Journal of Climate

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Volume 35, Issue 15

About the Journal

The Journal of Climate (JCLI) publishes research that advances basic understanding of the dynamics and physics of the climate system on large spatial scales, including variability of the atmosphere, oceans, land surface, and cryosphere; past, present, and projected future changes in the climate system; and climate simulation and prediction.

ISSN: 0894-8755; eISSN: 1520-0442

Editors in Chief

Mingfang Ting, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Darryn Waugh, The Johns Hopkins University

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Benchmarking Simulated Precipitation Variability Amplitude across Timescales

Min-Seop Ahn, Peter J. Gleckler, Jiwoo Lee, Angeline G. Pendergrass, and Christian Jakob
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Evaluating Tropical Precipitation Relations in CMIP6 Models with ARM data

Todd Emmenegger, Yi-Hung Kuo, Shaocheng Xie, Chengzhu Zhang, Cheng Tao, and J. David Neelin
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Greenhouse gas emissions drive global dryland expansion but not spatial patterns of change in aridification

Shuyun Feng, Xihui Gu, Sijia Luo, Ruihan Liu, Aminjon Gulakhmadov, Louise J. Slater, Jianfeng Li, Xiang Zhang, and Dongdong Kong
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The Vertical Profile of Radiative Cooling and Lapse Rate in a Warming Climate

Dennis L. Hartmann, Brittany D. Dygert, Peter N. Blossey, Qiang Fu, and Adam B. Sokol
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Intraseasonal melting of northern Barents Sea ice forced by circumpolar clockwise propagating atmospheric waves during early summer

Jing Yang, Siyu Li, Tao Zhu, Xin Qi, Jiping Liu, Seong-Joong Kim, and Daoyi Gong
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Modeled Interannual Variability of Arctic Sea Ice Cover is Within Observational Uncertainty

Christopher Wyburn-Powell, Alexandra Jahn, and Mark England
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Storylines of South Pacific Convergence Zone changes in a warmer world

Sugata Narsey, Josephine R. Brown, Francois Delage, Ghyslaine Boschat, Michael Grose, Rob Colman, and Scott Power
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Dynamics of two distinct subseasonal growth of the North Pacific Oscillation

Mi-Kyung Sung, Seok-Woo Son, Changhyun Yoo, Jaeyoung Hwang, and Soon-Il An
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Recent early-spring drying trend over southern China associated with changes in the zonal thermal contrast over Pacific

Yana Li, Wen Zhou, Song Yang, Ruhua Zhang, Ho-Nam Cheung, and Yue Zhang
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Origins of Intraseasonal Precipitation Variability Over North China in the rainy season

Yingxia Gao, Pang-Chi Hsu, Shaojing Che, Changwen Yu, and Shiru Han
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Persistent positive anomalies in geopotential heights promote wildfires in western North America

Aseem R. Sharma, Piyush Jain, John T. Abatzoglou, and Mike Flannigan
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Two-way teleconnections between the Southern Ocean and the tropical Pacific via a dynamic feedback

Yue Dong, Kyle C. Armour, David S. Battisti, and Edward Blanchard-Wrigglesworth
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Influence of reduced winter land-sea contrast on the mid-latitude atmospheric circulation

Alice Portal, Claudia Pasquero, Fabio D’Andrea, Paolo Davini, Mostafa E. Hamouda, and Gwendal Rivière
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Robust anthropogenic signal identified in the seasonal cycle of tropospheric temperature

Benjamin D. Santer, Stephen Po-Chedley, Nicole Feldl, John C. Fyfe, Qiang Fu, Susan Solomon, Mark England, Keith B. Rodgers, Malte F. Stuecker, Carl Mears, Cheng-Zhi Zou, Céline J. W. Bonfils, Giuliana Pallotta, Mark D. Zelinka, Nan Rosenbloom, and Jim Edwards
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Changepoint Detection: An Analysis of the Central England Temperature Series

Xueheng Shi, Claudie Beaulieu, Rebecca Killick, and Robert Lund
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The atmospheric response to meridional shifts of the Gulf Stream SST front and its dependence on model resolution

Luca Famooss Paolini, Panos J. Athanasiadis, Paolo Ruggieri, and Alessio Bellucci
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Multidecadal changes in zonal displacement of tropical Pacific MJO variability modulated by North Atlantic SST

Zhen Fu, Pang-Chi Hsu, Juan Li, Jian Cao, Young-Min Yang, and Fei Liu
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The role of climate and vegetation in regulating drought-heat extremes

Sungmin O, Ana Bastos, Markus Reichstein, Wantong Li, Jasper Denissen, Hanna Graefen, and Rene Orth
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Enhanced interannual variability in temperature during the Last Glacial Maximum

