Sea Atmosphere Interaction And Climate Laboratory

Southern Hemisphere
cyclone tracks
Zolina Olga
senior research scientist


Mostamandi, S., E. Predybaylo, E., S. Osipov, O. Zolina, S. Gulev, S. Parajuli, and G. Stenchikov Sea Breeze Geoengineering to Increase Rainfall over the Arabian Red Sea Coastal Plains Journal of Hydrometeorology, 23, 3-24, https://doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-20-0266.1


Ciavarella, A., D. Cotterill, P. Stott, S. Kew, S. Philip, G. J. van Oldenborgh, A. Skålevåg, P. Lorenz, Y. Robin, F. Otto, M. Hauser, S. I. Seneviratne, F. Lehner, O. Zolina Prolonged Siberian heat of 2020 almost impossible without human influence Climatic Change (2021) 166:9, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-021-03052-w


Santolaria-Otin, M., and O. Zolina Evaluation of snow cover and snow water equivalent in the continental Arctic in CMIP5 models Climate Dynamics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-020-05434-9

Allan, R.P., M. Barlow, M. P. Byrne, A. Cherchi, H. Douville, H.J. Fowler, T. Y. Gan, A.G. Pendergrass, D. Rosenfeld, A. L. S. Swann, L. J. Wilcox, O. Zolina, Advances in understanding large-scale responses of the water cycle to climate change. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci., 2020, 1-27, doi: 10.1111/nyas.14337


Lockhoff M., O. Zolina, C. Simmer and J. Schulz Representation of precipitation characteristics and extremes in regional reanalyses, satellite-and gauge-based estimates over western and central Europe J. Hydrometerology, 2019, 20, 1123-1145, DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-18-0200.1

Chernokulsky, A., F. Kozlov, O. Zolina, O. Bulygina, I. Mokhov and V.Semenov Observed changes in convective and stratiform precipitation in Northern Eurasia over the last five decades Environ. Res. Lett. 14 (2019) 045001, https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aafb82

Ambroise Dufour, Claudine Charrondière, and Olga Zolina Moisture transport in observations and reanalyses as a proxy for snow accumulation in East Antarctica The Cryosphere, 13, 413–425, 2019, https://www.the-cryosphere.net/13/413/2019/


Groisman, P., O. Bulygina, G. Henebry , N. Speranskaya, A. Shiklomanov, Y. Chen , N. Tchebakova, E. Parfenova, N. Tilinina, O. Zolina, A. Dufour, J. Chen, R. John, P. Fan , C. Mátyás, I. Yesserkepova and I. Kaipov Dryland belt of Northern Eurasia: contemporary environmental changes and their consequences Environ. Res. Lett. 13 (2018) 115008, https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aae43c

A. V. Chernokulsky, F. A. Kozlov, O. G. Zolina, O. N. Bulygina†, and V. A. Semenov Climatology of Precipitation of Different Genesis in Northern Eurasia Russian Meteorology and Hydrology, 2018, Vol. 43, No. 7, pp. 425–435

MartinWegmann, Emanuel Dutra, Hans-Werner Jacobi, and Olga Zolina Spring snow albedo feedback over northern Eurasia: Comparing in situ measurements with reanalysis products The Cryosphere, 12, 1887–1898, 2018, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-1887-2018

C. Dolant, B. Montpetit, A. Langlois, L. Brucker, O. Zolina, C. A. Johnson, A. Royer, and P. Smith Assessment of the Barren Ground Caribou Die-off During Winter 2015–2016 Using Passive Microwave Observations Geophysical Research Letters, 45. https://doi.org/ 10.1029/2017GL076752

Martin Wegmann, Yvan Orsolini, and Olga Zolina Warm Arctic−cold Siberia: comparing the recent and the early 20th-century Arctic warmings Environ. Res. Lett. 13 (2018) 025009

Matthew Collins, Shoshiro Minobe, Marcelo Barreiro, Simona Bordoni, Yohai Kaspi, Akira Kuwano-Yoshida, Noel Keenlyside, Elisa Manzini, Christopher H. O’Reilly, Rowan Sutton, Shang-Ping Xie and Olga Zolina Challenges and opportunities for improved understanding of regional climate dynamics Nature Climate Change, 8, FEBRUARY 2018, 101–108


Groisman, P., H. Shugart, D. Kicklighter, G. Henebry, N. Tchebakova, S. Maksyutov, E. Monier, G. Gutman, S. Gulev, J. Qi, A. Prishchepov, E. Kukavskaya, B. Porfiriev, A. Shiklomanov, T. Loboda, N. Shiklomanov, S. Nghiem, K. Bergen, J. Albrechtová, J. Chen, M. Shahgedanova, A. Shvidenko, N. Speranskaya, A. Soja, K. de Beurs, O. Bulygina, J. McCarty, Q. Zhuang and O. Zolina Northern Eurasia Future Initiative (NEFI): facing the challenges and pathways of global change in the twenty-first century Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, 4:41, DOI 10.1186/s40645-017-0154-5

