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2014 Papers and Publications

Ashouri, H., K.-L. Hsu, S. Sorooshian, D.K. Braithwaite, K.R. Knapp, L.D. Cecil, B.R. Nelson, and O.P. Prat, 2014: PERSIANN-CDR: Daily precipitation climate data record from multi-satellite observations for hydrological and climate studies. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, in press, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00068.1.

Banzon, V.F., R.W. Reynolds, D. Stokes, and Y. Xue, 2014: A 1/4° spatial resolution daily sea surface temperature climatology based on a blended satellite and in situ analysis. Journal of Climate, 27, 8221–8228, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00293.1.

Baule, W.J., and M.D. Shulski, 2014: Climatology and trends of wind speed in the Beaufort/Chukchi Sea coastal region from 1979 to 2009. International Journal of Climatology, 34, 2819–2833, doi:10.1002/joc.3881.

Bojinski, S., M. Verstraete, T.C. Peterson, C. Richter, A. Simmons, and M. Zemp, 2014: The concept of essential climate variables in support of climate research, applications, and policy. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 95, 1431–1443, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00047.1.

Chin, M., … and X.-P. Zhao, 2014: Multi-decadal aerosol variations from 1980 to 2009: A perspective from observations and a global model. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14, 367–3690, doi:10.5194/acp-14-3657-2014.

Chung, E.-S., B. Soden, B.J. Sohn, and L. Shi, 2014: Upper tropospheric moistening in response to anthropogenic warming. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, 11636–11641, doi:10.1073/pnas.1409659111.

Collins, M.J., J.P. Kirk, J. Pettit, A.T. DeGaetano, M.S. McCown, T.C. Peterson, T.N. Means, and X. Zhang, 2014: Annual floods in New England (USA) and Atlantic Canada: Synoptic climatology and generating mechanisms. Physical Geography, 35, 195–219,

Coop, A.J., K.G. Hubbard, M.D. Shulski, J.S. You, and D.B. Marx, 2014: Spatial accuracy of climate networks: a case study in Nebraska. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 53, 1932–1942, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0296.1.

Craigmile, P.F., P. Guttorp, R. Lund, R.L. Smith, P.W. Thorne, and D. Arndt, 2014: Warm temperature streaks in the US temperature record: What are the chances? Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, 119, 5757–5766, doi:10.1002/2013JD021446.

Daloz, A.S., S.J. Camargo, J.P. Kossin, et al., 2014: Cluster analysis of downscaled and explicitly simulated North Atlantic tropical cyclone tracks. Journal of Climate, in press, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00646.1.

Donat, M.G., T.C. Peterson, et al., 2014: Changes of extreme temperature and precipitation in the Arab region: long-term trends and variability related to ENSO and NAO. International Journal of Climatology, 34, 581–592, doi:10.1002/joc.3707.

Fuhrmann, C.M., C.E. Konrad, M.M Kovach, J.T. McLeod, W.G. Schmitz, and P.G. Dixon, 2014: Ranking of tornado outbreaks in the United States and their climatological characteristics. Weather and Forecasting, 29, 684–701, doi:10.1175/WAF-D-13-00128.1.

Gallant, A., D. Karoly, and K. Gleason, 2014: Consistent trends in modified climate extremes index in the U.S.A., Europe and Australia. Journal of Climate, 27, 1379–1394, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00783.1.

Gierens, K., K. Eleftheratos, and L. Shi, 2014: Technical Note: 30 years of HIRS data of upper tropospheric humidity. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 14, 5871–5892, doi:10.5194/acpd-14-5871-2014.

Groisman, P.Ya., E.G. Bogdanova, V.A. Alexeev, J.E. Cherry, and O.N. Bulygina, 2014: Impact of snowfall measurement deficiencies on quantification of precipitation and its trends over northern Eurasia. Ice and Snow, 2(126), 29–43 [in Russian]. [Abstract and reference list in English:]

Groisman, P., S. Gulev, and S. Maksyutov, 2014: Earth system studies in northern Eurasia. Eos, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 95, 133–135.

Groisman, P.Ya., and R. Stewart, 2014: Cold/Shoulder season precipitation near 0°C: A possible GEWEZ/GHP cross-cut. GEWEX News, 24(1&2), 27–29. [Available online at]

Guillevic, P.C., J.C. Biard, G.C. Hulley, J.L. Privette, et al., 2014: Validation of land surface temperature products derived from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) using ground-based and heritage satellite measurements. Remote Sensing of Environment, 154, 19–37, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2014.08.013.

Heidinger, A.K., M.J. Foster, A. Walther, and X.(T.) Zhao, 2014: The Pathfinder Atmospheres Extended (PATMOS-x) AVHRR climate data set. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 95, 909–922, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00246.1.

Hegerl, G.C., … D. Easterling, et al., 2014: Challenges in quantifying changes in the global water cycle. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, in press, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00212.1.

Hennon, C.C., K. R. Knapp, C.J. Schreck III, S.E. Stevens, J.P. Kossin, P.W. Thorne, P.A. Hennon, M.C. Kruk, J. Rennie, J.-M. Gadéa, M. Striegl, and I. Carley, 2014: Cyclone center: Can citizen scientists improve tropical cyclone intensity records? Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, in press, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00152.1.

