Trapp, R.J., 2013:  Mesoscale-Convective Processes in the Atmosphere, Cambridge University Press, 346 pp.

Formal (in-review)

Marion, G. R., and R. J. Trapp, 2018: The dynamical coupling of convective updrafts, downdrafts, and cold pools in simulated supercell thunderstorms. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, in revision.

Carroll-Smith, D., L. C. Dawson, R. J. Trapp, 2018: High resolution real-data WRF modeling and verification of tropical cyclone tornadoes associated with Hurricane Ivan 2004. Electronic Journal of Severe Storms Meteorology, in revision.

Formal (in-print or press)

Schlie-Janssen, E. A., D. Wuebbles, S. Stevens, R. J. Trapp, and B. Jewett, 2018:  A radar-based study of severe hail outbreaks over the contiguous United States for 2000-2011. International Journal of Climatology, in press.

Trapp, R. J., and K. A. Hoogewind, 2018: Exploring a connection between Arctic sea ice and tornado activity. npj Climate Atmospheric Science, in press.

 Mulholland, J. P., S. W. Nesbitt, R. J. Trapp, K. L. Rasmussen, and P. V. Salio, 2018: Convective storm life cycle and environments near the Sierras De Cordoba, Argentina., Monthly Weather Review, in press.

Trapp, R. J., G. R. Marion, and S. W. Nesbitt, 2017: The regulation of tornado intensity by updraft width. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences74, 4199–4211.

Hoogewind, K. A., M. E. Baldwin, and R. J. Trapp, 2017: The Impact of Climate Change on Hazardous Convective Storms in the United States: Insight from High-Resolution Dynamical Downscaling, Journal of Climate30, 10081-10100.

Trapp, R. J., and J. M. Woznicki, 2017:  Convectively induced stabilizations and subsequent recovery with supercell thunderstorms during the Mesoscale Predictability Experiment (MPEX).  Monthly Weather Review, 145, 1739-1754.  

Dawson, L. C., R. J. Trapp, G. S. Romine, and M. E. Baldwin, 2017:  Verifying supercellular rotation in a convection-permitting ensemble forecasting system with radar-derived rotation track data.  Weather and Forecasting, 32, 781-795.

Trapp, R. J., and K. A. Hoogewind, 2016:  The realization of extreme tornadic storm events under pseudo-global warming.  Journal of Climate29, 5251-5265.

Trapp, R. J., D. Stensrud, M. Coniglio, R. Schumacher, M. Baldwin, S. Waugh, and D. Conlee, 2015:  Mobile radiosonde deployments during the Mesoscale Predictability Experiment (MPEX): Rapid and adaptive sampling of upscale convective feedbacks.  Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society97, 329-336.

Weisman, M., R. J. Trapp, and others, 2015:  The Mesoscale Predictability Experiment (MPEX).  Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society96, 2127-2150.

Trier, S., G. Romine, D. Ahijevych, R. J. Trapp, R. Schumacher, M. Coniglio, and D. Stensrud, 2015: Mesoscale Thermodynamic Influences on Convection Initiation near a Surface Dryline in a Convection-Permitting Ensemble. Monthly Weather Review143, 3726-3753.

Villanueva-Birriel, C. M., S. Lasher-Trapp, R. J. Trapp, and N. S. Diffenbaugh, 2014:  Sensitivity of the Warm Rain Process in Convective Clouds to Regional Climate Change in the Contiguous U.S., Journal of Clouds and Aerosols.

Trapp, R. J., 2014: On the significance of multiple consecutive days of tornado activity.  Monthly Weather Review142, 1452–1459

Diffenbaugh, N.S., M. Scherer, and R. Trapp, 2013:  Robust increases in severe thunderstorm environments in response to greenhouse forcing.  Proceedings, National Academy of Sciences, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1307758110.

Robinson, E. D., R. J. Trapp, and M. E. Baldwin, 2013:  The geospatial and temporal distributions of severe thunderstorms from high-resolution dynamical downscaling.  Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 52, 2147-2161.

Trapp, R. J., and H. E. Brooks, 2013: Regional characterization of tornado activity.  Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 52, 654-659.

Toth, M. E., R. J. Trapp, K. K. Kosiba, and J. Wurman, 2012:  Comparison of mobile-radar measurements of tornado intensity with corresponding WSR-88D measurements.  Weather and Forecasting, 28, 418-426.

Kunkel, K. E., and co-authors (incl. R. J. Trapp), 2012:  Monitoring and understanding trends in extreme storms:  State of knowledge.  Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society94, 499-514.

Hitchens, N., M. E. Baldwin, and R. J. Trapp, 2012:  An object-oriented characterization of extreme precipitation-producing convective systems in the Midwestern United States.  Monthly Weather Review, 140, 1356-1366. 

