Undergraduate Research Opportunity|
Laboratory for Experimental Hydroclimate Prediction: South Asian Summer Monsoon Forecast; ENSO Forecast
Atmospheric Teleconnections: Pentad evolution; dynamical mechanisms; contribution to extremes; hydroclimate
Characterization of ENSO's Full Influence: The Sub-Optimality of the Nino 3.4 SST index
West Coast Atmospheric Rivers: The influence of subseasonal winter teleconnection patterns
Recent Warming of the Northern Continents: Seasonality; role of multidecadal natural variability; mechanisms
20th-Century Climate Change: Seasonal hydroclimate trends; expansion of the Sahara and Arabian Deserts
Multidecadal variability and trends in Arctic Sea Ice and Antarctic Surface Warming: Structure and mechanisms
Multidecadal SST variability: Atlantic-Pacific basin lead-lag links; does PDO orchestrate AMO's phase-reversal?
Decadal Fluctuations of the Subpolar Gyre: Role of Gulf Stream excursions and sectional detachments
Great Plains (GP) hydroclimate variability: Local and remote water sources; GP low-level jet variability; SST links
North American Droughts: Analysis and SST-based reconstruction (and prediction) of major 20th-Century episodes
South/Southeast Asian Rivers: Basin rainfall and streamflow variations: Transboundary water conflicts and Treaties
Evolution-centric SST Analysis: Contextual separation of natural variability and secular trend: SST PCs Old; New
Diagnosis of 3D diabatic heating from ERA-40, ERA-15, ERA-Intrm & NCEP reanalyses; Monthly Heating here
1984--1987    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; Postdoc in Climate Dynamics with Richard S. Lindzen|
1979--1984    Princeton University; M.A., Ph.D. in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics; Advisor: Isaac M. Held
1978--1979    University of Washington, Seattle; Graduate studies in Atmospheric Sciences
1973--1978    Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India; M.Sc. in Physics (5-year program)
1973--1978    National Science Talent Scholar, Government of India (national merit list, top five)
1972/73          All India Higher Secondary Examination,CBSE, New Delhi (national merit list, top five)
2020--            Chair, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Maryland, College Park |
2020--2022    Visiting Distinguished Professor, School of Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India
2016--2017    Foreign Affairs Officer, US Department of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP)
Senior Science Advisor, Office of Multilateral Affairs (EAP/MLA), Lower Mekong Initiative
2016--2017    Jefferson Science Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
2003--            Professor, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science & Earth System Science, University of Maryland, College Park
2000--2003    Director, Large-scale Dynamic Meteorology Program, National Science Foundation
2001--2003    Program Officer, Water Cycle Research; Biocomplexity in the Environment Initiative; National Science Foundation
1987--2002    Research Professor, Research Scientist; Department of Meteorology, University of Maryland, College Park
2019--2020    Fulbright-Nehru Fellow, The Fulbright Foundation and the US Department of State|
2017--2018    Chair, Drafting Committee, American Meteorological Society's Information Statement on Climate Change
2017--2018    Advisory Committee, Geosciences Directorate (AC-GEO), National Science Foundation; Press
2016--2017    Jefferson Science Fellow, National Academy of Sciences; Jefferson fellowship photos
2015--2018    Director's Advisory Panel, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder
2015--2018    Chair, Advisory Panel, Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory (CGD), NCAR
2014--2018    Chair, Committee on Climate Variability and Change, American Meteorological Society
2013              Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
2012--            Member, International Commission on Dynamic Meteorology, IAMAS, IUGG
2011--2012    Member, Board of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, The National Academies, Washington, DC
2008--2010    Member, Climate Research Committee, The National Academies, Washington, DC
2005--2009    Co-Chair, Climate Variability Working Group, NCAR Community Earth System Model, Boulder CO
200X--            Fellow, American Meteorological Society (2006); Royal Meteorological Society, UK (2003)
2005--2006    Editor, Journal of Climate (climate science journal of the American Meteorological Society)
2005--2006    Co-Chair, Phenomena, Observations, and Synthesis panel, US CLIVAR, Washington DC
