Journal Articles

Merlis, T. M. and M. Henry 2017: Simple estimates of polar amplification in moist diffusive energy balance models. Journal of Climate, submitted. pdf

Henry, M. and T. M. Merlis, 2017: The role of the nonlinearity of the Stefan-Boltzmann law on the structure of radiatively forced temperature change. Journal of Climate, submitted. pdf

Kirshbaum, D. J., T. M. Merlis, J. R. Gyakum, R. McTaggart-Cowan, 2017: Sensitivity of idealized moist baroclinic waves to environmental temperature. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, in press.

O'Gorman, P. A., T. M. Merlis, and M. S. Singh, 2017: Increase in the skewness of extratropical vertical velocities with climate warming: fully nonlinear simulations versus moist baroclinic instability. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, doi:10.1002/qj.3195, in press. pdf

Defforge, C. L. and T. M. Merlis, 2017: Evaluating the evidence of a global sea surface temperature threshold for tropical cyclone genesis. Journal of Climate, 30, 9133-9145. Official version

Viale, F. and T. M. Merlis, 2017: Variations in tropical cyclone frequency response to solar and CO2 forcing in aquaplanet simulations. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 9, 4-18, doi:10.1002/2016MS000785. pdf   Official version

Defforge, C. L. and T. M. Merlis, 2017: Observed warming trend in sea surface temperature at tropical cyclone genesis. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 1034-1040, doi:10.1002/2016GL071045. Official version

Seo, J., S. Kang, and T. M. Merlis, 2017: A model intercomparison of the tropical precipitation response to a CO2 doubling in aquaplanet simulations. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 993-1000, doi:10.1002/2016GL072347. Official version

Feldl, N., S. Bordoni, and T. M. Merlis, 2017: Coupled high-latitude climate feedbacks and their impact on atmospheric heat transport. Journal of Climate, 30, 189-201. Official version

Galbraith, E. D. , T. M. Merlis, and J. Palter, 2016: Destabilization of glacial climate by the radiative impact of Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation disruptions. Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 8214-8221, doi:10.1002/2016GL069846. Official version

Yang, J., J. Leconte, E. T. Wolf, C. Goldblatt, N. Feldl, T. M. Merlis, Y. Wang, D. D. B. Koll, F. Ding, F. Forget, and D. S. Abbot, 2016: Differences in water vapor radiative transfer among 1D models can significantly affect the inner edge of the habitable zone. The Astrophysical Journal, 826, doi:10.3847/0004-637X/826/2/222. Official version

Trossman, D., J. Palter, T. M. Merlis, Y. Huang, and Y. Xia, 2016: Large-scale ocean circulation-cloud interactions reduce the pace of transient climate change. Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 3935-3943, doi:10.1002/2016GL067931. pdf   Official version

Merlis, T. M., W. Zhou, I. M. Held, and M. Zhao, 2016: Surface temperature dependence of tropical cyclone-permitting simulations in a spherical model with uniform thermal forcing. Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 2859-2865, doi:10.1002/2016GL067730. pdf   Official version   Blog post by Isaac Held   Surface windspeed animations: 297 K SST and 307 K SST.

Merlis, T. M., 2016: Does humidity's seasonal cycle affect the annual-mean tropical precipitation response to sulfate aerosol forcing? Journal of Climate, 29, 1451-1460. pdf   Official version

Merlis, T. M., 2015: Direct weakening of tropical circulations from masked CO2 radiative forcing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112, 13167-13171, doi:10.1073/pnas.1508268112. Official version

Ballinger, A. P., T. M. Merlis, I. M. Held, and M. Zhao, 2015: The sensitivity of tropical cyclone activity to off-equatorial thermal forcing. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 72, 2286-2302. pdf   Official version   Blog post by Isaac Held

Merlis, T. M., 2014: Interacting components of the top-of-atmosphere energy balance affect changes in regional surface temperature. Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 7291-7297, doi:10.1002/2014GL061700. pdf   supporting information   Official version

Merlis, T. M., I. M. Held, G. L. Stenchikov, F. Zeng, and L. W. Horowitz, 2014: Constraining transient climate sensitivity using coupled climate model simulations of volcanic eruptions. Journal of Climate, 27, 7781-7795. pdf   Official version   Blog post (part I) by Isaac Held   Blog post (part II) by Isaac Held

Merlis, T. M., M. Zhao, and I. M. Held, 2013: The sensitivity of hurricane frequency to ITCZ changes and radiatively forced warming in aquaplanet simulations. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 4109-4114, doi:10.1002/grl.50680. pdf   Official version   Blog post by Isaac Held

Merlis, T. M., T. Schneider, S. Bordoni, and I. Eisenman, 2013: The tropical precipitation response to orbital precession. Journal of Climate, 26, 2010-2021. pdf   Official version

Merlis, T. M., T. Schneider, S. Bordoni, and I. Eisenman, 2013: Hadley circulation response to orbital precession. Part II: Subtropical continent. Journal of Climate, 26, 754-771. pdf   Official version

Merlis, T. M., T. Schneider, S. Bordoni, and I. Eisenman, 2013: Hadley circulation response to orbital precession. Part I: Aquaplanets. Journal of Climate, 26, 740-753. pdf   Official version

Merlis, T. M. and T. Schneider, 2011: Changes in zonal surface temperature gradients and Walker circulations in a wide range of climates. Journal of Climate, 24, 4757-4768. pdf   Official version
Implementation of Q-flux  

Merlis, T. M. and T. Schneider, 2010: Atmospheric dynamics of Earth-like tidally locked aquaplanets. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 2, Art. #13. pdf   Official version   correction
GCM code     Zonal wind animations: slow rotation and rapid rotation.

Merlis, T. M. and T. Schneider, 2009: Scales of linear baroclinic instability and macroturbulence in dry atmospheres. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 66, 1821-1833. pdf   Official version

Merlis, T. M. and S. Khatiwala, 2008: Fast dynamical spin-up of ocean general circulation models using Newton-Krylov methods. Ocean Modelling, 21, 97-105. pdf   Official version

Book Chapter

Showman, A. P., R. D. Wordsworth, T. M. Merlis, and Y. Kaspi, 2013: Atmospheric Circulation of Terrestrial Exoplanets. Comparative Climatology of the Terrestrial Planets, S. J. Mackwell, A. A. Simon-Miller, J. W. Harder, and M. A. Bullock, Eds., University of Arizona