Journal of Climate

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Volume 35, Issue 1

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

Timothy DelSole, George Mason University and Center for Ocean–Land–Atmosphere Studies

Mingfang Ting, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

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Yu Ren, Haipeng Yu, Chenxi Liu, Yongli He, Jianping Huang, Lixia Zhang, Huancui Hu, Qiang Zhang, Siyu Chen, Xiaoyue Liu, Meng Zhang, Yun Wei, Yaoxian Yan, Weiwei Fan, and Jie Zhou
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MJO propagation over the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific in CMIP5 Models: Roles of Background States

Guiwan Chen, Jian Ling, Yuanwen Zhang, Xin Wang, and Chongyin Li
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Genesis of Upper-Tropospheric Anticyclones over the Asian−Western Pacific Sector from Tropical-extratropical Interaction Perspective

Hiroaki Ueda, Masaya Kuramochi, Koutarou Takaya, Yuhei Takaya, Saki Asano, and Shuhei Maeda
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Network-based Approach and Climate Change Benefits for Forecasting the Amount of Indian Monsoon Rainfall

Jingfang Fan, Jun Meng, Josef Ludescher, Zhaoyuan Li, Elena Surovyatkina, Xiaosong Chen, Jürgen Kurths, and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
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The Role of Continental Topography in the Present-Day Ocean’s Mean Climate

R. J. Stouffer, J. R. Russell, R. L. Beadling, A. J. Broccoli, J. P. Krasting, S. Malyshev, and Z. Naiman
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Snow depth trends from CMIP6 models conflict with observational evidence

Xinyue Zhong, Tingjun Zhang, Shichang Kang, and Jian Wang
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Rapid dynamical evolution of ITCZ events over the east Pacific

Alex O. Gonzalez, Indrani Ganguly, Marie C. McGraw, and James G. Larson
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Understanding the Forecast Skill of Rapid Arctic Sea Ice Loss on Subseasonal Timescales

Marie C. McGraw, Eduardo Blanchard-Wrigglesworth, Robin P. Clancy, and Cecilia M. Bitz
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Distinct impacts of ENSO on haze pollution in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region between early and late winters

Wei Zhao, Shangfeng Chen, Hengde Zhang, Jikang Wang, Wen Chen, Renguang Wu, Wanqiu Xing, Zhibiao Wang, Peng Hu, Jinling Piao, and Tianjiao Ma
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Climate Modelling in Low Precision: Effects of Both Deterministic & Stochastic Rounding.

E. Adam Paxton, Matthew Chantry, Milan Klöwer, Leo Saffin, and Tim Palmer
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ENSO predictability over the past 137 years based on a CESM ensemble prediction system

Ting Liu, Xunshu Song, Youmin Tang, Zheqi Shen, and Xiaoxiao Tan
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Evaluation of soil moisture in CMIP6 simulations

Liang Qiao, Zhiyan Zuo, and Dong Xiao
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Suppression of Arctic sea ice growth in the Eurasian-Pacific Seas by winter clouds and snowfall

Won-Il Lim, Hyo-Seok Park, Andrew L. Stewart, and Kyong-Hwan Seo
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Mechanisms of Rainfall Biases in two CORDEX-CORE Regional Climate Models at rainfall peaks over Central Equatorial Africa

Alain T. Tamoffo, Leonard K. Amekudzi, Torsten Weber, Derbetini A. Vondou, Edmund I. Yamba, and Daniela Jacob
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Reconstructing Arctic Sea Ice Over the Common Era Using Data Assimilation

M. Kathleen Brennan and Gregory J. Hakim
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Observations and Simulated Mechanisms of Elevation-Dependent Warming over the Tropical Andes

Oscar Chimborazo, Justin R. Minder, and Mathias Vuille
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Indo-Pacific warming induced by a weakening of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation

Shantong Sun, Andrew F. Thompson, Shang-Ping Xie, and Shang-Min Long
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Contributions of weakly coupled data assimilation-based land initialization to interannual predictability of summer climate over Europe

Pengfei Shi, Bin Wang, Yujun He, Hui Lu, Kun Yang, Shiming Xu, Wenyu Huang, Li Liu, Juanjuan Liu, Lijuan Li, and Yong Wang
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Dynamic Causes of ENSO Decay and its Asymmetry

Xiaomeng Song, Renhe Zhang, and Xinyao Rong
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The influence of interannual and decadal Indo-Pacific sea surface temperature variability on Australian monsoon rainfall

Hanna Heidemann, Joachim Ribbe, Tim Cowan, Benjamin J. Henley, Christa Pudmenzky, Roger Stone, and David H. Cobon
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Six-fold increase in historical Northern Hemisphere concurrent large heatwaves driven by warming and changing atmospheric circulations

Cassandra D.W. Rogers, Kai Kornhuber, Sarah E. Perkins-Kirkpatrick, Paul C. Loikith, and Deepti Singh
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Three types of positive Indian Ocean dipoles and their relationships with the South Asian summer monsoon

Jilan Jiang, Yimin Liu, Jiangyu Mao, Jianping Li, Shuwen Zhao, and Yongqiang Yu
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Quantifying spread in spatio-temporal changes of upper-ocean heat content estimates: an internationally coordinated comparison

Abhishek Savita, Catia M. Domingues, Tim Boyer, Viktor Gouretski, Masayoshi Ishii, Gregory C. Johnson, John M. Lyman, Josh K. Willis, Simon J. Marsland, William Hobbs, John A. Church, Didier P. Monselesan, Peter Dobrohotoff, Rebecca Cowley, and Susan E. Wijffels
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Eastward Shift of Interannual Climate Variability in the South Indian Ocean since 1950

Lei Zhang, Weiqing Han, Kristopher B. Karnauskas, Yuanlong Li, and Tomoki Tozuka
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Energy transfers between multidecadal and turbulent variability

Antoine Hochet, Thierry Huck, Olivier Arzel, Florian Sévellec, and Alain Colin de Verdiére
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