Huang, B., V.F. Banzon, E. Freeman, J. Lawrimore, W. Liu, T.C. Peterson, T.M. Smith, P.W. Thorne, S.D. Woodruff, and H.-M. Zhang, 2014: Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature version 4 (ERSST.v4): Part I. Upgrades and intercomparisons. Journal of Climate, in press, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00006.1

Huang, B., W. Wang, C. Liu, V. Banzon, H.-M. Zhang, and J. Lawrimore, 2014: Bias adjustment of AVHRR SST and its impacts on two SST analyses. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, in press, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00121.1.

Hunt, E.D., M. Svoboda, B. Wardlow, K. Hubbard, M. Hayes, and T. Arkebauer, 2014: Monitoring the effects of rapid onset of drought on non-irrigated maize with agronomic data and climate-based drought indices. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 191, 1–11, doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2014.02.001.

Jaffe, M., and M. Woloszyn, 2014: An initial assessment of winter climate change adaptation measures for the City of Chicago. Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal, 6(2), 5–25. [Available online at]

Knox, P.N., C.M. Fuhrmann, and C.E. Konrad 2014: Challenges and opportunities for Southeast agriculture in a changing climate: Perspectives from state climatologists. Southeastern Geographer, 54, 118–136, doi:10.1353/sgo.2014.0017.

Kossin, J., 2014: Hurricane wind-pressure relationship and eyewall replacement cycles. Weather and Forecasting, in press, doi:10.1175/WAF-D-14-00121.1.

Kossin, J., 2014: Validating atmospheric reanalysis data using tropical cyclones as thermometers. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, in press,

Kossin, J.P., K.A. Emanuel, and G.A. Vecchi, 2014: The poleward migration of the location of tropical cyclone maximum intensity. Nature, 509, 349–352, doi:10.1038/nature13278.

Kovach, M.M., and C.E. Konrad 2014: The spatial distribution of tornadoes and high wind impacts associated with inland-moving tropical cyclones in the southeastern United States. Physical Geography, 35, 245–271, doi:10.1080/02723646.2014.909231.

Kruk, M.C., A. Lorrey, G. Griffiths, M. Lander, E. Gibney, H. Diamond, and J. Marra, 2014: On the state of the knowledge of rainfall extremes in the western and northern Pacific basin. International Journal of Climatology, in press, doi:10.1002/joc.3990.

Kumjian, M.R., and O.P. Prat, 2014: The impact of raindrop collisional processes on the polarimetric radar variables. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 71, 3052–3067, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-13-0357.1.

Lawrimore, J., T.R. Karl, M. Squires, D.A. Robinson, and K.E. Kunkel, 2014: Trends and variability in severe snowstorms east of the Rocky Mountains. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 15, 1762–1777, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-13-068.1.

Li, Y., and C. Morrill, 2014: A Holocene East Asian winter monsoon record at the southern edge of the Gobi Desert and its comparison with a transient simulation. Climate Dynamics, in press, doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2372-5.

Liu, W., B. Huang, P.W. Thorne, V.F. Banzon, H.-M. Zhang, E. Freeman, J. Lawrimore, T.C. Peterson, T.M. Smith, and S.D. Woodruff, 2014: Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature version 4 (ERSST.v4): Part II. Parametric and structural uncertainty estimations. Journal of Climate, in press, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00007.1.

Lussenden, H.B., N.A. Umphlett, M.D. Shulski, and D. Ebert, 2014: Winter wind chill climatology for the High Plains Region. Journal of Service Climatology, 7(1), 1–21. [Available online at]

Mahmood, R., R.A. Pielke, K.G. Hubbard, et al., 2014: Land cover changes and their biogeophysical effects on climate. International Journal of Climatology, 34, 929–953, doi:10.1002/joc.3736.

McGree, S., …, H. Diamond, et al., 2014: An updated assessment of trends and variability in total and extreme rainfall in the western Pacific. International Journal of Climatology, 34, 2775–2791, doi:10.1002/joc.3874.

Morrill, C., E.M. Ward, A.J. Wagner, B.L. Otto-Bliesner, and N. Rosenbloom, 2014: Large sensitivity to freshwater forcing location in 8.2 ka simulations. Paleoceanography, 29, 930–945, doi:10.1002/2014PA002669.

Oakley, N.S., and K.T. Redmond, 2014: A climatology of 500-hPa closed lows in the northeastern Pacific Ocean, 1948-2011. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 53, 1578–1592, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0223.1.

Partasenok, I.S., P. Ya. Groisman, R. S. Chekan, and V.I. Melnik, 2014: Winter cyclone frequency and following freshet streamflow formation on the rivers in Belarus. Environmental Research Letters, 9, 095005, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/9/095005.

Pathak, T.B., T. Bernadt, and N. Umphlett, 2014: Climate masters of Nebraska: An innovative action-based approach for climate change education. Journal of Extension, 52(1), Article #1IAW1. [Available online at]

Peng, G., J.-R. Bidlot, H. P. Freitag, and C. J. Schreck III, 2014: Directional bias of TAO daily buoy wind vectors in the central equatorial Pacific Ocean from November 2008 to January 2010. The Data Science Journal, 13, 79–87, doi:10.2481/dsj.14-019.

Peterson, T.C., T.R. Karl, J.P. Kossin, K.E. Kunkel, J.H. Lawrimore, J.R. McMahon, R.S. Vose, and X. Yin, 2014: Changes in weather and climate extremes: State of knowledge relevant to air and water quality. Journal of Air and Waste Management, 64, 184–187, doi:10.1080/10962247.2013.851044.

Prat, O.P., and B.R. Nelson, 2014: Characteristics of annual, seasonal, and diurnal precipitation in the southeastern United States derived from long-term remotely sensed data. Atmospheric Research, 114, 4–20, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2013.07.022.

