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Commentary/Perspective/General Interest

Sherwood, S. C. and Q. Fu, A Drier Future?Science, Feb. 2014, Vol. 343, 737-739.

Rosenfeld, D., S. Sherwood, R. Wood and L. Donner, Climate Effects of Aerosol-Cloud InteractionsScience, Jan. 2014, Vol. 343, 379-380.

Sherwood, S. C., Science controversies past and present. Physics Today, October, 2011, 39-44.

Sherwood, S. C., T. Kjellstrom and D. Green, Heat Stress in a Warming World. Australasian Science, December, 2010, 18-20.

Dessler, A. E. and S. C. Sherwood, A matter of humidity. Science, Vol. 323, 2009, 1020-1021.

Sherwood, S. C. and Water Vapour Doubles Global Warming. Australasian Science, August, 2009, 25-27.

Sherwood, S. C. and 30 other workshop participants, Southeast Australian Rainfall Workshop - Summary. Bulletin of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Vol. 22, October 2009, pp. 128-9.

Also, I have written several articles for The Conversation, a science information site.

Book

Saul, Ben, Steven Sherwood, Jane McAdam, Tim Stephens and James Slezak, Climate Change and Australia: Warming to the Global Challenge, 2012, Federation Press. publisher's site

Peer- reviewed Journal Articles

Dixit, V., S. C. Sherwood, O. Geoffroy and D. Mantsis, The role of nonlinear drying above the boundary layer in the mid-Holocene African monsoon, J. Climate, 2017, In Press. manuscript

Bao, J., S. C. Sherwood, M. Colin and V. Dixit, The robust relationship between extreme precipitation and convective organization in idealized numerical modeling simulations, JAMES, 2017, DOI: 10.1002/2017MS001125. Wiley site manuscript

Goldie, J., L. Alexander, S. C. Lewis, S. C. Sherwood and H. Bambrick, Changes in relative fit of human heat stress indices to cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal hospitalizations across five Australian urban populations, International J. Biometeorology, 2017, DOI 10.1007/s00484-017-1451-9, Journal site

Nishant, N. and S. C. Sherwood, A Cloud-Resolving Model Study of Aerosol-Cloud Correlation in a Pristine Maritime Environment, Geophys. Res. Lett., 2017, Vol. 44, 5774-5781, 10.1002/2017GL073267. manuscript Journal site

Goldie, J., L. Alexander, S. C. Lewis and S. C. Sherwood, Comparative evaluation of human heat stress indices on selected hospital admissions in Sydney, Australia, Aus. New Zealand J. Pub. Health, 2017, 10.1111/1753-6405.12692. Journal site

Mantsis, D., S. C. Sherwood and R. J. Allen, Natural Variations of Tropical Width and Recent Trends. Geophy. Res. Lett., 2017, 14057260, DOI: 10.1002/2016GL072097. reprint

Geoffroy, O., S. C. Sherwood and D. Fuchs, On the role of the stratiform cloud scheme in the inter-model spread of cloud feedback. J. Adv. Model. Earth Sys., 2017, DOI: 10.1002/2016MS000846. preprint Journal site supplemental figures

Bao, J., S. C. Sherwood, L. V. Alexander and J. P. Evans, Future increases in extreme precipitation exceed observed scaling rates. Nat. Clim. Change, Jan. 2017. Springer Share link supplemental information

Stevens, B., S. C. Sherwood, S. Bony and M. J. Webb, Prospects for narrowing bounds on Earth's equilibrium climate sensitivity. Earth's Future, 2016, doi: 10.1002/2016EF000376. journal site

Gettelman, A. and S. C. Sherwood, Processes responsible for cloud feedback. Curr Clim Change Rep, 2016, doi:10.1007/s40641-016-0052-8. journal site

Hernandez-Deckers, D. and S. C. Sherwood, A numerical investigation of cumulus thermals. J. Atmos. Sci., Vol. 73, 2016, 4117-4135. reprint

Fuchs, D. and S. Sherwood, Practical approximations to seasonal fluctuation-dissipation operators given a limited sample. In Press, J. Atmos. Sci. (accepted 23/03/16). preprint