2004--2005    Co-Chair, US CLIVAR Pacific Implementation Panel, Washington DC
201x--201y    Bernhard Haurwitz Lecturer Selection Panel, AMS, Boston
201x              Committee of Visitors, NSF's Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences|
2011--2014    Nominating Committee, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), Boulder
2011--2012    Lead, CMIP5 Task Force - MAPP Program, NOAA Climate Program Office, Washington DC
2010--2014    Drought Interest Group, World Climate Research Programme, WMO
2007--2010    US Principal Scientist, US-NOAA and India-MoES Collaborative on South Asian Regional Reanalysis
2006--2009    Drought Working Group, US Climate Variability & Predictability (CLIVAR) Program, Washington DC
2005--2006    Science Steering Committee, US CLIVAR, Washington DC
2003--2005    Committee on Climate Variability and Change, American Meteorological Society
2014--2015    Co-Chair, 27th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, American Meteorological Society|
2011--            Organizer, The Eugene Rasmusson Lectures, Dept. of Atmospheric & Oceanic Science, University of Maryland
2010--2018    U Md. Representative, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
2010              Organizer, Climate Research Committee's (CRC) Forum on Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, BASC, NAS (27 April)
2008--            Member, India International Center, New Delhi, India
2007              Co-Chair, The Eugene Rasmusson Symposium; Symposium booklet; Gene's Address; AMS Annual Meeting
Eugene Martin Rasmusson (27 February 1929 - 22 March 2015)
UMD Obituary; Obituary in BAMS; Interment at Arlington National Cemetery (some pictures)
201x--            Listed in American Men and Women in Science; Marquis Who's Who
Ryan Clark (Ph.D. Candidate, January 2020; Lt. Commander, US Coast Guard): Influence of Atmospheric Circulation on Arctic Sea Ice and Policy Planning Implications for the United States Coast Guard. |
Gabrielle Linscott (First-year, August 2021): Role of Atmospheric Rivers in West Antarctic Warming
Lu Zhang (UG Senior; 2017-18; co-advisor: Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas): Senior Thesis on Climate Change in the Indus River Basin.|
Justin Hicks (UG Senior: 2017-18; co-advisor: Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas): Senior Thesis on Atmospheric Rivers: Origin and transports.
Vishal Ravi (Summer Research, 2016; UG: Univ. of Cambridge; GS:UC-Berkeley, 2018-): Seasonality in the Vertical Structure of Long-Term Temperature Trends over North America. (Co-authored manuscript published in Atmosphere-Ocean in 2020)
Doctoral Theses Advised (2007-Present)(ALL 19 Ph.Ds. and 13 MS)|
Rebecca Elaine Eager (Ph.D. January 2022; advisors: Sumant Nigam & Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas): Regional Preferences in Seasonal and Multidecadal Loss of Arctic Sea Ice: Potential Mechanisms. Staff Scientist and Manager, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, MD.|
Agniv Sengupta (Ph.D. December 2019): Sea Surface Temperature-based Statistical Prediction of South Asian Summer Monsoon Rainfall Distribution. The 2019 Monsoon Forecast. Dean's Fellow 2014-15; NCAR-CESM Tutorial Award 2017; Leah Thornton Lozano Graduate Fellow 2017; Goldhaber Travel Award 2017; Eugene Rasmusson Fellowship 2018.; UMD Outstanding Research Asst. 2018-19; Ann Wylie Dissertation Fellowship 2019; AOSC's Outstanding Dissertation 2020. Postdoctoral Fellow (with Duane Waliser), NASA/JPL CalTech.
Natalie Paige Thomas (Ph.D., December 2018): On the Origin of Hydroclimate Change over Continents through Seasonally-Stratified Trends. Dean's Fellow 2014-15; NDSEG Fellow 2015-18; NASA-JPL Climate Science Summer School 2016; Goldhaber Travel Award 2017; Ann Wylie Green Fund Scholarship 2018; NCAR-CESM Tutorial Award 2018; Best Student Publication 2018; Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA-GSFC Global Modeling and Assimilation Office.
Ni Dai (Ph.D., Summer 2018; advisors: Phil Arkin & Sumant Nigam): El Nino Southern Oscillation and Related Precipitation in Recent Atmospheric Reanalyses and CMIP5 Model Simulations; Postdoctoral Fellow (with Brian Soden), RSMAS, Univ. of Miami.
Stephen Baxter (Ph.D., Winter 2015/16): Observed Teleconnections in Northern Winter: Subseasonal Evolution and Tropical Linkages. AMS Graduate Fellowship 2010; CMNS Dean's Fellowship 2011; Eugene Rasmusson Fellowship 2013; Best Student Publication 2015; Best Doctoral Dissertation 2016; Meteorologist, NOAA Climate Prediction Center; Lead, NWS' Winter Weather Program.
