Journal of Climate

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Volume 35, Issue 12

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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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Interdecadal Changes of the South Asian High in CMIP5/6 and Projection of Its Future Changes

Dapeng Zhang, Yanyan Huang, Botao Zhou, and Huijun Wang
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Evolution of Uncertainty in Terrestrial Carbon Storage in Earth System Models from CMIP5 to CMIP6

Ning Wei, Jianyang Xia, Jian Zhou, Lifen Jiang, Erqian Cui, Jiaye Ping, and Yiqi Luo
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Extratropical transition of tropical cyclones in a multiresolution ensemble of atmosphere-only and fully coupled global climate models

Alexander J. Baker, Malcolm J. Roberts, Pier Luigi Vidale, Kevin I. Hodges, Jon Seddon, Benoît Vannière, Rein J. Haarsma, Reinhard Schiemann, Dimitris Kapetanakis, Etienne Tourigny, Katja Lohmann, Christopher D. Roberts, and Laurent Terray
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Mechanisms for extreme precipitation changes in a tropical archipelago

D. Argüeso, A. Di Luca, N. C. Jourdain, R. Romero, and V. Homar
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ENSO Asymmetry in CMIP6 Models

Yaodi Zhao and De-Zheng Sun
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A new zonal wave 3 index for the Southern Hemisphere

Rishav Goyal, Martin Jucker, Alex Sen Gupta, and Matthew H. England
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Mechanisms of Ocean Heat Uptake Along and Across Isopycnals

Louis Clément, E. L. McDonagh, J. M. Gregory, Q. Wu, A. Marzocchi, J. D. Zika, and A. J. G. Nurser
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Western Pacific premoistening for eastward-propagating BSISO and its ENSO modulation

Yuntao Wei, Fei Liu, Hong-Li Ren, Guosen Chen, Chengfeng Feng, and Bin Chen
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Effects of sea spray on large-scale climatic features over the Southern Ocean

Yajuan Song, Fangli Qiao, Jiping Liu, Qi Shu, Ying Bao, Meng Wei, and Zhenya Song
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Geometry of the Meridional Overturning Circulation at the Last Glacial Maximum

Frank J. Pavia, C. Spencer Jones, and Sophia K. Hines
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Biases of the barotropic atmospheric circulation variability in CMIP6 models

José M. Castanheira and Carlos A. F. Marques
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Changes in the Relationship between ENSO and the Winter Arctic Stratospheric Polar Vortex in Recent Decades

Ruhua Zhang, Wen Zhou, Wenshou Tian, Yue Zhang, Zhenchen Liu, and Paxson K. Y. Cheung
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Contributions of External Forcing and Internal Climate Variability to Changes in the Summer Surface Air Temperature Over East Asia

Jinlin Zha, Cheng Shen, Deming Zhao, Jinming Feng, Zhongfeng Xu, Jian Wu, Wenxuan Fan, Meng Luo, and Liya Zhang
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The coupled atmosphere-ocean response to Antarctic sea-ice loss

Holly C. Ayres, James A. Screen, Edward W. Blockley, and Thomas J. Bracegirdle
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Hot Spots of Monthly Land Precipitation Variations Affected by SST Anomalies

Xiaofan Li, Zeng-Zhen Hu, Zhiqiang Gong, and Bhaskar Jha
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Human influence on seasonal precipitation in Europe

Nikolaos Christidis and Peter A Stott
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Vegetation greening, extended growing seasons, and temperature feedbacks in warming temperate grasslands of China

Xiangjin Shen, Binhui Liu, Mark Henderson, Lei Wang, Ming Jiang, and Xianguo Lu
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Mechanisms of Regional Arctic Sea Ice Predictability in Two Dynamical Seasonal Forecast Systems

Mitch Bushuk, Yongfei Zhang, Michael Winton, Bill Hurlin, Thomas Delworth, Feiyu Lu, Liwei Jia, Liping Zhang, William Cooke, Matthew Harrison, Nathaniel C. Johnson, Sarah Kapnick, Colleen McHugh, Hiroyuki Murakami, Anthony Rosati, Kai-Chih Tseng, Andrew T. Wittenberg, Xiaosong Yang, and Fanrong Zeng
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CMIP6 Intermodel Spread in Interhemispheric Asymmetry of Tropical Climate Response to Greenhouse Warming: Extratropical Ocean Effects

Yu-Fan Geng, Shang-Ping Xie, Xiao-Tong Zheng, Shang-Min Long, Sarah M. Kang, Xiaopei Lin, and Zi-Han Song
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Drought over Southeast Asia and its association with large-scale drivers

Tan Phan-Van, Phuong Nguyen-Ngoc-Bich, Thanh Ngo-Duc, Tue Vu-Minh, Phong V.V. Le, Long Trinh-Tuan, Tuyet Nguyen-Thi, Ha Pham-Thanh, and Duc Tran-Quang
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Does the recent revival of Western Disturbances govern the Karakoram Anomaly?

Aaquib Javed, Pankaj Kumar, Kevin I. Hodges, Dmitry V. Sein, Aditya K. Dubey, and Gaurav Tiwari
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Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Arctic Sea Ice Forecast Skill Improvement from Sea Ice Concentration Assimilation

Yong-Fei Zhang, Mitchell Bushuk, Michael Winton, Bill Hurlin, Thomas Delworth, Matthew Harrison, Liwei Jia, Feiyu Lu, Anthony Rosati, and Xiaosong Yang
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Changes in interannual tropical Atlantic-Pacific basin interactions modulated by a South Atlantic cooling.

Teresa Losada, Belén Rodríguez-Fonseca, C. Roberto Mechoso, Elsa Mohino, and Antonio Castaño-Tierno
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Dynamical analysis of tropopause folding events in the coastal region of Antarctica

Masashi Kohma, Masatoshi Mizukoshi, and Kaoru Sato
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Improved quantification of the rate of ocean warming

Lijing Cheng, Grant Foster, Zeke Hausfather, Kevin E. Trenberth, and John Abraham
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Observational Constraints on Southern Ocean Cloud-Phase Feedback

Casey J. Wall, Trude Storelvmo, Joel R. Norris, and Ivy Tan
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The seasonal cycle of surface soil moisture

Mason O. Stahl and Kaighin A. McColl
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Interannual variation and prediction of wintertime precipitation in Central Asia

XinHai Chen, XiaoJing Jia, Renguang Wu, and Qifeng Qian
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The Influence of Intraseasonal Oscillations on Humid Heat in the Persian Gulf and South Asia

Catherine Ivanovich, Weston Anderson, Radley Horton, Colin Raymond, and Adam Sobel

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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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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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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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Global Increasing Trends in Annual Maximum Daily Precipitation

Seth Westra, Lisa V. Alexander, and Francis W. Zwiers
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Uncertainties in CMIP5 Climate Projections due to Carbon Cycle Feedbacks

Pierre Friedlingstein, Malte Meinshausen, Vivek K. Arora, Chris D. Jones, Alessandro Anav, Spencer K. Liddicoat, and Reto Knutti

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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 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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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

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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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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Observed Temperature Changes in the Troposphere and Stratosphere from 1979 to 2018

A. K. Steiner, F. Ladstädter, W. J. Randel, A. C. Maycock, Q. Fu, C. Claud, H. Gleisner, L. Haimberger, S.-P. Ho, P. Keckhut, T. Leblanc, C. Mears, L. M. Polvani, B. D. Santer, T. Schmidt, V. Sofieva, R. Wing, and C.-Z. Zou

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