Prat, O.P., and B.R. Nelson, 2014: Evaluation of precipitation estimates over CONUS derived from satellite, radar, and rain gauge datasets (2002–2012). Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 11, 11489–11531, doi:10.5194/hessd-11-11489-2014.

Purevjav, G. …, T.C. Peterson, …, R.S. Vose, and X. Yin, 2014:  The Tosontsengel Mongolia world record sea-level pressure extreme: Spatial analysis of elevation bias in adjustment-to-sea-level pressures. International Journal of Climatology, in press, doi:10.1002/joc.4186.

Rennie, J.J., J.H. Lawrimore, B.E. Gleason, P.W. Thorne, …, M.J. Menne, C.N. Williams, …, W. Angel, …, H. Diamond, …, R.S. Vose, and X. Yin, 2014: The International Surface Temperature Initiative global land surface databank: Monthly temperature data release description and methods. Geoscience Data Journal, 1, 75–102, doi:10.1002/gdj3.8.

Rutledge, G.K., D.J. Crichton, and J. Alpert, 2014: Improving numerical weather prediction models and data-access latencies. Earthzine: Earth Science Informatics Theme, posted 29 March 2014,

Schreck, C.J. III, K.R. Knapp, and J.P. Kossin, 2014: The impact of best track discrepancies on global tropical cyclone climatologies using IBTrACS. Monthly Weather Review, 142, 3881–3899, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-14-00021.1

Schubert, S.D., H. Wang, R.D. Koster, M.J. Suarez, and P. Ya. Groisman, 2014: Northern Eurasian heat waves and droughts. Journal of Climate, 27, 3169–3207, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00360.1 .

Seo, D.-J., R. Siddique, Y. Zhang, and D. Kim, 2014: Improving real-time estimation of heavy-to-extreme precipitation using rain gauge data via conditional bias-penalized optimal estimation. Journal of Hydrology, 519B, 1824–1835, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.09.055.

Squires, M.F., J.H. Lawrimore, R.R. Heim, Jr., D.A. Robinson, M.R. Gerbush, and T.W. Estilow, 2014: The Regional Snowfall Index. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, in press, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00101.1.

Shulski, M.D., J.S. You, J.R. Krieger, W. Baule, J. Zhang, X. Zhang, and W. Horowitz, 2014: Quality assessment of meteorological data for the Beaufort and Chukchi Sea coastal region using automated routines. Arctic, 67, 104–112.

Stephenson, T.S., …, T.C. Peterson, et al., 2014: Changes in extreme temperature and precipitation in the Caribbean region, 1961-2010. International Journal of Climate, 34, 2957–2971, doi:10.1002/joc.3889.

Takle, E.S., … S. Hilberg, D. Kluck, … M.D. Shulski, et al., 2014: Climate forecasts for corn producer decision making. Earth Interactions, 18, 5, doi:10.1175/2013EI000541.1.

Thomas, E.K., Y. Huang, C. Morrill, et al., 2014: Abundant C4 plants on the Tibetan Plateau during the Lateglacial and early Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews, 87, 24–33, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.12.014.

Vose, R.S., S. Applequist, M. Squires, I. Durre, M.J. Menne, C.N. Williams, Jr., C. Fenimore, K. Gleason, and D. Arndt, 2014: Improved historical temperature and precipitation time series for U.S. climate divisions. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 53, 1232–1251, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0248.1.

Vose, R.S., S. Applequist, …, A.T. DeGaetano, …, D.R. Easterling, …, T.R. Karl, …, M.C. Kruk, K.E. Kunkel, …, T.C. Peterson, K. Shein, et al., 2014: Monitoring and understanding changes in extremes: Extratropical storms, winds and waves. Bulletin of the American Meteorology Society, 95, 377–386, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00162.1.

Wahl, E.R., H.F. Diaz, J.E. Smerdon, and C.M. Ammann, 2014: Late winter temperature response to large tropical volcanic eruptions in temperate western North America: Relationship to ENSO phases. Global and Planetary Change, 122, 238–250,  doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2014.08.005.

Walsh, K.J.E., …, J. P. Kossin, et al., 2014: Hurricanes and climate: The U.S. CLIVAR Working Group on Hurricanes. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, in press,

Wuebbles, D.J., K. Kunkel, M. Wehner, and Z. Zobel, 2014: Severe weather in United States under a changing climate. Eos, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 95 (18) 149–150, doi:10.1002/2014EO180001.

Wuebbles, D., G. Meehl, K. Hayhoe, T.R. Karl, K. Kunkel, et al., 2014: CMIP5 climate model analyses: Climate extremes in the United States. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 95, 571–583, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00172.1.

Yan, L., Y. Luo, R.A. Sherry, J.E. Bell, X. Zhou, and J. Xia, 2014: Rain use efficiency as affected by climate warming and biofuel harvest: Results from a 12-year field experiment. GCB Bioenergy, 6, 556–565, doi:10.1111/gcbb.12081.

Yu, M.X., Q.F. Li, M.J. Hayes, M.D. Svoboda, and R.R. Heim, 2014: Are droughts becoming more frequent or severe in China based on the Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index: 1951-2010? International Journal of Climatology, 34, 545–558, doi:10.1002/joc.3701.

Zolina, O., C. Simmer, …, P. Groisman, 2014: Precipitation variability and extremes in Central Europe:  New view from STAMMEX results. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 95, 995–1002, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00134.1.


