• Mauritsen, T. and R. Pincus. Committed warming inferred from observations. Nature Climate Change, doi:10.1038/nclimate3357, 2017 (linkdata and scripts).
  • Fiedler, S., B. Stevens, T. Mauritsen. On the sensitivity of anthropogenic aerosol forcing to model-internal variability and parameterizing a Twomey effect. JAMES, doi:10.1002/2017MS000932, 2017.
  • Hedemann, C., T. Mauritsen, J. Jungclaus, J. Marotzke. The subtle origins of surface-warming hiatuses. Nature Climate Change, 7(5), doi:10.1038/nclimate3274, 2017.
  • Stevens, B., et al. MACv2-SP: A parameterization of anthropogenic aerosol optical properties and an associated Twomey effect for use in CMIP6. GMD, 1-34, doi:10.5194/gmd-10-433-2017, 2017.


  • Mauritsen, T. Clouds cooled the Earth. Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo2838, 2016.
  • Hourdin, F. et al. The art and science of climate model tuning. BAMS, 98(3), doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00135.1, 2016.
  • Silvers, L. G., B. Stevens, T. Mauritsen, M. Giorgetta. Radiative convective equilibrium as a framework for studying the interaction between convection and its large-scale environment: RCE and convective interaction with environment. JAMES, doi:10.1002/2016MS000629, 2016.
  • Clement, A. C., M. A. Cane, L. N. Murphy, K. Bellomo, T. Mauritsen, B. Stevens. Response to comment on "The Atlantic multidecadal oscillation without a role for ocean circulation". Science, 352, 1527-1527, 2016.
  • Gregory, J., T. Andrews, P. Good, T. Mauritsen, P. Forster. Small global-mean cooling due to volcanic radiative forcing. Climate Dynamics, 47(12), 2016.
  • Mauritsen, T. Arctic climate Change: Greenhouse warming unleashed. Nature Geoscience, 9, 271-272  2016 (link).
  • Bathiany, S., D. Notz, T. Mauritsen, G. Rädel, V. Brovkin. On the potential for abrupt Arctic winter sea-ice loss. Journal of Climate, 2016, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0466.1, 2016 (link).
  • Fläschner, D., T. Mauritsen, B. Stevens. Understanding the intermodel spread in global-mean hydrological sensitivity. Journal of Climate, 29(2):801-817, 2016 (link).
  • Rädel, G., T. Mauritsen, B. Stevens, D. Dommenget, D. Matei, K. Bellomo, A. Clement. Amplification of El Nino by cloud longwave coupling to atmospheric circulation. Nature Geoscience, 9(2):106–110, 2016 (link).


  • Pithan, F., W. Angevine, T. Mauritsen. Improving a global model from the boundary layer: Total turbulent energy and the neutral limit Prandtl number. JAMES, 7(2):791-805, 2015 (link).
  • Clement, A. K. Bellomo, L.N. Murphy, M. A. Cane, T. Mauritsen, G. Rädel, B. Stevens. The Atlantic multidecadal oscillation without a role for ocean circulation. Science, 350(6258):320-324, 2015 (link).
  • Mauritsen, T. and B. Stevens. Missing iris-effect as a possible cause of muted hydrological change and high climate sensitivity in models. Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo2414, 2015 (linkdata and code changes).
  • Webb, M. J. et al. The impact of parameterized convection on cloud feedback. Philosophical Transactions, A, 373(2054), 2015 (link).
  • Bellomo, K., A. C. Clement, T. Mauritsen, G. Rädel, B. Stevens. The influence of cloud feedbacks on Equatorial Atlantic variability. J. Clim. 28, 2725-2744, 2015 (link).


  • Pithan, F., B. Medeiros, T. Mauritsen. Mixed-phase clouds cause climate model biases in Arctic wintertime temperature inversions. Climate Dynamics, 43, 289-303, 2014 (link).
  • Bellomo, K., A. Clement, T. Mauritsen, G. Rädel, B. Stevens. Simulating the role of subtropical stratocumulus clouds in driving Pacific climate variability. J. Clim. 27(13), 5119-5131, 2014.
  • Graversen, R. G., P. L. Langen and T. Mauritsen. Polar amplification in CCSM4: Contributions from the lapse rate and surface albedo feedbacks. J. Clim. 27(12), 4433-4450, 2014.
  • Pithan, F. and T. Mauritsen, 2014: Arctic amplification dominated by temperature feedbacks in contemporary climate models. Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo2071 (link).
  • Voigt, A., Stevens, B., Bader, J. and T. Mauritsen. Compensation of hemispheric albedo asymmetries by shifts of the ITCZ and tropical clouds. J. Clim. 27(3), 1029-1045, 2014.
  • Tjernström, M. et al. The Arctic Summer Cloud Ocean Study (ASCOS): Overview and experimental design. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14, 2823-2869, 2014 (link).


