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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
Honors & Awards:
Fellow of the American Meteorological Society 2013
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
Referenced in the Following News Items:
Did Climate Change Help Spark The Syrian War?
Mediterranean precipitation climatology, seasonal cycle, and trent as simulated by CMIP5
Kelley, Colin; Ting, Mingfang; Seager, Richard, Kushnir, Yochanan
, Geophysical Research Letters, (2012)
The relative contributions of radiative forcing and internal climate variability to the late 20th Century winter drying of the Mediterranean region
Kelley, C.; Ting M.; Seager, R.; Kushnir, Y.
, Climate Dynamics, (2011), 10.1007/s00382-011-1221-z
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)
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)
Mechanisms of hemispherically symmetric climate variability
Seager, R.; Harnik, N.; Kushnir, Y.; Robinson, W.; Miller, J.
, Journal of Climate, Sep, Volume 16, Issue 18, p.2960-2978, (2003)
Reduced space approach to the optimal analysis interpolation of historical marine observations: Accomplishments, difficulties, and prospects
Kaplan, A.; Cane, M. A.; Kushnir, Y.
, Advances in the Applications of Marine Climatology, p.199-216, (2003)
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
A simple coupled model of tropical Atlantic decadal climate variability
Kushnir, Y.; Seager, R.; Miller, J.; Chiang, J. C. H.
, Geophysical Research Letters, Dec 13, Volume 29, Issue 23, p.-, (2002), Doi 10.1029/2002gl015874
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)
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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