2013 Papers and Publications

Akyüz, A., K. Shein, and M. Asmus, 2013: Procedure for assigning a value for trace precipitation data without changing the climatic history. Journal of Service Climatology, 6, Article 1. Online at

Anderson, D.M., E. M. Mauk, E. R. Wahl, C. Morrill, A. J. Wagner, D. Easterling, and T. Rutishauser, 2013: Global warming in an independent record of the past 130 years. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 189–193, doi:10.1029/2012GL054271.

Arguez, A., and S. Applequist, 2013: A harmonic approach for calculating daily temperature normals constrained by homogenized monthly temperature normals. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 30, 1259–1265, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00195.1.

Arguez, A., T.R. Karl, M.F. Squires, and R.S. Vose, 2013: Uncertainty in annual rankings from NOAA’s global temperature time series. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 5965–5969, doi:10.1002/2013GL057999.

Arguez, A., R.S. Vose, and J. Dissen, 2013: Alternative climate normals: Impacts to the energy industry. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94, 915–917, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00155.1.

Banzon, V.F., and R.W. Reynolds, 2013: Use of WindSat to extend a microwave-based daily optimum interpolation sea surface temperature time series. Journal of Climate, 26, 2557–2562, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00628.1.

Bell, J.E., M.A. Palecki, W.G. Collins, J.H. Lawrimore, R.D. Leeper, M.E. Hall, J. Kochendorfer, T.P. Meyers, T. Wilson, C.B Baker, and H.J. Diamond, 2013: U.S. Climate Reference Network soil moisture and temperature observations. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 14, 977–988, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-12-0146.1.

Brown, P.J., and A.T. DeGaetano, 2013: Trends in U.S. surface humidity, 1930–2010. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 52, 147–163, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-12-035.1.

Chan, P. K., X.-P. Zhao, and A. K. Heidinger, 2013: Long-term aerosol climate data record derived from operational AVHRR satellite observations. Dataset Papers in Geosciences, 2013, Article ID 140791, doi:10.7167/2013/140791.

Diamond, H.J., T.R. Karl, M.A. Palecki, C.B. Baker, J.E. Bell, R.D. Leeper, D.R. Easterling, J.H. Lawrimore, T.P. Meyers, M.R. Helfert, G. Goodge, and P.W. Thorne, 2103: U.S. Climate Reference Network after one decade of operations: Status and assessment. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94, 485–498, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00170.

Donat, M.G., L.V. Alexander, H. Yang, I. Durre, R. Vose, and J. Ceasar, 2013: Global land-based datasets for monitoring climatic extremes. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94, 997–1006, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00109.

Donat, M.G., L.V. Alexander, H. Yang, I. Durre, R. Vose, …, T.C. Peterson, et al., 2013: Updated analyses of temperature and precipitation extreme indices since the beginning of the twentieth century: The HadEX2 dataset. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 118, 2098–2118, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50150.

Durre, I., M.F. Squires, R. S. Vose, X. Yin, A. Arguez, and S. Applequist, 2013: NOAA's 1981–2010 U.S. climate normals: Monthly precipitation, snowfall, and snow depth. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 52, 2377­–2395, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-13-051.1.

El Fadli, K.I., …, T.C. Peterson, et al., 2013: World Meteorological Organization assessment of the purported world record 58°C temperature extreme at El Azizia, Libya (13 September 1922). Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94, 199–204, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00093.1.

Gilford, D., S. Smith, M. Griffin, and A. Arguez, 2013: Southeastern United States daily temperature ranges associated with the El Niño-Southern Oscillation. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 52, 2434–2449, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-12-0273.1.

Gottschalck, J., P.E. Roundy, C.J. Schreck III, A. Vintzileos, and C. Zhang, 2013: Large-scale atmospheric and oceanic conditions during the 2011–12 DYNAMO Field Campaign. Monthly Weather Review, 141, 4173–4196, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-13-00022.1.

Guillevic, P.C., A. Bork-Unkelbach, F.M. Gottsche, G. Hulley, J.-P. Gastellu-Etchegorry, F.S. Olesen, and J.L. Privette, 2013: Directional viewing effects on satellite land surface temperature products over sparse vegetation canopies—A multisensor analysis. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 10, 1646–1468, doi:10.1109/LGRS.2013.2260319.

Habib, E., L. Qin, D. Seo, G. Ciach, and B. Nelson, 2013: Independent assessment of incremental complexity in NWS multisensor precipitation estimator algorithms. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 18, 143–155, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000638.

Hausfather, Z., M.J. Menne, C.N. Williams, T. Masters, R. Broberg, and D. Jones, 2013: Quantifying the impact of urbanization on U.S. Historical Climatology Network temperature records. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, 118, 481–494, doi:10.1029/2012JD018509.

Huang, B., M. L'Heureux, J. Lawrimore, C. Liu, H.-M. Zhang, V. Banzon, Z.-Z. Hu, and A. Kumar, 2013: Why did large differences arise in the sea surface temperature datasets across the tropical Pacific during 2012? Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 30, 2944–2953, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-13-00034.1.

Knapp, K.R., J.A. Knaff, C.R. Sampson, G.M. Riggio, and A.D. Schnapp, 2013: A pressure-based analysis of the historical western North Pacific tropical cyclone intensity record. Monthly Weather Review, 141, 2611–2631, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-12-00323.1.

Kossin, J., T. Olander, and K. Knapp, 2013: Trend analysis with a new global record of tropical cyclone intensity. Journal of Climate, 26, 9960–9976, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00262.1.