Zolina, O., A. Dufour, S. Gulev, and G. Stenchikov Regional hydrological cycle over the Red Sea in ERA-Interim J. Hydrometeor., 18, 65-83, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-16-0048.1


Dufour, A., O. Zolina, and S. K. Gulev Atmospheric moisture transport to the Arctic: assessment of reanalyses and analysis of transport components. J. Climate, 29, 5061-5081, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0559.1


Olga Zolina, Clemens Simmer, Alice Kapala, Pavel Shabanov, Paul Becker, Hermann Mächel, Sergey Gulev, Pavel Groisman Precipitation Variability and Extremes in Central Europe Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 95, 995–1002, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00134.1

Lockhoff, M., O.Zolina, C. Simmer, J. Schulz Evaluation of satellite-retrieved extreme precipitation over Europe using gauge observations Lockhoff, M., O. Zolina, C. Simmer, J. Schulz, 2013: EvaluatiJ. Climate, 27, 607-623, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00194.1


Zolina, O., C. Simmer, K. P. Belyaev, S. K. Gulev, K. P. Koltermann Changes in European wet an dry spells over the last decades. J. Climate, 26, 2022-2047, 2013, DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00498.1


Zolina, O. Changes in Intense Precipitation in Europe IN: "Changes in Flood Risk in Europe", CRC Press, edited by Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz, 2012, 97-119.


Zolina, O. Zolina, O ., 2011: Changes in synoptic structure of European precipitation and its impact on estimation of heavy rainfalls from daily rain gauges records. Transactions of Russian Academy of Sciences , 5 , 436, 690-695.


Zolina, O ., V. Detemmerman and K. E. Trenberth Improving the accuracy of estimation of climate extremes - WCRP-UNESCO Workshop on "Metrics and methodologies of estimation of extreme climate events" EOS Transactions , 91 , 51, 506

Zolina, O., C. Simmer, S. K. Gulev and S. Kollet Changing structure of European precipitation: longer wet periods leasing to stronger extremes. Geophys. Res. Lett, VOL. 37, L06704, 2010, doi:10.1029/2010GL042468


Zolina, O., C. Simmer, K.P.Belyaev, A. Kapala, S.K. Gulev Improving estimates of heavy and extreme precipitation using daily records from European rain gauges. J. Hydrometorol., 10, 2009, 701-716.


Zolina, O., C. Simmer, A. Kapala, S. Bachner, S.K. Gulev, H. Maechel Seasonally dependent changes of precipitation extremes over Germany since 1950 from a very dense observational network. Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 113, D06110, 2008, doi:10.1029/2007JD008393, 2008

Löptien, U., O. Zolina, S. K. Gulev, M. Latif, V. Soloviov Cyclone life cycle characteristics over the Northern Hemisphere in coupled GCMs. Clim. Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s00382-007-0355-5 Climate Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s00382-007-0355-5


Zolina, O., C. Simmer, A. Kapala, and S.K. Gulev On the robustness of the estimates of centennial-scale variability in heavy precipitation from station data over Europe. Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, doi:10.1029/2005GL023231.

Zolina, O., C. Simmer, A. Kapala, and S.K. Gulev Use of indices in characterizing precipitation extremes: a European example. GEWEX News, 15, no.2, 5-6.


Zolina, O., A. Kapala, C. Simmer, and S.K. Gulev Analysis of extreme precipitation over Europe from different reanalyses: a comparative assessment. Global and Planetary Change, 44 (2004) 129–161.


Gulev, S.K., V. Grigorieva, K.M.Selemenov, and O. Zolina Evaluation of surface winds and waves from volunatary observing ship data. Advances in Applications of Marine Climatology, WMO Guide to the Application in Marine Climatology, WMO, Geneva, 53-67.

Jung, T., M. Hilmer, E. Ruprecht, S. Kleppek, S.K. Gulev, and O. Zolina Characteristics of the recent eastward shift of interannual NAO variability. J. Climate, 16, 3371-3382.


Zolina, O., and S.K.Gulev Improving accuracy of mapping cyclone numbers and frequencies. Mon. Wea. Rev., 130, 748-759.


Grigoriev, S., S.K.Gulev, and O. Zolina Software for storm tracking and atmospheric cyclone analysis. Eos Transactions, 81, No. 16, 170-171.

in the agenda
IMILAST – establishing more truth in numerical cyclone tracking

SAIL/IORAS together with as many as 12 other groups around the world started a project focused on the development of comprehensive intercomparison and validation of numerical schemes for tracking cyclones.

Surface energy fluxes and climate science: A concept paper of Sergey Gulev, Chris Fairall and Vladimir Riabinin (towards the JSC-29 meeting)

Better climate observation and prediction can only be achieved if we minimize the uncertainties of the global energy balance and increase the accuracy of the estimation of variability of air-sea fluxes on all time scales.
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