  • Wentz, F.J. and R.W. Spencer, 1998: SSM/I rain retrievals within a unified all-weather ocean algorithm. J. Atmos. Sci., 55, 1613-1627.
  • Christy, J.R., R.W. Spencer, and E.S. Lobl, 1998: Analysis of the merging procedure for the MSU daily temperature time series. J. Climate, 11, 2016-2041.
  • Spencer, R.W., and W.D. Braswell, 1997: How dry is the tropical free troposphere? Implications for global warming theory. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 78, 1097-1106.
  • Spencer, R.W., J.R. Christy, and N.C. Grody, 1996: Analysis of “Examination of ‘Global atmospheric temperature monitoring with satellite microwave measurements. Climatic Change, 33, 477-489.
  • Spencer, R.W., 1994: Oceanic rainfall monitoring with the microwave sounding units. Rem. Sens. Rev., 11, 153-162.
  • Spencer, R.W., 1994: Global temperature monitoring from space. Adv. Space Res., 14, (1)69-(1)75.
  • Spencer, R.W., 1993: Monitoring of global tropospheric and stratospheric temperature trends. Atlas of Satellite Observations Related to Global Change, Cambridge University Press.
  • Spencer, R.W., 1993: Global oceanic precipitation from the MSU during 1979-92 and comparisons to other climatologies. J. Climate, 6, 1301-1326.
  • Spencer, R.W., and J.R. Christy, 1993: Precision lower stratospheric temperature monitoring with the MSU: Technique, validation, and results 1979-91. J. Climate, 6, 1301-1326.
  • Spencer, R.W., and J.R. Christy, 1992a: Precision and radiosonde validation of satellite gridpoint temperature anomalies, Part I: MSU channel 2. J. Climate, 5, 847-857.
  • Spencer, R.W., and J.R. Christy, 1992b: Precision and radiosonde validation of satellite gridpoint temperature anomalies, Part II: A tropospheric retrieval and trends during 1979-90. J. Climate, 5, 858-866.
  • Spencer, R.W., J.R. Christy, and N.C. Grody, 1990: Global atmospheric temperature monitoring with satellite microwave measurements: Method and results, 1979-84. J. Climate, 3, 1111-1128.
  • Spencer, R.W., and J.R. Christy, 1990: Precise monitoring of global temperature trends from satellites. Science, 247, 1558-1562.

20 Responses to “Yes, I Do Publish Papers, Too”

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  1. RW says:

    But I suspect your detractors will still say there aren’t that many.

    • RW says:

      And that you’re being paid by the oil companies.

      • His bigger problem is that he doesn’t receive funding from billion dollar green groups and billion dollar alternate energy investment interests. 🙂

        *In 2013, one group, World Wildlife Fund, received 50 million dollars in government funding alone. And nearly 220 million from other sources. Their running costs were only 40 million. Putting that into perspective they made a 550% ‘profit’ margin (money they could spend on environmental causes) relative to overhead. Compare to that Apple for 2013 which had a profit margin of 26%. Or in other words, such groups are astronomically wealthy relative to their size.

        http://www.worldwildlife.org/about/financials

      • Lewis Guignard says:

        SASOL I’ll bet.

  2. David L. Hagen says:

    Roy W Spencer at Google Scholar.

    Compliments on numerous highly cited publications.
    I suggest creating a Google Scholar “Author Profile” to make it easier to separate your publications from those others.

  3. jim2 says:

    Was it more difficult to find collaborators as your reputation as a skeptic grew?

  4. TedM says:

    RW says “But I suspect your detractors will still say there arent that many.”

    RW: who actually cares what Roy’s detractors say.

  5. Stephen Richards says:

    Roy, why do you let the idiots wind you up? Ignore them. What you are doing is good work that’s why they attack you , but you know that.

  6. Aaron S says:

    Will, did you know the major oil companies struggle to maintain double digit returns on investment? People forget a well in the gulf of mexico costs over 200,000,000usd and that a production platform can cost 10 billion. The numbers are huge so when people see profits they act like there is excess, but most of that profit goes to creating future energy, which by the way creates jobs.

  7. Aaron S says:

    I should also say Roy, history will judge who is who in science… my bet is that your views will be valued more in time and you will go down as being accurate. However, if we get this big el nino there will be a rough patch soon…

    • RW says:

      Is there a big El Nino predicted to come soon?

      • Aaron S says:

        Yes as I understand it… it is predicted and then the scale is more speculation based on the heat anomolay that exists currently in the pacific. Truthfully, I don’t know if the “Big” part is related to media or actual data. However, the predictions have been wrong recently so if this one does not happen, then it is more evidence that something just changed in the system.

        A

  8. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Lxqre8hMG3M/S9NdJYv-UjI/AAAAAAAABLI/jkMTUSYQ6pc/s1600/weatherAlbedo2007.jpg

    Spencer, R.W., 1994: Global temperature monitoring from space. Adv. Space Res., 14, (1)69-(1)75.
    Spencer, R.W., 1993: Monitoring of global tropospheric and stratospheric temperature trends. Atlas of Satellite Observations Related to Global Change, Cambridge University Press.

    I would like to see more studies done in the area of global albedo changes versus temperature change.

    Extremely important in my opinion.

  9. Eli Rabett says:

    How the hell can you meaningfully model ENSO with a 1D model? ENSO is 3D practically by deninition and 6D is you split the ocean and atmosphere.

    • Roy Spencer says:

      Eli, if you actually read the paper you would find out we don’t model ENSO. We include ENSO as a potential global-average (thus, 1D) internal forcing which is scaled to help explain a variety of observations.

      And “6D”? WTH are you even talking about? Sounds like you don’t understand multiple dimensions (3D models with land and ocean separate are still 3D models).

      And you are still hiding behind that silly pseudonym?

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  11. David Schuster says:

    Regarding a thin publication record; used to be people valued quality over quantity.

  12. Gunga Din says:

    Ever since Hansen and Wirth turned off the AC in that hearing room and Mann’s Hockey Stick went viral, science seems to have become infected by the “CO2 Flu”.
    Thanks for remaining an ethical and honest voice in the field.

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