Peer-reviewed Publication

Francis, J.A. and S.J. Vavrus, 2015: Evidence for a wavier jet stream in response to rapid Arctic warming. Environmental Research Letters, in press.

Francis, J.A., S.J. Vavrus, and Q. Tang, 2014: Rapid Arctic warming and mid-latitude weather patterns: Are they connected? [in "State of the Climate in 2013"]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 95 (7), S19-S20.

Francis, J.A. and J.E. Overland, 2014: Implications of rapid Arctic change for weather patterns in northern mid-latitudes. U.S. CLIVAR Variations, 12, 10-13. PDF

Francis, J.A., 2013: Rapid Arctic warming and wacky weather: Are they linked? Amer. Assoc. for Women in Science Magazine, Vol. 44, Winter 2013. PDF

Tang, Q., X. Zhang, and J.A. Francis, 2013: Extreme summer weather in northern mid-latitudes linked to a vanishing cryosphere. Nature Climate Change, 4, doi:10.1038/nclimate2065. PDF

Francis, J. A. and S. J. Vavrus, 2012: Evidence Linking Arctic Amplification to Extreme Weather in Mid-Latitudes, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 39, L06801, doi:10.1029/2012GL051000 PDF

Skific, N., and J. A. Francis2013: Drivers of projected change in arctic moist static energy transport. Geophys. Res. Atmos.118, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50292.

Tang, Q., X. Zhang, X. Yang, and J. A. Francis, 2013: Cold winter extremes in northern continents linked to Arctic sea ice loss.Environ. Res. Lett., 8, 014036. PDF

Greene, C.H., J.A. Francis, and B.C. Monger, 2013: Superstorm Sandy: A series of unfortunate events? Oceanography26(1):8–9,http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.11. PDF

Overland, J.E., J.A. Francis, E. Hanna, and M. Wang, 2012: The recent shift in early summer Arctic atmospheric circulation. Geophys. Res. Lett., 39,L19804,doi:10.1029/2012GL053268.

Chen, Y., J.R. Miller, J.A. Francis, and G. L. Russell, 2011: Projected regime shifts in Arctic feedbacks, Env. Res. Lett., 6, 044007. PDF

Rawlins, M.A., M. Steele, M.M. Holland, J. C. Adam, J. E. Cherry, J. A. Francis, P.Y. Groisman, L.D. Hinzman, T.G. Huntington, D. L. Kane, J. S. Kimball, R. Kwok, R. B. Lammers, C. M. Lee, D. P. Lettenmaier, K. C. McDonald, E. Podest, J. W. Pundsack, B. Rudels, M. C. Serreze, A. Shiklomanov, Ř. Skagseth, T. J. Troy, C. J. Vörösmarty, M. Wensnahan, E. F. Wood, R. Woodgate, D. Yang, K. Zhang, and T. Zhang,2010: Analysis of the Arctic System for Freshwater Cycle Intensification: Observations and Expectations. J. Climate,23,5715-5737,doi: 10.1175/2010JCLI3421.1. PDF

Francis, J. A., D. M. White, J. J. Cassano, W. J. Gutowski, L. D. Hinzman, M. M. Holland, M. A. Steele, and C. J. Vorosmarty,2009: An Arctic Hydrologic System in Transition: Feedbacks and Impacts on Terrestrial, Marine, and Human Life. J. Geophys. Res., 114, G04019, doi:10.1029/2008JG000902. PDF

Francis, J.A., W. Chan, D.J. Leathers, J.R. Miller, and D.E. Veron, 2009: Winter northern hemisphere weather patterns remember summer Arctic sea ice extent. Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L07503, doi:10.1029/2009GL037274. PDF

Skific, N., J.A. Francis, and J.J. Cassano, 2009: Attribution of Seasonal and Regional Changes in Arctic Moisture Convergence. J. Climate, 22, 5115–5134, DOI: 10.1175/2009JCLI2829.1. PDF

Skific, N., J.A. Francis, and J.J. Cassano, 2009: Attribution of Projected Changes in Atmospheric Moisture Transport in the Arctic: A Self-Organizing Map Perspective. J. Climate, 22, 4135–4153, DOI: 10.1175/2009JCLI2645.1. PDF

Overland, J.,  J. Turner, J. Francis, N. Gillett, G. Marshall, and M. Tjernstrom, 2008:  The Arctic and Antarctic: Two faces of climate change. Eos Trans., 89, 177-184.   PDF

Vavrus, S.J., D. Waliser, A. Schweiger, and J. Francis, 2008: Simulations of 20th and 21st century Arctic cloud amount in the global climate models assessed in the IPCC AR4, Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-008-0475-6.

