Selected Publications

* with a student as a first author   

M.R. Payne, A.J. Hobday, B.R. MacKenzie, D. Tommasi, D.P. Dempsey, R. Ji, G. Liu, D. Matei, A.K. Miesner,  K.E. Mills, K. Opstad Strand, E. Villarino, 2017: Lessons from the first generation of marine ecological forecasts. Submitted to Frontiers in Marine Science.

J. García-Serrano, C. Frankignoul, M. P. King, A. Arribas, Y. Gao, V. Guemas, D. Matei, R. Msadek, W. Park, E. Sanchez-Gomez, 2017: Multi-model assessment of linkages between Arctic sea-ice variability and the Euro-Atlantic atmospheric circulation in CMIP5 present climate. Climate Dynamics, online first, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-016-3454-3.

H. R. Langehaug, D. Matei, T. Eldevik, K. Lohmann, Y. Gao, 2017: On model differences and skill in predicting sea surface temperature in the Nordic and Barents Seas. Climate Dynamics48, 913-933. doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3118-3.

J.-Y. Park*, J. Bader, D. Matei, 2016: Anthropogenic Mediterranean warming essential driver for present and future Sahel rainfall.  Nature Climate Change, 6, 941–945, doi:10.1038/nclimate3065.

H. Hátún, K. Lohmann, D. Matei, J. Jungclaus, S. Pacariz, M.Bersch, A. Gislason, J. Ólafsson and P.C. Reid, 2016: An inflated subpolar gyre blows life toward the northeastern Atlantic.  Progr. Oceanogr., 147, 49–66.

G. Rädel, T. Mauritsen, B. Stevens, D. Dommenget, D. Matei, K. Bellomo, A. Clement, 2016: Amplification of El Niño by cloud longwave coupling to atmospheric circulation. Nature Geoscience, 9, 106–110.

J.J. Day, S. Tietsche, M. Collins, H.F. Goessling, V. Guemas, A. Guillory, W.J. Hurlin, M. Ishii, S.P.E. Keeley, D. Matei, R. Msadek, M. Sigmond, H. Tatabe, E: Hawkins, 2016: The Arctic Predictability and Prediction on Seasonal-to-Interannual TimEscales (APPOSITE) dataset. Geosci. Model. Dev., 9, 2255-2270.

T. Jung, F. Doblas-Reyes, H. Goessling, V. Guemas C. Bitz, C. Buontempo, R. Caballero, E. Jakobson, J. Jungclaus, M. Karcher, T. Koenigk, D. Matei, J. Overland, T, Spengler, S. Yang, 2015: Polar-lower latitude linkages and their role in weather and climate prediction. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc, 96, 197-200. doi:

J.-Y. Park*, J. Bader, D. Matei, 2015: Northern-hemispheric differential warming is the key to understanding the discrepancies in projected Sahel rainfall. Nature Communications, 5-5985, doi: 10.1038/ncomms6985.

Lohmann, K., J. Mignot, H.R. Langehaug, J.H. Jungclaus, D. Matei, O.H. Otterå, Y.Q. Gao, T.L. Mjell, U.S. Ninnemann and H.F. Kleiven, 2015: Using simulations of the last millennium to understand climate variability seen in paleo-observations: Similar variation of Iceland-Scotland overflow strength and Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation. Climate of the Past, 11, 203-216.

W. A. Müller, D. Matei, M. Bersch, J. Jungclaus, H. Haak, K. Lohmann, G.P. Compo, D. Sardeshmukh, J. Marotzke, 2014: A twentieth-century reanalysis forced ocean model to reconstruct the North Atlantic climate variation during the 1920s. Climate Dynamics, 44,1935-1955. 

Bellucci, A., R. Haarsma, S. Gualdi, P. Athanasiadis, M. Caian, C. Cassou, E. Fernandez, A. Germe, J. Jungclaus, J. Kröger, D. Matei, W. Müller, H. Pohlmann, D. Salas y Melia, E. Sanchez, D. Smith, L. Terray, K. Wyser, and S. Yang, 2014: An assessment of a multi-model ensemble of decadal climate predictions. Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-014-2164-y.

Lohmann, K., J. Jungclaus, D. Matei, J. Mignot, M. Menary, H. Langehaug, J. Ba, Y. Gao, O. H. Otterå, W. Park, S. Lorenz, 2014: The role of subpolar deep water formation and Nordic Seas overflows in simulated multidecadal variability of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation. Ocean Science, 10, 227-241.

S. Tietsche, J. J. Day, V. Guemas, W. J. Hurlin, S. Keeley, D. Matei, R. Msadek, M. Collins and E. Hawkins, 2014: Seasonal to interannual Arctic sea ice predictability in current global climate models. Geophys. Res. Lett. 41, 1035–1043 doi: 10.1002/2013GL058755.

Pascolini-Campbell, M., D. Zanchettin, O. Bothe, C. Timmreck, D. Matei, J. Jungclaus, H.-F. Graf, 2014: Toward a record of Central Pacific El Niño events since 1880. Theoretical and Applied Climatology,doi:10.1007/s00704-014-1114-2.

Pohlmann, H., W. A. Müller, K. Kulkarni, M. Kameswarrao, D. Matei, F. S. E. Vamborg, C. Kadow, S. Illing, J. Marotzke, 2013: Improved forecast skill in the tropics in the new MiKlip decadal climate predictions. Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 5798-5802. doi:10.1002/2013GL058051.