Kruk, M.C., J.J. Marra, et al., 2013: Pacific Storms Climatology Products (PSCP): Understanding extreme events. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94, 13–18, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00075.1.

Kunkel, K.E., T.R. Karl, H. Brooks, J. Kossin, J.H. Lawrimore, D. Arndt, …P.Ya. Groisman, …, T.C. Peterson,…, R. Vose, et al., 2013: Monitoring and understanding trends in extreme storms: State of knowledge. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94, 499–514, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00262.1

Kunkel, K.E., T.R. Karl, D.R. Easterling, K. Redmond, J. Young, X. Yin, and P. Hennon, 2013: Probable maximum precipitation (PMP) and climate change. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 1402–1408, doi:10.1002/grl.50334.

Landrum, L., B. Otto-Bliesner, E. Wahl, A. Conley, P. Lawrence, N. Rosenbloom, and H. Teng, 2013: Last millennium climate and its variability in CCSM4. Journal of Climate, 26, 1085–1111, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00326.1.

Lattanzio, A., J. Schulz, J. Matthews, …, J.J. Bates, K.R. Knapp, Y. Kosaka, and L. Schüller, 2013: Land surface albedo from geostationary satellites: A multi-agency collaboration within SCOPE-CM. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94, 205–214, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00230.1.

Li, Y., and C. Morrill, 2013: Lake levels in Asia at the Last Glacial Maximum and implications for future changes in the hydrologic cycle. Quaternary Science Reviews, 60, 1–12, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.10.045.

Lippmann, S.J., C.M. Fuhrmann, A.E. Waller, and D.B. Richardson, 2013: Ambient temperature and emergency department visits for heat-related illness in North Carolina, 2007-2008. Environmental Research, 124, 35–42, doi:10.1016/j.envres.2013.03.009.

Matthews, J.L., R.C. Smith, and E.L. Fiscus, 2013: Confidence interval estimation for an empirical model quantifying the effect of soil moisture and plant development on soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) leaf conductance. International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, 83, 439–464, doi:10.12732/ijpam.v83i3.6.

Matthews, J.L., E.L. Fiscus, R.C. Smith, and J.L. Heitman, 2013: Quantifying plant age and available water effects on soybean leaf conductance. Agronomy Journal, 105, 28–36, doi:10.2134/agronj2012.0263.

Morrill, C., 2013: Paleaeoclimate: Asian connections. Nature Geoscience, 6, 91–92, doi:10.1038/ngeo1718.

Morrill, C., D.M. Anderson, B.A. Bauer, R. Buckner, E.P. Gille, W.S. Gross, M. Hartman, and A. Shah, 2013: Proxy benchmarks for intercomparison of 8.2 ka simulations. Climate of the Past, 9, 423–432, doi:10.5194/cp-9-423-2013.

Morrill, C., A.N. LeGrande, H. Renssen, P. Bakker, and B.L. Otto-Bliesner, 2013: Model sensitivity to North Atlantic freshwater forcing at 8.2 ka. Climate of the Past, 9, 955–968, doi:10.5194/cp-9-955-2013.

Nogueira, R.C., B.D. Keim, D.P. Brown, and K.D. Robbins, 2013: Variability of rainfall from tropical cyclones in the eastern USA and its association to the AMO and ENSO. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 112, 273–283, doi:10.1007/s00704-012-0722-y.

PAGES 2k Consortium including: E.R. Wahl, and H. Diaz, 2013: Continental-scale temperature variability during the last two millennia. Nature Geoscience, 6, 339–346, doi:10.1038/ngeo1797.

Palecki, M.A., and J.E. Bell, 2013: U.S. Climate Reference Network soil moisture observations with triple redundancy: Measurement variability. Vadose Zone Journal, 12, doi:10.2136/vzj2012.0158.

Pendleton, L., T.R. Karl, and E. Mills, 2013: Economic growth in the face of weather and climate extremes: A call for better data. Eos, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 94, 225–226, doi:10.1002/2013EO250005.

Peng, G., W.N. Meier, D.J. Scott, and M.H. Savoie, 2013: A long-term and reproducible passive microwave sea ice concentration data record for climate studies and monitoring. Earth System Science Data, 5, 311–318, doi:10.5194/essd-5-311-2013.

Peng, G., H.-M. Zhang, H.P. Frank, J.-R. Bidlot, M. Higaki, S. Stevens, and W.R. Hankins, 2013: Evaluation of various surface wind products with OceanSITES buoy measurements. Weather and Forecasting, 28, 1281–1303, doi:10.1175/WAF-D-12-00086.1.

Peterson, T.C., R.R. Heim, Jr., …, T.R. Karl, R.W. Katz, K. Kunkel, B.C. Stewart, …, R.S. Vose, et al., 2013: Monitoring and understanding changes in heat waves, cold waves, floods and droughts in the United States: State of knowledge. Bulletin of the American Meteorology Society, 94, 821–834, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00066.1.

Pozzi, W., J. Sheffield, …, R.R. Heim, Jr., M.J. Brewer, et al., 2013: Toward global drought early warning capability: Expanding international cooperation for the development of a framework for monitoring and forecasting. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94, 776–785, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00176.1.

Prat, O.P., and B.R. Nelson, 2013: Mapping the world’s tropical cyclone rainfall contribution over land using the TRMM Multi-satellite Precipitation Analysis. Water Resources Research, 49, 7236–7254, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20527.