Nishant, N., S. Sherwood and O. Geoffroy, Radiative driving of shallow return flows from the ITCZ. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., Vol. 8, 2016, doi:10.1002/2015MS000606. reprint

Gilmore, J. B., J. P. Evans, S. C. Sherwood, M. Ekstrom and F. Ji, Extreme precipitation in WRF during the Newcastle East Coast Low of 2007. Theor. Appl. Climatol., 2015, DOI 10.1007/s00704-015-1551-6, reprint

Maher, P. and S. Sherwood, Skill in simulating Australian precipitation at the tropical edge. J. Climate, Vol. 29, 2016, 1477-1496. reprint

Pepler, A. S., Di Luca, A., Ji, F., L. V. Alexander, J. P. Evans and S. C. Sherwood, Projected changes in east Australian midlatitude cyclones during the 21st century, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 43, 2016, 334-340.

Pepler, A. S., L. V. Alexander, J. P. Evans and S. C. Sherwood, Zonal winds and southeast Australian rainfall in global and regional climate models, Clim. Dyn., online 28 March 2015, 10.1007/s00382-015-2573-6.

Goldie, J., S. C. Sherwood, D. Green and L. Alexander, Temperature and humidity effects on hospital morbidity in Darwin, Australia, Annals of Global Health, Vol. 81, 2015, 333-341.reprint

Webb, M. et al., The impact of parameterized convection on cloud feedback, Phil. Trans. A, Vol. 373, 2015, doi:10.1098/rsta.2014.0414. preprint

Bony, S., B. Stevens, D. M. W. Frierson, C. Jakob, M. Kageyama, R. Pincus, T. G. Shepherd, S. C. Sherwood, A. P. Siebesma, A. H. Sobel, M. Watanabe, and M. J. Webb, Clouds, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity, Nature Geosci., Vol. 8, 2015, 261-268. published version

Sherwood, S. C. and N. Nishant, Atmospheric changes through 2012 as shown by iteratively homogenised radiosonde temperature and wind data (IUKv2), Env. Res. Lett., Vol. 10, 2015, 054007. journal site

Schmidt, G. A. and S. C. Sherwood, A practical philosophy of complex climate modelling, Euro. J. Phil. Sci., 09 Dec. 2014, DOI 10.1007/s13194-014-0102-9. reprint

Fuchs, D., S. C. Sherwood and D. Hernandez-Deckers, An Exploration of Multivariate Fluctuation Dissipation Operators and Their Response to Sea Surface Temperature, J. Climate, Vol. 72, 2015, 472-486. reprint

Sherwood, S. C., S. Bony, O. Boucher, C. Bretherton, P. M. Forster, J. M. Gregory and B. Stevens, Adjustments in the forcing-feedback framework for understanding climate change, Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., Feb. 2015. preprint

Pepler, A. S., A. Di Luca, F. Ji, L. V. Alexander, J. P. Evans and S. C. Sherwood, Impact of Identification Method on the Inferred Characteristics and Variability of Australian East Coast Lows, Mon. Wea. Rev., Vol. 143, 2015, 864-877.

Maher, P. and S. C. Sherwood, Disentangling the multiple sources of large-scale variability in Australian wintertime precipitation. J. Climate, Vol. 27, 2014, 6377-6392. reprint

Sherwood, S. C., S. Bony and J-L. Dufresne, Spread in model climate sensitivity traced to atmospheric convective mixing, Nature, Vol. 505, 2014, 37 42. April. preprint Nature site
Explainer in The Conversation Corrigendum: Scale in Fig. 1b should be divided by 2.

Sherwood, S. C. Where do winds come from? Nature Education Knowledge, Vol. 4(2), 2013, pg. 5, Nature site

Bony, S., G. Bellon, D. Klocke, S. Sherwood, S. Fermepin and S. Denvil, Robust direct effect of carbon dioxide on tropical circulation and regional precipitation, Nature Geosci., 2013, Online 21 April. reprint

Sherwood, S. C., D. Hernandez-Deckers, M. Colin and F. Robinson, Slippery thermals and the cumulus entrainment paradox, J. Atmos. Sci., Vol. 70, 2013, 2426 2442. preprint publisher site

