Publications


Hoerling, MP, K Wolter, J Perlwitz, XW Quan, JK Eischeid, HL Wang, S Schubert, H Diaz, and R Dole 2014: Northeast Colorado Extreme Rains Interpreted in a Climate Change Context. Bull. Amer. Meteorl. Soc. , (accepted)

Liebmann, B, MP Hoerling, C Funk, I Blade, RM Dole, D Allured, XW Quan, P Pegion, and JK Eischeid, 2014: Understanding Recent Eastern Horn of Africa Rainfall Variability and Change. J. Climate , [link]

Gao, LH, ZW Yan, XW Quan, 2014: Observed and SST-forced Multidecadal Variability in Global Land Surface Air Temperature. Clim. Dyn. , DOI: 10.1007/s00382-014-2121-9 [link]

Quan, X.W., M.P. Hoerling, J. Perlwitz, H.F. Diaz, and T. Xu, 2014: How fast are the tropics expanding? J. Climate , 27 , 1999-2013. [link] [Highlighted in Nature Geoscience]

Han, W., G.A. Meehl, A. Hu, M.A. Alexander, T .Yamagata, D. Yuan, M. Ishii, P. Pegion, J. Zheng, B. D. Hamlington, X.W. Quan, and R. R. Leben, 2013: Intensification of decadal and multi-decadal sea level variability in the western tropical Pacific during recent decades. Clim. Dyn., DOI: 10.1007/s00382-013-1951-1. [link]

Dole, R., M. Hoerling, A. Kumar, J. Eischeid, J. Perlwitz, X.W. Quan, G. Kiladis, R. Webb, D. Murray, M. Chen, K. Wolter, and T. Zhang, 2013: The Making of An Extreme Event: Putting the Pieces Together. Bull. Amer. Meteorl. Soc. , 95 , 427-440. [link]

Ying, K., X. Zheng, X.W. Quan, C.S. Frederiksen 2013: Predictable Signals of Seasonal Precipitation in the Yangtze-Huihe River Valley Int. J. Climatol. , 33 , 3002-3015. [link]

Hoerling,M.P., J.K. Eischeid, X.W. Quan, H.F. Diaz, R.S. Webb, R.M. Dole, D. Easterling 2012: Is a Transition to Semi-Permanent Drought Conditions Imminent in the U.S. Great Plains? J. Climate , 25 , 8380-8325. [link]

Hoerling, M., A. Kumar, R. Dole, J.W. Nielsen-Gammon, J. Eischeid, J. Perlwitz, X.W. Quan, T. Zhang, P. Pegion, M. Chen 2012: Anatomy of an Extreme Event J. Climate , 26 , 2811-2832. [link]

Quan, X.W., MP Hoerling, B Lyon, A Kumar, MA Bell, MK Tippett and H Wang, 2012: Prospects for Dynamical Prediction of Meteorological Drought J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol. , 51 (7) 1238-1252. [link]

Lyon, B, MA Bell, MK Tippett, A Kumar, MP Hoerling, XW Quan and H Wang, 2012: Baseline Probabilities for the Seasonal Prediction of Meteorological Drought J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol. , 51 (7) 1222-1237. [link]

Hoerling, Martin, Jon Eischeid, Judith Perlwitz, Xiaowei Quan, Tao Zhang, Philip Pegion, 2012: On the Increased Frequency of Mediterranean Drought. J. Climate , 25 , 2146-2161. [link]

Dole, R, M Hoerling, J Perlwitz, J Eischeid, P Pegion, T Zhang, XW Quan, TY Xu and D Murray 2011: Was there a basis for anticipating the 2010 Russian heat wave? Geophys. Res. Lett. , 38 , L06702, doi: 10.1029/2010GL046582 [link]

Hoerling, M, J Hurrell, A Kumar, L Terray, J Eischeid, P Pegion, T Zhang, XW Quan and TY Xu 2011: On North American Decadal Climate for 2011-20 J. Clim. , 24 (16) 4519-4528. [link]

