Aixue Hu's Publications

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Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:

  1. Xu, Y. and A. Hu, 2017: How would the 21st-century warming influence Pacific decadal variability and its connection to North American rainfall: assessment based on a revised procedure for IPO/PDO, J. Climate, DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0319.1, accepted.

  2. Hu, Z., A. Hu$, Y. Hu, 2017: Contributions of Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation and Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation to Global Ocean Heat Content Distribution, J. Climate, DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0204.1, accepted. $corresponding author.

  3. Han, W., G. A. Meehl, A. Hu, J. Zheng, J. Kenigson, J. Vialard, B. Rajagopalan, and Yanto, 2017: Decadal Variability of the Indian and Pacific Walker Cells Since the 1960s: Do They Covary on Decadal Timescale? J. Climate, 30, 8447-8468, DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0783.1.

  4. Si, D. and A. Hu, 2017: Internally generated and externally forced multidecadal oceanic modes and their influence on the summer rainfall over East Asia. J.Climate, 30, 8299-8316, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0065.1.

  5. Hu, A.,G. A. Meehl, D. Stammer, W. Han, W. G. Strand, 2017, Role of perturbing ocean initial condition in simulated regional sea level change, Water, 9, 401, doi:10.3390/w9060401.

  6. Otto-Bliesner, B. L., A. Jahn, R. Feng, E. C. Brady, A. Hu, and M. Löfverström, 2017, Changes in Arctic Gateways Amplify North Atlantic Warming in the Late Pliocene, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 957-964, doi: 10.1002/2016GL071805.

  7. Han, W., G. A. Meehl, D. Stammer, A. Hu, B. Hamlington, J Kenigson, H. Palanisamy, P. Thompson, 2017, Spatial Patterns of Sea Level Variability Associated with Natural Internal Climate Modes, Serv. Geophys., 38, 217-250, DOI 10.1007/s10712-016-9386-y.

  8. Bakker, P., A. Schmittner, J. T. M. Lenaerts, A. Abe-Ouchi, D. Bi, M. R. van den Broeke, W.-L. Chan, A. Hu, R. L. Beadling, S. J. Marsland, S. H. Mernild, O. A. Saenko, D. Swingedouw, A. Sullivan, and J. Yin, 2016, Fate of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation: Strong decline under continued warming and Greenland melting, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 12,252-12,260, doi:10.1002/2016GL070457. EOS Research Spotlight.

  9. Meehl, G.A., A. Hu, B. D. Santer, and S.-P. Xie, 2016, Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation contributions to twentieth-century global surface temperature trends, Nature Climate Change, published online Aug. 29, 2016, doi:10.1038.NCLIMATE3107.

  10. Meehl, G.A., A. Hu, and H. Teng, 2016, Initialized decadal prediction for transition to positive phase of the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation and resumption of larger rates of global warming, Nature Communication, 7, 11718, doi:10.1038/ncomms11718.

  11. Hu, A., S. Levis, G. A. Meehl, W. Han, W. Washington, K. Oleson, B. van Ruijven, M. He, and G. Strand, 2016, Impact of Solar Panels on global climate. Nature Climate Change, 6, 290-294, doi:10.1038/NCLIMATE2843.

  12. Liu, W. and A. Hu, 2015, The role of the PMOC in modulating the deglacial shift of the ITCZ. Climate Dynamics, 45, 3019-3034, doi: 10.1007/s00382-015-2520-6.

  13. Hu, A., G. A. Meehl, W. Han, B. Otto-Bliesner, A. Abe-Ouchi, N. Rosenbloom, 2015, Effects of the Bering Strait closure on AMOC and global climate under different background climates. Progress in Oceanography, 132, 174-196, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2014.02.004.

  14. Sejas, S. A., M. Cai, A. Hu, G. A. Meehl, W. Washington, P. C. Taylor, 2014: Individual Feedback Contributions to the Seasonality of Surface Warming, J. Climate, 27, 5653-5669, DOI:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00658.1.

