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Lamont Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Ocean and Climate Physics
The Cooperative Institute for Climate Applications and Research (CICAR)
Earth and Environmental Sciences
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Fields of interest:
Diagnostic analysis of climate variability; Climate impacts; Climate predictability; Ocean-Atmosphere interaction.
List of degrees from highest to lowest:
Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences
Oregon State Univeristy
Tel Aviv Univeristy
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Cooperative Institute for Climate Applications and Research (CICAR)
Global Decadal Hydroclimate Predictability, Variability and Change
Northern hemisphere winter snow anomalies: ENSO, NAO and the winter of 2009/10
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Summer Internship Program for Undergraduates: participating mentor
EESC 2100 - The Climate System: Instructor
Low-frequency climate variability in the Atlantic Basin during the 20th century
Tourre, Y M; Paz, S; Kushnir, Y; White, W B
, Atmos Sci Lett, Volume on line, E, p.101002/asl265, (2010)
Mechanisms of tropical Atlantic SST influence on North American hydroclimate variability
Kushnir, Y; Seager, R; Ting, M; Naik, N; Nakamura, J
, Journal of Climate, (2010)
North Atlantic influence on 19th - 20th century rainfall in the Dead Sea watershed, teleconnections with the Sahel, and implication for Holocene climate fluctuations
Kushnir, Y.; Stein, M.
, Quaternary Science Reviews, 12/2010, Volume 29, Issue 27-28, p.3843-3860, (2010)
Forced and Internal 20th Century SST Trends in the North Atlantic
Ting, M.; Kushnir, Y.; Seager, R.; Li, C.
, Journal of Climate, March/2009, Volume 22, Issue 6, p.13, (2009), 10.1175/2008JCLI2561.1
Classifying North Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Tracks by Mass Moments
Nakamura, J; Lall, U; Kushnir, Y; Camargo, S J
, J Climate, Volume 22, Issue 20, p.5481-5494, (2009)
Detecting shifts in correlation and variability with application to ENSO-monsoon rainfall relationships
Robinson, L. F.; de la Pena, V. H.; Kushnir, Y.
, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Nov, Volume 94, Issue 3-4, p.215-224, (2008), DOI 10.1007/s00704-007-0351-z
Tropical Pacific Forcing of North American Medieval Megadroughts: Testing the Concept with an Atmosphere Model Forced by Coral-Reconstructed SSTs
Seager, R.; Burgman, R.; Kushnir, Y.; Clement, A.; Cook, E.; Naik, N.; Miller, J.
, Journal of Climate, Dec 1, Volume 21, Issue 23, p.6175-6190, (2008), Doi 10.1175/2008jcli2170.1
Would advance knowledge of 1930s SSTs have allowed prediction of the dust bowl drought?
Seager, R.; Kushnir, Y.; Ting, M.; Cane, M.; Naik, N.; Miller, J.
, Journal of Climate, Jul, Volume 21, Issue 13, p.3261-3281, (2008), Doi 10.1175/2007jcli2134.1
Indian summer monsoon rainfall and its link with ENSO and Indian Ocean climate indices
Ihara, C.; Kushnir, Y.; Cane, M. A.; De la Pena, V. H.
, International Journal of Climatology, Feb, Volume 27, Issue 2, p.179-187, (2007), Doi 10.1002/Joc.1394
The physical basis for predicting Atlantic sector seasonal-to-interannual climate variability
Kushnir, Y.; Robinson, W. A.; Chang, P.; Robertson, A. W.
, Journal of Climate, Dec 1, Volume 19, Issue 23, p.5949-5970, (2006)
Regional and global atmospheric patterns governing rainfall in the southern Levant
Ziv, B.; Dayan, U.; Kushnir, Y.; Roth, C.; Enzel, Y.
, International Journal of Climatology, Jan, Volume 26, Issue 1, p.55-73, (2006), Doi 10.1002/Joc.1238
Formation, mechanisms, and predictability of the Aleutian-Icelandic low seesaw in ensemble AGCM simulations
Honda, M.; Kushnir, Y.; Nakamura, H.; Yamane, S.; Zebiak, S. E.
, Journal of Climate, May 1, Volume 18, Issue 9, p.1423-1434, (2005)
Atmospheric GCM response to extratropical SST anomalies: Synthesis and evaluation
Kushnir, Y.; Robinson, W. A.; Blade, I.; Hall, N. M. J.; Peng, S.; Sutton, R.
, Journal of Climate, Aug 15, Volume 15, Issue 16, p.2233-2256, (2002)
Deconstructing Atlantic Intertropical Convergence Zone variability: Influence of the local cross-equatorial sea surface temperature gradient and remote forcing from the eastern equatorial Pacific
Chiang, J. C. H.; Kushnir, Y.; Giannini, A.
, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, Jan, Volume 107, Issue D1-D2, p.-, (2002), Doi 10.1029/2000jd000307
Climate - The North Atlantic oscillation
Hurrell, J. W.; Kushnir, Y.; Visbeck, M.
, Science, Jan 26, Volume 291, Issue 5504, p.603-+, (2001)
Looking for the role of the ocean in tropical Atlantic decadal climate variability
Seager, R.; Kushnir, Y.; Chang, P.; Naik, N.; Miller, J.; Hazeleger, W.
, Journal of Climate, Volume 14, Issue 5, p.638-655, (2001)
Seasonality in the impact of ENSO and the North Atlantic high on Caribbean rainfall
Giannini, A.; Kushnir, Y.; Cane, M. A.
, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth Part B-Hydrology Oceans and Atmosphere, Volume 26, Issue 2, p.143-147, (2001)
Wind-driven shifts in the latitude of the Kuroshio-Oyashio Extension and generation of SST anomalies on decadal timescales
Seager, R.; Kushnir, Y.; Naik, N. H.; Cane, M. A.; Miller, J.
, Journal of Climate, Volume 14, Issue 22, p.4249-4265, (2001)
Causes of Atlantic Ocean climate variability between 1958 and 1998
Seager, R.; Kushnir, Y.; Visbeck, M.; Naik, N.; Miller, J.; Krahmann, G.; Cullen, H.
, Journal of Climate, Aug 15, Volume 13, Issue 16, p.2845-2862, (2000)
Interannual variability of Caribbean rainfall, ENSO, and the Atlantic Ocean
Giannini, A.; Kushnir, Y.; Cane, M. A.
, Journal of Climate, Jan 15, Volume 13, Issue 2, p.297-311, (2000)
Observed decadal midlatitude and tropical Atlantic climate variability
Rajagopalan, B.; Kushnir, Y.; Tourre, Y. M.
, Geophysical Research Letters, Nov 1, Volume 25, Issue 21, p.3967-3970, (1998)
The recent increase in North Atlantic wave heights
Kushnir, Y.; Cardone, V. J.; Greenwood, J. G.; Cane, M. A.
, Journal of Climate, Aug, Volume 10, Issue 8, p.2107-2113, (1997)
Equilibrium atmospheric response to North Atlantic SST anomalies
Kushnir, Y.; Held, I. M.
, Journal of Climate, Jun, Volume 9, Issue 6, p.1208-1220, (1996)
Interdecadal Variations in North-Atlantic Sea-Surface Temperature and Associated Atmospheric Conditions
, Journal of Climate, Jan, Volume 7, Issue 1, p.141-157, (1994)
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