Yochanan Kushnir

Lamont Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Ocean and Climate Physics
The Cooperative Institute for Climate Applications and Research (CICAR)
Earth and Environmental Sciences
104B Oceanography
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
(845) 365-8669
(845) 365-8157
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
M.Sc., Meteorology
Tel Aviv Univeristy
B.Sc., Physics
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Honors & Awards: 
Fellow of the American Meteorological Society 2013
Referenced in the Following News Items: 
Selected Publications: 
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)

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, Kushnir, Y. , Journal of Climate, Jan, Volume 7, Issue 1, p.141-157, (1994)