Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems

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Accepted Articles (Accepted, unedited articles published online and citable. The final edited and typeset version of record will appear in future.)

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 7/74 (Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1942-2466


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  1. Research Articles

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      Aerosol effects on cirrus through ice nucleation in CAM5 with a statistical cirrus scheme

      Minghuai Wang, Xiaohong Liu, Kai Zhang and Jennifer M. Comstock

      Accepted manuscript online: 14 JUL 2014 04:13AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014MS000339

      Key Points

      • A statistical cirrus scheme has been implemented into CAM5
      • Heterogeneous IN significantly alter the net TOA radiative fluxes
      • Aerosol effects on cirrus have a large atmospheric component of radiative fluxes
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      Restricting 32–128 km horizontal scales hardly affects the MJO in the Superparameterized Community Atmosphere Model v.3.0, but the number of cloud-resolving grid columns constrains vertical mixing

      Michael S. Pritchard, Christopher S. Bretherton and Charlotte A. DeMott

      Accepted manuscript online: 9 JUL 2014 02:35AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014MS000340

      Key Points

      • Physics of MMF MJO is insensitive to near elimination of meso-beta-scale
      • The efficiency of deep convective mixing in MMFs is limited by CRM extent
      • The 4x speedup of superparameterized models possible for MJO analysis
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      SPITFIRE within the MPI Earth system model: Model development and evaluation

      Gitta Lasslop, Kirsten Thonicke and Silvia Kloster

      Accepted manuscript online: 8 JUL 2014 03:55AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2013MS000284

      Key Points

      • The SPITFIRE fire model was evaluated within the JSBACH land surface model
      • A modified wind speed response improved the spatial pattern of burned area
      • Regional gradients in burned area are driven by vegetation and fuel properties
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      A sensitivity analysis of cloud properties to CLUBB parameters in the Single Column Community Atmosphere Model (SCAM5)

      Zhun Guo, Minghuai Wang, Yun Qian, Vincent E. Larson, Steven Ghan, Mikhail Ovchinnikov, Peter A. Bogenschutz, Chun Zhao, Guang Lin and Tianjun Zhou

      Accepted manuscript online: 8 JUL 2014 03:21AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014MS000315

      Key Points

      • Most variances in cloud fields can be explained by a small number of parameters
      • Results for stratocumulus are sensitive to vertical resolution
      • Critical parameters in shallow cumulus are related to vertical velocity skewness
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      Influence of upper-ocean stratification interannual variability on Tropical Cyclones

      Emmanuel M Vincent, Kerry A Emanuel, Matthieu Lengaigne, Jérôme Vialard and Gurvan Madec

      Accepted manuscript online: 10 MAY 2014 12:19AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014MS000327

      Key Points

      • Downscaling method is used to test ocean variability influence on hurricanes
      • Ocean subsurface temperature significantly influence intense hurricane frequency
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      The NOW regional coupled model: Application to the tropical Indian Ocean climate and tropical cyclone activity

      G. Samson, S. Masson, M. Lengaigne, M.G. Keerthi, J. Vialard, S. Pous, G. Madec, N. Jourdain, S. Julien, C. Menkes and P. Marchesiello

      Accepted manuscript online: 10 MAY 2014 12:03AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014MS000324

      Key Points

      • Application of a new coupled regional climate model to the tropical Indian Ocean
      • Sensitivity to convection schemes from intraseasonal to interannual timescales
      • Role of ENSO for triggering the Indian Ocean Dipole
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      Balanced dynamics of deep and shallow Hadley circulations in the tropics

      Alex O. Gonzalez and Gabriela Mora Rojas

      Accepted manuscript online: 6 MAY 2014 12:47AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2013MS000278

      Key Points

      • ITCZ diabatic heating and Ekman pumping are studied using an analytical model
      • Deep diabatic heating in the inviscid interior forces a deep Hadley circulation
      • Ekman boundary layer pumping forces a shallow Hadley circulation
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      The response of US summer rainfall to quadrupled CO2 climate change in conventional and superparameterized versions of the NCAR Community Atmosphere Model

      Gabriel J. Kooperman, Michael S. Pritchard and Richard C. J. Somerville

      Accepted manuscript online: 29 APR 2014 09:00PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014MS000306

      Key Points

      • Large-scale dynamics are critical to regional rainfall climate change responses
      • Superparameterization captures expected increases in rain and storm intensity
      • Extreme rain may be decoupled from key climate change drivers in standard GCMs
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      Sensitivity of global terrestrial gross primary production to hydrologic states simulated by the Community Land Model using two runoff parameterizations

      Huimin Lei, Maoyi Huang, L. Ruby Leung, Dawen Yang, Xiaoying Shi, Jiafu Mao, Daniel J. Hayes, Christopher R. Schwalm, Yaxing Wei and Shishi Liu

      Accepted manuscript online: 16 APR 2014 04:46AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2013MS000252

      Key Points

      • Simulated terrestrial water cycle is sensitive to runoff generation schemes
      • Hydrologic parameterizations have large impacts on the global C budgets
      • Improving hydrologic representations to constrain C cycle modeling is important
  2. Regular Articles

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      Sources and sinks of entropy in the atmosphere

      David J. Raymond

      Accepted manuscript online: 15 OCT 2013 10:56AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2013MS000247

      Key Points

      • The moist entropy budget must be treated correctly in climate models
      • A means of eliminating numerical entropy sources in models is presented
      • Physical entropy sources in the atmosphere are assessed


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