Yongjing Zhao (Ph.D., Summer 2014; advisors: Eugenia Kalnay & Sumant Nigam): Application of breeding to nonlinear waves and diurnal cycle in the MARS reanalysis. Vice President, Quantitative Analytics, Wells Fargo, Washington, DC
Argyro Kavvada (Ph.D., Summer 2014; advisors: Sumant Nigam & Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas): Atlantic Multidecadal Variability: Surface and subsurface thermohaline structure and hydroclimate impacts. Eugene Rasmusson Fellowship 2014; Booz Allen Hamilton, NASA Headquarters, Washington DC
Kye-Hwan Kim (Ph.D., May 2013): Statistical Modeling of Atlantic hurricane activity using atmospheric reanalyses and IPCC simulations and projections. Lt. Colonel, South Korea Air Force, Seoul.
Massimo Bollasina (Ph.D., April 2010): Surface and aerosol effects on the South Asian monsoon hydroclimate. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship, Univ. of Maryland Graduate School 2008-2009; Best Student Seminar 2008; Global Climate Change Fellowship, The Green Fund Foundation 2009; Best Doctoral Dissertation 2010. Postdoc, NOAA/GFDL, Princeton University (2010-2013); WCRP Young Scientist Award 2011;WMO Norbert Gerbier-MUMM International Award 2013;
AGU James R. Holton Junior Scientist Award 2013; Assistant Professor, University of Edinburgh, Scotland (2013-).
Bin Guan (Ph.D., October 2008): Pacific decadal SST variability and North American droughts. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship, Univ. of Maryland Graduate School, 2007-2008; Univ. of Maryland Goldhaber Travel Award 2007. Research Scientist, Climate Physics Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. Bin Guan in NASA/JPL News.
Ching-Yee Chang (Ph.D., July 2008; advisors: Sumant Nigam & James Carton): Seasonal and interannual ocean-atmosphere variability in the tropical Atlantic: Observed structure and model representation. Univ. of Maryland Goldhaber Travel Award 2007; Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley; Senior Engineer/Modeler, RMS, San Francisco.
Megan Linkin (Ph.D., May 2008): North Pacific climate variability and Arctic sea ice. AMS Global Change Travel Scholarship 2005-07; University of Maryland Goldhaber Travel Award 2006. Atmospheric Peril Specialist. Vice President, Global Partnerships, Swiss Re, Armonk, New York. Megan in NY Times.
Steven Chan (Ph.D., April 2008): On the summertime development of the North Pacific sea-level pressure anticyclone. NASA Earth System Science Fellow, 2004-07; NSF East Asian-Pacific Summer Inst. Fellow 2004. Scientist, UK Met Office, Exeter.
Scott Weaver (Ph.D., May 2007): The Great Plains Low-level Jet: Structure, variability mechanisms & hydroclimate impacts. Center for Teaching Excellence Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award, 2004-05;  Research Meteorologist, NOAA Climate Prediction Center, College Park;  Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) 2012; Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund, Washington DC (2015-2018); Director, National Windstorm Impact Reduction, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), MD.
