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2020

Effects of the tropospheric large-scale circulation on European winter temperatures during the period of amplified Arctic warming

Vihma, T., Graversen, R., Chen, L., Handorf, D., Skific, N., Francis, J. A., Tyrrell, N., Hall, R., Hanna, E., Uotila, P., Dethloff, K., Karpechko, A. Y., Björnsson, H. & Overland, J. E., Jan 1 2020, In : International Journal of Climatology. 40, 1, p. 509-529 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations
2019

Summer Arctic cold anomaly dynamically linked to East Asian heat waves

Wu, B. & Francis, J. A., Feb 1 2019, In : Journal of Climate. 32, 4, p. 1137-1150 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations

Summers with low Arctic sea ice linked to persistence of spring atmospheric circulation patterns

Kapsch, M. L., Skific, N., Graversen, R. G., Tjernström, M. & Francis, J. A., Feb 15 2019, In : Climate Dynamics. 52, 3-4, p. 2497-2512 16 p.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

The role of horizontal thermal advection in regulating wintertime mean and extreme temperatures over interior North America during the past and future

Wang, F., Vavrus, S. J., Francis, J. A. & Martin, J. E., Nov 1 2019, In : Climate Dynamics. 53, 9-10, p. 6125-6144 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2018

North American Weather Regimes Are Becoming More Persistent: Is Arctic Amplification a Factor?

Francis, J. A., Skific, N. & Vavrus, S. J., Oct 28 2018, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 45, 20, p. 11,414-11,422

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations

The “Warm-Arctic/Cold-continents” pattern during 1901–2010

Chen, L., Francis, J. & Hanna, E., Nov 30 2018, In : International Journal of Climatology. 38, 14, p. 5245-5254 10 p.

Rutgers, The State University

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5 Scopus citations
66 Scopus citations
2017

A cold event in Asia during January-February 2012 and its possible association with Arctic sea ice loss

Wu, B., Yang, K. & Francis, J. A., Oct 1 2017, In : Journal of Climate. 30, 19, p. 7971-7990 20 p.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations
59 Scopus citations

Changes in North American atmospheric circulation and extreme weather: Influence of arctic amplification and northern hemisphere snow cover

Vavrus, S. J., Wang, F., Martin, J. E., Francis, J. A., Peings, Y. & Cattiaux, J., Jun 1 2017, In : Journal of Climate. 30, 11, p. 4317-4333 17 p.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

36 Scopus citations
2016
86 Scopus citations

Has arctic sea ice loss contributed to increased surface melting of the Greenland ice sheet?

Liu, J., Chen, Z., Francis, J., Song, M., Mote, T. & Hu, Y., May 1 2016, In : Journal of Climate. 29, 9, p. 3373-3386 14 p.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Scopus citations

Summer Arctic dipole wind pattern affects the winter Siberian High

Wu, B., Yang, K. & Francis, J. A., Nov 15 2016, In : International Journal of Climatology. 36, 13, p. 4187-4201 15 p.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations
2015

Evidence for a wavier jet stream in response to rapid Arctic warming

Francis, J. A. & Vavrus, S. J., Jan 1 2015, In : Environmental Research Letters. 10, 1, 014005.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

235 Scopus citations
61 Scopus citations

The melting arctic and midlatitude weather patterns: Are they connected?

Overland, J., Francis, J. A., Hall, R., Hanna, E., Kim, S. J. & Vihma, T., 2015, In : Journal of Climate. 28, 20, p. 7917-7932 16 p.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

185 Scopus citations
2014

Extreme summer weather in northern mid-latitudes linked to a vanishing cryosphere

Tang, Q., Zhang, X. & Francis, J. A., Jan 1 2014, In : Nature Climate Change. 4, 1, p. 45-50 6 p.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