Han, WQ, GA Meehl, B Rajagopalan, JT Fasullo, AX Hu, JL Lin, WG Large, JW Wang, XW Quan, LL Trenary, A Wallcraft, T Shinoda and S Yeager 2010: Patterns of Indian Ocean sea-level change in a warming climate Nat. Geosci. , 3 (8) 546-550. [link]

Kumar, A, J Perlwitz, J Eischeid, XW Quan, TY Xu, T Zhang, M Hoerling, B Jha and WQ Wang 2010: Contribution of sea ice loss to Arctic amplification Geophys. Res. Lett. , 37 , L21701, doi: 10.1029/2010GL045022. [link]

Hoerling, M., X.W. Quan, and J. Eischeid, 2009: Distinct Causes for Two Principal U.S. Droughts of the 20th Century Geophys. Res. Lett., 36 , L19708, doi:10.1029/2009GL039860 [link]

Li, S., J. Perlwitz, X. Quan, and M. Hoerling, 2008: Modelling the influence of North Atlantic multidecadal warmth on the Indian summer rainfall. Geophys. Res. Lett. , 35 , L05804, doi:10.1029/2007GL032901 [link]

Martin Hoerling, Jon Eischeid, Xiaowei Quan, and Taiyi Xu, 2007: Explaining the record US warmth of 2006. Geophys. Res. Lett. , 34 , L17704, doi:10.1029/2007GL030643 [link]

Quan, X., M. Hoerling, J. Whitaker, G. Bates, T. Xu, 2006: Diagnosing Sources of U.S. Seasonal Forecast Skill. J. Climate, 19, 3279-3293 [PDF] [link]

Quan, X.W., H.F. Diaz, and M.P. Hoerling, 2004: Change of the Hadley circulation since 1950 The Hadley Circulation: Past, Present, and Future edited by H.F. Diaz and R.S. Bradley, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 85-120. [PDF] [link]

Quan, X.W., P.J. Webster, A.M. Moore, and H.-R. Chang, 2004: Seasonality in SST forced atmospheric short-term climate predictability. J. Climate, 17, 3090-3180 [PDF] [link]

Quan, X.W., H.F. Diaz, and C.-B. Fu, 2003: Interdecadal change in the Asia-Africa summer monsoon and its associated changes in global atmospheric circulation. Global and Planetary Change, 37 , 171-188 [PDF] [link]

Quan, X.W. J.S. Whitaker, M.P. Hoerling, and G.T. Bates, 2001: A new experimental seasonal prediction tool. Proc. of the 26th NOAA Climate Diagnostic Workshop.

Quan, X.W., T. Smith, S.D. Woodruff, S.J. Lubcker, R. Reynolds, 2001: Improvement of trimming in COADS. Workshop on Advances in the Use of Historical Marine Climate Data. Boulder, Coloardo, January 29 - February 1, 2002.

Quan, X.W., H.F. Diaz, S.D. Woodruff, S. Lubker, J.K. Eischeid, 1999: Comparison of ship-observed sea surface temperature with measurements from drifting buoys and expendable bathythermographs: 1980-1995. Climar 99, WMO Workshop on Advances in Marine Climatology. September 8-15, 1999, 319-323

Diaz, H.F., X.W. Quan, J.K. Eischeid, S.D. Woodruff, S.J. Lubker, T.P. Barnett, 1999: Comparison of decadal trends in surface temperature in different data sets. Climar 99, WMO Workshop on Advances in Marine Climatology. September 8-15, 1999, 240-244

Quan, X.W., 1998: Interannual variability associated with ENSO: seasonal dependence and interdecadal change , Ph.D Thesis

Quan, X.W., P.J. Webster, 1997: Interdecadal oscillation as detected from long-term precipitation records. Proc. of the 7th Conference on Climate Variations, Long Beach, California, Feb. 2-7, 1997, AMS

Quan, X.W., H.F. Diaz, and J.O. Fletcher, 1996: Interdecadal oscillation in the Pacific Ocean: a study based on COADS. Proc. of the 21st Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, Huntsville, Alabama, Oct. 28 - Nov. 1, 1996, NOAA