Inaugural Remarks, 11th Foundation Day, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi (24 February 2020); pictures/press
Earth Sciences Seminar, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia (21 October 2019)|
School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Stony Brook University (27 February 2019)
The Isaac Held Symposium, Princeton University, NJ (October 2018)
IAMAS session on the Seasonal Cycle, Intl. Commission on Dynamic Meteorology, Cape Town, S Africa (31 August 2017)
US Embassy, New Delhi, India; Economic, Environment, Science, and Technology Section (24 August 2017)
US State Department, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Office of Multilateral Affairs (15 August 2017)
National Academy of Sciences, Jefferson Science Fellows Distinguished Lecture Series (1 August 2017)
The Stimson Center, Southeast Asia Program's Roundtable on Mekong Water Resources (12 July 2017)
Vietnam National Mekong Committee, Hanoi, Vietnam (8 May 2017)
Fourth Santa Fe Conference on Global and Regional Climate Change, Santa Fe, New Mexico (5-10 February 2017)
National Institute of Oceanography Seminar, Government of India, Dona Paula, Goa, India (8 March 2016)
Biennial Rosenburg International Forum for Water Policy, Ninth Forum, Panama City, Panama (27-28 January 2016)
University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences Seminar, Edinburgh (12 March 2015)
Ansal University: Workshop on Impacts of Aerosols and Changing Climate on Monsoons, India (12-15 January 2015)
Japan Society for Promotion of Science - Climate Change Symposium, Cosmos Club, Washington, DC (22 February 2013)
Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei (21 September 2012)
NTU Intl Science Conference on Climate Change; Taida Institute for Mathematical Sciences, NTU, Taipei (17-20 Sept. 2012)
National Monsoon Mission: Consultancy Meeting; Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune (11-12 September 2012)
The George Philander Symposium, Princeton University, NJ (6 September 2012)
LASG Seminar, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (10 August 2012)
ICDM Workshop on Dynamics & Predictability of High Impact Weather & Climate Events, Kunming, China (6-9 August 2012)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (22 June 2012)
Atmospheric Science & Physical Oceanography (CASPO) Seminar, University of California, San Diego (5 April 2012)
Institute for Terrestrial & Planetary Atmospheres, State University of New York, Stony Brook (21 March 2012)
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India; Golden Jubilee Celebrations, 21-25 February 2012
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine (19 December 2011)
NRC Workshop on Himalayan Glaciers, Hydrology and Climate Change, Washington, DC (19-20 October 2011)
GEWEX TRACE Workshop: The atmosphere/climate system. Silver Spring, MD (18-20 April 2011)
WCRP Workshop on Drought Predictability and Prediction in a Changing Climate, Barcelona, Spain (2-5 March 2011)
NRC Committee on Climate, Energy, and National Security, Washington, DC (10-11 January 2011).National Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasting Seminar, Ministry of Earth Sciences, India (5 January 2011)
Session Chair, The Mike Wallace Symposium, University of Washington, Seattle (28 September 2010)
Panelist, Innovation in Research Cooperation, IIT Kanpur Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Washington DC (9 July 2010)
Climate Research Committee's (CRC) Forum on Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, BASC, NAS (27 April 2010)
GFDL Seminar, Princeton University, Princeton (18 March 2010)
Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences Seminar, University of Tokyo, Japan (2 November 2009)
Nigam, S. and N. Thomas*, 2019: The Sahara Desert Hydroclimate and Expanse: Natural Variability and Climate Change. Invited Chapter in Encyclopedia of the World's Biomes, Elsevier.
Nigam, S. and S. Baxter, 2014: Teleconnections. Invited contribution in Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences  (2nd Edition; Editors: Gerald North, Fuqing Zhang and John Pyle) Academic Press, Elsevier Science, London, 90-109.|
Nigam, S., 2003: Teleconnections. Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences; Editors: J.R. Holton, J.A. Pyle & J.A. Curry; Academic Press, Elsevier Science, London, 2243-2269.
Nigam, S., and E. DeWeaver, 2003: Stationary Waves (Orographic and Thermally forced). Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences; Editors: J.R. Holton, J.A. Pyle & J.A. Curry; Academic Press, Elsevier Science, London, 2121- 2137.
Present--2010 (*Student; **Research Associate)
Nigam, S., and N. Thomas*, 2021: Surface Warming over West Antarctica and the Ross Ice Shelf. (Submitted on 18 February 2021).
Nigam, S., and A. Sengupta*, 2021: The Full Extent of El Nino's Precipitation Influence on the United States and the Americas: The Sub-Optimality of the Nino 3.4 SST Index. Geophy. Res. Lett., 48,e2020GL091447. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL091447
Nigam, S., A. Ruiz-Barradas**, and A. Sengupta*, 2021: The Chennai Water Crisis: Insufficient Rainwater or Suboptimal Harnessing of Runoff?Current Science (Indian Academy of Sciences), 120, 1, 43-55 (10 January).
Thomas*, N., S. Nigam, and V. Ravi*, 2021: Seasonality in the Vertical Structure of Long-Term Temperature Trends over North America. Atmosphere-Ocean, 1-10, https://doi.org/10.1080/07055900.2020.1855409
Nigam, S., A. Sengupta*, and A. Ruiz-Barradas**, 2020: Atlantic-Pacific Links in Observed Multidecadal SST Variability: Is Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation's Phase-Reversal Orchestrated by Pacific Decadal Oscillation? J. Climate, 33, 5479-5505.
Nigam, S. and N. Thomas*, 2019: The Sahara Desert Hydroclimate and Expanse: Natural Variability and Climate Change. Invited Chapter in Encyclopedia of the World's Biomes, Elsevier; https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-k0-12-409548-9.12034-2
Climate Change: An Information Statement of the American Meteorological Society (2019; Drafting Committee Chair); adopted by the AMS Council on 15 April 2019. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 100, xx-yy.