Robinson, F., S. C. Sherwood and M. Patterson, A numerical modeling study of the propagation of idealized sea-breeze density currents, J. Atmos. Sci., Vol. 70, 2013, 653-668. reprint

Sherwood, S. C. and C. Risi, The HDO/H2O relationship in tropospheric water vapor in an idealized "last-saturation" model, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 117, 2013, D19205. reprint

Sherwood, S. C., M. J. Alexander, A. R. Brown, N. A. McFarlane, E. P. Gerber, G. Feingold, A. A. Scaife and W. W. Grabowski, Climate Processes: Clouds, Aerosols and Dynamics, in Climate Science for Serving Society: Research, Modelling and Prediction Priorities, 2013, 73-103. reprint

Rosenfeld, D., R. Wood, L. Donner and S. Sherwood, Aerosol cloud-mediated radiative forcing: highly uncertain and opposite effects from shallow and deep clouds, in Climate Science for Serving Society: Research, Modelling and Prediction Priorities, 2013, 105-149. reprint

Allen, R. J., S. C. Sherwood, J. R. Norris and C. Zender, Recent Northern Hemisphere tropical expansion primarily driven by black carbon and tropospheric ozone, Nature, Vol. 485, 2012, 350-355.
reprint

Allen, R. J., S. C. Sherwood, J. R. Norris and C. Zender, The equilibrium response to idealized thermal forcings in a comprehensive GCM: implications for recent tropical expansion, Atm. Chem. Phys., Vol. 12, 2012, 4795-4816.
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Young, P. J., K. H. Rosenlof, S. Solomon, S. C. Sherwood, Q. Fu and J. F. Lamarque, Changes in stratospheric temperatures and their implications for changes in the Brewer-Dobson circulation, 1979-2005, J. Climate, Vol. 25, 2012, 1759-1772.
reprint

Thorne, P. W. et al., A quantification of uncertainties in historical tropical tropospheric temperature trends from radiosondes, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 116, 2011, D12116.
reprint

Chae, J. H., Wu, D. L., Read, W. G., and Sherwood, S. C., The role of tropical deep convective clouds on temperature, water vapor, and dehydration in the tropical tropopause layer (TTL), Atmos. Chem. Phys., Vol. 11, 2011, 3811-3821.
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Robinson, F. J., S. C. Sherwood, D. Gerstle, C. Liu and D. J. Kirshbaum, Exploring the land-ocean contrast in convective vigor using islands, J. Atmos. Sci., Vol. 68, 2011, 602-618.
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Allen, R. J. and S. C. Sherwood, The impact of natural versus anthropogenic aerosols on atmospheric circulation in the Community Atmosphere Model. Climate Dynamics, Vol. 36, 2011, 1959-1978.
reprint

Willett, K. M. and S. C. Sherwood, Exceedance of heat index thresholds for 15 regions under a warming climate using the wet bulb globe temperature, International Journal of Climatology , 2010, online, DOI: 10.1002/joc.2257.
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Sherwood, S. C. and M. Huber, An adaptability limit to global warming due to heat stress, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 107, 2010, 9552-9555, doi:10.107/pnas.0913352107.
reprint

Allen, R. J. and S. C. Sherwood, The aerosol-cloud semi-direct effect and land-sea temperature contrast in a GCM. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 37, 2010, L07702.
reprint

Sherwood, S. C., W. Ingram, Y. Tsushima, M. Satoh, M. Roberts, P. L. Vidale and P. A. O'Gorman, Relative humidity changes in a warmer climate. J. Geophysical Research, Vol. 115, 2010, D09104.
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Chae, J-H. and S. C. Sherwood, Insights into cloud-top height and dynamics from the seasonal cycle of cloud top heights observed by MISR in the West Pacific region, J. Atmos. Sci., Vol. 67, 2010, 248-261.
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Sherwood, S. C., R. Roca, T. M. Weckwerth and N. G. Andronova, Tropospheric water vapor, convection and climate. Reviews of Geophysics,48, 2010, RG2001, doi:10.1029/2009RG00030.
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Sherwood, S. C., Direct versus indirect effects of tropospheric humidity changes on the hydrologic cycle, Environmental Res. Lett., Vol. 5, 2010, 025206.
Published version

