Scientific papers and articles

Below is the list of scientific and technical publications stemming from PRIMAVERA.

Submitted, under review

Darmaraki, S., Somot, S., Sevault, F., Nabat, P., Cabos, W., Cavicchia, L., Djurdjevic, V., Li, L, Sannino, G., Sein, D.V. Future evolution of Marine Heat Waves in the Mediterranean Sea. Climate Dynamics, 2018

Koldunov, N.V., Danilov, S., Sidorenko, D., Hutter, N., Losch, M., Goessling, H., Rakowsky, N., Scholz, P., Sein, D. V., Wang, Q., and Jung, T. Fast EVP solutions in a high-resolution sea ice model. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 2018

Gonzalez, P., D. Brayshaw, G. Zappa, 2018: Influence of changes in large-scale circulation on surface wind projections for wind power over Europe. Climate Dynamics, submitted. 

Lima, D. C. A., Soares, P. M. M., Semedo, Á., Cardoso, R. M., Cabos, W. and Sein, D. V. A Climatological Analysis of the Benguela Coastal Low-Level Jet. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 2018

Lima, D. C. A., Soares, P. M. M., Semedo, Á., Cardoso, R. M., Cabos, W. and Sein, D. V. How will a warming climate affect the Benguela coastal low-level wind jet? Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 2018

Rackow, T., Sein, D., Semmler, T., Danilov, S., Koldunov, N., Sidorenko, D., Wang, Q., and Jung, T.: Sensitivity of deep ocean biases to horizontal resolution in prototype CMIP6 simulations with AWI-CM1.0, Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss.,, in review, 2018.

Soares, P. M. M., Lima, D. C. A., Semedo, Á., Cardoso, R. M., Cabos, W. and Sein, D. The climate change impact on the North African offshore surface wind and coastal low-level jet: coupled and uncoupled climate simulations under RCP8.5 emission scenario. Climate Dynamics, 2018

Thomas, M. A., A. Devasthale, T. Koenigk, K. Wyser, M. Roberts, C. Roberts, K. Lohmann, 2018: A statistical and process oriented evaluation of cloud radiative effects in high resolution global models. GMDD, in revision.

Vanniere, B., P. L. Vidale, M.-E. Demory, R. Schiemann, M. J. Roberts, C. D. Roberts, M. Matsueda, L. Terray, T. Koenigk, R. Senan, 2018: Multi-model evaluation of the sensitivity of the global energy budget and hydrological cycle to resolution. Climate Dynamics, revised.

Wang, Q., Wekerle, C., Danilov, S., Koldunov, N., Sidorenko, D., Sein, D. V., Rabe, B. and Jung, T. Did Recent Sea Ice Decline Contribute to the Unprecedented Increase in the Arctic Liquid Freshwater Storage? Journal of Clmate, 2018

Yang, Christensen, Corti, von Hardenberg, Davini, 2018: The impact of stochastic physics on the El Niño Southern Oscillation in the EC-Earth coupled model. Climate Dynamics, submitted.

Peer reviewed


Ayarzagüena, B., S. Ineson, N. J. Dunstone, M. P Baldwin and A. A. Scaife, 2018. Intraseasonal effects of El Niño Southern Oscillation on North Atlantic climate. J. Clim. Accepted.

Cabos, W., Sein, D. V., Durán-Quesada, A., Liguori, G., Koldunov, N. V., Martínez-López, B., Alvarez, F., Sieck, K., Limareva, N. and Pinto, J. G. (2018). Dynamical downscaling of historical climate over CORDEX Central America domain with a regionally coupled atmosphere–ocean model. Climate Dynamics. doi:

Field, P. R., M. J. Roberts, J. M. Wilkinson, 2018: Simulated lightning in a convection permitting global model. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, doi:

Grist, J. P., S. A. Josey, A. L. New, M. Roberts, T. Koenigk, D. Iovino, 2018: Increasing Atlantic ocean heat transport in the latest generation coupled ocean-atmosphere models: The role of air-sea interaction. JGR-Oceans, accepted.

Massonnet, F., Vancoppenolle, M., Goosse, H., Docquier, D., Fichefet, T., & Blanchard-Wrigglesworth, E. (2018). Arctic sea-ice change tied to its mean state through thermodynamic processes. Nature Climate Change, 8(7), 599–603.

McCoy, D. T., Field, P. R., Schmidt, A., Grosvenor, D. P., Bender, F. A. M., Shipway, B. J., Hill, A. A.; Wilkinson, J. M., Elsaesser, G. S., 2018: Aerosol midlatitude cyclone indirect effects in observations and high-resolution simulations. Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, doi:

McCoy, D. T., Bender, F. A-M., Grosvenor, D. P., Mohrmann, J. K., Hartmann, D. L., Wood, R., Field, P. R., 2018: Predicting decadal trends in cloud droplet number concentration using reanalysis and satellite data. Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, doi:

Roberts, C. D., Senan, R., Molteni, F., Boussetta, S., Mayer, M., and Keeley, S. P. E., 2018: Climate model configurations of the ECMWF Integrated Forecasting System (ECMWF-IFS cycle 43r1) for HighResMIP. Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 3681-3712,

