Vimont Group: Publications

Accepted or In Review

Atwood, A. R., D. S. Battisti, A. T. Wittenberg, W. H. G. Roberts, D. J. Vimont, 2016: Characterizing unforced multi-decadal ENSO variability: a case study with GFDL CM2.1. Accepted to Climate Dynamics

Dixon, R., D. J. Vimont, and M. Biasutti, 2016: Saharan Heat Low Biases in the CMIP5 Dataset. Accepted to J. Climate

Martinez-Villalobos, C. and D. J. Vimont, 2016: An analytical framework for understanding tropical Meridional Modes. Submitted to J. Climate, June 2016


Kirchmeier-Young, Megan C., David J. Lorenz, Daniel J. Vimont, 2015: Extreme Event Verification for Probabilistic Downscaling. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 55 (11), 2411-2430. doi: 10.1175/JAMC-D-16-0043.1

Martinez-Villalobos, C. and D. J. Vimont, 2016: The Role of the Mean State in Meridional Mode Structure and Growth. J. Climate, 29 (10), 3907–3921. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0542.1

Newman, M. et al. (14 co-authors), 2015: The Pacific Decadal Oscillation, Revisited. J. Climate, 29 (12), 4399–4427. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0508.1

Thomas, E. E. and D. J. Vimont, 2016: Mechanisms of linear and nonlinear Meridional Mode and ENSO interactions. J. Climate 29 (24), 8745-8761; doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0090.1

Zimmerman, B. G., D. J. Vimont, and P. J. Block (2016), Utilizing the state of ENSO as a means for season-ahead predictor selection, Water Resour. Res., 52, 3761–3774. doi: 10.1002/2015WR017644


Vimont, D., M. A. Alexander, and M. Newman 2014: Optimal growth of Central and East Pacific ENSO events. Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, doi: 10.1002/2014GL059997.

Kirchmeier, Megan C., David J. Lorenz, Daniel J. Vimont, 2014: Statistical Downscaling of Daily Wind Speed Variations. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 53, 660–675. doi: 10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0230.1

Patz J. A., H. Frumkin, T. Holloway, D. J. Vimont, A. Haines, 2014: Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for Global Health. Journal of the American Medical Association. 312 (15), 1565-80. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.13186


Delcambre, S.C., D.J. Lorenz, D.J. Vimont and J.E. Martin, 2013: Diagnosing northern hemisphere jet portrayal in 17 CMIP3 global climate models: Twentiety-century intermodel variability. J. Climate, 26 (14), 4910-4929. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00337.1

Delcambre, S.C., D.J. Lorenz, D.J. Vimont and J.E. Martin, 2013: Diagnosing northern hemisphere jet portrayal in 17 CMIP3 global climate models: Twenty-first-century projections. J. Climate, 26 (14), 4930-4946. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00359.1

Evan, A.T., R. Allen, R. Bennartz, and D.J. Vimont, 2013: The modification of sea surface temperature anomaly linear damping time scales by stratocumulus clouds. J. Climate, 26 (11), 3619-3630. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00370.1


Smirnov, D. and D.J. Vimont, 2012: Extratropical Forcing of Tropical Atlantic variability during the boreal summer and fall. J. Climate, 25 (6), pp. 2056-2076. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00104.1

Turner, D.D., A. Merrelli, D. Vimont, and E.J. Mlawer, 2012: Impact of modifying the longwave water vapor continuum absorption model on community Earth system model simulations. J. Geophys. Res., 117, D04106, doi:10.1029/2011JD016440

Veloz, S., J.W. Williams, D.J.Lorenz, M. Notaro, S. Vavrus, and D.J. Vimont, 2012: Identifying climatic analogs for Wisconsin under 21st-century climate change scenarios. Climatic Change, 112, 1037-1058. doi: 10.1007/s10584-011-0261-z

Vimont, D. J. 2011: Analysis of the Atlantic Meridional Mode Using Linear Inverse Modeling: Seasonality and Regional Influences. J. Climate, 25(4), 1194–1212. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00012.1


Evan, A. T., G. R. Foltz, D. Zhang and D. J. Vimont (2011) Influence of African dust on ocean-atmosphere variability in the tropical Atlantic, Nature Geoscience, 4, 762–765 (2011) doi:10.1038/ngeo1276.

Jaffe, S. C., J. E. Martin, D. J. Vimont, and D. J. Lorenz, 2010: A synoptic-climatology of episodic, sub-seasonal retractions of the Pacific Jet. J. Climate, 24(11), 2846-2860. doi: 10.1175/2010JCLI3995.1

Notaro, M., Lorenz, D. J., Vimont, D., Vavrus, S., Kucharik, C. and Franz, K. (2011), 21st century Wisconsin snow projections based on an operational snow model driven by statistically downscaled climate data. Int. J. Climatol., 31: 1615–1633. doi: 10.1002/joc.2179

Smirnov, D. and D.J. Vimont, 2011: Variability of the Atlantic Meridional Mode during the Atlantic hurricane season. J. Climate 24(5), 1409-1424, doi: 10.1175/2010JCLI3549.1.

