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    Peer Reviewed Articles

    • Zhou, T., Zhang, W., Chen, D., Zhang, X., Li, C., Zuo, M. & Chen, X. (2022). Understanding and building upon pioneering work of Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 laureates Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann: From greenhouse effect to Earth system science and beyond. Science China Earth Sciences, 65, 589-600. doi:10.1007/s11430-022-9906-4 [ Fulltext] [ Fulltext]
    • Wu, M., Zhou, T., Li, C., Li, H., Chen, X., Wu, B., Zhang, W. & Zhang, L. (2021). A very likely weakening of Pacific Walker Circulation in constrained near-future projections. Nature Communications, 12: 6502. doi:10.1038/s41467-021-26693-y [ Fulltext] [ Fulltext]
    • Huang, X., Zhou, T., Dai, A., Li, H., Li, C., Chen, X., Lu, J. & von Storch, J.(2020). South Asian summer monsoon projections constrained by the Intedacadal Pacific Oscillation. Science Advances, 6: eaay6546. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aay6546 [ Fulltext] [ Fulltext]
    • Li, C., Held, H., Hokamp, S. & Marotzke, J.(2020). Optimal temperature overshoot profile found by limiting global sea level rise as a lower-cost climate target. Science Advances, 6: eaaw9490. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aaw9490 [ Fulltext]
    • Rugenstein, M., Bloch‐Johnson, J., Gregory, J., Andrews, T., Mauritsen, T., Li, C., Frölicher, T., Paynter, D., Danabasoglu, G., Yang, S., Dufresne, J., Cao, L., Schmidt, G., Abe‐Ouchi, A., Geoffroy, O. & Knutti, R. (2020). Equilibrium climate sensitivity estimated by equilibrating climate models. Geophysical Research Letters, 47: e2019GL083898. doi:10.1029/2019GL083898 [ Fulltext] [ Fulltext]
    • Suarez-Gutierrez, L., Müller, W., Li, C. & Marotzke, J.(2020). Dynamical and thermodynamical drivers of variability in European summer heat extremes. Climate Dynamics, 54, 4351-4366. doi:10.1007/s00382-020-05233-2 [ Fulltext] [ Fulltext] [ Fulltext]
    • Suarez-Gutierrez, L., Müller, W., Li, C. & Marotzke, J.(2020). Hotspots of extreme heat under global warming. Climate Dynamics, 55, 429-447. doi:10.1007/s00382-020-05263-w [ Fulltext] [ Fulltext] [ Fulltext]
    • Maher, N., Milinski, S., Suarez-Gutierrez, L., Botzet, M., Kornblueh, L., Takano, Y., Kröger, J., Ghosh, R., Hedemann, C., Li, C., Li, H., Manzini, E., Notz, D., Putrasahan, D., Boysen, L., Claussen, M., Ilyina, T., Olonscheck, D., Raddatz, T., Stevens, B. & Marotzke, J.(2019). The Max Planck Institute Grand Ensemble - Enabling the Exploration of Climate System Variability. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 11, 2050-2069. doi:10.1029/2019MS001639 [ Fulltext] [ Fulltext]
    • Rugenstein, M., Bloch-Johnson, J., Abe-Ouchi, A., Andrews, T., Beyerle, U., Cao, L., Chadha, T., Danabasoglu, G., Dufresne, J.-L., Duan, L., Foujols, M.-A., Frölicher, T., Geoffroy, O., Gregory, J., Knutti, R., Li, C., Marzocchi, A., Mauritsen , T., Menary, M., Moyer, E., Nazarenko, L., Paynter, D., Saint-Martin, D., Schmidt, G., Yamamoto, A. & Yang, S. (2019). LongRunMIP – motivation and design for a large collection of millennial-length AO-GCM simulations. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 100, 2551-2570. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0068.1 [ Fulltext]
    • Wu, B., Zhou, T., Li, C., Müller, W. & Lin, J. (2019). Improved decadal prediction of Northern-Hemisphere summer land temperature. Climate Dynamics, 53, 1357-1369. doi:10.1007/s00382-019-04658-8
    • Yang, H., Lohmann, G., Shi, X. & Li, C.(2019). Enhanced mid-latitude meridional heat imbalance induced by the ocean. Atmosphere, 10: 746. doi:10.3390/ATMOS10120746 [ Fulltext]
