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Published Papers


  • Hoteit, I., G. Triantafyllou and G. Petihakis, 2004: Toward a data assimilation system for the Cretan sea ecosystem using a simplified Kalman filter. Journal of Marine Systems, 45, 159-171.

  • Hoteit, I. and D.T. Pham, 2004: An adaptively reduced-order extended Kalman filter for data assimilation in the tropical Pacific. Journal of Marine Systems, 45, 173-188

  • Lu, C.-H., M. Kanamitsu, J. Roads, W. Ebisuzaki, and K. E. Mitchell, 2004: Evaluation of Soil Moisture in the NCEP-NCAR and NCEP-DOE Global Reanalyses. J. Hydromet. 6, 391-408. DOI: 10.1175/JHM427.1

  • Nakaegawa, T., M. Kanamitsu, and T. M. Smith 2004: Interdecadal Trend of Prediction Skill in an Ensemble AMIP-Type Experiment. Journal of Climate: 17, 28812889. DOI: 10.1175/1520-0442(2004)017<2881:ITOPSI>2.0.CO;2

  • Papadopoulos, P.M., C.A. Papadopoulos, M.J. Katz, W.J. Link and G. Bruno, 2004: Configuring Large High-Performance Clusters at Lightspeed: A Case Study. International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications. Volume 18, Issue 3, 317-326, ISSN:1094-3420


  • Alfaro, E. J., D. W. Pierce, A. C. Steinemann, and A. Gershunov, 2005: Relationships Between the Irrigation Pumping Electrical Loads and the Local Climate in Climate Division 9, Idaho. J.Applied Meteorology, J. Applied Meteorology, v. 44, p. 1972-1978.

  • Davis, T. D., D. Gaushell, D. W. Pierce, and M. A. Altalo, 2005: Guessing Mother Nature's Next Move: What can be done to improve weather prediction and load forecasts? Public Utilities Fortnightly, August, 2005.

  • Gutzler, D. S., H.-K, Kim, R. W. Higgins, H.-M. H. Juang, M. Kanamitsu, K. Mitchell, K. Mo, P. Pegion, E. Ritchie, J.-K. Schemm, S. Shubert, Y. Song and R. Yang, 2005: The North American Monsoon Model Assessment Project. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 86, 1423-1429. DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-86-10-1423

  • Hoteit, I., G. Korres and G. Triantafyllou, 2005: Comparison of extended and ensemble based Kalman filters with low and high resolution primitive equations ocean models. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 12, 755-765.

  • Hoteit, I., G. Triantafyllou and G. Petihakis, 2005: Efficient data assimilation into a complex 3D physical-biogeochemical model using a partially local Kalman filter. Annales Geophysicae, 23, 1-15.

  • MacKinnon, J. A., and K. Winters, 2005: Subtropical catastrophe: significant loss of low-mode tidal energy at 28.9 degrees, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, doi: 10.1029/2005GL023,376.

  • Nakaegawa, T. and M. Kanamitsu, 2005: Cluster Analysis of the Seasonal Forecast Skill of the NCEP SFM over the Pacific-North America Sector J. Climate, Vol 19, 123-138. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI3609.1

  • Nakaegawa, T. and M. Kanamitsu, 2005: Changes in the Probability Density Funcion of 500-hPa Geopotential heights during El Nino and La Nina evens. Paper in Meteorology and Geophysics, 56, 25-33.

  • Roads, J., P. Tripp, M. Kanamitsu, L. De Haan, H. Juang, J. Wang, S. Chen, F. Fujioka, 2005: ECPC/NCEP March 2005 Seasonal Fire Danger Forecasts. Experimental Long-Lead Forecasts Bulletin, March 2005, Vol. 14, 7 pages.

  • Triantafyllou, G., I. Hoteit, G. Korres and G. Petihakis, 2005: Ecosystem modeling and data assimilation of physical and biogeochemical processes in shelf and regional areas of the Mediterranean Sea. Applied Numerical Analysis and Computational Mathematics, 2, 262-280.


  • Hoteit, I., B. Cornuelle, A. Koehl, and D. Stammer, 2006: Treating strong adjoint sensitivities in tropical eddy-permitting variational data assimilation. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 131, 3659-3682.

  • Hoteit, I. and A. Koehl, 2006: Efficiency of reduced-order time-dependent adjoint data assimilation approaches. Journal of Oceanography, 62, 539-550.

  • Kanamaru H. and Masao Kanamitsu, 2006: Scale Selective Bias Correction in a Downscaling of Global Analysis using a Regional Model. Mon. Wea. Rev. 135, 334-350.