Sengupta*, A., and S. Nigam, 2019: The Northeast Winter Monsoon over the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia: Evolution, Interannual Variability, and Model Simulations. J. Climate, 32, 231-249.
Ruiz-Barradas**, A., L. Chafik, S. Nigam, and S. Hakkinen, 2018: Recent Subsurface North Atlantic Cooling Trend in context of Atlantic Decadal-to-Multidecadal Variability. Tellus A: Dynamical Meteorology & Oceanography, 70, 1481688, https://doi.org/10.1080/16000870.2018.1481688.
Thomas*, N., and S. Nigam, 2018: Sahara Desert Expands in the 20th-Century. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 99, Papers of Note, 1123-1124.
Ruiz-Barradas**, A., and S. Nigam, 2018: Hydroclimate Variability and Change over the Mekong River Basin: Modeling, and Predictability and Policy Implications. J. Hydrometeor., 19, 849-869.
Thomas*, N., and S. Nigam, 2018: 20th-Century Climate Change over Africa: Seasonal Hydroclimate Trends and Sahara Desert Expansion. J. Climate, 31, 3349-3370. The 1920-2013 Desert Creep (seasonal)
UMD-CMNS Press Release; NSF Press Release; Washington Post Coverage; Other Coverage.
Nigam, S., A. Ruiz-Barradas**, and L. Chafik, 2018: Gulf Stream Excursions and Sectional Detachments Generate the Decadal Pulses in the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation. J. Climate, 31, 2853-2870.
Nigam, S., N. Thomas*, A. Ruiz-Barradas**, and S. Weaver, 2017: Striking Seasonality in the Secular Warming of the Northern Continents: Structure and Mechanisms. J. Climate, 30, 6521-6541.
Baxter, S., and S. Nigam (2017): Rediscovering the MJO Extratropical Response: Streamfunction as a Preferred Variable for Subseasonal Teleconnection Analysis. Climate Prediction S & T Digest, NOAA's National Weather Service, 1-7.
Lemone, M. A., S. Nigam, and J. M. Wallace (2017): Eugene M. Rasmusson (1929-2015). Memorial Tributes, Volume 21, The National Academies Press, Washington, DC.
Chafik, L, and co-authors (S Nigam), 2016: Global linkages originating from decadal oceanic variability in the subpolar North Atlantic. Geophys. Res. Lett., 10.1002/2016GL071134
Nigam, S., 2016: Atmospheric Science of Humid Areas: Why are humid areas humid? Invited peer-reviewed book chapter in Managing Water and Biodiversity in Humid Areas, Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy (Editor: Henry Vaux), California Institute for Water Resources, University of California; pgs. 35-54.
Nigam, S., and A. Ruiz-Barradas**, 2016: Key Role of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation in 20th Century Drought and Wet Periods over the US Great Plains and the Sahel. Invited book chapter (pgs. 255-270) in Dynamics and Predictability of Large-scale High-Impact Weather and Climate Events. Cambridge University Press; ISBN: 9781316468746.
Nigam, S., Y. Zhao*, A. Ruiz-Barradas**, and T. Zhou, 2016: The South-Flood North-Drought Pattern over Eastern China and the Drying of the Gangetic Plain: Observations, Simulations, and Origin. Invited book chapter (pgs. 347-360) in Climate Change: Multidecadal and Beyond (Editors: Michael Ghil, Mojib Latif, Mike Wallace, and C.P. Chang) World Press, 376pp.
Wallace, J.M., and S. Nigam, 2015: Eugene M. Rasmusson (1929-2015). Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 96, 1804-1808.
Baxter*, S., and S. Nigam, 2015: Key Role of North Pacific Oscillation/West Pacific Pattern in Generating the Extreme 2013-2014 North American Winter. J. Climate, 28, 8109-8117.
Zhao*, Y., and S. Nigam, 2015: The Indian Ocean Dipole: A Monopole in SST. J. Climate, 28, 3-19.
Nigam, S. and S. Baxter*, 2015: Teleconnections. Invited contribution in Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences (2nd Edition; Editors: G. North, F. Zhang, and J. Pyle) Academic Press, Elsevier Science, London, 90-109.
