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CMIP5

Formal Title: North American Climate in CMIP5 Experiments

This special collection of Journal of Climate is devoted to North American climate and related processes in Coupled Model Intercomparison Project 5 (CMIP5) experiments, and organized by the CMIP5 Task Force of the NOAA Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections Program. The core of the special collection consists of three comprehensive articles that summarize CMIP5 models’ ability to represent 20th century North American 1) continental and regional climate and 2) intraseasonal to decadal variability, and provide 3) model projections of North American climate for the end of the 21st century. Papers providing more detailed examination of specific aspects of North American climate accompany these three core studies. The specialized contributions not only include direct examination of North American climate, but also global climate phenomena relevant to North American climate. Topics covered by the special collection include regional precipitation and temperature, snowpack, the hydrologic cycle, growing season length, land-atmosphere interactions, extreme events including drought, Arctic sea ice, the North American monsoon, the Great Plains low-level jet, the “warming hole”, extratropical and tropical cyclones, intraseasonal variability, ENSO and its teleconnections, Pacific decadal variability, and the Atlantic warm pool. How CMIP5 results compare to those from CMIP3 are discussed. Model bias and how it affects interpretation of future projections is also explored.

Collection organizers:
Eric D. Maloney, Colorado State University
James Kinter, Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies and George Mason University
Justin Sheffield, Princeton University
Annarita Mariotti, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (NOAA/OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Gabriel A. Vecchi; Rym Msadek; Whit Anderson; You-Soon Chang; Thomas Delworth; Keith Dixon; Rich Gudgel; Anthony Rosati; Bill Stern; Gabriele Villarini; Andrew Wittenberg; Xiaosong Yang; Fanrong Zeng; Rong Zhang; Shaoqing Zhang
Journal of Climate
Eric D. Maloney; Suzana J. Camargo; Edmund Chang; Brian Colle; Rong Fu; Kerrie L. Geil; Qi Hu; Xianan Jiang; Nathaniel Johnson; Kristopher B. Karnauskas; James Kinter; Benjamin Kirtman; Sanjiv Kumar; Baird Langenbrunner; Kelly Lombardo; Lindsey N. Long; Annarita Mariotti; Joyce E. Meyerson; Kingtse C. Mo; J. David Neelin; Zaitao Pan; Richard Seager; Yolande Serra; Anji Seth; Justin Sheffield; Julienne Stroeve; Jeanne Thibeault; Shang-Ping Xie; Chunzai Wang; Bruce Wyman; Ming Zhao
Journal of Climate
Jeanne M. Thibeault; Anji Seth
Journal of Climate
Doug M. Smith; Nick J. Dunstone; Rosie Eade; David Fereday; Leon Hermanson; James M. Murphy; Holger Pohlmann; Niall Robinson; Adam A. Scaife
Journal of Climate
Gabriel A. Vecchi; Rym Msadek; Whit Anderson; You-Soon Chang; Thomas Delworth; Keith Dixon; Rich Gudgel; Anthony Rosati; Bill Stern; Gabriele Villarini; Andrew Wittenberg; Xiasong Yang; Fanrong Zeng; Rong Zhang; Shaoqing Zhang
Journal of Climate
Suzana J. Camargo
Journal of Climate
Edmund K. M. Chang
Journal of Climate
Justin Sheffield; Andrew P. Barrett; Brian Colle; D. Nelun Fernando; Rong Fu; Kerrie L. Geil; Qi Hu; Jim Kinter; Sanjiv Kumar; Baird Langenbrunner; Kelly Lombardo; Lindsey N. Long; Eric Maloney; Annarita Mariotti; Joyce E. Meyerson; Kingtse C. Mo; J. David Neelin; Sumant Nigam; Zaitao Pan; Tong Ren; Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas; Yolande L. Serra; Anji Seth; Jeanne M. Thibeault; Julienne C. Stroeve; Ze Yang; Lei Yin
Journal of Climate
Justin Sheffield; Suzana J. Camargo; Rong Fu; Qi Hu; Xianan Jiang; Nathaniel Johnson; Kristopher B. Karnauskas; Seon Tae Kim; Jim Kinter; Sanjiv Kumar; Baird Langenbrunner; Eric Maloney; Annarita Mariotti; Joyce E. Meyerson; J. David Neelin; Sumant Nigam; Zaitao Pan; Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas; Richard Seager; Yolande L. Serra; De-Zheng Sun; Chunzai Wang; Shang-Ping Xie; Jin-Yi Yu; Tao Zhang; Ming Zhao
Journal of Climate
Kerrie L. Geil; Yolande L. Serra; Xubin Zeng
Journal of Climate
Anji Seth; Sara A. Rauscher; Michela Biasutti; Alessandra Giannini; Suzana J. Camargo; Maisa Rojas
Journal of Climate
Paul A. Dirmeyer; Yan Jin; Bohar Singh; Xiaoqin Yan
Journal of Climate
Brian A. Colle; Zhenhai Zhang; Kelly A. Lombardo; Edmund Chang; Ping Liu; Minghua Zhang
Journal of Climate
David E. Rupp; Philip W. Mote; Nathaniel L. Bindoff; Peter A. Stott; David A. Robinson
Journal of Climate
Meng-Pai Hung; Jia-Lin Lin; Wanqiu Wang; Daehyun Kim; Toshiaki Shinoda; Scott J. Weaver
Journal of Climate
J. David Neelin; Baird Langenbrunner; Joyce E. Meyerson; Alex Hall; Neil Berg
Journal of Climate
Leila M. V. Carvalho; Charles Jones
Journal of Climate
Zaitao Pan; Xiaodong Liu; Sanjiv Kumar; Zhiqiu Gao; James Kinter
Journal of Climate
Gabriel A. Vecchi; Rym Msadek; Whit Anderson; You-Soon Chang; Thomas Delworth; Keith Dixon; Rich Gudgel; Anthony Rosati; Bill Stern; Gabriele Villarini; Andrew Wittenberg; Xiasong Yang; Fanrong Zeng; Rong Zhang; Shaoqing Zhang
Journal of Climate
Hailong Liu; Chunzai Wang; Sang-Ki Lee; David Enfield
Journal of Climate
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