Peer Reviewed Publications:


Accepted or In Press:



  1. 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.

  2. 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:


  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:  Twentiety-century intermodel variability.  J. Climate, 26 (14), 4910-4929.  doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00337.1

  2. 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

  3. 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


  1. Vimont, D. J. 2012:  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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. S. Veloz, 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


  1. 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

  2. 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, doi:10.1038/ngeo1276. Online at

  3. 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

  4. 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.  (Link to abstract)

  5. 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 (Link to abstract)


  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.  (PDF Version)

  2. 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. (Link to abstract)

  3. 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 (link to PDF)

  4. 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.  (Link to abstract)

  5. Notaro, M., D. Lorenz, D. Vimont, S. Vavrus, C. Kucharik, and K. Franz, 2010: 21st century Wisconsin snow projections based on an operational snow model driven by statistically downscaled climate data. International Journal of Climatology, in press.

  6. 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


  1. 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.  (PDF version)

  2. 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.  (PDF Version)

  3. 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. (PDF version)


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

  2. 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. (PDF version)

  3. 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. (PDF version)

  4. 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. (Link to Kossin’s publications page)

  5. 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. (PDF version)

  6. 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. (PDF version)


  1. 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. (PDF version)


  1. 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. (PDF version)


  1. 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. (PDF version)

  2. 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. (PDF version)


  1. 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. (PDF version)


  1. 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.  (PDF version)


  1. 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.  (J. Climate Abstract)

Other Publications:

  1. Notaro, M., D. Lorenz, and D. Vimont, 2010: 21st century Wisconsin gardening – Transformed by climate change. Wisconsin Natural Resources, August 2010, 17-19.

  2. Sarachik, E. S., and D. J. Vimont, 2003:  Decadal variability in the Pacific. Lecture notes for ISSAOS Summer School on Chaos in Geophysical Flows.  (PDF version)

  3. Wisconsin’s Changing Climate: Impacts and Adaptation. 2011. Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts. Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison, Wisconsin.  (Link to report)

Dissertation and Thesiss:

  1. 2002:  Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.  Dissertation title:  "The Seasonal Footprinting Mechanism in the CSIRO Coupled General Circulation Models and in Observations".  (PDF version)

  2. 2000:  M.S. Thesis, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.  Title:  "Pacific Interannual to Interdecadal Variabiliyt in a 1000 Year Simulation of the CSIRO Coupled General Circulation Model".  (PDF version)