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Peer Reviewed Publications

Núñez Ocasio, K. M., C. A. Davis, Z. L. Moon, and Q. A. Lawton, 2024: Moisture Sensitivity of the African Easterly Wave-African Easterly Jet and Convection Systems. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems. 16, e2023MS004070.

Lawton, Q., A., R. Rios-Berrios, S. J. Majumdar, R. Emerton, and L. Magnusson, 2024: The Representation of Convectively Coupled Kelvin Waves in Simulations with Modified Wave Amplitudes. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems. 16, e2023MS004187.

Lawton, Q. A., and S. J. Majumdar, 2023: Convectively Coupled Kelvin Waves and Tropical Cyclogenesis: Connections through Convection and Moisture. Monthly Weather Review. 151(7), 1647-1666.

Lawton, Q. A., S. J. Majumdar, K. Dotterer, C. Thorncroft, and C. J. Schreck, 2022: The Influence of Convectively Coupled Kelvin Waves on African Easterly Waves in a Wave-Following Framework. Monthly Weather Review, 150(8), 2055-2072,

Lawton, Q. A., R. L. Korty, and R. A. Zamora, 2021: Tropical cyclones downscaled from simulations of the Last Glacial Maximum. J. Climate, 34(2), 659-674,


Lawton, Q. A., 2024: Convectively Coupled Kelvin Waves and Their Interactions with African Easterly Waves. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Miami. Available electronically from


Lawton, Q. A., 2018: Downscaled Tropical Cyclones in Simulations of the Last Glacial Maximum. Undergraduate Research Scholars Program Thesis, Texas A&M University. Available electronically from

Other Media

Recorded Rosenstiel COMPASS 1-Hour Seminar. Interactions between Kelvin Waves and African Easterly Waves and Their Representation in Global Simulations. Available on YouTube:  

Earth Day Art Piece. Knecht, I., 2023: as soon as 2060. Written with scientific input from Karen Papazian and Q. A. Lawton. Earth Day Art Model 2023, Donald Tavel Arts Technology Research Center at Purdue, Telematic Festival.

Earth Day Music Composition. Dickey, C., composer, 2023: Heart of Sky. Written in Collaboration with S. Nebylitsa and Q. A. Lawton. Performed by the University of Miami Frost School Mancini Institute Fellows for the 2022 Earth Day Concert hosted by Maria Schneider.

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