Prat, O.P., and B.R. Nelson, 2013: Precipitation contribution of tropical cyclones in the southeastern United States from 1998 to 2009 using TRMM satellite data. Journal of Climate, 26, 1047–1062, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00736.1

Rutherford, S., M.E. Mann, E. Wahl, and C. Ammann, 2013: Comments on: Erroneous model field representations in multiple pseudoproxy studies: Corrections and Implications. Journal of Climate, 26, 3482–3284, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00065.1.

Schreck III, C.J., J.M. Cordeira, and D. Margolin, 2013: Which MJO Events Affect North American Temperatures? Monthly Weather Review, 141, 3840–3850, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-13-00118.1

Schreck III, C.J., L. Shi, J.P. Kossin, and J.J. Bates, 2013: Identifying the MJO, equatorial waves, and their impacts using 32 Years of HIRS upper-tropospheric water vapor. Journal of Climate, 26, 1418–1431, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00034.1

Shah, A., C. Morrill, E. Gille, W. Gross, D.M. Anderson, B. Bauer, R. Buckner, and M. Hartman, 2013: Global speleothem oxygen isotope measurements since the Last Glacial Maximum. Dataset Papers in Geoscience, Article ID 548048, doi:10.7167/2013/548048.

Shein, K.A., et al., 2013: Revisiting the statewide climate extremes for the United States--Evaluating existing extremes, archived data, and new observations. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94, 393–402, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00013.1.

Shi, L., 2013: Intersatellite differences of HIRS longwave channels between NOAA-14 and NOAA-15 and between NOAA-17 and METOP-A. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 51, 1414–1424, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2012.2216886.

Shi, L., C.J. Schreck III, and V.O. John, 2013: HIRS channel-12 brightness temperature dataset and its correlations with major climate indices. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13, 6907–6920, doi:10.5194/acp-13-6907-2013.

Smith, A.B. and R. Katz, 2013: U.S. Billion-dollar weather and climate disasters: Data sources, trends, accuracy and biases. Natural Hazards, 67, 387–410, doi:10.1007/s11069-013-0566-5.

Trouet, V., H.F. Diaz, E.R. Wahl, A. Viau, R. Graham, N. Graham, and E.R. Cook, 2013: A 1500-year reconstruction of annual mean temperature for temperate North America on decadal-to-multidecadal time scales. Environmental Research Letters, 8, 024008, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/2/024008.

Ventrice, M.J., M.C. Wheeler, H.H. Hendon, C.J. Schreck, C.D. Thorncroft, and G.N. Kiladis, 2013: A modified multivariate Madden–Julian oscillation index using velocity potential. Monthly Weather Review, 141, 4197–4210, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-12-00327.1.

Wagner, A., C. Morrill, B.L. Otto-Bliesner, N. Rosenbloom, and K.R. Watkins, 2013: Model support for forcing of the 8.2 ka event by meltwater from the Hudson Bay ice dome. Climate Dynamics, 41, 2855–2873, doi:10.1007/s00382-013-1706-z.

Willett, K.M., C.N. Williams Jr., R. J.H. Dunn, P.W. Thorne, S. Bell, M. de Podesta, P.D. Jones, and D.E. Parker, 2013: HadISDH: An updateable land surface specific humidity product for climate monitoring. Climate of the Past, 9, 657–677, doi:10.5194/cp-9-657-2013.

Young, A.H., J.J. Bates, and J.A. Curry, 2013: Application of cloud vertical structure from CloudSat to investigate MODIS-derived cloud properties of cirriform, anvil, and deep convective clouds. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, 4689–4699, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50306.

Zhang, Y., E. Habib, R.J. Kuligowski, and D. Kim, 2013: Joint distribution of multiplicative errors in radar and satellite QPEs and its use in estimating the conditional exceedance probability. Advances in Water Resources, 59, 133–145, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2013.06.004.

Zhao, X.-P., P.K. Chan, and A.K. Heidinger, 2013: A global survey of the effect of cloud contamination on the aerosol optical thickness and its long-term trend derived from operational AVHRR satellite observations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 118, 2849–2857, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50278.


2012 Papers and Publications

Applequist, S., 2012: Wind rose bias correction. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 51, 1305–1309, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-11-0193.1.

Applequist, S., A. Arguez, I. Durre, M.F. Squires, R.S. Vose, and X. Yin, 2012: 1981–2010 U.S. hourly normals. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 93, 1637–1640, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00173.1.

Arguez, A., I. Durre, S. Applequist, R.S. Vose, M.F. Squires, X. Yin, R.R. Heim, Jr., and T.W. Owen, 2012: NOAA’s 1981–2010 U.S. climate normals: An overview. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 93, 1687–1697, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00197.1.

Bates, J.J., and J.L. Privette, 2012: A maturity model for assessing the completeness of climate data Records. EOS, Transactions of the AGU, 93, 441, doi:10.1029/2012EO440006.

Chandler, R.E., P.W. Thorne, J. Lawrimore, and K. Willett, 2012: Building trust in climate science: Data products for the 21st century. Environmetrics, 23, 373–381, doi:10.1002/env.2141.

Clark, P.U., … C. Morrill, et al., 2012: Global climate evolution during the last deglaciation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the USA, 109, E1134–E1142, doi:10.1073/pnas.1116619109.

