Camille Li

Associate Professor
Research Group Leader: Global climate
camille (at) uib.no
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Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen
and Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research
Allégaten 70, 5007 Bergen, Norway
Phone: +47 55 58 37 05

Ph.D. Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, 2007.

cv (last updated: March 2016)

My research focuses on the large-scale dynamics of the atmosphere and how its interactions with other components of the climate system (ocean, sea ice, land ice) drive climate variability over a wide range of time scales. Current topics of interest include internal variability of atmospheric jets and storm tracks, teleconnections to the midlatitudes from the Arctic and the tropics, the atmospheric circulation under global warming, and abrupt climate events during past glacial periods.

group

Masters:
Helene Asbjørnsen 2016 (co-adviser Stefan Sobowlowski)
Raymond Sellevold 2015 (co-adviser Stefan Sobowlowski)

PhDs:
Peter Yu Feng Siew (co-adviser Stefan Sobolowski)
Aleksi Nummelin, PhD 2016 (co-advisers Lars Henrik Smedsrud, Bjørg Risebrobakken)
Svetlana Sorokina, PhD 2014 (supervisory committee)
Ingo Bethke, PhD 2012 (supervisory committee)
Francesco Pausata, PhD 2010 (supervisory committee)

Postdocs and researchers:
Clio Michel
Erica Madonna
Paul Hezel
current projects

Atmospheric jet variability: linking STRucture, Evolution And Mechanisms (jetSTREAM), Research Council of Norway FRIPRO, 2014-2018

Dynamics of Arctic-Midlatitude Teleconnections: mechanisms, robustness and tropical modulation (DynAMiTe), Research Council of Norway KLIMAFORSK, 2016-2020
publications
  • Madonna, E., C. Li, C. Grams and T. Woollings, The link between eddy-driven jet variability and weather regimes in the North Atlantic-European sector, submitted.

  • Tandon, N.F., P.J. Kushner, D. Docquier, J.J. Wettstein and C. Li, Reassessing the role of sea ice drift in Arctic sea ice loss, submitted.

  • Woollings, T., E.A. Barnes, B. Hoskins, Y.-O. Kwon, R. Lee, C. Li, E. Madonna, M. McGraw, T. Parker, R. Rodrigues, C. Spensberger and K. Williams, Daily to decadal modulation of jet variability, submitted.

  • Spensberger, C., T. Spengler and C. Li, Upper tropospheric jet axis detection and application to the boreal winter 2013/14, Mon. Wea. Rev., in press. link

  • Nummelin, A., C. Li and P.J. Hezel, Connecting ocean heat transport changes from the mid-latitudes to the Arctic Ocean, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 1899-1908, 2017. link

  • Sellevold, R., S. Sobolowski and C. Li, Investigating possible Arctic-midlatitude teleconnections in a linear framework, J. Climate, 29, 7329-7343, 2016. link

  • Ciasto, L.M., C. Li, J.J. Wettstein and N.G. Kvamstø, North Atlantic storm track sensitivity to projected sea surface temperature: local versus remote influences, J. Climate, 29, 6973-6991, 2016. link

  • Schemm, S., L. Ciasto, C. Li and N.G. Kvamstø, Influence of tropical Pacific sea surface temperature on the genesis of Gulf Stream cyclones, J. Atmos. Sci., 73, 4203-4214, 2016. link

  • Shaw, T.A., M. Baldwin, E.A. Barnes, R. Caballero, C.I. Garfinkel, Y.-T. Hwang, C. Li, P.A. O’Gorman, G. Rivière, I.R. Simpson and A. Voigt, Storm track processes and the opposing influences of climate change, Nature Geosci., 9, 656-664, 2016. link or read-only version

  • Nummelin, A., M. Ilicak, C. Li, L.H. Smedsrud, Consequences of future increased Arctic runoff on Arctic Ocean stratification, circulation and sea ice cover, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120, 617-637, 2016. link

  • Sorokina, S.A., C. Li, J.J. Wettstein, N.G. Kvamstø, Observed atmospheric coupling bewteen Barents Sea ice and the Warm-Arctic Cold-Siberia anomaly pattern, J. Climate, 29, 495-511, 2016. link

  • Nummelin, A., C. Li and L.H. Smedsrud, Response of Arctic Ocean stratification to changing river runoff in a column model, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120, 2655-2675, 2015. link

  • Zhang, Z., G. Ramstein, M. Schuster, C. Li, C. Contoux, Q. Yan, Aridification of Sahara caused by Tethys Sea shrinkage during Late Miocene, Nature, 513, 401-404, 2014. link

  • Eldevik, T. et al., A brief history of climate - the northern seas from the Last Glacial Maximum to global warming, Quat. Sci. Rev., 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.06.028, 2014. link

  • Dokken, T.M., K.H. Nisancioglu, C. Li, D.S. Battisti, C. Kissel, Dansgaard-Oeschger cycles: interactions between ocean and sea ice intrinsic to the Nordic Seas, Paleocean., 28, 491-502, 2013. link

  • Lam, P.J., L.F. Robinson, J. Blusztajn, C. Li, M.S. Cook, J.F. McManus and L.D. Keigwin, Transient stratification as the cause of the North Pacific productivity spike during deglaciation, Nature Geosci., 6, 622-626, 2013. link

  • Smedsrud, L.H. et al., The role of the Barents Sea in the Arctic climate system, Rev. Geophys., 51, 415-449, 2013. link

  • Telford, R.J., C. Li and M. Kucera, Mismatch between the depth habitat of planktonic foraminifera and the calibration depth of SST transfer functions may bias reconstructions, Clim. Past, 9, 859-870, 2013. link

  • Bethke, I, C Li and KH Nisancioglu, Can we use ice sheet reconstructions to constrain meltwater for deglacial simulations?, Paleocean., 27, doi:10.1029/2011PA002258, 2012. pdf+link

  • Li, C and JJ Wettstein, Thermally driven and eddy-driven jet variability in reanalysis, J. Climate, 25, 1587-1596, 2012. pdf

  • Pausata, FSR, C Li, JJ Wettstein, KH Nisancioglu and M Kageyama, The key role of topography in altering North Atlantic atmospheric circulation during the last glacial period, Clim. Past, 7, 1089-1101, 2011. link

  • Li, C, DS Battisti and CM Bitz, Can North Atlantic sea ice anomalies account for Dansgaard-Oeschger climate signals?, J. Climate, 23, 5457-5475, 2010. pdf

  • Pausata, FSR, C Li, JJ Wettstein, KH Nisancioglu and DS Battisti, Changes in atmospheric variability in a glacial climate and the impacts on proxy data: a model intercomparison, Clim. Past, 5, 489-502, 2009. pdf

  • Li, C and DS Battisti, Reduced Atlantic storminess during Last Glacial Maximum: Evidence from a coupled climate model, J. Climate, 21, 3561-3579, 2008. pdf and Figure 2 corrigendum

  • Li, C, DS Battisti, DP Schrag and E Tziperman, Abrupt climate shifts in Greenland due to displacements of the sea ice edge, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, doi:10.1029/2005GL023492, 2005. pdf

  • Li, C, P Tercier and R Knight, Effect of sorbed oil on the dielectric properties of sand and clay, Water Resourc. Res., 37(6), 1783-1794, 2001. pdf
  • 2007 Li, C. A general circulation modelling perspective on abrupt climate change, Ph.D. thesis, University of Washington. pdf
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