Schweiger, A.J., R.W. Lindsay, S. Vavrus, and J.A. Francis,2008: Relationships between Arctic sea ice and clouds during autumn.Jounal of Climate, 21, 4799-4810. PDF

Menon, S., N. Unger, D. Koch, J. Francis, T. Garrett, I. Sednev, D. Shindell, and D. Streets, 2008: Aerosol climate effects and air quality impacts from 1980 to 2030. Environmental Research Letters, 3, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/3/2/024004.

Francis, J.A. and E. Hunter, 2007: Drivers of declining sea ice in the Arctic Winter, Geophysical Research Letters,34, L17503, doi:10.1029/2007GL030995. PDF

Francis, J.A. and E. Hunter, 2007: Changes in the fabric of the Arctic’s greenhouse blanket, Environ. Res. Lett., 2, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/2/4/045011. PDF

Miller, J., Y. Chen, G. L. Russell, and J. A. Francis, 2007: Future regime shift in feedbacks during Arctic winter,Geophysical Research Letters,34, L23707, doi:10.1029/2007GL031826. PDF

White et al., 2007:The arctic freshwater system: Changes and impacts, J. Geophys. Res., 112, G04S54, doi:10.1029/2006JG000353. PDF

Liu, Y., J. R. Key, J. A. Francis and X. Wang, 2007: Possible causes of decreasing cloud cover in the Arctic winter, 1982-2000,Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L14705,doi:10.1029/2007GL030042 . PDF

Francis, J.A. and E. Hunter, 2006: New insight into the disappearing Arctic sea ice, Eos Tranactions of the AGU, 87, 509-524. PDF

Kato, S., N.G. Loeb, P. Minnis, J.A. Francis, and T.P. Charlock, 2006: Seasonal and interannual variations of top-of-atmosphere irradiance and cloud cover over polar regions derived from the CERES data set. Geophys. Res. Lett., VOL. 33, L19804, doi:10.1029/2006GL026685. http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2006/2006GL026685.shtml

Liu, Y. J.R. Key, A. Schweiger, and J.A. Francis, 2006: Characteristics of Satellite-Derived Clear-Sky Atmospheric Temperature Inversion Strength in the Arctic, 1980–96. J. Clim., 19, 4902-4913. PDF

Serreze, M.C. and J. Francis, 2006: The Arctic on the Fast Track of Change, Weather, 61, 65-69. PDF

Francis, J.A., E. Hunter, and C.-Z. Zou, 2005: Arctic tropospheric winds derived from TOVS satellite retrievals. J. Clim., 18, 2270-2285. PDF

Serreze, M.C. and J.A. Francis, 2006: The Arctic amplification debate. Climatic Change, doi: 10.1007/s10584-005-9017-y. PDF

Overpeck, J.T., M. Sturm, J.A. Francis, D.K. Perovich, M.C Serreze, and 16 others, 2005: Arctic system on trajectory to new, seasonally ice-free state. Eos Trans., 86.PDF

Francis, J.A., E. Hunter, J. Key, and X. Wang, 2005: Clues to variability in Arctic minimum sea ice extent. Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L21501, doi:10.1029/2005GL024376. PDF

Chen, Y., F. Aires, J.A. Francis, J.R. Miller, 2005: Observed relationships between Arctic longwave cloud forcing and cloud parameters using a neural network. J. Clim., 19, 4087-4104. PDF

Chen, Y., J. R. Miller, J.A. Francis, G.G. Russell, and F. Aires, 2003: Observed and modeled relationships among Arctic climate variables. J. Geophys. Res., 108(D24), 4799, doi:10.1029/2003JD003824.

Francis, J.A., 2002: Validation of reanalysis upper-level winds in the Arctic with independent rawinsonde data, Geophysical Research Letters, 29, 10.1029/2001GL014578.