Courtney, J., … T.C. Peterson, et al., 2012: Documentation and verification of the world extreme wind gust record: 113.3 m s-1 on Barrow Island, Australia, during passage of tropical cyclone Olivia. Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal, 62, 1–9. Journal online

Dash, P., … R.W. Reynolds, V. Banzon, et al., 2012: Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) analysis fields inter-comparisons—Part 2: Near real time web-based level 4 SST Quality Monitor (L4-SQUAM). Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 77-80, 31–43, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2012.04.002.

Dunn, R.J.H., K.M. Willett, P.W. Thorne, E. Woolley, I. Durre, A. Dai, D.E. Parker, and R.S. Vose, 2012: HadISD: A quality controlled global synoptic report database for selected variables at long-term stations from 1973-2010. Climate of the Past, 8, 1649–1679, doi:10.5194/cp-8-1649-2012.

Emanuel, K., F. Fondriest, and J. Kossin, 2012: Potential economic value of seasonal hurricane forecasts. Weather, Climate, and Society, 4, 110–117, doi:10.1175/WCAS-D-11-00017.1.

Evan, A.T., J.P. Kossin, C.E. Chung, and V. Ramanathan, 2012: Reply to "How have tropical storms over the Arabian Sea intensified?”. Nature, 489, E2–E3, doi:10.1038/nature11471.

Groisman, P.Ya., R.W. Knight, and T.R. Karl, 2012: Changes in intense precipitation over the central United States. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 13, 47–66, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-11-039.1.

Guillevic, P.C., J.L. Privette, B. Coudert, M.A. Palecki, et al., 2012: Land surface temperature product validation using NOAA’s surface climate observations networks–Scaling methodology for the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS). Remote Sensing of Environment, 124, 282–298, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2012.05.004.

Hu, A., G.A. Meehl, W.Q. Han, A. Abe-Ouchi, C. Morrill, Y. Okazaki, and M.O. Chikamoto, 2012: The Pacific-Atlantic seesaw and the Bering Strait. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L03702, doi:10.1029/2011GL050567.

Huang, B., Y. Xue, A. Kumar, and D.W. Behringer, 2012: AMOC variations in 1979-2008 simulated by NCEP operational ocean data assimilation system. Climate Dynamics, 28, 513–525, doi:10.1007/s00382-011-1035-z.

Huang, B., Y. Xue, H. Wang, W.Q. Wang, and A. Kumar, 2012: Mixed layer heat budget of the El Niño in NCEP climate forecast system. Climate Dynamics, 39, 365–381, doi:10.1007/s00382-011-1111-4.

Jin, L., F. Chen, C. Morrill, B.L. Otto-Bliesner, and N. Rosenbloom, 2012: Causes of early Holocene desertification in arid central Asia. Climate Dynamics, 38, 1577–1591, doi:10.1007/s00382-011-1086-1.

Karl, T.R., and R.W. Katz, 2012: A new face for climate dice. Proceedings of the National Academy Sciences USA, 109, 14720–14721, doi:10.1073/pnas.1211721109.

Karl, T.R., B.E. Gleason, M.J. Menne, J.R. McMahon, R.R. Heim Jr., M.J. Brewer, K.E. Kunkel, D.S. Arndt, J.L. Privette, J.J Bates, P. Ya. Groisman, and D.R. Easterling, 2012: U.S. temperature and drought: Recent anomalies and trends. EOS, Transactions of the AGU, 93, 473-474, doi:10.1029/2012EO470001.

Knapp, K., 2012: Intersatellite bias of the high-resolution infrared radiation sounder water vapor channel determined using ISCCP B1 data. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 6, 063523, doi:10.1117/1.JRS.6.063523.

Kossin, J.P., and M. Sitkowski, 2012: Predicting hurricane intensity and structure changes associated with eyewall replacement cycles. Weather and Forecasting, 27, 484–488, doi:10.1175/WAF-D-11-00106.1.

Kunkel, K.E., D.R. Easterling, D.A.R. Kristovich, B. Gleason, L. Stoecker, and R. Smith, 2012: Meteorological causes of the secular variations in observed extreme precipitation events for the conterminous United States. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 13, 1131–1141, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-11-0108.1.

Li, Y., N. Wang, C. Morrill, D.M. Anderson, et al., 2012: Millennial-scale erosion rates in three inland drainage basins and their controlling factors since the Last Deglaciation, arid China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 365-366, 263–275.

Liu, Y., X. Zhao, W. Li, and X. Zhou, 2012: Background stratospheric aerosol variations deduced from satellite observations. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 51, 799–812, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-11-016.1.

Lubchenco, J., and T.R. Karl, 2012: Predicting and managing extreme weather events. Physics Today, 65(3), 31, doi:10.1063/PT.3.1475.

Martin, M., P. Dash, A. Ignatov, V. Banzon, …, R. W. Reynolds, et al., 2012: Group for High Resolution Sea Surface temperature (GHRSST) analysis fields inter-comparisons. Part 1: A GHRSST multi-product ensemble (GMPE). Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 77-80, 21–30, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2012.04.013.

Menne, M.J., I. Durre, R.S. Vose, B.E. Gleason, and T.G. Houston, 2012: An overview of the Global Historical Climatology Network-Daily database. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 29, 897–910, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-11-00103.1.

Morrissey, M.L., H.J. Diamond, et al., 2012: An investigation of the consistency of TAO-TRITON buoy-mounted capacitance rain gauges. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 29, 834–845, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-11-00171.1.

Ohlwein, C., and E.R. Wahl, 2012: Review of probabilistic pollen-climate transfer methods. Quaternary Science Reviews, 31, 17–29, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.11.002.