120 Scopus citations

State of the climate in 2013

Blunden, J., Arndt, D. S., Willett, K. M., Dolman, A. J., Hurst, D. F., Rennie, J., Thorne, P. W., Donat, M. G., Dunn, R. J. H., Long, C. S., Christy, J. R., Noetzli, J., Christiansen, H. H., Gugliemin, M., Romanovsky, V. E., Shiklomanov, N. I., Smith, S. L., Zhao, L., Robinson, D. A., Pelto, M. S. & 404 others, Mears, C. A., Ho, S. O. B., Peng, L., Wang, J., Vose, R. S., Hilburn, K., Yin, X., Kruk, M. C., Becker, A., Foster, M. J., Ackerman, S. A., Heidinger, A. K., Maddux, B. C., Stengel, M., Kim, H., Oki, T., Rodell, M., Chambers, D. P., Famiglietti, J. S., Dorigo, W. A., Chung, D., Parinussa, R. M., Reimer, C., Hahn, S., Liu, Y. Y., Wagner, W. W., de Jeu, R. A. M., Paulik, C., Wang, G., Allan, R., Folland, C. K., Tobin, I., Berrisford, P., Vautard, R., McVicar, T. R., Kratz, D. P., Stackhouse, P. W., Wong, T., Sawaengphokhai, P., Wilber, A. C., Gupta, S. K., Loeb, N. G., Lantz, K. O., Dlugokencky, E. J., Hall, B. D., Montzka, S. A., Dutton, G. S., Mühle, J., Elkins, J. W., Benedetti, A., Jones, L. T., Kaiser, J. W., Morcrette, J. J., Rémy, S., Weber, M., Steinbrecht, W., van der A., R. J., Coldewey-Egbers, M., Fioletov, V. E., Frith, S. M., Loyola, D., Wild, J. D., Davis, S. M., Rosenlof, K. H., Cooper, O. R., Ziemke, J., Flemming, J., Inness, A., Quegan, S., Ciais, P., Santoro, M., Pinty, B., Gobron, N., van der Werf, G. R., Newlin, M. L., Gregg, M. C., Xue, Y., Hu, Z. Z., Kumar, A., Banzon, V., Smith, T. M., Rayner, N. A., Johnson, G. C., Lyman, J. M., Willis, J. K., Boyer, T., Antonov, J., Good, S. A., Domingues, C. M., Bindoff, N., Yu, L., Jin, X., Lagerloef, G. S. E., Kao, H. Y., Reagan, J., Schmid, C., Locarnini, R., Lumpkin, R., Goni, G., Dohan, K., Baringer, M. O., McCarthy, G., Lankhorst, M., Smeed, D. A., Send, U., Rayner, D., Johns, W. E., Meinen, C. S., Cunningham, S. A., Kanzow, T. O., Frajka-Williams, E., Marotzke, J., Garzoli, S., Dong, S., Volkov, D., Hobbs, W. R., Merrifield, M. A., Thompson, P., Leuliette, E., Nerem, R. S., Hamlington, B., Mitchum, G. T., McInnes, K., Marra, J. J., Menéndez, M., Sweet, W., Feely, R. A., Wanninkhof, R., Sabine, C. L., Mathis, J. T., Takahashi, T., Khatiwala, S., Franz, B. A., Behrenfeld, M. J., Siegel, D. A., Werdell, P. J., Diamond, H. J., Bell, G. D., L’Heureux, M., Halpert, M. S., Baxter, S., Gottschalck, J., Landsea, C. W., Goldenberg, S. B., Pasch, R. J., Blake, E. S., Schemm, J., Kimberlain, T. B., Schreck, C. J., Evans, T. E., Camargo, S. J., Gleason, K. L., Trewin, B. C., Lorrey, A. M., Fauchereau, N. C., Chappell, P. R., Ready, S., Goni, G. J., Knaff, J. A., Lin, I. I., Wang, B., Mullan, A. B., Pezza, A. B., Coelho, C. A. S., Wang, C., Fogarty, C. T., Klotzbach, P., Luo, J. J., Lander, M. A., Guard, C. P. C., Jeffries, M. O., Richter-Menge, J., Overland, J., Key, J., Hanna, E., Hanssen-Bauer, I., Kim, B. M., Kim, S. J., Walsh, J., Wang, M., Bhatt, U. S., Liu, Y., Stone, R., Cox, C., Walden, V., Francis, J., Vavrus, S., Tang, Q., Bernhard, G., Manney, G., Grooß, J. U., Müller, R., Heikkilä, A., Johnsen, B., Koskela, T., Lakkala, K., Svendby, T., Dahlback, A., Bruhwiler, L., Laurila, T., Worthy, D., Quinn, P. K., Stohl, A., Baklanov, A., Flanner, M. G., Herber, A., Kupiainen, K., Law, K. S., Schmale, J., Sharma, S., Vestreng, V., Von