Interpreting Climate Conditions

Publications

2014

Why has the Arctic Warmed?
    J. Perlwitz, M. Hoerling, R. Dole
    Submitted to J. Climate

A model study of tropospheric impacts of the Arctic ozone depletion 2011
    Karpechko, A. Yu., J. Perlwitz, and E. Manzini
    J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 7999-8014, doi: 10.1002/2013JD021350

Atmosphere and Ocean Origins of North American Droughts
The Making of An Extreme Event: Putting the Pieces Together
Causes and Predictability of the 2012 Great Plains Drought

2013

Do extreme climate events require extreme forcings?
    Kumar, A., Chen, M., Hoerling, M. and Eischeid, J.
    Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 3440-3445, doi: 10.1002/grl.50657

Anatomy of an Extreme Event

    Hoerling, M., A. Kumar, R. Dole, J. W. Nielsen-Gammon, J. Eischeid, J. Perlwitz, X.W. Quan, T. Zhang, P. Pegion, and M. Chen
    J. Climate, 26, 2811-2832, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00270.1

2012

Is a Transition to Semi-Permanent Drought Conditions Imminent in the U.S. Great Plains?
    Hoerling, M. P., J. K. Eischeid, X. W. Quan, H. F. Diaz, R. S. Webb, R. M. Dole, R. and D. Easterling
    J. Climate, 25, 8380-8386, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00449.1

On the Increased Frequency of Mediterranean Drought
    Hoerling, M., J. Eischeid, J. Perlwitz, X.W. Quan, T. Zhang, and P. Pegion
    J. Climate, 25, 2146-2161, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00296.1

2011

Physics of U.S. surface temperature response to ENSO forcing
    Zhang, T., M. P. Hoerling, J. Perlwitz, D.-Z. Sun and D. Murray
    J. Climate, 24, 4874-4887, doi: 10.1175/2011JCLI3944.1

Was There a Basis for Anticipating the 2010 Russian Heat Wave?

2010

Contribution of sea ice loss to Arctic amplification
    Kumar, A., J. Perlwitz, J. Eischeid, X. Quan, T. Xu, T. Zhang, M. Hoerling, B. Jha, W. Wang
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L21701, doi: 10.1029/2010GL045022

Opposite annular responses of the Northern and Southern Hemisphere to Indian Ocean warming
Regional Precipitation Trends: Distinguishing Natural Variability from Anthropogenic Forcing

2009

A strong bout of natural cooling in 2008
    Perlwitz, J., M. Hoerling, J. Eischeid, T. Xu, and A. Kumar
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L23706, doi: 10.1029/2009GL041188

Distinct causes for two principal US droughts of the 20th century