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Interpreting Climate Conditions



Arctic Tropospheric Warming: Causes and Linkages to Lower Latitudes
Understanding Recent Eastern Horn of Africa Rainfall Variability and Change
    Liebmann, B., M. P. Hoerling, C. Funk, I. Bladé, . M. Dole, D. Allured, X. Quan, P. Pegion, J. K. Eischeid
    J. Climate, 27, 23, 8630-8645 doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00714.1

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


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


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


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?


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


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