US Climate Variability and Predictability Program

DRICOMP Publications

Publications resulting from the DRICOMP program

  • Biasutti, M, A.H. Sobel, and Suzana Camargo, August 2009: The role of the Sahara Low in summertime Sahel rainfall variability and change in the CMIP3 models. Journal of Climate. 
  • Burgman,R.J., A. C. Clement, C. M. Mitas, J. Chen, and K. Esslinger: Evidence for atmospheric variability over the Pacific on decadal timescales, GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 35, L01704, doi:10.1029/2007GL031830, 2008
  • Burgman , R., R. Seager, A. Clement, and C. Herweijer (2010), Role of tropical Pacific SSTs in global medieval hydroclimate: A modeling study, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L06705, doi:10.1029/2009GL042239. 
  • Capotondi, Antoinetta and Michael Alexander, June 2010: Relationship between decade-long droughts in the western U. S. and global SST anomalies: Insights from the IPCC-AR4 multi-model ensemble, Journal of Climate, Vol 23, Issue 11, pp. 2941-2958
  • Caio, A.S. and Lisa Goddard, December 2009: El Niño–Induced Tropical Droughts in Climate Change Projections, Journal of Climate, Volume 22, Issue 23 pp. 6456-6476
  • Kerry H. Cook, Edward K. Vizy, Hydrodynamics of the Caribbean Low-level Jet and its Relationship to Precipitation. Journal of Climate, early online release, August 2009
  • Renu Joseph, Ning Zeng, Seasonally Modulated Tropical Drought Induced by Volcanic Aerosol. Journal of Climate, early online release, August 2009 
  • Ferguson, Ian, Phil Duffy and John Dracup: Evaluating Drought- Related Characteristics of Coupled Climate Simulations.
  • Hoerling, Martin, Xiao-Wei Quan, and Jon Eischeid, 2009: Distinct Causes for the Two Principal U.S. Droughts of the 20th Century, Geophysical Research Letters
  • Kucharski, F., A. Bracco, J. H. Yoo,1 and F. Molteni, Atlantic forced component of the Indian monsoon interannual Variability, GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 35, L04706, doi:10.1029/2007GL033037, 2008
  • F. Kucharski, F., A. Bracco, J. H. Yoo, A. M. Tompkins, L. Feudale, P. Rutic and A. Dell’Aquilac, 2009: A Gill–Matsuno-type mechanism explains the tropical Atlantic influence on African and Indian monsoon rainfall, Quarterly Journal of Meteorology, DOI: 10.1002/qj.406
  • Karnauskas, Kristopher B., and Antonio J. Busalacchi: The association between low-frequency tropical Pacific SST variability and multiyear North American drought in 22 coupled climate models.
  • Li, H., A. Dai, T. Zhou, and J. Lu, 2008: Response of East Asian summer monsoon to historical SST and atmospheric forcing during 1950-2000. Climate Dynamics, 10.1007/s00382-008-0482-7. 
  • Lorenz, David J., Eric T. DeWeaver and Daniel J. Vimont, "Evaporation Change and Global Warming - the Role of Net Radiation and Relative Humidity", Journal of Climate, (2008). Submitted.
  • Lorenz, David J. and Eric T. DeWeaver, "The role of the land surface and SSTs in preciptation variability and drought", Journal of Climate, (2008). In preparation.
  • Lyon, B. 2009: Southern Africa Summer Drought and Heat Waves: Observations and Coupled Model Behavior. Journal of Climate, Volume 22, Issue 22 (November 2009) pp. 6033-6046.
  • Mariotti A, Zeng N, Yoon JH, Artale V, Navarra A, Alpert P, Li LZX, 2008: Mediterranean water cycle changes: transition to drier 21st century conditions in observations and CMIP3 simulations, Environ. Res. Lett. 3 044001 (8pp) doi:10.1088/1748-9326/3/4/044001.
  • Quan, Xiao-Wei, Marting Hoerling, and Jon Eisched: Early warning indicators for U.S. Drought. 
  • Ruiz-Barradas, Alfredo and Sumant Nigam, May 2010: SST–North American Hydroclimate Links in AMIP Simulations of the Drought Working Group Models: A Proxy for the Idealized Drought Modeling Experiments, Journal of Climate, Vol. 23, Issue 10, p. 2585-2598
  • Ruiz-Barradas, Alfredo and Sumant Nigam, June 2010: Great Plains Precipitation and its SST Links in 20th Century Climate Simulations, and 21st and 22nd Century Climate Projections, Journal of Climate, in press.
  • Seager, Richard, Robert Burgman, Yochanan Kushnir, Amy Clement, Ed Cook, Naomi Naik and Jennifer Miller: Tropical Pacific forcing of North American Medieval megadroughts: Testing the concept with an atmosphere model forced by coral-reconstructed SSTs, Journal of Climate, doi: 10.1175/2008JCLI2170.1
  • Shin, Sang-Ik, R.D. Sardeshmukh, and R.S. Webb, 2010: Optimal tropical sea surface temperature forcing of North American drought. Journal of Climate, in press.
  • Wang, S.-Y., and T.C. Chen, 2009: The late Spring maximum of rainfall over the United States Central Plains and the role of low-level jet. J. Climate, Vol. 22, Iss.17, pp. 4696–4709.
  • Zeng, N., and J.Yoon, 2009: Expansion of the world's deserts due to vegetation-albedo feedback under global warming, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L17401, doi:10.1029/2009GL039699.
  • Zhang, Dongxiao and Michael J. McPhaden: The ocean's role in an intensified hydrological cycle under global warming: A case study for the Pacific.