    • Zhou, T., Luterbacher, J., Wu, S., Li, C., Chao, Q., Cheng, X., Duan, Y., Li, J., Stevens, B., Voigt, S., Zhang, Y., Zheng, X. & Zou, L. (2019). A new era of China-Germany joint research exploring the climate mystery of Earth. Science Bulletin, 64, 1733-1736. doi:10.1016/j.scib.2019.09.018 [ Fulltext]
    • Suarez-Gutierrez, L., Li, C., Müller, W. & Marotzke, J.(2018). Internal variability in European summer temperatures at 1,5°C and 2°C of global warming. Environmental Research Letters, 13: 064026. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aaba58 [ Fulltext] [ Fulltext] [ Fulltext]
    • Suarez-Gutierrez, L., Li, C., Thorne, P. & Marotzke, J.(2017). Internal variability in simulated and observed tropical tropospheric temperature trends. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 5709-5719 . doi:10.1002/2017gl073798 [ Fulltext] [ Fulltext]
    • Liu, L., Li, Z., Yang, X., Gong, H., Li, C. & Xiong, A. (2016). The long-term trend in the diurnal temperature range over Asia and its natural and anthropogenic causes. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 121, 3519-3533 . doi:10.1002/2015JD024549 [ Fulltext]
    • Li, C., Stevens, B. & Marotzke, J.(2015). Eurasian winter cooling in the warming hiatus of 1998-2012. Geophysical Research Letters, 42 , 8131-8139. doi:10.1002/2015GL065327 [ Fulltext]
    • Li, C., von Storch, J.-S. & Marotzke, J.(2013). Deep-ocean heat uptake and equilibrium climate response. Climate Dynamics, 40, 1071-1086. doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1350-z
    • Li, C., Notz, D., Tietsche, S. & Marotzke, J. (2013). The transient versus the equilibrium response of sea ice to global warming. Journal of Climate, 26, 5624-5636. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00492.1 [ Fulltext]
    • Wang, W., Wang, D., Zhou, W., Liu, Q., Yu, Y. & Li, C.(2011). Impact of the South China Sea throughflow on the pacific low-latitude western boundary current: A numerical study for seasonal and interannual time scales. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 28, 1367. doi:10.1007/s00376-011-0142-4
    • Yu, Y., Li, C., Wang, D. & Liu, H. (2011). Numeric simulation of seasonal cycle in the warm pool and its sensitivity to surface heat flux and momentum forcing (暖池季节变化的数值模拟及其对海表热力和动力强迫的敏感性 - in Chinese with English abstract). Journal of Tropical Oceanography, 30, 1-10.
    • Li, H., Zhou, T. & Li, C.(2010). Decreasing trend in global land monsoon precipitation over the past 50 years simulated by a coupled climate model. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 27(2), 285-292. doi:10.1007/s00376-009-8173-9 [ Fulltext]
    • Lin, P.-F., Hai-Long, L., Li, C. & Xue-Hong, Z. (2010). Spring Cold Bias of SST and minimal wind mixing in the Equatorial Pacific Cold Tongue. Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters, 3, 342-346. doi:10.1080/16742834.2010.11446890 [ Fulltext]
    • Wang, W., Yu, Y., Li, C., Zhou, W., Liu, Q. & Wang, D. (2010). An investigation of the South China Sea throughflow and its impact on upper layer heat content of the South China Sea using LICOM (LICOM模拟的南海贯穿流及其对南海上层热含量的影响 - in Chinese with English abstract). Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 32, 1-11.
    • Yu, Y., Zhi, H., Wang, B., Wan, H., Li, C., Liu, H., Li, W., Zheng, W. & Zhou, T. (2008). Coupled model simulations of climate changes in the 20th century and beyond. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 25, 641-654. doi:10.1007/s00376-008-0641-0 [ Fulltext]
    • Li, C., Zhang, Y. & Wang, D. (2006). Impact of cold surges on sea surface temperature in South China Sea in autumn of 2004 (2004年秋季冷空气活动对南海海表温度的影响 - in Chinese with English abstract). Journal of Tropical Oceanography, 25, 1-10.



    • Li, C.  (2012). Long-term stability and adjustment toward equilibrium in a future warm climate. PhD Thesis, Universität Hamburg, Berichte zur Erdsystemforschung, 119 , doi:10.17617/2.1539444[Fulltext]