Roberts, M. J., P. L. Vidale, C. Senior, H. T. Hewitt, C. Bates, S. Berthou, P. Chang, H. M. Christensen, S. Danilov, M.-E. Demory, S. M. Griffies, R. Haarsma, T. Jung, G. Martin, S. Minobe, T. Ringler, M. Satoh, R. Schiemann, E. Scoccimarro, G. Stephens, M. F. Wehner, 2018: The benefits of global high-resolution for climate simulation: process-understanding and the enabling of stakeholder decisions at the regional scale. BAMS, doi:

Sein, D. V., Koldunov, N. V., Danilov, S., Sidorenko, D., Wekerle, C., Cabos, W., et al. (2018). The relative influence of atmospheric and oceanic model resolution on the circulation of the North Atlantic Ocean in a coupled climate model. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 10, 2026–2041. doi:

Sidorenko, D., Koldunov, N. V., Wang, Q., Danilov, S., Goessling, H. F., Gurses, O., et al. (2018). Influence of a salt plume parameterization in a coupled climate model. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 10. doi:

Soares, P. M. M., Lima, D. C. A., Semedo, Á., Cardoso, R. M., Cabos, W. and Sein, D. (2018). The North African coastal low level wind jet: a high resolution view, Climate Dynamics. doi:

Vries, H. de, Scher, S., Haarsma, R., Drijfhout, S., & Delden, A. van. (2018). How Gulf-Stream SST-fronts influence Atlantic winter storms. Climate Dynamics, 1–11.

Wang, Q., Wekerle, C., Danilov, S., Koldunov, N., Sidorenko, D., Sein, D. V., Rabe, B. and Jung, T. (2018). Arctic Sea Ice Decline Significantly Contributed to the Unprecedented Liquid Freshwater Accumulation in the Beaufort Gyre of the Arctic Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, pp. 4956-4964, doi: https:/


M. M. Dekker, R. J. Haarsma, H. de Vries, M. Baatsen, A. J. van Delden, 2017: Characteristics and development of European cyclones with tropical origin in reanalysis data. Climate Dynamics, doi:

D. Docquier, F. Massonnet, A. Barthélemy, N. F. Tandon, O. Lecomte, and T. Fichefet, 2017: Relationships between Arctic sea ice drift and strength modelled by NEMO-LIM3.6. The Cryosphere, doi:

H. T. Hewitt, M. J. Bell, E. P. Chassignet, A. Czaja, D. Ferreira, S. M. Griffies, P. Hyder, J. L. McClean, A. L. New, M. J. Roberts, 2017: Will high-resolution global ocean models benefit coupled predictions on short-range to climate timescales? Ocean Modelling, doi:

S. Scher, R. J. Haarsma, H. de Vries, S. S. Drijfhout, A. J. van Delden, 2017: Resolution dependence of extreme precipitation and deep convection over the Gulf Stream. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, doi:

Sein, D. V., Koldunov, N. V., Danilov, S., Wang, Q., Sidorenko, D., Fast, I., … Jung, T. (2017). Ocean modeling on a mesh with resolution following the local Rossby radius. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 9, 2601–2614. doi: https:/


R. J. Haarsma, M. Roberts, P. L. Vidale, C. A. Senior, A. Bellucci, Q. Bao, P. Chang, S. Corti, N. S. Fučkar, V. Guemas, J. von Hardenberg, W. Hazeleger, C. Kodama, T. Koenigk, L. R. Leung, J. Lu, J.-J. Luo, J. Mao, M. S. Mizielinski, R. Mizuta, P. Nobre, M. Satoh, E. Scoccimarro, T. Semmler, J. Small, J.-S. von Storch, 2016: High resolution model intercomparison project (HighResMIP). Geoscientifc Model Development Discussions, doi:

M. J. Roberts, H. T. Hewitt, P. Hyder, D. Ferreira, S. A. Josey, M. Mizielinski, A. Shelly, 2016: Impact of ocean resolution on coupled air-sea fluxes and large-scale climate. Geophysical Research Letters, doi:

E. Scoccimarro, P.G. Fogli. K. Reed, S. Gualdi, S.Masina, A. Navarra, 2016: Tropical cyclone interaction with the ocean: the role of high frequency (sub-daily) coupled processes. Journal of Climate, doi:

D. V. Sein, S. Danilov, A. Biastoch, J. V. Durgadoo, D. Sidorenko, S. Harig, Q. Wang, 2016: Designing variable ocean model resolution based on the observed ocean variability. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, doi:

Articles, reports and other publications

Palin, E., et al., 2018: Co-designing state-of-the-art climate model simulations to advance the transport sector’s assessment of climate risk. Proceedings of 7th Transport Research Arena TRA 2018. 

The following are papers written before PRIMAVERA, but with methods or processes that will be applied to PRIMAVERA multi-model simulations.

R. Schiemann, M.-E. Demory, L. C. Shaffrey, J. Strachan, P. L. Vidale, M. S. Mizielinski, M. J. Roberts, M. Matsueda, M. F. Wehner, T. Jung, 2016: The resolution sensitivity of Northern Hemisphere blocking in four 25‑km atmospheric global circulation models. Journal of Climate, doi: