Topical Collection on Climate Forecast System version 2 (CFSv2)

The Topical Collection on Climate Forecast System version 2 (CFSv2) is now complete. All 24 papers included in a topical collection on the Climate Forecast System version 2 (CFSv2) have been published in the international journal Climate Dynamics. The CFSv2, a National Weather Service/National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NWS/NCEP) global climate model used for prediction, has been developed by NCEP over several years and was implemented into operations in March 2011. The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA), Climate Program Office (CPO) organized this collection, contributed by many research groups, to document significant advances in the capability of the CFSv2 to simulate important climate phenomena like El Nino and to predict surface temperature and precipitation patterns compared to the previous version of the model.This collection serves as an important scientific reference for the development of the next generation of the CFS, now underway, making it an excellent example of research in the broad community in support of NOAA's operational mission achieved through collaboration between NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) and National Weather Service (NWS).

This collection is coordinated by Jin Huang, Annarita Mariotti, Jim Kinter, and Arun Kumar; the Chief Editor was Edwin Schneider.

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Topical Collection on Climate Forecast System Version 2 (CFSv2)

Preface to CFSv2 topical collection
Jin Huang, Annarita Mariotti, Jim Kinter and Arun Kumar

Impact of land-atmospheric coupling in CFSv2 on drought prediction
Joshua K. Roundy, Craig R. Ferguson, Eric F. Wood

Evaluation of the CFSv2 CMIP5 decadal predictions
Rodrigo J. Bombardi, Jieshun Zhu, Lawrence Marx, Bohua Huang, Hua Chen, et al.

Climate drift of AMOC, North Atlantic salinity and arctic sea ice in CFSv2 decadal predictions
Bohua Huang, Jieshun Zhu, Lawrence Marx, Xingren Wu, Arun Kumar, et al.

Multi-model MJO forecasting during DYNAMO/CINDY period
Xiouhua Fu, June-Yi Lee, Pang-Chi Hsu, Hiroshi Taniguchi, Bin Wang, et al.

Characteristics of the water cycle and land–atmosphere interactions from a comprehensive reforecast and reanalysis data set: CFSv2
Paul A. Dirmeyer

CFSv2 ensemble prediction of the wintertime Arctic Oscillation
Emily E. Riddle, Amy H. Butler, Jason C. Furtado, Judah L. Cohen, et al.

Cloud vertical distribution from radiosonde, remote sensing, and model simulations
Jinqiang Zhang, Zhanqing Li, Hongbin Chen, Hyelim Yoo, Maureen Cribb

Interannual variability of the South Pacific Ocean in observations and simulated by the NCEP Climate Forecast System, version 2
Yuanhong Guan, Bohua Huang, Jieshun Zhu, Zeng-Zhen Hu, et al.

Diagnosis and testing of low-level cloud parameterizations for the NCEP/GFS model using satellite and ground-based measurements
Hyelim Yoo, Zhanqing Li, Yu-Tai Hou, Steve Lord, Fuzhong Weng, et al.

Predictions of Nino3.4 SST in CFSv1 and CFSv2: a diagnostic comparison
Anthony G. Barnston, Michael K. Tippet

Prediction of global patterns of dominant quasi-biweekly oscillation by the NCEP Climate Forecast System version 2
Xiaolong Jia, Song Yang, Xun Li, Yunyun Liu, Hui Wang, Xiangwen Liu, et al.

Role of ocean–atmosphere interaction on northward propagation of Indian summer monsoon intra-seasonal oscillations (MISO)
S. Sharmila, P. A. Pillai, S. Joseph, M. Roxy, R. P. M. Krishna, et al.

Variability of the Indian Ocean SST and its possible impact on summer western North Pacific anticyclone in the NCEP Climate Forecast System
Xingwen Jiang, Song Yang, Jianping Li, Yueqing Li, Haoran Hu, Yi Lian

Evaluation of summer temperature and precipitation predictions from NCEP CFSv2 retrospective forecast over China
Lifeng Luo, Wei Tang, Zhaohui Lin, Eric F. Wood

CFSv2 prediction skill of stratospheric temperature anomalies
Qin Zhang, Chul-Su Shin, Huug van den Dool, Ming Cai

Preface to CFSv2 topical collection
Jin Huang, Annarita Mariotti, Jim Kinter, Arun Kumar

MJO prediction in the NCEP Climate Forecast System version 2
Wanqiu Wang, Meng-Pai Hung, Scott J. Weaver, Arun Kumar, Xiouhua Fu

Evaporation-precipitation variability over Indian Ocean and its assessment in NCEP Climate Forecast System (CFSv2)
Samir Pokhrel, Hasibur Rahaman, Anant Parekh, Subodh Kumar Saha, et al.

Evaluation of cloud properties in the NOAA/NCEP global forecast system using multiple satellite products
Hyelim Yoo, Zhanqing Li

Climate mean, variability and dominant patterns of the Northern Hemisphere wintertime mean atmospheric circulation in the NCEP CFSv2
Peitao Peng, Arun Kumar, Bhaskar Jha

Improved reliability of ENSO hindcasts with multi-ocean analyses ensemble initialization
Jieshun Zhu, Bohua Huang, Magdalena A. Balmaseda, James L. Kinter III, et al.

Prediction and monitoring of monsoon intraseasonal oscillations over Indian monsoon region in an ensemble prediction system using CFSv2
S. Abhilash, A. K. Sahai, N. Borah, R. Chattopadhyay, S. Joseph, et al.

Predictable patterns and predictive skills of monsoon precipitation in Northern Hemisphere summer in NCEP CFSv2 reforecasts
Zhiyan Zuo, Song Yang, Zeng-Zhen Hu, Renhe Zhang, Wanqiu Wang, et al.

Calibration and combination of dynamical seasonal forecasts to enhance the value of predicted probabilities for managing risk
John A. Dutton, Richard P. James, Jeremy D. Ross


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