Jiawen Shi, Dabang Jiang, Zhiping Tian, and Xianmei Lang
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The Arctic Surface Heating Efficiency of Tropospheric Energy Flux Events

Christopher J. Cardinale and Brian E. J. Rose
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Future changes in African heatwaves and their drivers at the convective scale

C. E. Birch, L. S. Jackson, D. L. Finney, J. M. Marsham, R. A. Stratton, S. Tucker, S. Chapman, C. A. Senior, R. J. Keane, F. Guichard, and E. J. Kendon
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The impact of Southern Ocean topographic barriers on the ocean circulation and the overlying atmosphere.

Agatha M. de Boer, David K. Hutchinson, Fabien Roquet, Louise C. Sime, Natalie J. Burls, and Céline Heuzé
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How do stratospheric perturbations influence North American weather regime predictions?

Simon H. Lee, Andrew J. Charlton-Perez, Steven J. Woolnough, and Jason C. Furtado
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The British-Okhotsk Corridor pattern and its linkage to the Silk Road pattern

Peiqiang Xu, Lin Wang, Zizhen Dong, Yanjie Li, Xiaocen Shen, and Wen Chen
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Carbon fluxes during Dansgaard-Oeschger events as simulated by an Earth System Model.

Markus Jochum, Zanna Chase, Roman Nuterman, Joel Pedro, Sune Rasmussen, Guido Vettoretti, and Peisong Zheng

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MERRA: NASA’s Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Applications

Michele M. Rienecker, Max J. Suarez, Ronald Gelaro, Ricardo Todling, Julio Bacmeister, Emily Liu, Michael G. Bosilovich, Siegfried D. Schubert, Lawrence Takacs, Gi-Kong Kim, Stephen Bloom, Junye Chen, Douglas Collins, Austin Conaty, Arlindo da Silva, Wei Gu, Joanna Joiner, Randal D. Koster, Robert Lucchesi, Andrea Molod, Tommy Owens, Steven Pawson, Philip Pegion, Christopher R. Redder, Rolf Reichle, Franklin R. Robertson, Albert G. Ruddick, Meta Sienkiewicz, and Jack Woollen
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The Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Applications, Version 2 (MERRA-2)

Ronald Gelaro, Will McCarty, Max J. Suárez, Ricardo Todling, Andrea Molod, Lawrence Takacs, Cynthia A. Randles, Anton Darmenov, Michael G. Bosilovich, Rolf Reichle, Krzysztof Wargan, Lawrence Coy, Richard Cullather, Clara Draper, Santha Akella, Virginie Buchard, Austin Conaty, Arlindo M. da Silva, Wei Gu, Gi-Kong Kim, Randal Koster, Robert Lucchesi, Dagmar Merkova, Jon Eric Nielsen, Gary Partyka, Steven Pawson, William Putman, Michele Rienecker, Siegfried D. Schubert, Meta Sienkiewicz, and Bin Zhao
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The Community Climate System Model Version 4

Peter R. Gent, Gokhan Danabasoglu, Leo J. Donner, Marika M. Holland, Elizabeth C. Hunke, Steve R. Jayne, David M. Lawrence, Richard B. Neale, Philip J. Rasch, Mariana Vertenstein, Patrick H. Worley, Zong-Liang Yang, and Minghua Zhang
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The NCEP Climate Forecast System Version 2

Suranjana Saha, Shrinivas Moorthi, Xingren Wu, Jiande Wang, Sudhir Nadiga, Patrick Tripp, David Behringer, Yu-Tai Hou, Hui-ya Chuang, Mark Iredell, Michael Ek, Jesse Meng, Rongqian Yang, Malaquías Peña Mendez, Huug van den Dool, Qin Zhang, Wanqiu Wang, Mingyue Chen, and Emily Becker
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Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature, Version 5 (ERSSTv5): Upgrades, Validations, and Intercomparisons

Boyin Huang, Peter W. Thorne, Viva F. Banzon, Tim Boyer, Gennady Chepurin, Jay H. Lawrimore, Matthew J. Menne, Thomas M. Smith, Russell S. Vose, and Huai-Min Zhang
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GFDL’s ESM2 Global Coupled Climate–Carbon Earth System Models. Part I: Physical Formulation and Baseline Simulation Characteristics