Sherwood, S. C., H. A Titchner, P. W. Thorne and M. McCarthy, How do we tell which estimates of past climate change are correct? International Journal of Climatology, online, 2009, DOI: 10.1002/joc.1825.
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Liu, C. and E. J. Zipser and D. J. Cecil and S. W. Nesbitt and S. Sherwood, A cloud and precipitation feature database from nine years of TRMM observations. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, Vol. 47, 2008, 2712-2728. reprint

Santer, B. et al., Consistency of modelled and observed temperature trends in the tropical troposphere, Intl. J. Climatol., Vol. 28, 2008, 1703-1722.
print version

Allen, R. J. and S. C. Sherwood, Warming maximum in the tropical upper troposphere deduced from thermal wind observations. Nature Geosci., Vol. 65, 2008, 399-403.
published version

S. C. Sherwood, C. L. Meyer, R. J. Allen, and H. A. Titchner, Robust tropospheric warming revealed by iteratively homogenized radiosonde data. Journal of Climate, Vol. 21, 2008, 5336-5352.
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F. Bennhold and S. C. Sherwood, Erroneous relationships among humidity and cloud forcing variables in three global climate models. Journal of Climate, Vol. 21, 2008, 4190-4206
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Robinson, F. J, S. C. Sherwood and Y. Li, Resonant response of deep convection to surface hot spots. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Vol. 65, 2008, 276-286.
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Chae, J-H. and S. C. Sherwood, The annual temperature cycle of the tropical tropopause: A simple model study, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 112, 2007, D19111.
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Allen, R. J. and S. C. Sherwood, Utility of radiosonde wind data in representing climatological variations of tropospheric temperature and baroclinicity in the western tropical Pacific, Journal of Climate, Vol. 20, 2007, 5229-5243.
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Sherwood, S. C., Simultaneous detection of climate change and observing biases in a network with incomplete sampling. Journal of Climate, Vol. 20, 2007, 4047-4062.
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Sherwood, S. C., E. R. Kursinski and W. G. Read, A distribution law for free tropospheric relative humidity. Journal of Climate, Vol. 19, 2006, 6267-6277.
view abstract / preprint / published version / erratum

Sherwood, S. C. and C. L. Meyer, The general circulation and robust relative humidity. Journal of Climate, Vol. 19, 2006, 6278-6290.
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Sherwood, S. C., Discounting and uncertainty---A non-economist's view. Climatic Change, Vol. 80, 2007, 205-212; DOI 10.1007/s10584-006-9164-9.
preprint / published version