Giorgetta, M. A., J. Jungclaus, C. Reick, S. Legutke, V. Brovkin, T. Crueger, M. Esch, K. Fieg, K. Glushak, V. Gayler, H. Haak, H.-D. Hollweg, S. Kinne, L. Kornblueh, D. Matei, T. Mauritsen, U. Mikolajewicz, W. Mueller, D. Notz, T. Raddatz, S. Rast, E. Roeckner, H. Schmidt, R. Schnur, J. Segschneider, K. D. Six, M. Stockhause, J. Wegner, H. Widmann, K.-H. Wieners, M. Claussen, J. Marotzke, and B. Stevens, 2013: Climate change from 1850 to 2100 in MPI-ESM simulations for the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project 5. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 5, 572-597. doi:10.1002/jame.20038. 

Smith, D. M., A. A. Scaife, G. J. Boer, M. Caian, F. J. Doblas-Reyes, V. Guemas, E. Hawkins, W. Hazeleger, L. Hermanson, C. K. Ho, M. Ishii, V. Kharin, M. Kimoto, B. Kirtman, J. Lean, D. Matei, W. A. Müller, H. Pohlmann, A. Rosati, B. Wouters, K. Wyser, 2013: Real-time multi-model decadal predictions. Climate Dynamics 41, 2875-2888. doi:10.1007/s00382-1600-0.

J.H. Jungclaus, N. Fischer, H. Haak, K- Lohmann, J. Marotzke, D. Matei, U. Mikolajewicz, D. Notz, and J.S. von Storch, 2013: Characteristic of the ocean simulations in MPIOM, the ocean component of the MPI-Earth System Model. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, doi: 10.1002/jame.20023.

M.B. Menary, C.D. Roberts, M.D. Palmer, P.R. Halloran, L. Jackson, R.A. Wood, W.A. Müller, D. Matei, S.-K. Lee, 2013: Mechanisms of aerosol-forced AMOC variability in a state of the art climate model. JGR-Ocean, 118, 2087-2096. doi:10.1002/jgrc.20178.

H. Pohlmann, D. Smith, M. Balmaseda, S. Masina, N. Keenlyside, D. Matei, W. Müller, P. Rogel, 2013: Predictability of the mid-latitude Atlantic meridional overturning circulation in a multi-model system. Climate Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s00382-013-1663-6.

Meehl, G. A., L. Goddard, G. Boer, R. Burgman, G. Branstator, C. Cassou, S. Corti, G. Danabasoglu, F. Doblas-Reyes, E. Hawkins, A. Karspeck, M. Kimoto, A. Kumar, D. Matei, J. Mignot, R. Msadek, A. Navarra, H. Pohlmann, M. Rienecker, T. Rosati, E. Schneider, D. Smith, R. Sutton, H. Teng, G. J. van Oldenborgh, G. Vecchi, S. Yeager, 2013: Decadal climate prediction: An update from the trenches. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00241.1.

Müller, W., J. Baehr, H. Haak, J. Jungclaus, J. Kröger, D. Matei, D. Notz, H. Pohlmann, J.S. von Storch, J. Marotzke, 2012: Forecast skill of multi-year seasonal means in the decadal prediction system of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L22707. doi:10.1029/2012GL053326.

Mauritsen, T., B. Stevens, E. Roeckner, T. Crueger, M. Esch, M. Giorgetta, H. Haak, J. Jungclaus, D. Klocke, D. Matei, U. Mikolajewicz, D. Notz, R. Pincus, H. Schmidt, L. Tomassini, 2012: Tuning the climate of a global model. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 4, M00A01, doi:10.1029/2012MS000154.

Matei, D., H. Pohlmann, J. Jungclaus, W. Müller, H. Haak, and J. Marotzke, 2012 : Two tales of initializing decadal climate predictions experiments with the ECHAM5/MPI-OM model. Journal of Climate, 25, 8502–8523. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00633.1.

Matei, D., J. Baehr, J. H. Jungclaus, H. Haak, W. A. Mueller, and J. Marotzke, 2012: Response to Comment on "Multiyear Prediction of Monthly Mean Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation at 26.5 degrees N". Science, 338, doi: 10.1126/science.1223200.

Zanchettin, D., A. Rubino, D. Matei, O. Bothe, J. Jungclaus, 2012: Multidecadal-to-centennial SST variability in the MPI-ESM simulation ensemble for the last millennium. Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1361-9.

Matei, D., J. Baehr, J. H. Jungclaus, H. Haak, W.A. Müller, W., and J. Marotzke, 2012: Multiyear prediction of monthly mean Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation at 26.5ºN. Science, 335(6064), 76-79.

Matei, D., H. Pohlmann, W. Müller, H. Haak, J. Jungclaus, J. Marotzke, 2010: "Quantifying the role of ocean initial conditions in decadal prediction" in Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Annex), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, J. Hall, D. E. Harrison, and D. Stammer, Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306. doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.

Timmreck, C., H.-F. Graf, S. J. Lorenz, U. Niemeier, D. Zanchettin, D. Matei, J. H. Jungclaus and T.J. Crowley, 2010: Aerosol size confines climate response to volcanic super-eruptions. Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L24705.

Matei, D., N. Keenlyside, M. Latif and J. Jungclaus, 2008: Subtropical forcing of Tropical Pacific climate and decadal ENSO modulation. Journal of Climate 21, 4691-4709. doi: 10.1175/2008JCLI2075.1.

Matei, D., 2007: Pacific Decadal Variability: Internal Variability and Sensitivity to Subtropics, Ph.D. thesis, Reports on Earth System Science, 44, MPI for Meteorology, ISSN 1614-1199, 107 pp.

Bojariu, R. and D. Paliu, 2001: North Atlantic Oscillation projection on Romanian climate fluctuations in the cold season. In:' Detecting and Modelling Regional Climate Change and Associated Impacts ' (M. Brunet and D. Lopez eds.), Springer-Verlag, pp.345-356.