Salzen, K., Perovich, D., Gerland, S., Hendricks, S., Meier, W., Nicolaus, M., Tschudi, M., Timmermans, M. L., Ashik, I., Frolov, I., Ha, H. K., Ingvaldsen, R., Kikuchi, T., Kim, T. W., Krishfield, R., Loeng, H., Nishino, S., Pickart, R., Polyakov, I., Rabe, B., Schauer, U., Schlosser, P., Smethie, W. M., Sokolov, V., Steele, M., Toole, J., Williams, W., Woodgate, R., Zimmerman, S., Cross, J. N., Evans, W., Anderson, L., Yamamoto-Kawai, M., Derksen, C., Brown, R., Luojus, K., Sharp, M., Wolken, G., Geai, M. L., Burgess, D., Arendt, A., Wouters, B., Kohler, J., Andreassen, L. M., Tedesco, M., Box, J. E., Cappelen, J., Fettweis, X., Jensen, T. S., Mote, T., Rennermalm, A. K., Smith, L. C., van de Wal, R. S. W., Wahr, J., Duguay, C. R., Brown, L. C., Kang, K. K., Kheyrollah Pour, H., Streletskiy, D. A., Drozdov, D. S., Malkova, G. V., Oberman, N. G., Kholodov, A. L., Marchenko, S. S., Fogt, R. L., Scambos, T. A., Clem, K. R., Barreira, S., Colwell, S., Keller, L. M., Lazzara, M. A., Setzer, A., Bromwich, D. H., Wang, S. H., Wang, L., Liu, H., Wang, S., Shu, S., Massom, R. A., Reid, P., Stammerjohn, S., Lieser, J., Newman, P. A., Kramarova, N., Nash, E. R., Pitts, M. C., Johnson, B., Santee, M. L., Braathen, G. O., Campbell, G. G., Pope, A., Haran, T., Sánchez-Lugo, A., Renwick, J. A., Thiaw, W. M., Weaver, S. J., Vincent, L. A., Phillips, D., Whitewood, R., Crouch, J., Heim, R. R., Fenimore, C., Augustine, J., Pascual, R., Albanil, A., Vazquez, J. L., Lobato, R., Amador, J. A., Alfaro, E. J., Hidalgo, H. G., Durán-Quesada, A. M., Calderón, B., Rivera, I. L., Vega, C., Stephenson, T. S., Taylor, M. A., Trotman, A. R., Porter, A. O., Gonzalez, I. T., Spence, J. M., McLean, N., Campbell, J. D., Brown, G., Butler, M., Blenman, R. C., Aaron-Morrison, A. P., Marcellin-Honore’, V., Martínez, R., Arévalo, J., Carrasco, G., Euscátegui, C., Bazo, J., Nieto, J. J., Zambrano, E., Marengo, J. A., Alves, L. M., Espinoza, J. C., Ronchail, J., Bidegain, M., Stella, J. L., Penalba, O. C., Kabidi, K., Sayouri, A., Ebrahim, A., James, I. A., Dekaa, F. S., Sima, F., Coulibaly, K. A., Gitau, W., Chang’a, L., Oludhe, C. S., Ogallo, L. A., Atheru, Z., Ambenje, P., Kijazi, A., Ng’ongolo, H., Luhunga, P., Levira, P., Kruger, A., McBride, C., Rakotomavo, Z., Jumaux, G., Trachte, K., Bissolli, P., Obregón, A., Nitsche, H., Parker, D., Kennedy, J. J., Kendon, M., Trigo, R., Barriopedro, D., Ramos, A., Sensoy, S., Hovhannisyan, D., Bulygina, O. N., Khoshkam, M., Korshunova, N. N., Oyunjargal, L., Park, E. H., Rahimzadeh, F., Rajeevan, M., Razuvaev, V. N., Revadekar, J. V., Srivastava, A. K., Yamada, R., Zhang, P., Tanaka, S., Yoshimatsu, K., Ohno, H., Ganter, C., Macara, G. R., McGree, S. & Tobin, S., 2014, In : Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 95, 7, p. S1-S279

