CMEP 2011 Awards

Awardee Name Affiliation Project Title Sponsoring Agency
Michela Biasutti Columbia University/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory The role of greenhouse gases in the forcing of 20th century precipitation changes in the African Sahel NOAA
Cecilia Bitz University of Washington Intercomparison of simulated Arctic snow on sea ice and estimation of snow-related feedbacks on sea ice Office of Naval Research
Leila Carvalho University of California, Santa Barbara Decadal Variability of the American Monsoons--An Assessment of CMIP5 Simulation NSF
Wei Cheng University of
Assessing the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) in climate models NOAA
John Chiang

University of California, Berkeley

Long-term Trends of the Atlantic Interhemispheric SST Gradient in the CMIP5 20th Century Simulations

Julia Cole University of Arizona Drought Risk and Low-frequency Hydroclimatic Variability in CMIP5 Simulations NSF
Pedro DiNezio International Pacific Research Center, SOEST, University of Hawaii Detectability of Changes in the Walker Circulation in Response to Global Warming NSF
Zachary Eitzen NASA Langley
Research Center
Simulated low cloud and deep cloud feedbacks compared against satellite observations NASA
William Gutowski Iowa State University Physical Behavior of Precipitation Extremes in CMIP5 GCMs and Observations NSF
David Gutzler University of New Mexico Hydroclimatic variability in Southwestern North America NSF
ChuanLi Jiang Earth and Space Research Intercomparison of the Southern Ocean Sea Water pCO2 in IPCC AR5 Coupled Carbon/Climate Models NSF Antarctic Program
Hyemi Kim Stonybrook University Prediction and Predictability for the Multi-decadal Variability in a Changing Climate NSF
Kyu-Myong Kim NASA Jet Propulsion
Land-atmosphere interaction in changing climate and its impact on the frequency and intensity of heat waves in northern summer NASA
Ron Kwok NASA Jet Propulsion
Assessment of CMIP5 model simulation of the Arctic sea ice cover with observational data NASA
Venkatesh Merwade Purdue University Initial Assessment of IPCC AR5 Multi-model Ensembles for Hydroclimatic Features at Global and Regional Scales NSF
Mingfang Ting Columbia University Mechanisms of 20th Century Mediteranean Drying: The Role of External Forcing Versus Natural Variability NSF
Sumant Nigam University of Maryland Representation of Atlantic Multidecadal Variability and its Hydroclimate and Surface Temperature Links in Climate Simulations NSF
Joel Norris University of California, San Diego Evaluation of Multidecadal Variability in Surface Solar Radiation NSF
Anita Rapp Texas A&M University Evaluation of Climate Models in the Southeast Pacific Marine Stratocumulus Region NSF
Walter Robinson North Carolina State University Warming Holes--Can Climate Models Represent the Variability and Sources of Regional Temperature Trends in the Continental United States? NSF
Prashant Sardeshmukh NOAA Earth System
Research Laboratory
Do climate models capture the statistics of daily weather extremes? NOAA
Amy Solomon University of Colorado Predictability of Atmospheric Teleconnections in Initialized Decadal Forecasts NSF
Julienne Stroeve National Snow and Ice Data Center Evaluation of Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice NOAA
Patrick C. Taylor NASA Langley Research Center Analysis of Monthly Radiative Flux and Surface Temperature Variability and their Covariance in a Suite of CMIP5 Present Day Climate Simulations NASA
Steve Vavrus University of Wisconsin-Madison Simulation of Extreme Arctic Cyclones in IPCC AR5 Experiments Office of Naval Research
Ning Zeng University of Maryland Carbon Cycle-Climate Feedback Analysis in CMIP5 Models NSF
Xiangdong Zhang International Arctic Research Center Assessing and Understanding Variability, Changes, and Uncertainties of Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice in the IPCC AR5 Climate Model Simulations

Office of Naval Research