  • Meraner, K., T. Mauritsen, A. Voigt, 2013: Robust increase in equilibrium climate sensitivity under global warming. Geophys. Res. Lett. 40(22), 5944-5948, doi:10.1002/2013gl058118 (link).
  • Pithan, F., Medeiros, B. and Mauritsen, T., 2013: Mixed-phase clouds cause climate model biases in Arctic wintertime inversion strength, Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-013-1964-9.
  • Pithan, F. and T. Mauritsen, 2013: Comments on “Current GCMs' Unrealistic Negative Feedback in the Arctic", J. Climate, 26, 7783–7788, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00331.1 (link).
  • Block, K., and T. Mauritsen, 2013: Forcing and feedback in the MPI-ESM-LR coupled model under abruptly quadrupled CO2, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 5, 676–691, doi:10.1002/jame.20041.
  • Shupe, M. D., Persson, P. O. G., Brooks, I. M., Tjernström, M., Sedlar, J., Mauritsen, T., Sjogren, S., and Leck, C.: Cloud and boundary layer interactions over the Arctic sea ice in late summer, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 9379-9399, doi:10.5194/acp-13-9379-2013, 2013 (link).
  • Giorgetta, M. A., et al. Climate and carbon cycle changes from 1850 to 2100 in MPI-ESM simulations for the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 5, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 5, doi:10.1002/jame.20038,2013 (link).
  • Mauritsen, T., Graversen, R. G., Klocke, D., Langen, P. L., Stevens, B., Tomassini, L. 2013, Climate feedback efficiency and synergy. Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-013-1808-7 (link).
  • Stevens, B., et al. 2013, Atmospheric component of the MPI-M Earth System Model: ECHAM6, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 5, doi:10.1002/jame.20015.
  • Sandu, I., A. Beljaars, P. Bechtold, T. Mauritsen, and G. Balsamo 2013, Why is it so difficult to represent stably stratified conditions in numerical weather prediction (NWP) models?, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 5, doi:10.1002/jame.20013.
  • Voigt, A., Stevens. B, Bader, J., Mauritsen, T. 2013, The observed hemispheric symmetry in reflected shortwave irradiance. Journal of Climate, 26, 468-477, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00132.1.
  • Tomassini, L., O. Geoffroy, J.-L. Dufresne, A. Idelkadi, C. Cagnazzo, K. Block, T. Mauritsen, M. Giorgetta, J. Quaas, 2013, The respective roles of surface temperature driven feedbacks and tropospheric adjustment to CO2 in CMIP5 transient climate simulations, Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-013-1682-3


  • Roeckner, E., Mauritsen, T., Esch, M., Brokopf, R. 2012, Impact of melt ponds on Arctic sea ice in past and future climates as simulated be MPI-ESM. JAMES, 4, doi:10.1029/2012MS000157.
  • Tjernström, T. et al. 2012, Meteorological conditions in the central Arctic summer during the Arctic Summer Cloud Ocean Study (ASCOS). Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12, 6863-6889, doi:10.5194/acp-12-6863-2012.
  • Mauritsen, T. et al. 2012, Tuning the climate of a global model. JAMES, 4,  doi:10.1029/2012MS000154 (link).
  • Zygmuntowska, M. et al. Arctic clouds and surface radiation - a critical comparison of satellite retrievals and the ERA-Interim reanalysis. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12, 6667-6677, doi: 10.5194/acp-12-6667-2012.
  • Birch, C. E. et al. Modelling atmospheric structure, cloud and their response to CCN in the central Arctic: ASCOS case studies. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12, 3419-3435, doi: 10.5194/acp-12-3419-2012.
  • Langen, P. L., Graversen, R. G., Mauritsen, T., 2012, Separation of contributions from radiative feedbacks to polar amplification on an aquaplanet. Journal of Climate, 25, 3010-3024, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00246.1.


