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John Fasullo, Project Scientist III


Dr. J.T. Fasullo is a Project Scientist in the Climate Analysis and Climate Change Research Sections at NCAR and a Research Associate in the ATOC Department at the University of Colorado. He is involved in research aimed at understanding climate variability and change, and community activities such as the Climate Data Guide and Climate Variability Diagnostics Package. He collaborates with Drs. Kevin Trenberth, Bette Otto-Bliesner, Steve Nerem and others. He obtained his B.S. in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University and his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado under the supervision of Dr. Peter J. Webster.

His activities include:

Highlighted Recent Publications

"Accelerated sea level rise is real and ongoing."
Is detection of accelerated sea level rise imminent? media coverage

The Maunder minimum and the Little Ice Age: an update from recent reconstructions and climate simulations, J. Space Weather Space Clim.,7,A33, doi:

On the Relationship between Regional Ocean Heat Content and Sea Surface Height, J. Climate, .

The Amplifying Influence of Increased Ocean Stratification on A Future Year Without A Summer, Nature Communications, doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-01302-z.

Taking the pulse of the planet, EOS, 98,

The Global Monsoon across Time Scales: Mechanisms and outstanding issues, Earth Science Reviews,

Atlantic meridional heat transports computed from balancing Earth’s energy locally, Geo.Phys. Res. Lett.

Re-assessment of Earth’s energy imbalance since 1960 based on ocean heat content changes, Science Advances

Forced Changes to 20th Century ENSO Diversity in a Last Millennium Context, Climate Dynamics

Considering Eruption Season to Reconcile Model and Proxy Responses to Tropical Volcanism, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.,

Interannual Variability in Global Mean Sea Level Estimated from the CESM Large and Last Millennium Ensembles , Water.

Insights into Earth’s energy imbalance from multiple sources. J. Climate

Are GRACE-Era Terrestrial Water Trends Driven By Anthropogenic Climate Change? Advances in Meteorology

ENSO-Driven Energy Budget Perturbations in CMIP models, Clim. Dyn.,, in the news: The Guardian

'El Nino Like' Hydroclimate Responses to Last Millennium Volcanic EruptionsJ. Clim.

Metrics for the Diurnal Cycle of Precipitation: Toward Routine Benchmarks for Climate Models, J. Clim.

Recent Progress in Constraining Climate Sensitivity with Models Current Climate Change Reports

Re-examining the emergent constraint between climate sensitivity and the Southern Hemisphere radiation budget in CMIP models J. Clim.

The Last Millennium Ensemble Project with the Community Earth System Model (CESM): A Resource for Studying Climate Variability and Change since 850, Bull. Amer. Met. Soc.

Recent Media and Blog Posts

Global climate impacts of a potential volcanic eruption of Mount Agung, Why Are Sea Levels Around Miami Rising So Much Faster Than Other Places?,Does NASA Data Show That Global Warming Isn’t Causing a Sea Level Rise?, Is detection of accelerated sea level rise imminent? 1991 Mt. Pinatubo volcanic eruption behind depressing global sea levels for two decades, Daily Camera: Earth's Length of Day is Increasing , Colorado Public Radio: Earth's Length of Day is Increasing

Community Activities

Contributor, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR4), Scientific Assessment of Climate Change, WMO/UNEP, 2007
Contributing Author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR5), Scientific Assessment of Climate Change, WMO/UNEP, 2013

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John Fasullo, Project Scientist