Vimont Group: Publications

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Thomas, E., D. J. Vimont, M. Newman, C. Penland, and C. Martinez-Villalobos, 2017. The role of stochastic forcing in generating ENSO diversity. J. Climate, In Revision.


Larson, S., D. J. Vimont, A. C. Clement, and B. P. Kirtman, 2018. How Momentum Coupling Affects SST Variance and Large-Scale Pacific Climate Variability in CESM. J. Climate. Early Online Release. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0645.1

Martinez-Villalobos, C., D. J. Vimont, C. Penland, M. Newman, and J. D. Neelin, 2018. Calculating State-Dependent Noise in a Linear Inverse Model Framework. J. Atmos. Sci. 75, 479–496 (2018).


Atwood, A. R., D. S. Battisti, A. T. Wittenberg, W. H. G. Roberts, and D. J. Vimont, 2017: Characterizing unforced multi-decadal variability of ENSO: a case study with the GFDL CM2.1 coupled GCM. Clim. Dyn., 49, 2845–2862, doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3477-9.

Dixon, R., D. J. Vimont, and M. Biasutti, 2017: Saharan Heat Low Biases in the CMIP5 Dataset. J. Climate, 30(8), 2867–2884. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0134.1

Dixon, R. D., D. J. Vimont, and A. S. Daloz, 2017: The relationship between tropical precipitation biases and the Saharan heat low bias in CMIP5 models. Clim. Dyn., 1–16, doi:10.1007/s00382-017-3838-z.

Larson, S., B. P. Kirtman, and D. J. Vimont, 2017: A Framework to Decompose Wind-driven Biases in Climate Models Applied to CCSM/CESM in the Eastern Pacific. J. Climate, 30, 8763-8782. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0099.1

Martinez-Villalobos, C. and D. J. Vimont, 2017: An analytical framework for understanding tropical Meridional Modes. J. Climate, 30(9), 3303-3323. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0450.1


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.