Robert Jnglin Wills

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Washington
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In Preparation

Wills, R.C.J., D.S. Battisti, C. Proistosecu, L. Thompson, D.L. Hartmann, and K.C. Armour: Oceanic signatures of North Pacific decadal variability, in preparation.

Wills, R.C.J., K.C. Armour, D.S. Battisti, C. Proistosecu, and D.L. Hartmann: Characterizing unforced low-frequency variability of global temperature and top-of-atmosphere energy imbalance in climate models, in preparation.

Wills, R.C.J., D.S. Battisti, D.L. Hartmann and T. Schneider: Constraining externally forced climate change from small ensembles and individual realizations, in preparation.

Wills, R.C.J., J.W.B. Rae, W.R. Gray, D.S. Battisti, and I. Eisenman: Recipes for enhanced Pacific meridional overturning in glacial climates, in preparation.

Rae, J.W.B., R.C.J. Wills, I. Eisenman, W.R Gray, and B. Taylor: Overturning circulation, nutrient limitation, and warming in the Glacial North Pacific, in preparation.


Wills, R.C.J., K.C. Armour, D.S. Battisti, and D.L. Hartmann, 2018: Ocean-atmosphere dynamical coupling fundamental to the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation. Journal of Climate, Submitted April 2018. [PDF]

Peer Reviewed Articles

Wills, R.C.J. and T. Schneider, 2018: Mechanisms setting the strength of orographic Rossby waves across a wide range of climates in a moist idealized GCM. Journal of Climate, in press. [PDF]

Gray, W.R., J.W.B. Rae, R.C.J. Wills, A.E. Shevenell, G.L. Foster, C.H. Lear, and B. Taylor, 2018: Deglacial upwelling, productivity and CO2 outgassing in the North Pacific Ocean. Nature Geoscience, 11, 340–344. [Official version] [News and Views]

Ferreira, D., P. Cessi, H. Coxall, A. de Boer, H.A. Dijkstra, S.S. Drijfhout, T. Eldevik, N. Harnik, J.F. McManus, D.P. Marshall, J. Nilsson, F. Roquet, T. Schneider, R.C. Wills, 2018: Atlantic-Pacific asymmetry in deep water formation. Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 46, 327–352. [Official version]

Wills, R.C., T. Schneider, J.M. Wallace, D.S. Battisti, and D.L. Hartmann, 2018: Disentangling global warming, multidecadal variability, and El Niño in Pacific temperatures. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 2487–2496. [PDF] [SI] [Official version] [Code] [Science Editor's Note] [PCC Research Highlight]

Wills, R.C., X.J. Levine, and T. Schneider, 2017: Local energetic constraints on Walker circulation strength. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 74, 1907-1922. [PDF] [Official version]

Wills, R.C., M.P. Byrne, and T. Schneider, 2016: Thermodynamic and dynamic controls on changes in the zonally anomalous hydrological cycle. Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 4640–4649. [PDF] [SI] [Official version] [EOS Spotlight]

Wills, R.C. and T. Schneider, 2016: How stationary eddies shape changes in the hydrological cycle: Zonally asymmetric experiments in an idealized GCM. Journal of Climate, 29, 3161-3179. [PDF] [Official version]

Wills, R.C. and T. Schneider, 2015: Stationary eddies and the zonal asymmetry of net precipitation and ocean freshwater forcing. Journal of Climate, 28, 5115-5133. Corrigendum. Journal of Climate, 30, 8841-8842. [PDF] [Official version] [Corrigendum]

Conference Proceedings

Wills, R.C., D.S. Battisti, D.L. Hartmann, and T. Schneider, 2017: Extracting modes of variability and change from climate model ensembles. Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Climate Informatics: CI 2017, V. Lyubchich, N.C. Oza, A. Rhines, and E. Szekely, Eds., NCAR Technical Note NCAR/TN-536+PROC, 25-28. [PDF] [Official version]


Wills, R.C., 2016: Stationary Eddies and Zonal Variations of the Global Hydrological Cycle in a Changing Climate. Ph.D. Thesis, California Institute of Technology. [PDF]