  15. Lu, J., A. Hu,, Z. Zeng, 2014: On the possible interaction between internal climate variability and forced climate change, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 2962-2970, doi:10.1002/2014GL059908.

  16. Han, W., G. A. Meehl, A. Hu, M. A. Alexander, T. Yamagata, D. Yuan, M. Ishii, P. Pegion, J. Zheng, B. D. Hamlington, X. Quan, and R. R. Leben, 2014: Intensification of decadal and multi-decadal sea level variability in the western tropical Pacific during recent decades, Climate Dynamics, 43, 1357-1379, doi:10.1007/s00382-013-1951-1.

  17. Hu, A., G. A. Meehl, W. Han, J. Lu, and W. G. Strand, 2013: Energy balance in a warm world without the ocean conveyor belt and sea ice, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 6242-6246, doi:10.1002/2013GL05812340.

  18. Wu, B., D. Handorf, K. Dethloff, A. Rinke, and A. Hu, 2013: Winter Weather Patterns over Northern Eurasia and Arctic Sea Ice Loss. Mon. Wea. Rev., 141, 3786-3800, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-13-00046.1.

  19. Taylor, P. C., M. Cai, A. Hu, G. A. Meehl, W. M. Washington, G. J. Zhang, 2013, A Decomposition of Feedback Contributions to Polar Warming Amplification, J Climate, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00696, 26, 7023-7043.

  20. Meehl, G. A., A. Hu, J. M. Arblaster, J. Fasullo, and K. E.Trenberth, 2013, Externally forced and internally generated decadal climate variability associated with the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation, J. Climate, 26, 7298-7310.

  21. Meehl, G. A., W. M. Washington, J. M. Arblaster, A. Hu, H. Teng, J. E. Kay, A. Gettelman, D. M. Lawrence, B. M. Sanderson, and W. G. Strand, 2013, Climate change projections in CESM1(CAM5) compared to CCSM4, J Climate, 26, 6287-6308.

  22. Hu, A. and C. Deser, 2013, Uncertainty in future regional sea level rise due to internal climate variability, Geophys. Res. Lett. , 40, 2768-2772, doi:10.1002/grl50531. ( EOS Research Spotlight)

  23. Hu, A., Y. Xu, C. Tebaldi, W. M. Washington, V. Ramanathan$, 2013, Slowing down 21st century sea level rise through mitigation of short-lived climate pollutants, Nature Climate Change, 3, 730-734, doi:10.1038/NCLIMATE1869. NCAR News Release; NSF News Release; CLimate Central News Release; Scripps News Release. $corresponding author.

  24. Liu, W., Z. Liu, A. Hu, 2013, The stability of an evolving Atlantic meridional overturning circulation. Geophys. Res. Lett.,40, 1562-1568, doi:10.1002/grl.50365.

  25. Gregory, J. M., D. Bi, M. A. Collier, M. R. Dix, A. C. Hirst, A. Hu, M. Huber, R. Knutti, S. J. Marsland, M. Meinshausen, H. A. Rashid, L. D. Rotstayn, A. Schurer, J. A. Church, 2013, Climate models without pre-industrial volcanic forcing underestimate historical ocean thermal expansion, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 1600-1604, doi:10.1002/grl.50339. ( EOS Research Spotlight)

  26. Zhang, G. J., Ming Cai, and A. Hu, 2013, Energy consumption and the unexplained winter warming over northern Asia and North America, Nature Climate Change, 3, 466-470, doi:10.1038/NCLIMATE1803. NCAR News Release; Scripps Institute of Oceanography news release; Florida State University News Release

  27. Hu, A., G.A. Meehl, W. Han, J. Yin, B. Wu, M. Kimoto, 2013, Influence of continental ice retreat on future global climate, J. Climate, 26, 3087-3111, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00102.1.

