Yutian Wu

Lamont Associate Research Professor - Senior Staff

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Submitted (updated September 2023)

Lee, J., Wu, Y., X. Wang (2023) Evolutions and large-scale mechanisms of summer stratospheric intrusions across global hotspots. submitted. 


Siew, P., Wu, Y., M. Ting, Zheng, C., Clancy, R., Kurtz, N., Seager, R. (2023) Physical links from atmospheric circulation patterns to Barents-Kara sea ice variability from synoptic to seasonal timescales in the cold season. Journal of Climate, doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-23-0155.1. 

Zheng, C., Wu, Y., M. Ting, J. Screen, P. Zhang (2023) Diverse Eurasian temperature response to Arctic sea ice loss in models due to varying balance between dynamical cooling and thermodynamical warming. Journal of Climate, doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-22-0937.1. 

Wu, Y., J. Lu, M. Ting, R. Seager, F. Liu, (2023) The most effective remote forcing in causing U.S.-wide heat extremes as revealed by CESM Green's function experiments. Geophysical Research Letters, 50, e2023GL103355. https://doi.org/10.1029/2023GL103355. 

Bartusek, S., Wu, Y., M. Ting, Zheng, C., Fiore, A., Sprenger, M., J. Flemming, (2023) High-resolution tropopause folding accounts for more stratospheric ozone intrusions. Geophysical Research Letters, e2022GL101690. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022GL101690. 

Smith, S., M. Ting, Wu, Y., Zheng, C. (2022) Beyond the lockdowns: satellite observations of aerosol optical depth through 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Environmental Research Letters, 17, 074036, https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac7889. 

Wu, Y., Zheng, C. (2022) Summertime transport pathways and dynamics from northern India and Tibetan Plateau to the lower stratosphere: Insights from idealized tracer experiments. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JD036399. 

Wang, X., Randel, W., Pan, L., Wu, Y., Zhang, P. (2022) Transient behavior of the Asian summer monsoon anticyclone associated with eastward eddy shedding. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JD036090. 

Zheng, C., M. Ting, Wu, Y., N. Kurtz, C. Orbe, P. Alexander, R. Seager, M. Tedesco (2022) Turbulent heat flux, downward longwave radiation and large-scale atmospheric circulation associated with the wintertime Barents-Kara Sea extreme sea ice loss events. Journal of Climate, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-21-0387.1. 

Wu, Y., J. Lu, Q. Ding, Liu, F. (2021) Linear response function reveals the most effective remote forcing in causing September Arctic sea ice melting in CESM. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2021GL094189. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021GL094189. 

P. Siew, C. Li, M. Ting, S. P. Sobolowski, Wu, Y., X. Chen (2021) North Atlantic Oscillation in winter is largely insensitive to autumn Barents-Kara sea ice variability. Science Advances, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abg4893. 

Audette, A., Fajber, R., Kushner, P., Wu, Y., Peings, Y., Magnusdottir, G., Sigmond, M., Sun, L., Eade, R. (2021) Opposite responses of the dry and moist eddy heat transport into the Arctic in the PAMIP experiments. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2020GL089990. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL089990. 

Zheng, C., Wu, Y., M. Ting, C. Orbe, X. Wang, Tilmes, S. (2021) Summertime transport pathways from different Northern Hemisphere regions into the Arctic. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 126, e2020JD033811. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JD033811. 

Chen, X., Luo, D., Wu, Y., Dunn-Sigouin, E., Lu, J. (2021) Nonlinear response of atmospheric blocking to early winter Barents-Kara Seas warming: An idealized model study. Journal of Climate, 1-42, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0720.1. 

Wang, X., W. Randel, Wu, Y. (2020) Infrequent, Rapid Transport Pathways to the Summer North American Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere. Geophysical Research Letters, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL089763. 

Zhang, P., Wu, Y., Chen, G., Yu, Y. (2020) North American cold events following Sudden Stratospheric Warming in the presence of low Barents-Kara Sea sea ice. Environmental Research Letters, 15 124017. 

Wang, X., Wu, Y., W. Randel, Tilmes, S. (2020) Stratospheric contribution to summertime high surface ozone events over the Western United States. Environmental Research Letters, 15 1040a6. 

De, B., Wu, Y., Polvani, L. (2020) Non-additivity of the mid-latitude circulation response to regional Arctic temperature anomalies: the role of the stratosphere. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL088057. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL088057. 

Wu, Y., Orbe, C., Tilmes, S., Abalos, M., Wang, X. (2020) Fast transport pathways into the Northern Hemisphere upper troposphere and lower stratosphere during northern summer. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 125, e2019JD031552. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JD031552. 

J. Cohen, X. Zhang, J. Francis, T. Jung, R. Kwok, J. Overland, T. J. Ballinger, U. S. Bhatt, H. W. Chen, D. Coumou, S. Feldstein, H. Gu, D. Handorf, G. Henderson, M. Ionita, M. Kretschmer, F. Laliberte, S. Lee, H. W. Linderholm, W. Maslowski, Y. Peings, K. Pfeiffer, I. Rigor, T. Semmler, J. Stroeve, P. C. Taylor, S. Vavrus, T. Vihma, S. Wang, M. Wendisch, Wu, Y., J. Yoon (2019) Divergent consensuses on Arctic amplification influence on midlatitude severe winter weather. Nature Climate Change. doi:10.1038/s41558-019-0662-y. 

Wu, Y., Simpson, I., Seager, R. (2019) Inter‐model spread in the Northern Hemisphere stratospheric polar vortex response to climate change in the CMIP5 models. Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 13,290-13,298. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL085545. 

