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Edwin Gerber

Professor of Mathematics

20042019
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Model Hierarchies for Understanding Atmospheric Circulation

Maher, P., Gerber, E., Medeiros, B., Merlis, T. M., Sherwood, S., Sheshadri, A., Sobel, A. H., Vallis, G. K., Voigt, A. & Zurita-Gotor, P., Jan 1 2019, In : Reviews of Geophysics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

atmospheric circulation
hierarchies
atmospheres
atmosphere
climate prediction

The circulation response to volcanic eruptions: The key roles of stratospheric warming and eddy interactions

Dallasanta, K., Gerber, E. & Toohey, M., Feb 1 2019, In : Journal of Climate. 32, 4, p. 1101-1120 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

eddy
volcanic eruption
warming
cooling
volcanic aerosol

The downward influence of sudden stratospheric warmings: Association with tropospheric precursors

White, I., Garfinkel, C. I., Gerber, E., Jucker, M., Aquila, V. & Oman, L. D., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Climate. 32, 1, p. 85-108 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

troposphere
stratosphere
Arctic Oscillation
sudden stratospheric warming
climate modeling
2018

Isca, v1.0: A framework for the global modelling of the atmospheres of Earth and other planets at varying levels of complexity

Vallis, G. K., Colyer, G., Geen, R., Gerber, E., Jucker, M., Maher, P., Paterson, A., Pietschnig, M., Penn, J. & Thomson, S. I., Mar 6 2018, In : Geoscientific Model Development. 11, 3, p. 843-859 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Planets
Atmosphere
planet
Earth (planet)
planetary atmosphere

Optimizing the definition of a sudden stratospheric warming

Butler, A. H. & Gerber, E., Mar 1 2018, In : Journal of Climate. 31, 6, p. 2337-2344 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

zonal wind
stratosphere
westerly
winter
sudden stratospheric warming

Quantifying the variability of the annular modes: Reanalysis uncertainty vs. sampling uncertainty

Gerber, E. & Martineau, P., Dec 4 2018, In : Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 18, 23, p. 17099-17117 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sampling
Arctic Oscillation
jet stream
polar vortex
upper atmosphere
2017

Defining sudden stratospheric warming in climate models: Accounting for biases in model climatologies

Kim, J., Son, S. W., Gerber, E. & Park, H. S., Jul 1 2017, In : Journal of Climate. 30, 14, p. 5529-5546 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

climate modeling
polar vortex
troposphere
zonal wind
sudden stratospheric warming

Introduction to the SPARC Reanalysis Intercomparison Project (S-RIP) and overview of the reanalysis systems

Fujiwara, M., Wright, J. S., Manney, G. L., Gray, L. J., Anstey, J., Birner, T., Davis, S., Gerber, E., Lynn Harvey, V., Hegglin, M. I., Homeyer, C. R., Knox, J. A., Krüger, K., Lambert, A., Long, C. S., Martineau, P., Molod, A., Monge-Sanz, B. M., Santee, M. L., Tegtmeier, S. & 16 others, Chabrillat, S., Tan, D. G. H., Jackson, D. R., Polavarapu, S., Compo, G. P., Dragani, R., Ebisuzaki, W., Harada, Y., Kobayashi, C., McCarty, W., Onogi, K., Pawson, S., Simmons, A., Wargan, K., Whitaker, J. S. & Zou, C. Z., Jan 31 2017, In : Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 17, 2, p. 1417-1452 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

stratosphere
climate
mesosphere
project
troposphere

The strength of the meridional overturning circulation of the stratosphere

Linz, M., Plumb, R. A., Gerber, E., Haenel, F. J., Stiller, G., Kinnison, D. E., Ming, A. & Neu, J. L., Sep 1 2017, In : Nature Geoscience. 10, 9, p. 663-667 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

meridional circulation
stratosphere
potential temperature
nitrous oxide
simulation

Untangling the annual cycle of the tropical tropopause layer with an idealized moist model

Jucker, M. & Gerber, E., Sep 1 2017, In : Journal of Climate. 30, 18, p. 7339-7358 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tropopause
annual cycle
westerly
equatorial wave
storm track

What makes an annular mode "annular"?

