Yale advisee


  • 37. Battalio, J.M., J.M. Lora, S. Rafkin, and A. Soto (2021). The interaction of deep convection with the general circulation in Titan’s atmosphere. Part 2: Impacts on the climateIcarus, in press.
  • 36. Battalio, J.M. and J.M. Lora (2021). Annular modes of variability in the atmospheres of Mars and TitanNature Astronomy, in press.
  • 35. Menemenlis, S.A., J.M. Lora, M. Lofverstrom, and D. Chandan (2021). Influence of stationary waves on mid-Pliocene atmospheric rivers and hydroclimateGlobal and Planetary Change 204, 103557.
  • 34. Barnes, J.W., et al. (including J.M. Lora) (2021). Science goals and objectives for the Dragonfly Titan rotorcraft relocatable landerPlanetary Science Journal 2, 130.
  • 33. MacKenzie, S.M., S.P.D. Birch, S. Hörst, C. Sotin, E. Barth, J.M. Lora, and 27 co-authors (2021). Titan: Earth-like on the outside, Ocean World on the isnidePlanetary Science Journal 2, 112.
  • 32. Kageyama, M., S.P. Harrison, M.-L. Kapsch, M. Löfverström, J.M. Lora, and 18 co-authors (2021). The PMIP4 Last Glacial Maximum experiments: Preliminary results and comparison with the PMIP3 simulationsClimate of the Past 17, 1065–1089. 


  • 31. Lora, J.M., C.A. Shields, and J.J. Rutz (2020). Consensus and disagreement in atmospheric river detection: ARTMIP global cataloguesGeophysical Research Letters 47, e2020GL089302.
  • 30. Rehfeld, K., R. Hébert, J.M. Lora, M. Lofverstrom, and C.M. Brierly (2020). Variability of surface climate in simulations of past and future. Earth System Dynamics 11, 447–468.
  • 29. Skinner, C.B., J.M. Lora, A.E. Payne, and C.J. Poulsen (2020). Atmospheric river changes shaped mid-latitude hydroclimate since the mid-HoloceneEarth and Planetary Science Letters 541, 116293.
  • 28. O’Brien, T.A., et al. (including J.M. Lora) (2020). Detection uncertainty matters for understanding atmospheric riversBulletin of the American Meteorological Society 101, E790–E796.
  • 27. Dixit, Y., S. Toucanne, C. Fontanier, V. Pasquier, J.M. Lora, G. Jouet, and A. Tripati (2020). Enhanced western Mediterranean rainfall during past interglacials driven by North Atlantic pressure changesQuaternary International 533, 1–13.
  • 26. Santi, L.M., A.J. Arnold, D.E. Ibarra, C.A. Whicker, J.A. Mering, R.B. Lomarda, J.M. Lora, and A. Tripati (2020). Clumped isotope constraints on changes in latest Pleistocene hydroclimate in the northwestern Great Basin: Lake Surprise, CaliforniaGSA Bulletin 132, 2669–2683. 
  • 25. Faulk, S.P.*, J.M. Lora*, J.L. Mitchell, and P.C.D. Milly (2020). Titan’s climate patterns and surface methane distribution due to the coupling of land hydrology and atmosphereNature Astronomy 4, 390–398. *Equal-contribution authors


  • 24. Rutz, J.J., C.A. Shields, J.M. Lora, and 35 co-authors (2019). The atmospheric river tracking method intercomparison project (ARTMIP): Quantifying uncertainties in atmospheric river climatologyJournal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 124, 13777–13802.
  • 23. Lora, J.M. and D.E. Ibarra (2019). The North American hydrologic cycle through the last deglaciationQuaternary Science Reviews 226, 105991.
  • 22. Lee, H.-I., J.L. Mitchell, A. Tripati, J.M. Lora, G. Chen, and Q. Ding (2019). North Atlantic and Pacific quasi-stationary parts of atmospheric rivers and their implications for East Asian monsoon onsetGeophysical Research Letters 46, 12311–12320.
  • 21. Lora, J.M., T. Tokano, J. Vatant d’Ollone, S. Lebonnois, and R.D. Lorenz (2019). A model intercomparison of Titan’s climate and low-latitude environment. Icarus 333, 136–126.
  • 20. MacKenzie, S.M., J.M. Lora, and R.D. Lorenz (2019). A thermal inertia map of Titan. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 124, 1728–1742.
  • 19. Molaro, J.L., M. Choukroun, C. Phillips, E. Phelps, R. Hodyss, K. Mitchell, J.M. Lora, and G. Meirion-Griffith (2019). The microstructural evolution of water ice in the solar system through sinteringJournal of Geophysical Research: Planets 124, 243–277.


  • 18. Hill, S.A., J.M. Lora, N. Khoo, S.P. Faulk, and J. Aurnou (2018). Affordable rotating fluid demonstrations for geoscience education: The DIYnamics projectBulletin of the American Meteorological Society 99, 2529–2538.
  • 17. Lora, J.M. (2018). Components and mechanisms of hydrologic cycle changes over North America at the Last Glacial MaximumJournal of Climate 31, 7035–7051.
  • 16. Shields, C.A., J.J. Rutz, L.R. Leung, F.M. Ralph, M. Wehner, B. Kawzenuk, J.M. Lora, and 32 co-authors (2018). Atmospheric River Tracking Method Intercomparison Project (ARTMIP): Experimental design and project goalsGeoscientific Model Development 11, 2455–2474.
  • 15. Turtle, E.P., J.E. Perry, J.M. Barbara, A.D. Del Genio, S. Rodriguez, C. Sotin, J.M. Lora, S. Faulk, P. Corlies, J. Kelland, S.M. MacKenzie, R.A. West, A.S. McEwen, J.I. Lunine, J. Pitesky, T.L. Ray, and M. Roy (2018). Titan’s meteorology over the Cassini mission: Evidence for extensive subsurface methane reservoirsGeophysical Research Letters 45, 5320–5328.
  • 14. Lora, J.M., T. Kataria, and P. Gao (2018). Atmospheric circulation, chemistry, and infrared spectra of Titan-like exoplanets around different stellar typesAstrophysical Journal 853, 58–67.


  • 13. Faulk, S.P., S. Moon, J.L. Mitchell, and J.M. Lora (2017). Regional patterns of extreme precipitation on Titan consistent with observed alluvial fan distributionNature Geoscience 10, 827–831.
  • 12. Löfverström, M. and J.M. Lora (2017). Abrupt regime shifts in the North Atlantic atmospheric circulation over the last deglaciationGeophysical Research Letters 44, 8047–8055.
  • 11. Lora, J.M., J.L. Mitchell, C. Risi, and A.E. Tripati (2017). North Pacific atmospheric rivers and their influence on North America at the Last Glacial MaximumGeophysical Research Letters 44, 1051–1059.
  • 10. Lora, J.M. and M. Ádámkovics (2017) . The near-surface methane humidity on TitanIcarus 286, 270–279.


  • 9. Lora, J.M., J.L. Mitchell, and A.E. Tripati (2016). Abrupt reorganization of North Pacific and western North American climate during the last deglaciationGeophysical Research Letters 43, 11796–11804.


  • 5. Lora, J.M. and J.L. Mitchell (2015). Titan’s asymmetric lake distribution mediated by methane transport due to atmospheric eddiesGeophysical Research Letters 42, 6213–6220.
  • 4. Lora, J.M., J.I. Lunine, and J.L. Russell (2015). GCM simulations of Titan’s middle and lower atmosphere and comparison to observationsIcarus 250, 516–528.