  28. Meehl, G. A., A. Hu, C. Tebaldi, J. M. Arblaster, W. M. Washington, H. Teng, B. Sanderson, T. Ault, W. G. Strand, and J. B. White III, 2012, Relative outcomes of climate change mitigation related to global temperature versus sea level rise, Nature Climate Change, 576-580, doi:10.1038/NCLIMATE1529.

  29. Meehl, G. A., W. M. Washington, J. M. Arblaster, A. Hu, H. Teng, C. Tebaldi, W. G. Strand, and J. B. White III, 2012, Climate system response to external forcings and climate change projections in CCSM4, J. of Climate, 25, 3661-3683.

  30. Hu, A., G. A. Meehl, W. Han, A. Timmermann, B. Otto-Bliesner, Z. Liu, W. M. Washington, W. Large, A. Abe-Ouchi, M. Kimoto, K. Lambeck, and B. Wu, 2012, Role of the Bering Strait on the hysteresis of the ocean conveyor belt circulation and glacial climate stability, Preceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 6421-6422, doi:10.1073/pnas.1116014109. Science Now Report;PNAS Article Highlights NCAR's Report on Bering Strait

  31. Hu, A., G. A. Meehl, W. Han, A. Abe-Ouchi, C. Morrill, Y. Okazaki, M. O. Chikamoto, 2012, The Pacific-Atlantic Seesaw and the Bering Strait, Geophys. Res. Lett., L03702, doi:10.1029/2011GL050567. (EOS Research Spotlight** )

  32. Meehl, G. A., J. M. Arblaster, J. T. Fasullo, A. Hu, K. E. Trenberth, 2011, Model-based evidence of deep-ocean heat uptake during surface-temperature hiatus periods, Nature Climate Change, 1, 360-364, doi:10.1038/NCLIMATE1229.

  33. Yin, J. J. T. Overpack, S. M. Griffies, A. Hu, J. L. Rusell, and R. J. Stouffer, 2011, Different Magnitudes of Projected Subsurface Ocean Warming Around Greenland and Antarctica, Nature Geoscience, 4, 524-528, doi:10.1038/NGEO1189.

  34. Hu, A., G. A. Meehl, W. Han and J. Yin, 2011, Effect of the Potential Melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet on the Meridional Overturning Circulation and Global Climate in the Future, Deep Sea Res. Part II, 58, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.10.069, 1914-1926.

  35. Han, W., G. A. Meehl, B. Rajagopalan, J. T. Fasullo, A. Hu, J. Lin, W. G. Large, J-W Wang, X-W Quan, L. L. Trenary, A. Wallcraft, T. Shinoda and S. Yeager, 2010, Patterns of Indian Ocean sea-level change in a warming climate, Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/NGEO901, 546-550.

  36. Meehl, G. A., A. Hu and C. Tebaldi, 2010, Decadal prediction in the Pacific region, J. Climate, 23, DOI: 10.1175/2010JCLI3296.1, 2959-2973.

  37. Hu, A, G. A. Meehl, B. L. Otto-Bliesner, C. Waelbroeck, W. Han, M-F. Loutre, K. Lambeck, J. X. Mitrovica and N. Rosenbloom, 2010, Influence of Bering Strait flow and North Atlantic circulation on glacial sea level changes, Nature Geosciences, doi:10.1038/NGEO729, 3, 118-121. NCAR Press Release; NSF Press Release

  38. Timmermann, A., L. Menviel, Y. Okumura, A. Schilla, U. Merkel, A. Hu, B. Otto-Bliesner, M. Schulz, 2010, Towards a quantitative understanding of millennial-scale Antarctic Warming events, Quaternary Science Review, 29, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.06.021, 74-85.

  39. Hu, A., G. A. Meehl, W. Han, and J. Yin, 2009, Transient Response of the MOC and Climate to Potential Melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet in the 21st Century, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L10707, doi:10.1029/2009GL037998.( Paper**) NCAR Press Release; AGU Press Release; NSF Press Release; A summary of media coverage.