Gerber, E. & Thompson, D. W. J., 2017, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 74, 2, p. 317-332 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

troposphere
atmospheric circulation
Southern Hemisphere
stratosphere
symmetry
2016

Constraining future summer austral jet stream positions in the CMIP5 ensemble by process-oriented multiple diagnostic regression

Wenzel, S., Eyring, V., Gerber, E. & Karpechko, A. Y., 2016, In : Journal of Climate. 29, 2, p. 673-687 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

jet stream
multiple regression
summer
storm track
CMIP

Examining the Predictability of the Stratospheric Sudden Warming of January 2013 Using Multiple NWP Systems

Tripathi, O. P., Baldwin, M., Charlton-Perez, A., Charron, M., Cheung, J. C. H., Eckermann, S. D., Gerber, E., Jackson, D. R., Kuroda, Y., Lang, A., McLay, J., Mizuta, R., Reynolds, C., Roff, G., Sigmond, M., Son, S. W. & Stockdale, T., May 1 2016, In : Monthly Weather Review. 144, 5, p. 1935-1960 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

amplification
westerly
stratosphere
jet stream
planetary wave

Is the Brewer-Dobson circulation increasing or moving upward?

Oberländer-Hayn, S., Gerber, E., Abalichin, J., Akiyoshi, H., Kerschbaumer, A., Kubin, A., Kunze, M., Langematz, U., Meul, S., Michou, M., Morgenstern, O. & Oman, L. D., 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Geophysical Research Letters.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tropopause
stratosphere
trends
meridional circulation
surface pressure
Climate models
Climate Models
Upper atmosphere
Troposphere
Coupled Model

The Model Intercomparison Project on the climatic response to Volcanic forcing (VolMIP): Experimental design and forcing input data for CMIP6

Zanchettin, D., Khodri, M., Timmreck, C., Toohey, M., Schmidt, A., Gerber, E., Hegerl, G., Robock, A., Pausata, F. S. R., Ball, W. T., Bauer, S. E., Bekki, S., Dhomse, S. S., Le Grande, A. N., Mann, G. W., Marshall, L., Mills, M., Marchand, M., Niemeier, U., Poulain, V. & 5 others, Rozanov, E., Rubino, A., Stenke, A., Tsigaridis, K. & Tummon, F., Aug 17 2016, In : Geoscientific Model Development. 9, 8, p. 2701-2719 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Experimental design
experimental design
Design of experiments
Forcing
Aerosols

The rain is askew: Two idealized models relating vertical velocity and precipitation distributions in a warming world

Pendergrass, A. G. & Gerber, E., 2016, In : Journal of Climate. 29, 18, p. 6445-6462 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

warming
skewness
climate
energy budget
heuristics

The relationship between age of air and the diabatic circulation of the stratosphere

Linz, M., Plumb, R. A., Gerber, E. & Sheshadri, A., 2016, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 73, 11, p. 4507-4518 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

stratosphere
air
atmospheric general circulation model
downwelling
upwelling
2015

A Rossby wave bridge from the tropical Atlantic to West Antarctica

Li, X., Gerber, E., Holland, D. & Yoo, C., 2015, In : Journal of Climate. 28, p. 2256-2273

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rossby waves mediate impacts of tropical oceans on West Antarctic atmospheric circulation

Li, X., Holland, D., Gerber, E. & Yoo, C., 2015, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Climate. In press.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rossby waves mediate impacts of tropical oceans on west Antarctic atmospheric circulation in austral winter

Li, X., Holland, D. M., Gerber, E. P. & Yoo, C., 2015, In : Journal of Climate. 28, 20, p. 8151-8164 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rossby wave
atmospheric circulation
teleconnection
ocean basin
winter

Seasonal variability of the polar stratospheric vortex in an idealized AGCM with varying tropospheric wave forcing

Sheshadri, A., Alan Plumb, R. & Gerber, E., 2015, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 72, 6, p. 2248-2266 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

atmospheric general circulation model
vortex
topography
warming
stratosphere

The predictability of the extratropical stratosphere on monthly time-scales and its impact on the skill of tropospheric forecasts

Tripathi, O. P., Baldwin, M., Charlton-Perez, A., Charron, M., Eckermann, S. D., Gerber, E., Harrison, R. G., Jackson, D. R., Kim, B. M., Kuroda, Y., Lang, A., Mahmood, S., Mizuta, R., Roff, G., Sigmond, M. & Son, S. W., Apr 1 2015, In : Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. 141, 689, p. 987-1003 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

stratosphere
timescale
vortex
weather
polar vortex
2014

Impacts of the north and tropical Atlantic Ocean on the Antarctic Peninsula and sea ice

Li, X., Holland, D. M., Gerber, E. P. & Yoo, C., 2014, In : Nature. 505, 7484, p. 538-542 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Atlantic Ocean
Ice Cover
Oceans and Seas
Climate Change
Climate

Northern winter climate change: Assessment of uncertainty in CMIP5 projections related to stratosphere-troposphere coupling