John P. Dunne, Jasmin G. John, Alistair J. Adcroft, Stephen M. Griffies, Robert W. Hallberg, Elena Shevliakova, Ronald J. Stouffer, William Cooke, Krista A. Dunne, Matthew J. Harrison, John P. Krasting, Sergey L. Malyshev, P. C. D. Milly, Peter J. Phillipps, Lori T. Sentman, Bonita L. Samuels, Michael J. Spelman, Michael Winton, Andrew T. Wittenberg, and Niki Zadeh
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Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature Version 4 (ERSST.v4). Part I: Upgrades and Intercomparisons

Boyin Huang, Viva F. Banzon, Eric Freeman, Jay Lawrimore, Wei Liu, Thomas C. Peterson, Thomas M. Smith, Peter W. Thorne, Scott D. Woodruff, and Huai-Min Zhang
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The Dynamical Core, Physical Parameterizations, and Basic Simulation Characteristics of the Atmospheric Component AM3 of the GFDL Global Coupled Model CM3

Leo J. Donner, Bruce L. Wyman, Richard S. Hemler, Larry W. Horowitz, Yi Ming, Ming Zhao, Jean-Christophe Golaz, Paul Ginoux, S.-J. Lin, M. Daniel Schwarzkopf, John Austin, Ghassan Alaka, William F. Cooke, Thomas L. Delworth, Stuart M. Freidenreich, C. T. Gordon, Stephen M. Griffies, Isaac M. Held, William J. Hurlin, Stephen A. Klein, Thomas R. Knutson, Amy R. Langenhorst, Hyun-Chul Lee, Yanluan Lin, Brian I. Magi, Sergey L. Malyshev, P. C. D. Milly, Vaishali Naik, Mary J. Nath, Robert Pincus, Jeffrey J. Ploshay, V. Ramaswamy, Charles J. Seman, Elena Shevliakova, Joseph J. Sirutis, William F. Stern, Ronald J. Stouffer, R. John Wilson, Michael Winton, Andrew T. Wittenberg, and Fanrong Zeng
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Global Increasing Trends in Annual Maximum Daily Precipitation

Seth Westra, Lisa V. Alexander, and Francis W. Zwiers
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The Pacific Decadal Oscillation, Revisited

Matthew Newman, Michael A. Alexander, Toby R. Ault, Kim M. Cobb, Clara Deser, Emanuele Di Lorenzo, Nathan J. Mantua, Arthur J. Miller, Shoshiro Minobe, Hisashi Nakamura, Niklas Schneider, Daniel J. Vimont, Adam S. Phillips, James D. Scott, and Catherine A. Smith

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The NCEP Climate Forecast System Version 2

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The Dynamical Core, Physical Parameterizations, and Basic Simulation Characteristics of the Atmospheric Component AM3 of the GFDL Global Coupled Model CM3

Leo J. Donner, Bruce L. Wyman, Richard S. Hemler, Larry W. Horowitz, Yi Ming, Ming Zhao, Jean-Christophe Golaz, Paul Ginoux, S.-J. Lin, M. Daniel Schwarzkopf, John Austin, Ghassan Alaka, William F. Cooke, Thomas L. Delworth, Stuart M. Freidenreich, C. T. Gordon, Stephen M. Griffies, Isaac M. Held, William J. Hurlin, Stephen A. Klein, Thomas R. Knutson, Amy R. Langenhorst, Hyun-Chul Lee, Yanluan Lin, Brian I. Magi, Sergey L. Malyshev, P. C. D. Milly, Vaishali Naik, Mary J. Nath, Robert Pincus, Jeffrey J. Ploshay, V. Ramaswamy, Charles J. Seman, Elena Shevliakova, Joseph J. Sirutis, William F. Stern, Ronald J. Stouffer, R. John Wilson, Michael Winton, Andrew T. Wittenberg, and Fanrong Zeng
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MERRA: NASA’s Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Applications

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GFDL’s ESM2 Global Coupled Climate–Carbon Earth System Models. Part I: Physical Formulation and Baseline Simulation Characteristics

John P. Dunne, Jasmin G. John, Alistair J. Adcroft, Stephen M. Griffies, Robert W. Hallberg, Elena Shevliakova, Ronald J. Stouffer, William Cooke, Krista A. Dunne, Matthew J. Harrison, John P. Krasting, Sergey L. Malyshev, P. C. D. Milly, Peter J. Phillipps, Lori T. Sentman, Bonita L. Samuels, Michael J. Spelman, Michael Winton, Andrew T. Wittenberg, and Niki Zadeh
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Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature, Version 5 (ERSSTv5): Upgrades, Validations, and Intercomparisons

Boyin Huang, Peter W. Thorne, Viva F. Banzon, Tim Boyer, Gennady Chepurin, Jay H. Lawrimore, Matthew J. Menne, Thomas M. Smith, Russell S. Vose, and Huai-Min Zhang

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