  40. Done,J, A. Hu, E. C. Farmer, J. Yin, S. Bates, A. B. Frappier, D. J. Halkides, K. H. Kilbourne, R. Sriver and J. Woodruff, 2009, The Thermohaline circulation and tropical cyclones in past, present, and future climates, BAMS, DOI:10.1175/2009BAMS2762.1, 1015-1017 (meeting summary).

  41. Hu, A. and G. A. Meehl, 2009, Effect of the Atlantic hurricanes on the oceanic meridional overturning circulation and heat transport , Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L03702, doi:10.1029/2008GL036680. ( Paper**)

  42. Okumura, Y. M., C. Deser, A. Hu, Axel Timmermann and Shang-Ping Xie, 2009, North Pacific Climate Response to Freshwater Forcing in the Subarctic North Atlantic: Oceanic and Atmospheric Pathways, J Clim., 22, 1424-1445.

  43. Meehl, G. A., A. Hu, and B. D. Santer, 2009, The mid-1970s climate shift in the Pacific and the relative roles of forced versus inherent decadal variability, J Clim, 22, 780-792.

  44. Hu, A., B. L. Otto-Bliesner, G. A. Meehl, W. Han, C. Morrill, E. C. Brady and B. Briegleb, 2008, Response of Thermohaline Circulation to Freshwater Forcing under Present Day and LGM Conditions, J Climate, 21, 2239-2258. ( Paper)

  45. Han, W., P. J. Webster, J. Lin, W. T. Liu, R. Fu, D. Yuan, and A. Hu, 2008, Dynamics of intraseasonal sea level and thermocline variability in the equatorial Atlantic during 2002-2003, J. of Physical Oceanography, 38, 945-967.

  46. Hu, A., G. A. Meehl and W. Han, 2007, Causes of a fresher, colder northern North Atlantic in late 20th century in a coupled model, Progress in Oceanography, 73, 384-405, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2006.07.008.(Paper )

  47. Timmermann, A., Y. Okumura, S.-I. An, A. Clement, B. Dong, E. Guilyardi, A. Hu, J. Jungclaus, U. Krebs, M. Renold, T. F. Stocker, R. J. Stouffer, R. Sutton, S.-P. Xie, J. Yin, 2007, The influence of a weakening of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation on ENSO, J. Climate, 20, 4899-4919.

  48. Hu, A., G. A. Meehl and W. Han, 2007, Role of the Bering Strait in the thermohaline circulation and abrupt climate change, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L05704, doi:10.1029/2006GL028906.(Paper** )

  49. Han, W., G. A. Meehl and A. Hu, 2006, Interpretation of tropical thermocline cooling in the Indian and Pacific Oceans during recent decades, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L23615, doi:10.1029/2006GL027982.

  50. Meehl, G. A., W. M. Washington, B. D. Santer, W. D. Collins, J.M. Arblaster, A. Hu, D. M. Lawrence, H. Teng, L. E. Buja, W. G. Strand, 2006, Climate change projections in the 21st century and climate change commitment in the CCSM3, J. Climate, 19, 2597-2616.

  51. Meehl, G. A. and A. Hu, 2006, Megadroughts in the Indian monsoon and southwest North America and a mechanism for associated multi-decadal Pacific sea surface temperature anomalies, J. Climate, 19, 1605-1623.

  52. Stouffer, R.J., J. Yin, J.M. Gregory, K.W. Dixon, M.J. Spelman, W. Hurlin, A.J. Weaver, M. Eby, G.M. Flato, H. Hasumi, A. Hu, J. Jungclause, I.V. Kamenkovich, A. Levermann, M. Montoya, S. Murakami, S. Nawrath, A. Oka, W.R. Peltier, D.Y. Robitaille, A. Sokolov, G. Vettoretti, N. Weber (2006), Investigating the Causes of the Response of the Thermohaline Circulation to Past and Future CLimate Changes, J. Climate, 19, 1365-1387.