Manzini, E., Karpechko, A. Y., Anstey, J., Baldwin, M. P., Black, R. X., Cagnazzo, C., Calvo, N., Charlton-Perez, A., Christiansen, B., Davini, P., Gerber, E., Giorgetta, M., Gray, L., Hardiman, S. C., Lee, Y. Y., Marsh, D. R., McDaniel, B. A., Purich, A., Scaife, A. A., Shindell, D. & 3 others, Son, S. W., Watanabe, S. & Zappa, G., Jul 16 2014, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics. 119, 13, p. 7979-7998 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Upper atmosphere
Troposphere
climate change
sea level pressure
stratosphere

Quantifying the summertime response of the Austral jet stream and hadley cell to stratospheric ozone and greenhouse gases

Gerber, E. & Son, S. W., 2014, In : Journal of Climate. 27, 14, p. 5538-5559 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hadley cell
jet stream
greenhouse gas
ozone
temperature

The impact of baroclinic eddy feedback on the persistence of jet variability in the two-layer model

Zurita-Gotor, P., Blanco-Fuentes, J. & Gerber, E., Jan 2014, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 71, 1, p. 410-429 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

eddy
persistence
anomaly
barotropic motion
potential vorticity

What drives the Brewer-Dobson circulation?

Cohen, N. Y., Gerber, E. & Buhler, O., 2014, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 71, 10, p. 3837-3855 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

torque
Rossby wave
gravity wave
surf zone
planetary wave
2013
stratosphere
gravity wave
general circulation model
perturbation
parameterization

On the lack of stratospheric dynamical variability in low-top versions of the CMIP5 models

Charlton-Perez, A. J., Baldwin, M. P., Birner, T., Black, R. X., Butler, A. H., Calvo, N., Davis, N. A., Gerber, E., Gillett, N., Hardiman, S., Kim, J., Krüger, K., Lee, Y. Y., Manzini, E., McDaniel, B. A., Polvani, L., Reichler, T., Shaw, T. A., Sigmond, M., Son, S. W. & 8 others, Toohey, M., Wilcox, L., Yoden, S., Christiansen, B., Lott, F., Shindell, D., Yukimoto, S. & Watanabe, S., Mar 27 2013, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics. 118, 6, p. 2494-2505 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

stratopause
climate
CMIP
simulation
stratospheric warming

The effect of tropospheric jet latitude on coupling between the stratospheric polar vortex and the troposphere

Garfinkel, C. I., Waugh, D. W. & Gerber, E., 2013, In : Journal of Climate. 26, 6, p. 2077-2095 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

polar vortex
troposphere
eddy
wave reflection
planetary wave

The role of high-latitude waves in the intraseasonal to seasonal variability of tropical upwelling in the Bbrewer-Dobson circulation

Ueyama, R., Gerber, E., Wallace, J. M. & Frierson, D. M. W., 2013, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 70, 6, p. 1631-1648 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

upwelling
planetary wave
timescale
stratosphere
AMSU

Understanding hadley cell expansion versus contraction: Insights from simplified models and implications for recent observations

Tandon, N. F., Gerber, E., Sobel, A. H. & Polvani, L. M., Jun 2013, In : Journal of Climate. 26, 12, p. 4304-4321 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hadley cell
contraction
global warming
general circulation model
troposphere
2012

Abrupt circulation responses to tropical upper-tropospheric warming in a relatively simple stratosphere-resolving AGCM

Wang, S., Gerber, E. & Polvani, L. M., Jun 2012, In : Journal of Climate. 25, 12, p. 4097-4115 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

atmospheric general circulation model
stratosphere
troposphere
warming
climate modeling

Antarctic ozone depletion and trends in tropopause Rossby wave breaking

Ndarana, T., Waugh, D. W., Polvani, L. M., Correa, G. J. P. & Gerber, E., Jul 2012, In : Atmospheric Science Letters. 13, 3, p. 164-168 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

wave breaking
ozone depletion
Rossby wave
tropopause
ozone

Assessing and understanding the impact of stratospheric dynamics and variability on the earth system

Gerber, E., Butler, A., Calvo, N., Charlton-Perez, A., Giorgetta, M., Manzini, E., Perlwitz, J., Polvani, L. M., Sassi, F., Scaife, A. A., Shaw, T. A., Son, S. W. & Watanabe, S., Jun 2012, In : Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 93, 6, p. 845-859 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

stratosphere
troposphere
climate
research program
perturbation
stratosphere
upwelling
tracer
polar vortex
planetary wave

The role of stratosphere-troposphere coupling in the occurrence of extreme winter cold spells over northern Europe