Solomon, A., L. Goddard, A. Kumar, J. Carton, C. Deser, I. Fukumori, A. M. Greene, G. Hegerl, B. Kirtman, Y. Kushnir, M. Newman, D. Smith, D. Vimont, T. Delworth, G. A. Meehl, T. Stockdale, 2011: Distinguishing the Roles of Natural and Anthropogenically Forced Decadal Climate Variability. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 92(2), 141-156. doi: 10.1175/2010BAMS2962.1


Vimont, D.J., 2010: Transient growth of thermodynamically coupled disturbances in the tropics under an equatorially symmetric mean state. J. Climate 23(21), 5771-5789. doi: 10.1175/2010JCLI3532.1.

Alexander, M.A., D.J. Vimont, P. Chang and J.D. Scott 2010: The impact of extratropical atmospheric variability on ENSO: testing the Seasonal Footprinting Mechanism using coupled model experiments. J. Climate, 23(11), 2885-2901. doi: 10.1175/2010JCLI3205.1

Di Lorenzo, K. M. Cobb, J. Furtado, N. Schneider, B. Anderson, A. Bracco, M. A. Alexander, and D. Vimont , 2010: Central Pacific El Niño and decadal climate change in the North Pacific. Nature Geosciences, 3 (11), 762-765, doi: 10.1038/NGEO984

Lorenz, D.J, E.T. DeWeaver and D.J. Vimont, 2010: Evaporation change and global warming - the role of net radiation and relative humidity. J. Geophys. Res., 115 (D20118), doi: 10.1029/2010JD013949.

Notaro, M., Lorenz, D. J., Vimont, D., Vavrus, S., Kucharik, C. and Franz, K. (2011), 21st century Wisconsin snow projections based on an operational snow model driven by statistically downscaled climate data. Int. J. Climatol., 31: 1615–1633. doi:10.1002/joc.2179

Penland, C., D.-Z. Sun, A. Capotondi and D.J. Vimont, 2010: Chapter 3: A brief introduction to El Niño and La Niña. Climate Dynamics: Why does Climate Vary?, Geophysical Monograph 189, The American Geophysical Union. doi: 10.1029/2008GM000846


Vimont, D.J., M. Alexander, and A. Fontaine, 2009: Midlatitude Excitation of Tropical Variability in the Pacific: The Role of Thermodynamic Coupling and Seasonality. J. Climate, 22, 518–534.

Vimont, D.J., D.S. Battisti, and R.L. Naylor, 2009: Downscaling Indonesian precipitation using large-scale meteorological fields. Int. J. Climatology, Published online 24 Aug, 2009.

Evan, A. T., D. J. Vimont, R. Bennartz, J. P. Kossin & A. K. Heidinger (2008) The dominant role of aerosols in the evolution of tropical Atlantic Ocean temperature, Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.1167404.


Vimont, D. J., and J. P. Kossin, 2007: The Atlantic meridional mode and hurricane activity. Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L07709, doi:10.1029/2007GL029683.

Chang, P., L. Zhang, R. Saravanan, D.J. Vimont, J.C.H. Chiang, L. Ji, H. Seidel, and M.K. Tippet, 2007: Pacific Meridional Mode and El Niño - Southern Oscillation. Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L16608, doi:10.1029/2007GL030302.

Evan , A. T., A. K. Heidinger, and D. J. Vimont, 2007: Arguments against a physical long-term trend in global ISCCP cloud amounts", Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L04701, doi:10.1029/2006GL028083.

Kossin, J. P., K. R. Knapp, D. J. Vimont, R. J. Murnane, and B. A. Harper, 2007: A globally consistent reanalysis of hurricane variability and trends. Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L04815, doi:10.1029/2006GL028836.

Kossin, J. P., and D. J. Vimont, 2007: A more general framework for understanding Atlantic hurricane variability and trends. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 88, 1767-1781.

Naylor, R. L., D. S. Battisti, D. J. Vimont, W. P. Falcon, and M. B. Burke, 2007: Assessing risks of climate variability and climate change for Indonesian rice agriculture. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 104 (19), 7752-7757.


Vimont, D. J., 2005: The contribution of the interannual ENSO cycle to the spatial pattern of ENSO-like decadal variability. J. Climate, 18(2), 2080-2092.


Chiang, J. C. H., and D. J. Vimont, 2004: Analagous meridional modes of atmosphere-ocean variability in the tropical Pacific and tropical Atlantic. J. Climate,17(21), 4143–4158.


Vimont, D.J., J.M. Wallace, and D.S. Battisti, 2003: The Seasonal Footprinting Mechanism in the Pacific: Implications for ENSO. J. Climate, 16, 2668–2675.

Vimont, D.J., D.S. Battisti, and A.C. Hirst, 2003: The Seasonal Footprinting Mechanism in the CSIRO General Circulation Models. J. Climate, 16, 2653–2667.


Vimont, D.J., D.S. Battisti, and A.C. Hirst, 2002: Pacific Interannual and Interdecadal Equatorial Variability in a 1000-Yr Simulation of the CSIRO Coupled General Circulation Model. J. Climate, 15, 160–178.


Vimont, D. J., D. S. Battisti, and A. C. Hirst, 2001: Footprinting: a seasonal link between the mid-latitudes and tropics. Geophys. Res. Lett., 28(20), 3923–3926.


Ulrickson, B.L., J.S. Hoffmaster, J. Robinson, and D. Vimont, 1995: A numerical modeling study of the Catalina Eddy. Mon. Wea. Rev., 123, 1364-1373.