  53. Otto-Bliesner, B., S.J. Marshall, J.T. Overpeck, G.H. Miller, A. Hu, CAPE Last Interglacial Project members, 2006, Simulating Arctic climate warmth and icefield retreat in the last interglaciation, Science, 311, 1751-1753.

  54. Hu, A. and G. A. Meehl, 2005, Bering Strait throughflow and the thermohaline circulation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L24610, doi:10.1029/2005GL024424. (Paper**)

  55. Hu, A. and G. A. Meehl, 2005: Reasons for a fresher northern North Atlantic in the late 20th Century. Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L11701,doi:1029/2005GL022900. (Paper**)

  56. Gregory, J.M., K.W. Dixon, R. J. Stouffer, A. J.Weaver, E. Driesschaert, M. Eby, T. Fichefet, H. Hasumi, A. Hu, J. H. Jungclaus, I.V. Kamenkovich, A. Levermann, M. Montoya, S. Murakami, S. Nawrath, A. Oka, A. P. Sokolov, R. B. Thorpe, 2005: A model intercomparison of changes in the Atlantic thermohaline circulation in response to increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration. Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L12703,doi:10.1029/2005GL023209. (Paper**)

  57. Dai, Aiguo, A. Hu, G.A. Meehl, W.M. Washington and W.G. Strand, 2005: Atlantic thermohaline circulation in a coupled general circulation model: Unforced variations vs. forced changes. J. Clim. , 18, 3270-3293.

  58. Meehl, G. A., W. M. Washington, W. D. Collins, J.M. Arblaster, A. Hu, L. E. Buja, W. G. Strand, H. Teng, 2005: How much more global warming and sea level rise. Science, 307, 1769-1772.

  59. Hu, A., Gerald A. Meehl, and Weiqing Han, 2004: Detecting thermohaline circulation changes from ocean properties in a coupled model. Geophys. Res. Lett, 31, L13204, doi:10.1029/2004GL020218. (Paper**)

  60. Hu, A., G.A. Meehl, W.M. Washington, A. Dai, 2004: Response of the Atlantic thermohaline circulation to increased atmospheric CO2 in a coupled model , J. Climate, 17, 4267-4279. (Paper*)

  61. Han, W., P. Webster, R. Lukas, P. Hacker, and A. Hu, 2004: Impact of atmospheric intraseasonal variability in the Indian Ocean: low-frequency rectification in equatorial surface current and transport. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 34, 1350-1372.

  62. G.A. Meehl, W.M. Washington, J.M. Arblaster, and A. Hu, 2004: Factors affectiing climate sensitivity in global coupled models. J. Climate, 17, 1584-1596.

  63. Hu, A., Claes Rooth, Rainer Bleck and Clara Deser 2002: NAO influence on sea ice extent in the Eurasian coastal region, Geopys. Res. Lett., 29(22), 2053, doi:10.1029/2001GL014293. (Paper**)

  64. Tao, Zuyu, A. Hu, 1994: The blocking high and transient disturbances in Mei-yu period of 1991. Acta Meteorologica Sinica, 52, 231-234 (in Chinese).

  65. Tao, Zuyu, A. Hu, 1994: Climatological analysis of transient eddy in the Northern Hemisphere winter, Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Science, 18, 175-184.

  66. Tao, Zuyu, A. Hu, 1994: Climatological analysis of transient eddy in the Northern Hemisphere winter, Scienca Atmospherica Ainica, 18 (no. 3), 320-330 (in Chinese).

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Encyclopedia Entry:
  1. Hu, A. 2012, Cryosphere, Climate Change Effects. DOI:10.1007/SpringerReference_327090. In Encyclopedia of Remote Sensing, edited by Eni G. Njoku. Published by Spinger.