  • Mauritsen, T., J. Sedlar, M. Tjernström, C. Leck, M. Shupe, M. Martin, B. Sierau, S. Sjögren, P.O.G. Persson, I. M. Brooks and E. Swietlicki. An Arctic CCN-limited cloud-aerosol regime. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 165-173, 2011 (pdf).
  • Sedlar, J. et al. 2011, A transitioning Arctic surface energy budget: the impact of solar zenith angel, surface albedo and cloud radiative forcing. Climate Dynamics, 37, 1643-1660, doi: 10.1007/s00382-010-0937-5.
  • Svensson, G., A.A.M. Holtslag, V. Kumar, T. Mauritsen, G.J. Steeneveld, W. M. Angevine, E. Bazile, A. Beljaars, E.I.F. de Bruijn, A. Cheng, L. Conangla, J. Cuxart, M. Ek, M. J. Falk, F. Freedman, H. Kitagawa, V. E. Larson, A. Lock, J. Mailhot, V. Masson, S. Park, J. Pleim, S. Söderberg, M. Zampieri and W. Weng 2011. Evaluation of the diurnal cycle in the atmospheric boundary layer over land as represented by a variety of single column models – the second GABLS experiment. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 140, 177-206.


  • Angevine, W.M., H. Jiang and T. Mauritsen 2010. Performance of an eddy diffusivity-mass flux scheme for shallow cumulus boundary layers. Monthly Weather Review, 138, 2895-2912, DOI: 10.1175/2010MWR3142.1.
  • Graversen, R.G., T. Mauritsen, S. Drijfhout, S. Mårtensson, T. Tjernström and E. Källén 2010. The role of atmospheric energy transport in the 2007 Arctic ice melt. Climate Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s00382-010-0809-z.


  • Tjernström, M. and T. Mauritsen, 2009. Variability and vertical structure of the summer Arctic boundary layer. Boundary Layer Meteorology, 130, 383-406.
  • Moberg, A., R. Mohammad, and T. Mauritsen, 2008. Analysis of the Moberg et al. 2005 hemispheric temperature reconstruction. Climate Dynamics, 31:957-971, doi:10.1007/s00382-008-0392-8.
  • Zilitinkevich, S.S., T. Elperin, N. Kleeorin, I. Rogachevskii, I. Esau, T. Mauritsen and M. W. Miles, 2008. Turbulence energetics in stably stratified geophysical flows: strong and weak mixing regimes. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 134(633), 793-799.
  • Graversen, R.G., T. Mauritsen, M. Tjernstrom, E. Källén and G. Svensson, 2008. Arctic warming aloft is dataset dependent - Reply. Nature, 455, 11 September 2008, E4-E5.
  • Steeneveld, G.J., T. Mauritsen, E.I.F. de Bruijn, J. Vila-Guerau de Arellano, G. Svensson and A.A.M. Holtslag, 2008. Evaluation of limited area models for the representation of the diurnal cycle and contrasting nights in CASES99, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 47, 869-887.
  • Mauritsen, T. and L. Enger, 2008. On the use of shear in turbulent length-scales. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 134(631), 539-540.
  • Graversen, R.G., T. Mauritsen, M. Tjernstrom, E. Källén and G. Svensson, 2008. Vertical structure of recent Arctic warming. Nature, 451, 3 January 2008, 53-57.
  • Mauritsen, T., G. Svensson, S. Zilitinkevich, I. Esau, L. Enger and B. Grisogono, 2007. A total turbulent energy closure model for neutrally and stably stratified atmospheric boundary layers. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 64, 4113-4126.
  • Mauritsen, T. and G. Svensson, 2007. Observations of stably stratified shear-driven atmospheric turbulence at low and high Richardson numbers. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 64, 645-655.
  • Cuxart J., A. A. M. Holtslag, R. Beare, A. Beljaars, A. Cheng, L. Conangla, M. Ek, F. Freedman, R. Hamdi, A. Kerstein, H. Kitagawa, G. Lenderik, D. Lewellen. J. Mailhot, T. Mauritsen, V. Perov, G. Schayes, G-J. Steeneveld, G. Svensson, P. Taylor, S. Wunsch, W. Weng and K-M. Xu, 2006. Single-column intercomparison for a stably stratified atmospheric boundary layer. Boundary Layer Meteorology, 118, 273-303.
  • Mauritsen, T., G. Svensson and B. Grisogono, 2005. Wave flow simulations over Arctic leads, Boundary Layer Meteorology, 117(2), 259-273.
  • Mauritsen, T. and E. Källén, 2004. Blocking prediction in an ensemble forecasting system, Tellus, 56A, 218-228.



PhD. Thesis

Thorsten Mauritsen, On the Arctic boundary layer - from turbulence to climate. Stockholm University, February 2007 (pdf)