Peduzzi, P., … J. Kossin, F. Mouton, and O. Nordbeck, 2012: Global trends in tropical cyclone risk. Nature Climate Change, 2, 289–294, doi:10.1038/nclimate1410.

Peterson, T.C., P.A. Stott, and S. Herring, Eds., 2012: Explaining extreme events of 2011 from a climate perspective. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 93, 1041–1067, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00021.1.

Qi, J., T.S. Bobushev, R. Kulmatov, P. Groisman, and G. Gutman, 2012: Addressing global change challenges for Central Asian socio-ecosystems. Frontiers of Earth Science, 6, 115–121, doi:10.1007/s11707-012-0320-4.

Rozoff, C.M., D.S. Nolan, J.P. Kossin, F. Zhang, and J. Fang, 2012: The roles of an expanding wind field and inertial stability in tropical cyclone secondary eyewall formation. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 69, 2621–2643, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-11-0326.1.

Shen, S.S.P., C.K. Lee, and J. Lawrimore, 2012: Uncertainties, trends, and hottest and coldest years of US surface air temperature since 1895: An update based on the USHCN V2 TOB data. Journal of Climate,25, 4185–4203, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00102.1.

Shi, L., G. Peng, and J.J. Bates, 2012: Surface air temperature and humidity from intersatellite-calibrated HIRS measurements in high latitudes. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 29, 3–13, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-11-00024.1.

Sitkowski, M., J.P. Kossin, C.M. Rozoff, and J. Knaff, 2012: Hurricane eyewall replacement cycle thermodynamics and the relict inner eyewall circulation. Monthly Weather Review, 140, 4035–4045, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-11-00349.1.

Soja, A.J., and P.Ya. Groisman, 2012: Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative: Evolution of scientific investigations to applicable science. Environmental Research Letters, 7, 045201, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/4/045201.

Sun, Y.B., S.C. Clemens, C. Morrill, et al., 2012: Influence of Atlantic meridional overturning circulation on the East Asian winter monsoon. Nature Geoscience, 5, 46–49, doi:10.1038/ngeo1326.

Tang, Q., G. Leng, and P.Ya. Groisman, 2012: European hot summers associated with a reduction of cloudiness. Journal of Climate, 25, 3637–3644, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00040.1.

Terando, A., W.E. Easterling, K. Keller, and D.R. Easterling, 2012: Observed and modeled twentieth-century spatial and temporal patterns of selected agro-climate indices in North America. Journal of Climate, 25, 473–490, doi:10.1175/2011JCLI4168.1.

Trouet, V., H.F. Diaz, A.E. Viau, and E.R. Wahl, 2012: A pollen-based extension of the 800-year decadal-scale reconstruction of annual mean temperature for temperate North America dating back to 480 AD. PAGES news, 20, 87–88. PDF online.

Venema, V.K.C., … C.N. Williams, M.J. Menne, et al., 2012: Benchmarking homogenization algorithms for monthly data. Climate of the Past, 8, 89–115, doi:10.5194/cp-8-89-2012.

Vose, R.S., D. Arndt, V.F. Banzon, D.R. Easterling, B. Gleason, B. Huang, E. Kearns, J.H. Lawrimore, M.J. Menne, T.C. Peterson, R.W. Reynolds, T.M. Smith, C.N. Williams, Jr., and D.L. Wuertz, 2012: NOAA's merged land-ocean surface temperature analysis. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 93, 1677–1685, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00241.1.

Vose, R.S., S. Applequist, M.J. Meene, C.N. Williams Jr., and P.W. Thorne, 2012: An intercomparison of temperature trends in the U.S. Historical Climatology Network and recent atmospheric reanalyses. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L10703, doi:10.1029/2012GL051387.

Wahl, E.R., and J.E. Smerdon, 2012: Comparative performance of paleoclimate field and index reconstructions derived from climate proxies and noise-only predictors. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L06703, doi:10.1029/2012GL051086. [Correction at doi:10.1029/2012GL052181.]

Wahl, E.R., H.F. Diaz, and C. Ohlwein, 2012: A pollen-based reconstruction of summer temperature in central North America and implications for circulation patterns during medieval times. Global and Planetary Change, 84-85, 66–74, doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2011.10.005.

Wahl, E.R., H.F. Diaz, V. Trouet, and E.R. Cook, 2012: An 800-year decadal-scale reconstruction of annual mean temperature for temperate North America. PAGES news, 20, 86–87. PDF online.

Williams, C.N., M.J. Menne, and P.W. Thorne, 2012: Benchmarking the performance of pairwise homogenization of surface temperatures in the United States. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, D05116, doi:10.1029/2011JD016761.

Young, A.H., J.J. Bates, and J.A. Curry, 2012: Complementary use of passive and active remote sensing for detection of penetrating convection from CloudSat, CALIPSO, and Aqua MODIS. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, D13205, doi:10.1029/2011JD016749.

Yu, Y., D. Tarpley, J.L. Privette, et al., 2012: Validation of GOES-R satellite land surface temperature algorithm using SURFRAD ground measurements and statistical estimates of error properties. IEEE Transactions on Geophysics and Remote Sensing, 50, 704–713, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2011.2162338.

Zhang, J., W. Zheng, and M.J. Menne, 2012: A Bayes factor model for detecting artificial discontinuities via pairwise comparison. Journal of Climate, 25, 8462–8474, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00052.1.

Zhao, X., 2012: Asian dust detection from the satellite imager of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 12, 1073–1080, doi:10.4209/aaqr.2011.11.0206.