Other Publications:
  1. Hu, A., B. L. Otto-Bliesner, G. A. Meehl, W. Han, C. Morrill, E. C. Brady, and B. Briegleb, Role of Bering Strait in the Thermohaline circulations response to freshwater forcing under present day and last glacial maximum conditions. Oral presentation at the 2009 Alaska Marine Science Symposium, Jan. 19-23, 2009, Anchorage, Alaska.

  2. Hu, A., and G. A. Meehl, The possible role of hurricanes in the climate system, Oral presentation at 89th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Jan. 12-25, 2009, Phoenix, AZ (presented by G. A. Meehl).

  3. Hu, A., G. A. Meehl, W. Han and J. Yin, Can melting of Greenland Ice Sheet cool global climate? Oral presentation at 89th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Jan. 12-25, 2009, Phoenix, AZ.

  4. Hu, A. and G. A. Meehl, Effect of idealized hurricanes on the Atlantic meridional heat transport. Presented as poster at 2008 Ocean Sciences Meeting, 2-7 March, 2008, Orlando, Fl.

  5. Hu, A., B. L. Otto-Bliesner, G. A. Meehl, W. Han, C. Morrill, E. C. Brady and B. Briegleb, Response of thermohaline circulation to freshwater forcing under present day and LGM conditions. Oral presentation at the 2007 AGU Fall Meeting, 10-14 December, 2007, San Francisco. GC44A-04.

  6. Hu, A., G.A. Meehl and W. Han, 2006, Role of Bering Strait on thermohaline circulation and abrupt climate change. Poster presented at the 2006 AGU Fall Meeting, 11-15 December, 2005, San Francisco, CA.

  7. Hu, A. and G. A. Meehl, 2005: Bering Strait Throughflow and the Thermohaline circulation. Poster presented at the 2005 AGU Fall Meeting, 5-9 December, 2005, San Francisco, CA.

  8. Han, W., G.A. Meehl, and A. Hu, 2005: Indian Ocean sea surface temperature variability and change since 1960s: forcing and process. Paper presented at the 2005 AGU Fall Meeting, 5-9 December, 2005, San Francisco, CA.

  9. Hu, A., G. A. Meehl, W. Han, 2004: Detecting thermohaline circulation changes from ocean properties in a coupled model. Paper presented at the 13th Conference on Interactions of the Sea and Atmosphere, 9-13 August 2004, Portland, ME.

  10. Hu, A., G. A. Meehl, W. Han, 2003: Detecting thermohaline circulation changes from ocean properties. EOS Transactions, Vol 48, No. 46, GC31B-0182.

  11. Dai, A., W.M. Washington, G.A. Meehl, T.W. Bettge, W.G. Strand, and A. Hu, 2003: Long-term Variations in the 1000+ Year PCM Control Run. Paper presented at the 14th Symposium on Global Change and Climate Variations, 9-13 Feb. 2003, Long Beach, CA.

  12. Hu, A., G.A. Meehl, W.M. Washington, and A. Dai, 2003: Changes in thermohaline circulation in future climate. Paper presented at the 14th Symposium on Global Change and Climate Variations, 9-13 Feb. 2003, Long Beach, CA.

  13. Hu, A. , Claes Rooth and Rainer Bleck, 1999: Effects of the Arctic fresh water input on the Meridional Overturning Circulation and Sea ice, In EOS, Transactions, AGU, , Vol 80, No. 49, OS11A-14.

  14. Hu, A., Claes Rooth and Rainer Bleck , 1998: Sea ice simulations with Miami Isopycnic Coordinate Ocean Model, In: EOS, Transactions, AGU,, Vol 79, No. 17, OS51A-01.
Ph.D Dessertation:
    Changes in the Arctic and their impact on the oceanic Meridional Overturning Circulation, University of Miami, 171pp, 2001
    Advisor: Professors Claes G. H. Rooth, and Rainer Bleck

M.S. thesis:
    Implementation of a sea-ice model into the Miami Isopycnic Coordinate Ocean Model, University of Miami, 66pp, 1998.
    Advisor: Professors Claes G. H. Rooth, and Rainer Bleck


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