Groves, D.G. and J.A. Francis, 2002: The moisture budget of the Arctic atmosphere from TOVS satellite data, J. Geophys. Res., D19, 4391, doi:10.1029/2001JD001191.PDF

Groves, D.G. and J.A. Francis, 2002: Variability of the Arctic Atmospheric Moisture Budget from TOVS Satellite Data, J. Geophys. Res., D24, 4785, doi:10.1029/2002JD002285.PDF

Chen, Y., J.A. Francis, and J. R. Miller, 2002: Surface temperature of the Arctic: comparison of TOVS satellite retrievals with surface observations, J. Clim., 15, 3698-3708.

Chiacchio, M. and J.A. Francis, 2002: Evaluation of methods ot estimate the surface downwelling longwave flux during Arctic winter, J. Applied Meteor., 41, 306-318.

Schweiger, A.J., R.W. Lindsay, J.A. Francis, J. Key, J. Intrieri, and M. Shupe, 2002: Validation of TOVS Path-P data during SHEBA. J. Geophys. Res., 107(C10), 8041, 10.1029/2000JC000453.

Francis, J.A. and A.J. Schweiger, 2000: A new window opens on the Arctic, Eos Trans., AGU, 81, 77-78.

Scott, N.A., A. Chedin, R. Armante, J. Francis, C. Stubenrauch, J.-P. Chaboureau, F. Chevallier, C. Claud, and F. Cheruy, 1999: Characteristics of the TOVS Pathfinder Path-B dataset. Bulletin of the Am. Meteor. Soc., 80, 2679-2701.

Schweiger, A.J., R.W. Lindsay, J.R. Key, and J.A. Francis, 1999: Arctic clouds in multiyear satellite data sets. Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 1845-1848.

Francis, J.A., 1997: A Method to Derive Downwelling Longwave Fluxes at the Arctic Surface from TOVS Data, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 1795-1806.

 

Presentations and Proceedings

Francis, J.A., 2005: Invited presentation: Data fusion meets Arctic change: Teachings from wise elder sensors. NASA Terra Data Fusion Workshop, Williamsburg, VA.

Francis, J.A., E. Hunter, J.R. Key, and X. Wang, 2005: Invited Presentation: Attribution of variability in Arctic minimum sea ice extent. Annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society, 11-14 Jan. 2005, San Diego, CA.

Francis, J.A., 2004: Is the Arctic going where no climate has gone before? IMCS seminar.

Francis, J.A., 2004: Two decades of Arctic Change: A perspective from space, seminar at U. of Delaware.

Francis, J.A., 2004: Two decades of Arctic Change: A perspective from space, Invited Presentation, IGARSS 2004, Anchorage, AK.

Francis, J.A., E. Hunter, and J. Secora, 2004: Clues to sea ice change from satellite-derived atmospheric parameters. Poster. Annual meeting of Arctic Research Consortium of the U. S., 13-14 May 2004, Washington, DC.

Francis, J.A., 2004: Arctic change observed by satellite sounders. Central Arctic: Battleground of Natural and Man-made Climate Forcing, 7-9 Jan. 2004, LDEO, Palasaides, NY.

Francis, J.A. 2004: Is the Arctic going where no climate has gone before? IMCS invited seminar, Rutgers University.

Francis, J.A., 2004: Two decades of Arctic Change: A perspective from space, invited seminar at U. of Delaware.

Francis, J.A., 2004: Two decades of Arctic Change: A perspective from space, Invited Presentation, IGARSS 2004, Anchorage, AK.

Francis, J.A., J. Miller, W. Chan, Y. Chen, and D. Groves, 2004: Pieces of the Arctic freshwater puzzle: Clues from space, the surface and a GCM. Poster. NSF Science Team meeting for the Freshwater Initiative, 4-7 May, 2004, Woods Hole, MA.

Francis, J.A., 2004: Arctic Change Observed from Satellite Sounders, Lecture, 19 May 2004, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Sciences, New York, NY.

Francis, J.A., 2003: 20 Years of Downwelling Longwave Fluxes at the Arctic Surface from TOVS Satellite Data (Invited). Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Science Team Meeting, 1-3 April 2003, Broomfield, CO.

Francis, J.A. and E. Hunter, 2003: Arctic Upper-Level Winds from Reanalyses and TOVS Satellite Retrievals. 7th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography, Am. Meteor. Soc., 12-16 May 2003, Hyannis, MA.