  • Kanamaru H. and M. Kanamitsu, 2006: Scale Selective Bias Correction in a Downscaling of Global Analysis using a Regional Model. Mon. Wea. Rev. 135, 334-350. DOI: 10.1175/MWR3294.1

  • Kanamitsu, M. and S.-O. Hwang, 2006: Role of Sea Surface Temperature in Reanalysis. Mon. Wea. Rev. Vol 134, 532-552. DOI: 10.1175/MWR3084.1

  • Pierce, D. W., T. P. Barnett, E. J. Fetzer, and P. J. Gleckler, 2006: Three-dimensional tropospheric water vapor in coupled climate models compared with observations from the AIRS satellite system. Geophys. Res. Let., v. 33, L21701, doi:10.1029/2006GL027060.

  • Roads, J., P. Tripp, M. Kanamitsu, L. De Haan, H. Juang, J. Wang, S. Chen, F. Fujioka, 2006: ECPC/NCEP March 2006 Seasonal Fire Danger Forecasts. Experimental Long-Lead Forecasts Bulletin, March 2006, Vol. 15, 10 pages.

  • Roads, J., P. Tripp, M. Kanamitsu, L. De Haan, H. Juang, J. Wang, S. Chen, F. Fujioka, 2006: ECPC/NCEP Seasonal Fire Danger Forecasts. 9th Wildland Fire Safety. 10 pages.

  • Seo, H., M. Jochum, R. Murtugudde, A. Miller, 2006: Effect of Ocean Mesoscale Variability on the Mean State of Tropical Atlantic Climate. Geophysical Research Letters., 33, L09606, doi:10.1029/2005GL025651

  • Seo, H., A. Miller and J. Roads, 2006: The Scripps Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Regional (SCOAR) Model, with Applications in the Eastern Pacific Sector. J. Climate, Vol. 20, No. 3, 381-402


  • DeHaan, L., M. Kanamitsu, C.-H. Lu and J. O. Roads, 2007: A Comparison of the Noah and OSU Land Surface Models in the ECPC Seasonal Forecast Model. J. Hydromet. 8, 1031-1048. DOI: 10.1175/JHM629.1

  • Hoteit, I., B. Cornuelle, V. Thierry and D. Stammer 2007: Impact of resolution and optimized ECCO forcing on simulation of the tropical pacific. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, (In Press).

  • Hoteit, I., D.-T. Pham, G. Triantafyllou and G. Korres 2007: A new approximate solution of the optimal nonlinear filter for data assimilation in meteorology and oceanography. Monthly Weather Review, (In Press)

  • Hoteit, I., G. Triantafyllou, and G. Korres 2007: Using low-rank ensemble Kalman filters for data assimilation with high dimensional imperfect models. Journal of Numerical Analysis, Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2, 67-78.

  • Kanamitsu, M. and H. Kanamaru, 2007: 57-Year California Reanalysis Downscaling at 10km (CaRD10) Part I. System Detail and Validation with Observations. J. Climate, 20, 5527-5552. DOI: 10.1175/2007JCLI1482.1

  • Kanamaru, H. and M. Kanamitsu, 2007: 57-Year California Reanalysis Downscaling at 10km (CaRD10) Part II. Comparison with North American Regional Reanalysis. J. Climate, 20, 5553-5571. DOI: 10.1175/2007JCLI1522.1

  • Korres, G., I. Hoteit, and G. Triantafyllou, 2007: Data assimilation into a Princeton ocean model of the Mediterranean Sea using advanced Kalman filters. Journal of Marine Systems, 65, 84-104.

  • Meinke, I., J. Roads, M. Kanamitsu, 2007: Evaluation of the RSM-Simulated precipitation during CEOP. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 85A, 145-166.

  • Yulaeva, E., M. Kanamitsu, and J. Roads, 2007: The ECPC Coupled Prediction Model, MWR, (in press)

2007 Technical Reports


  • De Haan, L., and M. Kanamitsu, 2008: Increase in Near Surface Temperature Simulation Skill due to Predictive Soil Moisture in a Numerical Seasonal Simulation under Observed SST Forcing. J. Hydromet. 9, 48-60. DOI: 10.1175/2007JHM796.1

  • Hong, C.-C., M.-M. Lu and M. Kanamitsu, 2008: Temporal and Spatial Characteristics of Positive and Negative Indian Ocean Dipole with and without ENSO. J. Geoph. Res, 113 D08107, doi:. 10.1029/2007JD009151.

