Assistant Professor, Penn State University

Publications

  • (DOI) L. van Kampenhout, A. M. Rhoades, A. R. Herrington, C. M. Zarzycki, J. T. M. Lenaerts, W. J. Sacks, M. R. van den Broek (2019), Regional grid refinement in an Earth system model: impacts on the simulated Greenland surface mass balance. The Cryosphere, 13(6), 1547-1564, doi:10.5194/tc-13-1547-2019.
  • (DOI) C. M. Zarzycki, [...], et al. (2019), DCMIP2016: the splitting supercell test case. Geosci. Model Dev., 12(3), 879-892, doi:10.5194/gmd-12-879-2019.
  • (DOI) A. Gettelman, H. Morrison, K. Thayer-Calder, C. M. Zarzycki, (2019), The impact of rimed hydrometeors on global and regional climate. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., doi:10.1029/2018MS001488.
  • (DOI) E. A. Burakowski, A. Tawfik, A. Ouimette, L. Lepine, C. M. Zarzycki, K. Novick, S. Ollinger, G. Bonan (2019), Simulating surface energy fluxes using uncoupled and coupled Earth System Models and eddy covariance tower clusters. Theor. Appl. Climatol., doi:10.1007/s00704-019-02785-0.
  • (DOI) C. M. Zarzycki (2018), Projecting changes in societally‐impactful northeastern U.S. snowstorms. Geophys. Res. Lett., 45, 12067–12075, doi:10.1029/2018GL079820.
  • (DOI) M. Gross, [...], C. M. Zarzycki, et al. (2018), Physics–dynamics coupling in weather, climate and Earth system models: Challenges and recent progress. Mon. Weat. Rev., 146, 3505-3544, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-17-0345.1.
  • (DOI) A. M. Rhoades, P. A. Ullrich, C. M. Zarzycki, H. Johansen, S. A. Margulis, H. Morrison, Z. Xu, W. D. Collins (2018), Sensitivity of mountain hydroclimate simulations in variable‐resolution CESM to microphysics and horizontal resolution. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 10, 1357-1380, doi:10.1029/2018MS001326.
  • (DOI) P. H. Lauritzen, [...], C. M. Zarzycki, et al. (2018), NCAR release of CAM‐SE in CESM2.0: A reformulation of the Spectral‐Element dynamical core in dry‐mass vertical coordinates with comprehensive treatment of condensates and energy. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 10, 1537-1570, doi:10.1029/2017MS001257.
  • (DOI) A. Gettelman, P. Callaghan, V. E. Larson, C. M. Zarzycki, J. Bacmeister, P. H. Lauritzen, P. Bogenschutz, R. Neale (2018), Regional climate simulations with the Community Earth System Model. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 10, 1245–1265, doi:10.1002/2017MS001227.
  • (DOI) J. Small, R. Msadek, Y. Kwon, J. Booth, C. M. Zarzycki, (2018), Atmosphere surface storm track response to resolved ocean mesoscale in two sets of global climate model experiments. Clim. Dyn., doi:10.1007/s00382-018-4237-9.
  • (DOI) F. He, D. J. Posselt, N. N. Narisetty, C. M. Zarzycki, V. Nair, (2018), Application of multivariate sensitivity analysis techniques to AGCM-simulated tropical cyclones. Mon. Wea. Rev., 146, 2065–2088, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-17-0265.1.
  • (DOI) A. M. Rhoades, P. A. Ullrich, C. M. Zarzycki, (2018), Projecting 21st century snowpack trends in western USA mountains using variable-resolution CESM. Clim. Dyn., doi:10.1007/s00382-017-3606-0.
  • (DOI) E. A. Burakowski, A. Ouimette, A. Tawfik, L. Lepine, K. Novick, S. Ollinger, C. M. Zarzycki, G. Bonan, (2017), The role of surface roughness, albedo, and Bowen ratio on ecosystem energy balance in the Eastern United States. Agr. Forest Meteorol., 249, 367-376, doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.11.030.
  • (DOI) P. A. Ullrich, [...], C. M. Zarzycki, et al., (2017), DCMIP2016: A review of non-hydrostatic dynamical core design and intercomparison of participating models. Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 4477-4509, doi:10.5194/gmd-2017-108.
