T.W. Cronin and A. Wing, Clouds, Circulation, and Climate Sensitivity in a Radiative-Convective Equilibrium Channel Model, submitted June 2017 to Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems.

B. Rose, T.W. Cronin, and C. Bitz, Ice caps and ice belts: the effects of obliquity on ice-albedo feedback, in revision, The Astrophysical Journal.

T.W. Cronin, H. Li, and E. Tziperman, 2017, Suppression of Arctic air formation with climate warming: Investigation with a 2-dimensional cloud-resolving model, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-16-0193.1.

L. Birch, T.W. Cronin, and E. Tziperman, 2017, Glacial Inception on Baffin Island: The Role of Insolation, Meteorology, and Topography, Journal of Climate, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0576.1.


T. Beucler and T.W. Cronin, 2016, Moisture-Radiative Cooling Instability, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, doi:10.1002/2016MS000763.

A. Wing and T.W. Cronin, 2016, Self-aggregation of convection in long channel geometry, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, doi:10.1002/qj.2628.

T.W. Cronin and M.F. Jansen, 2016, Analytic radiative-advective equilibrium as a model for high-latitude climate, Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2015GL067172.


A.E. Payne, M.F. Jansen, and T.W. Cronin, 2015, Conceptual model analysis of the influence of temperature feedbacks on polar amplification, Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2015GL065889.

T.W. Cronin and E. Tziperman, 2015, Low clouds suppress arctic air formation and amplify high-latitude continental winter warming, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1510937112.

T.W. Cronin, K. Emanuel, and P. Molnar, 2015, Island precipitation enhancement and the diurnal cycle in radiative-convective equilibrium. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, doi:10.1002/qj.2443.

P. Molnar and T.W. Cronin, 2015, Growth of the maritime continent and its possible contribution to recurring ice ages. Paleoceanography, doi:10.1002/2014PA002752.


T.W. Cronin, 2014, On the choice of average solar zenith angle. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-13-0392.1. [See also 2017 comment and response.]


T.W. Cronin and K. Emanuel, 2013, The climate time scale in the approach to radiative-convective equilibrium. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, doi:10.1002/jame.20049.

T.W. Cronin, 2013, A sensitivity theory for the equilibrium boundary layer over land. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, doi:10.1002/jame.20048.

2012 and earlier

see my CV for a list of publications from work done at MBL (prior to graduate school at MIT).