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  • Régibeau-Rockett*, L., O. Pauluis, M.E O'Neill. Investigating the relationship between sea surface temperature and the mechanical efficiency of tropical cyclones. In review.
  • Fu*, H., M.E O'Neill. The small-amplitude dynamics of spontaneous tropical cyclogenesis. In review.
  • Dey*, I., M.E O'Neill. Moist potential vorticity diagnosis of the tropical cyclone boundary layer: Influence of roll vortices. Under revision; ESSOAr
  • Fu*, H., M.E O'Neill. A qualitative theory of cloud spacing for equilibrium deep convection. In review; EarthArXiv
  • Fu*, H., M.E O'Neill. Spontaneous tropical cyclogenesis in a barotropic model. Under revision; EarthArXiv


  • Singh, M.S., M.E O'Neill (2022). Thermodynamics of the climate system. Physics Today. link
  • Singh, M.S., M.E O'Neill (2022). The climate system and the second law of thermodynamics. Reviews of Modern Physics. link
  • Fu*, H., M.E O'Neill (2021). The role of random vorticity stretching in an idealized tropical depression genesis problem. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. link
  • O'Neill, M.E, L. Orf, G.M. Heymsfield, K. Halbert (2021). Hydraulic jump dynamics above supercell thunderstorms. Sciencefree-access link
  • O'Neill, M.E, D.R. Chavas (2020). Inertial waves in axisymmetric tropical cyclones. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. link
  • Hoogewind, K., D.R. Chavas, B. Schenkel, M.E O'Neill (2020). Exploring controls on tropical cyclone count through the geography of environmental favorability. Journal of Climate. link
  • Ruppert, J.H., M.E O'Neill (2019). Diurnal cloud and circulation changes in simulated tropical cyclones. Geophysical Research Letters 46, doi:10.1029/2018GL081302link
  • Adriani, A. et al. (2018). Clusters of cyclones encircling Jupiter's poles. Nature 555:216-219. link
    • Contributed the hypothesis that these packed cyclone features are potentially examples of the vortex crystal phenomenon.
  • O'Neill, M.E, D. Perez-Betancourt, A.A. Wing (2017). Accessible environments for diurnal-period gravity waves in simulated tropical cyclones. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 74:2489-2502. link
  • O'Neill, M.E, Y. Kaspi, L.N. Fletcher (2017). Galileo probe interpretation indicating a neutrally stable layer in the Jovian troposphere. Geophysical Research Letters 44:4008-4017. link
  • O'Neill, M.E, Y. Kaspi (2016). Slantwise convection on fluid planets. Geophysical Research Letters 43:10611-10620, 2016. link
  • O'Neill, M.E, K.A. Emanuel, G.R. Flierl (2016). Weak jets and strong cyclones: shallow water modeling of giant planet polar caps. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 73:1841-1855. link
  • O'Neill, M.E, K.A. Emanuel, G.R. Flierl (2015). Polar vortex formation in giant-planet atmospheres due to moist convection. Nature Geoscience 8:523-526. link
  • O'Neill, M.E (2015). A theory for polar cyclones on giant planets. Ph.D. thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. link
  • Hłond, M., M. Bzowski, E. Möbius, H. Kucharek, D. Hertzler, N.A. Schwadron, M.E O'Neill, G. Clark, G.B. Crew, S. Fuselier, D.J. McComas (2012). Precision Pointing of IBEX-Lo Observations. The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 198:9. link
  • Möbius, E., H. Kucharek, G. Clark, M.E O'Neill, L. Petersen, M. Bzowski, L. Saul, P. Wurs, S.A. Fuselier, V.V. Izmodenov, D.J. McComas, H.R. Müller, D.B. Alexashov (2009). Diagnosing the neutral interstellar gas flow at 1 AU with IBEX-Lo. Space Science Reviews. 146:149-172. link