Groves, D. and J. A. Francis, 2003: Variability of the Arctic Atmospheric Moisture Budget Derived from TOVS Satellite Data. 7th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography, Am. Meteor. Soc., 12-16 May 2003, Hyannis, MA.

Francis, J.A., A. Schweiger, and J. Key, 2003: A 20-Year Data Set of Downwelling Longwave Flux at the Arctic Surface from TOVS Satellite Data. 7th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography, Am. Meteor. Soc., 12-16 May 2003, Hyannis, MA.

Chen, Y., J. A. Francis, J. R. Miller, and G. L. Russell, 2003: Observed and Modeled Relationships Among Arctic Climate Variables. 7th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography, Am. Meteor. Soc., 12-16 May 2003, Hyannis, MA.

Yan, L. and J. A. Francis, 2003: Cloud Properties in the Winter Arctic from MODIS Data. 7th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography, Am. Meteor. Soc., 12-16 May 2003, Hyannis, MA.

Wang, S.-H., J. A. Francis, and D. H. Bromwich, 2003: Evaluation of the NCEP/NCAR and ECMWF 15-year Reanalyses over the Data Sparse Arctic Ocean. 7th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography, Am. Meteor. Soc., 12-16 May 2003, Hyannis, MA.

Francis, J.A., 2003: 20 Years of Downwelling Longwave Fluxes at the Arctic Surface from TOVS Satellite Data (Invited). Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Science Team Meeting, 1-3 April 2003, Broomfield, CO.

Francis, J.A., A. Schweiger, D. Groves, and E. Hunter, 2002: Observations of the Arctic atmosphere for assimilation by and validation of models: New data sets, new problems, and new solutions, Workshop on Measurements and Modeling of Arctic Ocean Circulation, 17-20 June 2002, Lamont-Doherty Earth Obs., NY.

Francis, J.A., 2002: Observations of the Arctic Atmosphere for Assimilation by and Validation of Models: New Data Sets, New Problems, and New Solutions. Workshop on Sea Ice Data Assimilation Annapolis, MD, 23-24 July 2002.

Chen, Y., J.A. Francis, and J.R. Miller, 2002: Surface temperature of the Arctic: comparison of TOVS satellite retrievals with surface observations, Workshop on Measurements and Modeling of Arctic Ocean Circulation, Lamont-Doherty Earth Obs., NY, 17-20 June 2002.

Francis, J.A. and R. Cermak, 2001: Satellite-Observed Changes in Energy Advection within the Arctic. 6th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography, Am. Meteor. Soc., 14-18 May 2001, San Diego, CA.

Chen, Y., J. Miller, and J.A. Francis, 2001: Arctic surface temperature: A comparison among satellite retrievals and conventional observations. 6th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography, Am. Meteor. Soc., 14-18 May 2001, San Diego, CA.

Francis, J.A., 1999 (invited): Polar clouds: Now you see them, now you don't. IUGG General Assembly, 18-30 July 1999, Birmingham, U.K.

Francis, J.A. and A.J. Schweiger, 1999: Investigations of atmosphere/ice/ocean interactions using satellite sounder data in polar regions, IUGG General Assembly, 18-30 July 1999, Birmingham, U.K.

Schweiger, A.J. and J.A. Francis, 1999: The TOVS Pathfinder Path-P data set for Arctic climate studies: Data set properties and validation. Proceedings of the 10th International TOVS Study Conference , International TOVS Working Group, 27 Jan. - 2 Feb. 1999, Boulder, Colorado.

Francis, J.A., 1999: Cloud radiative forcing over Arctic surfaces. 5th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography, Am. Meteor. Soc., 10-15 Jan. 1999, Dallas, TX.

Francis, J.A. and A. Schweiger, 1999: The NASA/NOAA TOVS Polar Pathfinder: 18 years of Arctic data. 5th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography, Am. Meteor. Soc., 10-15 Jan. 1999, Dallas, TX.

Lindsay, R.W, J.A. Francis, P.O.G. Persson, D.A. Rothrock, and A.J. Schweiger, 1997: Surface turbulent fluxes over pack ice inferred from TOVS observations, Ann. Geophys., 25, 393-399.

Francis, J.A., 1996 (invited): What's Hot in Polar Remote Sensing. International Radiation Symposium, Fairbanks, Alaska, August 19-24,1996.