Tomassini, L., Gerber, E., Baldwin, M. P., Bunzel, F. & Giorgetta, M., 2012, In : Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems. 4, 10, M00A03.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Upper atmosphere
Troposphere
stratosphere
troposphere
winter
2010

Impact of stratospheric ozone on Southern Hemisphere circulation change: A multimodel assessment

Son, S. W., Gerber, E., Perlwitz, J., Polvani, L. M., Gillett, N. P., Seo, K. H., Eyring, V., Shepherd, T. G., Waugh, D., Akiyoshi, H., Austin, J., Baumgaertner, A., Bekki, S., Braesicke, P., Brühl, C., Butchart, N., Chipperfield, M. P., Cugnet, D., Dameris, M., Dhomse, S. & 21 others, Frith, S., Garny, H., Garcia, R., Hardiman, S. C., Jöckel, P., Lamarque, J. F., Mancini, E., Marchand, M., Michou, M., Nakamura, T., Morgenstern, O., Pitari, G., Plummer, D. A., Pyle, J., Rozanov, E., Scinocca, J. F., Shibata, K., Smale, D., Teyssdre, H., Tian, W. & Yamashita, Y., 2010, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics. 115, 19, D00M07.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Southern Hemisphere
ozone
Hadley cell
climate models
climate
climatology
jet stream
climate
climate prediction
shift

Stratosphere-troposphere coupling and annular mode variability in chemistry-climate models

Gerber, E., Baldwin, M. P., Akiyoshi, H., Austin, J., Bekki, S., Braesicke, P., Butchart, N., Chipperfield, M., Dameris, M., Dhomse, S., Frith, S. M., Garcia, R. R., Garny, H., Gettelman, A., Hardiman, S. C., Karpechko, A., Marchand, M., Morgenstern, O., Nielsen, J. E., Pawson, S. & 7 others, Peter, T., Plummer, D. A., Pyle, J. A., Rozanov, E., Scinocca, J. F., Shepherd, T. G. & Smale, D., 2010, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics. 115, 18, D00M06.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

climate models
stratosphere
troposphere
climate modeling
chemistry
2009

On the zonal structure of the North Atlantic oscillation and annular modes

Gerber, E. & Vallis, G. K., 2009, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 66, 2, p. 332-352 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

storm track
North Atlantic Oscillation
general circulation model
eddy
topography

Stratosphere-troposphere coupling in a relatively simple AGCM: The importance of stratospheric variability

Gerber, E. & Polvani, L. M., 2009, In : Journal of Climate. 22, 8, p. 1920-1933 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

atmospheric general circulation model
stratosphere
troposphere
polar vortex
standing wave

Stratospheric influence on the tropospheric circulation revealed by idealized ensemble forecasts

Gerber, E., Orbe, C. & Polvani, L. M., Dec 2009, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 36, 24, L24801.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

stratosphere
forecasting
troposphere
heating
Atmospheric General Circulation Models
2008

Annular mode time scales in the intergovernmental panel on climate change fourth assessment report models

Gerber, E., Polvani, L. M. & Ancukiewicz, D., Nov 28 2008, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 35, 22, L22707.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
climate change
timescale
Southern Hemisphere
summer

Local and hemispheric dynamics of the North Atlantic Oscillation, annular patterns and the zonal index

Vallis, G. K. & Gerber, E., Mar 2008, In : Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans. 44, 3-4, p. 184-212 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

North Atlantic Oscillation
Orthogonal functions
storm track
eddy
Momentum

Testing the annular mode autocorrelation time scale in simple atmospheric general circulation models

Gerber, E., Voronin, S. & Polvani, L. M., Apr 2008, In : Monthly Weather Review. 136, 4, p. 1523-1536 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

atmospheric general circulation model
autocorrelation
timescale
torque
folding
2007

Eddy-zonal flow interactions and the persistence of the zonal index

Gerber, E. & Vallis, G. K., Sep 2007, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 64, 9, p. 3296-3311 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

zonal flow
eddy
persistence
timescale
asymmetry
2005

A stochastic model for the spatial structure of annular patterns of variability and the North Atlantic Oscillation

Gerber, E. & Vallis, G. K., Jun 15 2005, In : Journal of Climate. 18, 12, p. 2102-2118 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

North Atlantic Oscillation
zonal wind
Arctic Oscillation
two-dimensional flow
surface pressure
2004

A mechanism and simple dynamical model of the North Atlantic Oscillation and annular modes

Vallis, G. K., Gerber, E., Kushner, P. J. & Cash, B. A., Feb 1 2004, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 61, 3, p. 269-280 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

North Atlantic Oscillation
momentum
eddy
timescale
zonal flow