Robinson, F. J. and S. C. Sherwood, Modeling the Impact of Convective Entrainment on the Tropical Tropopause. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Vol. 63, 2006, 1013-1027.
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Sherwood, S. C., V. T. J. Phillips and J. S. Wettlaufer, Small ice crystals and the climatology of lightning, Geophysical Research Letters 33, 2006, L05804, doi:10.1029/2005GL025242
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Sherwood, S. C., J. R. Lanzante and C. L. Meyer, Radiosonde daytime biases and late 20th century warming, Science, Vol. 309, 2005, pp. 1556-1559.
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Sherwood, S. C., Detection of faceted crystals in deep convective clouds via the antisolar peak. J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 110, 2005, Art. No. D14205.
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Phillips, V. T. J., S. C. Sherwood, C. Andronache, A. Bansemer, W. C. Conant, P. J. Demott, R. C. Flagan, A. Heysmfield, H. Jonsson, M. Poellot, T. A. Rissman, J. H. Seinfeld, T. Vanreken, V. Varutbangkul and J. C. Wilson, Anvil glaciation in a deep cumulus updraft over florida simulated with an explicit microphysics model. Part I: The impact of various nucleation processes. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Vol. 131, 2005, pp. 2019-2046.
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Wu, D. L., W. G. Read, A. E. Dessler, S. C. Sherwood, and J. H. Jiang, UARS MLS cloud ice measurements and implications for H2O transport near the tropopause. J. Atmos. Sci., Vol. 62, 2005, pp. 518-530.
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Dessler, A. E. and S. C. Sherwood, Effect of convection on the summertime extratropical lower stratosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research,Vol. 109, D23301, 2004, doi:10.1029/2004JD005209.
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Sherwood, S. C., P. Minnis, and M. McGill, Deep convective cloud top heights and their thermodynamic control during CRYSTAL-FACE. Journal of Geophysical Research,Vol. 109, No. D20, 2004, D20119.
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Sherwood, S. C., P. Minnis, M. McGill, and J. C. Chae, Underestimation of deep convective cloud tops by thermal imagery. Geophysical Research Letters, 2004, doi:10.1029/2004GL019699.
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Dessler, A.E. and S.C. Sherwood, A model of HDO in the tropical tropopause layer. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 3, 2003, pp. 4489-4501.
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Sherwood, S.C. and A. E. Dessler, Convective mixing near the tropical tropopause: insights from seasonal variations. J. Atmos. Sci., Vol. 60, No. 21, 2003, pp. 2674-2685.
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Sherwood, S.C., T. Horinouchi and H.A. Zeleznik, Convective impact on temperatures observed near the tropical tropopause. J. Atmos. Sci., Vol. 60, No. 15, 2003, pp. 1847-1856.
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Sherwood, S.C. A microphysical connection among biomass burning, cumulus clouds, and stratospheric moisture. Science, Vol. 295, No. 5558, 2002, pp. 1272-1275. Important corrigenda
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Sherwood, S.C. Aerosols and ice particle size in tropical cumulonimbus. Journal of Climate, Vol. 15, No. 9, 2002, pp 1051-1063. Important corrigenda
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--- . Climate signal mapping and an application to atmospheric tides. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 27, No. 21, 2000, pp. 3525-3528.
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--- . Climate signals from station arrays with missing data, and an application to winds. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 105, No. D24, 2001, pp. 29,489-29,500.
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Sherwood, S.C. and Dessler, A.E. A model for transport across the tropical tropopause. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Vol. 58, No. 4, 2001, pp. 765-779.
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Sherwood, S.C. On moist stability. Monthly Weather Review, Vol. 128, No. 12, 2000, pp. 4139--4142.
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Sherwood, S.C. and Dessler, A.E. On the control of stratospheric humidity. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 27, No. 16, 2000, pp. 2513-2516.
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Dessler, A.E. and Sherwood, S.C. Simulations of tropical upper tropospheric humidity. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 105, No. D15, 2000, pp. 20,155-20,164.
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Sherwood, S.C. A "stratospheric drain" over the maritime continent. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 27, No. 5, 2000, pp. 677-680.
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--- . Convective precursors and predictability in the tropical Western Pacific. Monthly Weather Review, Vol. 127, No. 12, 1999, pp 2977-2991.
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--- and Wahrlich, R. Observed evolution of tropical deep convective events and their environment. Monthly Weather Review, Vol. 127, No. 8, 1999, pp 1777-1795.
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--- . Feedbacks in a simple prognostic tropical climate model. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Vol. 56, No. 7, 1999, pp 2178-2200*.
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--- . On moistening of the tropical troposphere by cirrus clouds. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 104, No. D10, 1999, pp 11949-11960.
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--- . Maintenance of the free-tropospheric tropical water vapor distribution, Part I: Clear regime budget. Journal of Climate, Vol. 9, No. 11, 1996, pp 2903-2918.*
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--- . Maintenance of the free-tropospheric tropical water vapor distribution, Part II: Simulation by large-scale advection. Journal of Climate, Vol. 9, No. 11, 1996, pp 2919-2934.*
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--- . The maintenance of the tropical water vapor distribution, PhD Dissertation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 1995.

--- , Ramanathan, V., Barnett, T.P., Tyree, M.K. and Roeckner, E. Response of an atmospheric general circulation model to radiative forcing of tropical clouds. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 99, 1993, pp 20,829-20,845. reprint

* These contain material from Sherwood, 1995 (hopefully improved.)

Selected conference abstracts

Sherwood, S.C., A method for climate-signal estimation from incomplete data. AMS 15th Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences, May 2000, Asheville, NC.
Long abstract (pdf)

Sherwood, Steven and Jones, Eric. Learning relationships among noisy variables using a Bayesian network. Joint session of 14th Conference on Probability and Statistics and 1st Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 78th AMS annual meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, January 1998.
Long abstract (postscript)