Simpson, I., Hitchcock, P., Seager, R., Wu, Y., (2019) The role of the stratosphere in future mid-latitude climate projections. US CLIVAR Variations, 17, Spring 2019. doi:10.5065/q3jb-9642.  

Luo, D., Chen, X., Overland, J., Simmonds, I., Wu, Y., Zhang, P. (2019) Weakened potential vorticity barrier linked to winter Arctic sea-ice loss and mid-latitude cold extremes. Journal of Climate, 32, 4235-4261. https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0449.1. 

Wu, Y., Lu, J., Pauluis, O. (2019) Weakening of upward mass but intensification of upward energy transport in a warming climate. Geophysical Research Letters, 46. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL081399. 

De, B., Wu, Y. (2018) Robustness of the stratospheric pathway in linking the Barents-Kara Sea sea ice variability to the mid-latitude circulation in CMIP5 models. Climate Dynamics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-018-4576-6. 

Wang, X., Wu, Y., Tung, W., Richter, J., Glanville, A., Tilmes, S., Orbe, C., Huang, Y., Xia, Y., Kinnison, D. (2018) The simulation of stratospheric water vapor over the Asian summer monsoon region in CESM1(WACCM) models. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123, 11,377-11,391. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JD028971. 

Zhang, P., Wu, Y., Simpson, I., Smith, K., Zhang, X., De, B., Callaghan, P., (2018) A stratospheric pathway linking a colder Siberia to Barents-Kara sea ice loss. Science Advances, 4, eaat6025 (2018). link to the paper. (1) EOS article: Why Are Siberian Temperatures Plummeting While the Arctic Warms? (2) US CLIVAR Research Highlights - "Warm Arctic-Cold Siberia" pattern: The importance of the stratospheric circulation. (3) Nature Climate Change Research Highlights - A stratospheric pathway. 

Simpson, I., Hitchcock, P., Seager, R., Wu, Y., Callaghan, P., (2018) The downward influence of uncertainty in the Northern Hemisphere stratospheric polar vortex response to climate change. Journal of Climate, 31, 6371-6391. https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0041.1. 

Wu, Y. , G. Chen, L. Taylor, and P. Zhang (2018) On the Linkage between the Asian summer monsoon and tropopause folds. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123, 2037-2049. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JD027870.

Wu, Y. and L. M. Polvani (2017) Recent Trends in Extreme Precipitation and Temperature over Southeastern South America: The Dominant Role of Stratospheric Ozone Depletion in the CESM Large Ensemble. J. Clim., 30(16), 6433-6441.

Zhang, P., Wu, Y. and K. L. Smith (2017) Prolonged Effect of the Stratospheric Pathway in Linking Barents-Kara Sea Sea Ice Variability to the Midlatitude Circulation in a Simplified Model. Clim. Dyn., https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-017-3624-y.

Wu, Y. and T. A. Shaw (2016) The Impact of the Asian Summer Monsoon Circulation on the Tropopause. J. Clim., 29, 8689–8701, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0204.1.

Wu, Y. and K. L. Smith (2016) Response of Northern Hemisphere Midlatitude Circulation to Arctic Amplification in a Simple Atmospheric General Circulation Model. J. Clim., 29, 2041-2058.

Wu, Y. and L. M. Polvani (2015) Contrasting Short and Long Term Projections of the Hydrological Cycle in the Southern Extratropics. J. Clim., 28, 5845-5856. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0040.1.

Wu, Y. and Pauluis, O. (2015) What's the Representation of the Moisture-Tropopause Relationship in CMIP5 Models? J. Clim., 28, 4877-4889. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00543.1.

Lu, J., L. Sun, Wu, Y. and G. Chen (2014) The Role of Subtropical Irreversible PV Mixing in the Zonal Mean Circulation Response to Global Warming-like Thermal Forcing. J. Clim., 27, 2297–2316. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00372.1.

Wu, Y. and Pauluis, O. (2014) Midlatitude Tropopause and Low-level Moisture. J. Atmos. Sci., 71, 1187-1200. doi:10.1175/JAS-D-13-0154.1. Correction of typos

K. M. Grise, L. M. Polvani, G. Tselioudis, Wu, Y. and M. D. Zelinka (2013) The Ozone Hole Indirect Effect: Cloud-radiative Anomalies Accompanying the Poleward Shift of the Eddy-driven Jet in the Southern Hemisphere. Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 1-5. doi:10.1002/grl.50675. AGU Press Release 8-August-2013

Wu, Y. and Pauluis, O. (2013) Examination of Isentropic Circulation Response to A Doubling of Carbon Dioxide Using Statistical Transformed Eulerian Mean. J. Atmos. Sci., 70, 1649-1667. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-12-0235.1.

Wu, Y., L. M. Polvani and R. Seager (2013) The Importance of the Montreal Protocol in Protecting the Earth's Hydroclimate. J. Clim., 26, 4049-4068. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00675.1. Columbia Press Release 6-August-2013

Wu, Y., R. Seager, T. Shaw, M. Ting and N. Naik (2013) Atmospheric Circulation Response to An Instantaneous Doubling of Carbon Dioxide. Part II: Atmospheric Transient Adjustment and Its Dynamics. J. Clim., 26, 918-935. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00104.1.

Wu, Y., R. Seager, M. Ting, N. Naik and T. Shaw (2012) Atmospheric Circulation Response to An Instantaneous Doubling of Carbon Dioxide. Part I: Model Experiments and Transient Thermal Response in the Troposphere. J. Clim., 25, 2862-2879. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00284.1.

Wu, Y., M. Ting, R. Seager, M. A. Cane and H.-P. Huang (2010) Changes in Storm Tracks and Energy Transports in A Warmer Climate Simulated by the GFDL CM2.1 Model. Clim. Dyn., 37, 53-72.