Carley, J. R., B. R. J. Schwedler, M. E. Baldwin, R. J. Trapp, J. Kwiatkowski, J. Logsdon, and S. J. Weiss, 2011:  A proposed model-based methodology for feature-specific prediction for high impact weather.  Weather and Forecasting26, 243-249.

Trapp, R. J., E. D. Robinson, M. E. Baldwin, N. S. Diffenbaugh, and B. R. J. Schwedler, 2010: Regional climate of hazardous convective weather through high-resolution dynamical downscaling.  Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-010-0826-y

Hitchens, N., R. J. Trapp, M. E. Baldwin, and A. Gluhovsky, 2010:  Characterizing sub-diurnal extreme precipitation in the Midwestern United States.  Journal of Hydrometeorology11, 211-218.

Huber, M., and J. Trapp, 2009:  A review of NEXRAD Level II:  Data, Distribution, and Applications.  Journal of Terrestrial Observation2, 5-15.

Ashfaq, M., Y. Shi. W.-w. Tung, R. J. Trapp, X. Gao, J. S. Pal, and N. S. Diffenbaugh, 2009:  Suppression of South Asia summer monsoon precipitation in the 21st century. Geophysical Research Letters, L01704, doi:10.1029/2008GL036500.

Trapp, R. J., N. S. Diffenbaugh, and A. Gluhovsky, 2009:  Transient response of severe thunderstorm forcing to elevated greenhouse gas concentrations.  Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L01703, doi:10.1029/2008GL036203.

Diffenbaugh, N.S., R. J. Trapp, and H. E. Brooks, 2008:  Challenges in identifying influences of global warming on tornado activity.  Eos Transactions89(53), 553-554.

Markowski, P., E. Rasmussen, J. Straka, R. Davies-Jones, Y. Richardson, and R. J. Trapp, 2008:  Vortex lines within low-level mesocyclones obtained from pseudo-dual-Doppler radar observations.  Monthly Weather Review136, 3513-3535.

Wheatley, D. M., and R. J. Trapp, 2008: The effect of mesoscale heterogeneity on the genesis and structure of mesovortices within quasi-linear convective systems.  Monthly Weather Review136, 4220-4241.

Kosiba, K. A., R. J. Trapp, and J. Wurman, 2008:  An analysis of the axisymmetric three-dimensional low level wind field in a tornado using mobile radar observations.  Geophysical Research Letters35, L05805, doi:10.1029/2007GL031851.

Trapp, R. J., N. S. Diffenbaugh, H. E. Brooks, M. E. Baldwin, E. D. Robinson, and J. S. Pal, 2007:  Changes in severe thunderstorm environment frequency during the 21st century caused by anthropogenically enhanced global radiative forcing.  Proceedings, National Academy of Sciences104, 19719-19723, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0705494104.

Moore, G. E., M. Levine, J. D. Anderson, and R. J. Trapp, 2007: Meteorological influence on the occurrence of gastric dilatation-volvulus in military working dogs in Texas.  International Journal of Biometeorology, doi:10.1007/s00484-007-0115-6.

Trapp, R. J., B. Halvorson, and N. S. Diffenbaugh, 2007: Telescoping, multimodel approaches to evaluate extreme convective weather under future climates, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, D20109, doi:10.1029/2006JD008345.

Schultz, D. M., K. M. Kanak, J. M. Straka, R. J. Trapp, B. A. Gordon, D. S. Zrnic, P. M. Kastner-Klein, C. A. Doswell III, G. H. Bryan, D. K. Lilly, and T. J. Garrett, 2006:  The mysteries of mammatus clouds:  Observations and formation mechanisms.  Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences63, 2409-2435.

Trapp, R. J., D. M. Wheatley, N. T. Atkins, R. W. Przybylinski, and R. Wolf, 2006:  Buyer beware:  Some words of caution on the use of severe wind reports in post-event assessment and research.  Weather and Forecasting21, 408-415.

Wheatley, D. M, R. J. Trapp, and N. T. Atkins, 2006: Radar and Damage Analysis of Severe Bow Echoes Observed during BAMEX, Monthly Weather Review134, 791-806.

Diffenbaugh, N. S., J. S. Pal, R. J. Trapp, and F. Giorgi, 2005:  Interactions of large- and fine-scale processes dictate the greenhouse response of extreme daily climate events over the United States.  Proceedings, National Academy of Sciences, 102, 15774-15778.

Trapp, R. J., G. J. Stumpf, and K. L. Manross, 2005:  A reassessment of the percentage of tornadic mesocyclones.  Weather and Forecasting20, 680-687.