  • (DOI) C. M. Zarzycki and P. A. Ullrich (2017), Assessing sensitivities in algorithmic detection of tropical cyclones in climate data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 1141-1149, doi:10.1002/2016GL071606. (Editor highlight)
  • (DOI) P. A. Ullrich and C. M. Zarzycki (2017), TempestExtremes: A framework for scale-insensitive pointwise feature tracking on unstructured grids, Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 1069-1090, doi:10.5194/gmd-10-1069-2017. (Github repository)
  • (DOI) C. Wu, X. Liu, Z. Lin, A. M. Rhoades, P. A. Ullrich, C. M. Zarzycki, Z. Lu, and S. R. Rahimi-Esfarjani (2017), Exploring a variable-resolution approach for simulating regional climate in the Rocky Mountain Region Using the VR-CESM, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122, 10939-10965, doi:10.1002/2017JD027008.
  • (DOI) C. M. Zarzycki, D. R. Thatcher, and C. Jablonowski (2017), Objective tropical cyclone extratropical transition detection in high-resolution reanalysis and climate model data, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 9, 130–148, doi:10.1002/2016MS000775. (Github repository)
  • (DOI) A. M. Rhoades, P. A. Ullrich, C. M. Zarzycki (2017), Projecting 21st century snowpack trends in western USA mountains using variable-resolution CESM, Clim. Dyn., 44, 1-28, doi:10.1007/s00382-017-3606-0
  • (DOI) C. M. Zarzycki (2016), Tropical cyclone intensity errors associated with lack of two-way ocean coupling in high-resolution global simulations, J. Clim., 29(23), 8589-8610. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0273.1.
  • (DOI) C. M. Zarzycki, K. A. Reed, J. T. Bacmeister, A. P. Craig, S. C. Bates, and N. A. Rosenbloom (2016), Impact of surface coupling grids on tropical cyclone extremes in high-resolution atmospheric simulations, Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 779-788, doi:10.5194/gmd-9-779-2016.
  • (DOI) X. Huang; A. M. Rhoades, P. A. Ullrich, and C. M. Zarzycki (2016), An evaluation of the variable-resolution CESM for modeling California's climate, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 8, 345–369. doi:10.1002/2015MS000559.
  • (DOI) A. M. Rhoades, X. Huang, P. A. Ullrich, and C. M. Zarzycki (2016), Characterizing Sierra Nevada snowpack using variable-resolution CESM, J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 55(1), 173–196. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-15-0156.1.
  • (DOI) C. M. Zarzycki and C. Jablonowski (2015), Experimental tropical cyclone forecasts using a variable-resolution global model. Mon. Weat. Rev., 143(10), 4012–4037. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-15-0159.1.
  • (DOI) K. J. E. Walsh, [...], C. M. Zarzycki, et al., (2015), Hurricanes and climate: the U.S. CLIVAR working group on hurricanes. B. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 96(6), 997–1017. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00242.1.
  • (DOI) C. M. Zarzycki, C. Jablonowski, D. R. Thatcher, and M. A. Taylor (2015), Effects of localized grid refinement on the general circulation and climatology in the Community Atmosphere Model. J. Clim., 28(7), 2777-2803. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00599.1.
  • (DOI) F. He, D. J. Posselt, C. M. Zarzycki, and C. Jablonowski (2015), A balanced tropical cyclone test case for AGCMs extended with background vertical wind shear. Mon. Weat. Rev., 143(5), 1762-1781. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-14-00366.1.
  • (DOI) C. M. Zarzycki and C. Jablonowski (2014), A multidecadal simulation of Atlantic tropical cyclones using a variable-resolution global atmospheric general circulation model. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 6(3), 805–828, doi:10.1002/2014MS000352.
  • (DOI) C. M. Zarzycki, M. N. Levy, C. Jablonowski, M. A. Taylor, J. Overfelt, and P. A. Ullrich (2014), Aquaplanet experiments using CAM's variable-resolution dynamical core. J. Clim., 27(14), 5481-5503. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00004.1.
  • (DOI) C. M. Zarzycki, C. Jablonowski, and M. A. Taylor (2014), Using variable-resolution meshes to model tropical cyclones in the Community Atmosphere Model. Mon. Weat. Rev., 142, 1221–1239. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-13-00179.1.
  • (DOI) T. C. Bond, C. Zarzycki, M. G. Flanner, and D. M. Koch (2011), Quantifying immediate radiative forcing by black carbon and organic matter with the Specific Forcing Pulse, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 1505-1525, doi:10.5194/acp-11-1505-2011.
  • (DOI) C. M. Zarzycki and T. C. Bond (2010), How much can the vertical distribution of black carbon affect its global direct radiative forcing?, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L20807, doi:10.1029/2010GL044555.
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