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

143 Scopus citations
2013

Cold winter extremes in northern continents linked to Arctic sea ice loss

Tang, Q., Zhang, X., Yang, X. & Francis, J. A., Jan 2013, In : Environmental Research Letters. 8, 1, 014036.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

223 Scopus citations

Drivers of projected change in arctic moist static energy transport

Skific, N. & Francis, J. A., Apr 16 2013, In : Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres. 118, 7, p. 2748-2761 14 p.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Scopus citations
2012

Evidence linking Arctic amplification to extreme weather in mid-latitudes

Francis, J. A. & Vavrus, S. J., Mar 28 2012, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 39, 6, L06801.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

829 Scopus citations

The recent shift in early summer Arctic atmospheric circulation

Overland, J. E., Francis, J. A., Hanna, E. & Wang, M., Oct 16 2012, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 39, 19, L19804.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

156 Scopus citations
2011

Projected regime shift in Arctic cloud and water vapor feedbacks

Chen, Y., Miller, J. R., Francis, J. A. & Russell, G. L., Dec 2011, In : Environmental Research Letters. 6, 4, 044007.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations
2010

Analysis of the Arctic system for freshwater cycle intensification: Observations and expectations

Rawlins, M. A., Steele, M., Holland, M. M., Adam, J. C., Cherry, J. E., Francis, J. A., Groisman, P. YA., Hinzman, L. D., Huntington, T. G., Kane, D. L., Kimball, J. S., Kwok, R., Lammers, R. B., Lee, C. M., Lettenmaier, D. P., Mcdonald, K. C., Podest, E., Pundsack, J. W., Rudels, B., Serreze, M. C. & 10 others, Shiklomanov, A., Skagseth, Ø., Troy, T. J., Vörösmarty, C. J., Wensnahan, M., Wood, E. F., Woodgate, R., Yang, D., Zhang, K. & Zhang, T., Nov 2010, In : Journal of Climate. 23, 21, p. 5715-5737 23 p.

Princeton University, Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

170 Scopus citations
2009

An arctic hydrologic system in transition: Feedbacks and impacts on terrestrial, marine, and human life

Francis, J. A., White, D. M., Cassano, J. J., Gutowski, W. J., Hinzman, L. D., Holland, M. M., Steele, M. A. & Vörösmarty, C. J., Oct 2009, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 114, 4, G04019.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

65 Scopus citations

Attribution of projected changes in atmospheric moisture transport in the Arctic: A self-organizing map perspective

Skific, N., Francis, J. A. & Cassano, J. J., Aug 1 2009, In : Journal of Climate. 22, 15, p. 4135-4153 19 p.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

41 Scopus citations

Attribution of seasonal and regional changes in Arctic moisture convergence

Skific, N., Francis, J. A. & Cassano, J. J., Oct 2009, In : Journal of Climate. 22, 19, p. 5115-5134 20 p.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations

Simulations of 20th and 21st century Arctic cloud amount in the global climate models assessed in the IPCC AR4

Vavrus, S., Waliser, D., Schweiger, A. & Francis, J., Jan 1 2009, In : Climate Dynamics. 33, 7-8, p. 1099-1115 17 p.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

76 Scopus citations

Taking stock of arctic sea ice and climate

Timmermans, M. L., Francis, J., Proshutinsky, A. & Hamilton, L., 2009, In : Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 90, 9, p. 1351-1353 3 p.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Winter Northern Hemisphere weather patterns remember summer Arctic sea-ice extent

Francis, J. A., Chan, W., Leathers, D. J., Miller, J. R. & Veron, D. E., Apr 16 2009, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 36, 7, L07503.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

255 Scopus citations
2008

Aerosol climate effects and air quality impacts from 1980 to 2030

Menon, S., Unger, N., Koch, D., Francis, J., Garrett, T., Sednev, I., Shindell, D. & Streets, D., Jun 1 2008, In : Environmental Research Letters. 3, 2, 024004.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