Atkins, N. T., C. S. Bouchard, R. W. Przybylinski, R. J. Trapp, and G. Schmocker, 2005:  Damaging surface wind mechanisms within the 10 June 2003 Saint Louis bow echo event during BAMEX. Monthly Weather Review133, 2275–2296. 

Trapp, R. J., S. A. Tessendorf, E. G. Savageau, and H. E. Brooks, 2005:  Tornadoes in squall lines and bow echoes.  Part I:  Climatological distribution.  Weather and Forecasting40, 23-34.

Davis, C., N. Atkins, D. Bartels, L. Bosart, M. Coniglio, G. Bryan, W. Cotton, D. Dowell, B. Jewett, R. Johns, D. Jorgensen, J. Knievel, K. Knupp, W.-C. Lee, G. McFarquahar, J. Moorse, R. Przybylinski, R. Rabuer, B. Smull, R. J. Trapp, S. Trier, R. Wakimoto, M. Weisman, and C. Ziegler, 2004: The Bow Echo and MCV Experiment: Observations and Opportunities.  Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society85, 1075-1092.

Weisman, M. L., and R. J. Trapp, 2003:  Low-level mesovortices within squall lines and bow echoes:  Part I.  Overview and dependence on environmental shear. Monthly Weather Review131, 2779-2803.

Trapp, R. J., and M. L. Weisman, 2003:  Low-level mesovortices within squall lines and bow echoes:  Part II.  Their genesis and implications. Monthly Weather Review131, 2804-2823.

Schultz, D. M., and R. J. Trapp, 2003:  Nonclassical cold-frontal structure caused by dry subcloud air in northern Utah during the Intermountain Precipitation Experiment (IPEX), Monthly Weather Review, 130, 2222-2246.

Rust, W.D. and R. J. Trapp, 2002:  Initial balloon soundings of the electric field in winter nimbostratus clouds in the USA, Geophysical Research Letters29, 20-1 – 20-4.

Schultz, D. M., W. J. Steenburgh, R. J. Trapp, and co-authors, 2002:  The Intermountain Precipitation Experiment, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 83, 189-210.

Trapp, R. J., N. T. Atkins, H. E. Fuelberg, J. G. LaDue, K. J. Pence, T. L. Smith, and G. J. Stumpf, 2001:  Meeting Summary:  20th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society82, 2251-2258.

 Trapp, R. J., D. M. Schultz, A. V. Ryzhkov, and R. L. Holle, 2001:  Multiscale analysis of an Oklahoma winter-precipitation event. Monthly Weather Review129, 486-501. 

Trapp, R. J., 2000:  A clarification of vortex breakdown and tornadogenesis. Monthly Weather Review128, 888-895.

Trapp, R. J. and C. A. Doswell III, 2000:  Radar data objective analysis.  Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 17, 105-120. 

Trapp, R. J., E. D. Mitchell, G. A. Tipton, D. A. Effertz, A. I. Watson, D. L. Andra, and M. A. Magsig, 1999:  Descending and non-descending tornadic vortex signatures detected by WSR-88D’s.  Weather and Forecasting14, 625-639.

Grice, G. K., Trapp, R. J., S. F. Corfidi, R. Davies-Jones, C. C. Buononno, J. P. Craven, K. K. Droegemeier, C. Duchon, J. V. Houghton, R. A. Prentice, G. Romine, K. Schlachter, and K. K. Wagner, 1999:  The golden anniversary celebration of the first tornado forecast, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society80, 1341-1348. 

Trapp, R. J., 1999:  Observations of nontornadic low-level mesocyclones and attendant tornadogenesis failure during VORTEX. Monthly Weather Review127, 1693-1705.

Trapp, R. J., and R. Davies-Jones, 1997:  Tornadogenesis with and without a dynamic pipe effect. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences54, 113-133. 

Trapp, R. J. and B. H. Fiedler, 1995:  Tornado-like vortexgenesis in a simplified numerical model. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences52, 3757-3778.

Trapp, R. J. and B. H. Fiedler, 1993: Numerical simulation of tornado-like vortices in asymmetric flow.  The Tornado:  Its  Structure, Dynamics, Prediction, and Hazards.  C. R. Church (Ed.), AGU Geophysical Monograph Series, Washington, 49-54.

Fiedler, B. H. and R. J. Trapp, 1993: A fast dynamic grid adaption scheme for meteorological flows. Monthly Weather Review121, 2879-2888.

Book Chapters

Trapp, R. J., 2018: Formation and Development of Convective Storms. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science, in press.

Trapp, R. J., 2002:  Severe Thunderstorms.  Encyl. Phys. Science and Technol., Academic Press, San Diego, 735-749.

Davies-Jones, R., R. J. Trapp, and H. B. Bluestein, 2001:  Tornadoes and tornadic storms, Severe Convective Storms, Meteorological Monograph, No. 50, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 167-222.