Nigam, S. and E. DeWeaver, 2015: Dynamical Meteorology: Stationary waves (Orographic and Thermally forced). Invited contribution in Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences (2nd Edition; Editors: G. North, F. Zhang, and J. Pyle) Academic Press, Elsevier Science, London, 431-445.
Sheffield, J., et al. (including S. Nigam), 2014: Regional Climate Processes and Projections for North America: CMIP3/CMIP5 Differences, Attribution and Outstanding issues. NOAA Technical Report OAR CPO-2. Climate Program Office, Silver Spring, MD; DOI:10.7289/V5DB7ZRC.
Ruiz-Barradas**, A, and S. Nigam, 2013: Atmosphere-Land-surface Interactions over the Southern Great Plains: Characterization from Pentad Analysis of ARM Observations and NARR. J. Climate, 26, 875-886.
Kavvada*, A., A. Ruiz-Barradas**, and S. Nigam, 2013: AMO's Structure and Climate Footprint in Observations and IPCC AR5 Climate Simulations. Climate Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s00382-013-1712-1.
Baxter*, S., and S. Nigam, 2013: A Sub-Seasonal Teleconnection Analysis: PNA Development and Its Relationship to the NAO. J. Climate, 26, 6733-6741.
Ruiz-Barradas**, A., S. Nigam, and A. Kavvada*, 2013: The AMO in 20th Century Climate Simulations: Uneven Progress from CMIP3 to CMIP5. Climate Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s00382-013-1810-0.
Sheffield, J., et al. (including S. Nigam), 2013: North American Climate in CMIP5 Experiments. Part I: Evaluation of Historical Simulations of Continental and Regional Climatology. J. Climate, 26, 9209-9245.
Sheffield, J., et al. (including S. Nigam), 2013: North American Climate in CMIP5 Experiments. Part II: Evaluation of Historical Simulations of Intra-Seasonal to Decadal Variability. J. Climate, 26, 9247-9290.
Grodsky, S., J. Carton, S. Nigam, and Y. Okumura, 2012: Tropical Atlantic Biases in CCSM4. J. Climate, 25, 3684-3701.
Nigam, S., B. Guan*, and A. Ruiz-Barradas**, 2011: Key role of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation in 20th century drought and wet periods over the Great Plains. Geophys Res.Lett., 38, L16713, 0.1029/2011GL048650.
Nigam, S., and B. Guan*, 2011: Atlantic Tropical Cyclones in the 20th Century: Natural Variability and Secular Change in Cyclone Count. Climate Dynamics, 36:2279-2293 DOI 10.1007/s00382-010-0908-x.
Nigam, S., and M. Bollasina*, 2011: Reply to Comment by K. M. Lau and K. M. Kim on "'Elevated heat pump' hypothesis for the aerosol-monsoon hydroclimate link: 'Grounded' in observations? J. Geophys. Res. 116, D07204, DOI: 10.1029/2010JD015246.
Bollasina*, M., and S. Nigam, 2011: The Summertime "Heat" Low over Pakistan / Northwestern India: Evolution and Origin. Climate Dynamics, 37:957-970. DOI 10.1007/s00382-010-0879-y.
Bollasina*, M., and S. Nigam, 2011: Modeling of Regional Hydroclimate Change over the Indian Subcontinent: Impact of the Expanding Thar Desert. J. Climate, 24, 3089-3106.
Bollasina*, M., and S. Nigam, 2011: Increasing desertification of Northwestern India can adversely impact the South Asian monsoon. GEWEX News, 21, No. 2, 8-10.
Weaver*, S.J., and S. Nigam, 2011: Recurrent Supersynoptic Evolution of the Great Plains Low-Level Jet. J. Climate, 24, 575-582.
Ruiz-Barradas**, A., and S. Nigam 2010: SST - North American hydroclimate links in AMIP simulations of the Drought Working Group models: A proxy for the idealized drought modeling experiments. J. Climate, 23, 2585-2598.
Ruiz-Barradas**, A., and S. Nigam 2010: Great Plains Precipitation and its SST Links in 20th Century Climate Simulations, and 21st and 22nd Century Climate Projections. J. Climate, 23, 6409-6429.
Nigam, S., and M. Bollasina*, 2010: The 'Elevated Heat Pump' Hypothesis for the Aerosol-Monsoon Hydroclimate Link: "Grounded" in Observations? J. Geophys. Res., 115, D16201, doi:10.1029/2009JD013800.
Science Cover (28 May 2004)|