47 Scopus citations

Relationships between Arctic sea ice and clouds during autumn

Schweiger, A. J., Lindsay, R. W., Vavrus, S. & Francis, J. A., Sep 15 2008, In : Journal of Climate. 21, 18, p. 4799-4810 12 p.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

112 Scopus citations

The Arctic and Antarctic: Two faces of climate change

Overland, J. E., Turner, J., Francis, J., Gillett, N., Marshall, G. & Tjernström, M., May 6 2008, In : Eos. 89, 19, p. 177-178 2 p.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Scopus citations
2007

Changes in the fabric of the Arctic's greenhouse blanket

Francis, J. A. & Hunter, E., Oct 1 2007, In : Environmental Research Letters. 2, 4, 045011.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

54 Scopus citations

Drivers of declining sea ice in the Arctic winter: A tale of two seas

Francis, J. A. & Hunter, E., Sep 16 2007, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 34, 17, L17503.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

67 Scopus citations

Future regime shift in feedbacks during Arctic winter

Miller, J. R., Chen, Y., Russell, G. L. & Francis, J. A., Dec 16 2007, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 34, 23, L23707.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Possible causes of decreasing cloud cover in the Arctic winter, 1982-2000

Liu, Y., Key, J. R., Francis, J. A. & Wang, X., Jul 28 2007, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 34, 14, L14705.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

35 Scopus citations
2006

Characteristics of satellite-derived clear-sky atmospheric temperature inversion strength in the Arctic, 1980-96

Liu, Y., Key, J. R., Schweiger, A. & Francis, J., Oct 1 2006, In : Journal of Climate. 19, 19, p. 4902-4913 12 p.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Scopus citations

New insight into the disappearing Arctic sea ice

Francis, J. A. & Hunter, E., Nov 14 2006, In : Eos. 87, 46, p. 509-511 3 p.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

125 Scopus citations

Observed relationships between Arctic longwave cloud forcing and cloud parameters using a neural network

Chen, Y., Aires, F., Francis, J. A. & Miller, J. R., Aug 15 2006, In : Journal of Climate. 19, 16, p. 4087-4104 18 p.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Scopus citations

Seasonal and interannual variations of top-of-atmosphere irradiance and cloud cover over polar regions derived from the CERES data set

Kato, S., Loeb, N. G., Minnis, P., Francis, J. A., Charlock, T. P., Rutan, D. A., Clothiaux, E. E. & Sun-Mack, S., Oct 2006, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 33, 19, L19804.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

33 Scopus citations

The arctic amplification debate

Serreze, M. C. & Francis, J. A., Jun 2006, In : Climatic Change. 76, 3-4, p. 241-264 24 p.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

592 Scopus citations

The Arctic on the fast track of change

Serreze, M. C. & Francis, J. A., Mar 2006, In : Weather. 61, 3, p. 65-69 5 p.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

48 Scopus citations
2005

Arctic tropospheric winds derived from TOVS satellite retrievals

Francis, J. A., Hunter, E. & Zou, C. Z., Jul 1 2005, In : Journal of Climate. 18, 13, p. 2270-2285 16 p.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations

Clues to variability in Arctic minimum sea ice extent

Francis, J. A., Hunter, E., Key, J. R. & Wang, X., Nov 16 2005, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 32, 21, p. 1-4 4 p., L21501.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

86 Scopus citations
2003

Observed and modeled relationships among Arctic climate variables

Chen, Y., Miller, J. R., Francis, J. A., Russell, G. L. & Aires, F., Dec 27 2003, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 108, 24, p. ACL 17-1 - ACL 17-13

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations
2002

Evaluation of methods to estimate the surface downwelling longwave flux during Arctic winter

Chiacchio, M., Francis, J. & Stackhouse, P., 2002, In : Journal of Applied Meteorology. 41, 3, p. 306-318 13 p.

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

Moisture budget of the Arctic atmosphere from TOVS satellite data

Groves, D. G. & Francis, J. A., Jan 1 2002, In : Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres. 107, 19, p. ACL 11-1-ACL 11-21

Rutgers, The State University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Scopus citations
32 Scopus citations

Validation of reanalysis upper-level winds in the Arctic with independent rawinsonde data

Francis, J. A., May 1 2002, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 29, 9, p. 29-1-29-4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Scopus citations