  • Kanamaru, H. and M. Kanamitsu, 2008: Dynamical downscaling of global analysis and simulation over the Northern Hemisphere. Mon. Wea. Rev. 136, 2796-2803. DOI: 10.1175/2007MWR2210.1

  • Kanamaru, H. and M. Kanamitsu, 2008: Model diagnosis of nighttime minimum temperature warming during summer due to irrigation in the California Central Valley. J. Hydromet. 9, 1061-1072. DOI: 10.1175/2008JHM967.1

  • Kueppers, L. M.,M. A. Snyder, L. C. Sloan, D. Cayan, J. Jin, H. Kanamaru, M. Kanamitsu, N. L. Miller, M. Tyree, H. Du, and B. Weare, 2008. Seasonal temperature responses to land-use change in the western United States. Global and Planetary Change 60, 250264. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2007.03.005

  • Shimpo, A., M. Kanamitsu, S. F. Iacobellis and S.-Y. Hong, 2008: Comparison of Four Cloud Schemes in Simulating the Seasonal Mean for AMIP Type Integrations. Mon. Wea. Rev. 136, 2557-2575. DOI: 10.1175/2007MWR2179.1

  • Yoshimura, K. and M. Kanamitsu, 2008: Dynamical Global Downscaling of Global Reanalysis. Mon. Wea. Rev., 136, 2983-2998. DOI: 10.1175/2008MWR2281.1

  • Yoshimura, K., M. Kanamitsu, D. Noone and T. Oki, 2008: Historical Isotope Simulation using Reanalysis Atmospheric Data. J. G. R. Atmosphere, 113, D19108, doi:10.1029/2008JD010074

  • Yulaeva, E., M. Kanamitsu and J. O. Roads, 2008: The ECPC coupled l prediction model. Mon. Wea. Rev. 136, 295-316. DOI: 10.1175/2007MWR1929.1


  • Gutzler, D., L. N. Long, J. Schemm, M. Bosilovich, J. Chern, J. C. Collier, M. Kanamitsu, P. Kelly, D. Lawrence, M.-I. Lee, R. Lobato S., B. Mapes, K. Mo, A. Nunes, E. Ritchie, J. Roads, S. B. Roy, S. Schubert, H. Wei and G. Zhang, 2009: Atmospheric simulations of the 2004 North American Monsoon circulation: NAMAP2. J. Climate, 22, 6716-6740.

  • Shimpo, A., and M. Kanamitsu, 2009: Land-Ocean Contrast of Near-Surface Air Temperature and Precipitation Forced by Present and Future SSTs. J. Met. Soc. Japan. 87, 877-889.

  • Yoshimura, K., and M. Kanamitsu, 2009: Specification of External Forcing for Regional Model Integrations. Mon. Wea. Rev. 137, 1409-1421.


  • Kanamitsu, M., K. Yoshimura,. Y-B Yhang and S-Y Hong, 2010: Errors of Interannual Variability and Multi-Decadal Trend in Dynamical Regional Climate Downscaling. J. G. R. Atmosphere in print.

  • Yoshimura, K., M. Kanamitsu and M. Dettinger, 2010: Regional Downscaling for Stable Watertopes: A Case Study of an Atmospheric River Event. Accepted for publication in J. G. R. Atmosphere.

Submitted Papers

  • Korres, G., K. Nittis, I. Hoteit and G. Triantafyllou 2007: A high resolution data assimilation system for the Aegean Sea hydrodynamics. Submitted to Journal of Marine Systems.

  • Seo, H., M. Jochum, R. Murtugudde, A. Miller, and J. Roads, 2006: Feedback of Tropical Instability Wave - induced Atmospheric Variability onto the Ocean. submitted to Journal of Climate

  • Triantafyllou, G., G. Korres, I. Hoteit, G. Petihakis and A.C. Banks 2007: Assimilation of ocean color data into a biochemical flux model of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Ocean Science, Under Revision.

  • Alford, M. H., J. A. MacKinnon, Zhongxiang Zhao, Rob Pinkel, Jody Klymak, and Thomas Peacock, 2007: Internal Waves Across the Pacific, submitted.

  • MacKinnon, J. A., and K. Winters, 2007: Tidal mixing hotspots governed by rapid parametric subharmonic instability, submitted.

  • Seo, H., M. Jochum, R. Murtugudde, A. Miller, and J. Roads: Precipitation from African Easterly Waves in a Coupled Model of the Tropical Atlantic Ocean. submitted to Journal of Climate

Papers In Preparation:

  • Hoteit, I., B. Cornuelle and P. Heimbach 2007: An eddy permitting variational data assimilation system for the state estimation of the tropical pacific. Under preparation.

  • Seo, H., M. Jochum, R. Murtugudde, A. J. Miller, and J. O. Roads 2007: Effect of African Easterly Waves on the Mean Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone. J.of Climate, in preparation

  • Seo, H., 2007: Mesoscale Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions. Scripps Institution of Oceanography. PhD thesis (in preparation)