Robert Jnglin Wills

Former Ph.D. student in the Climate Dynamics Group. Now a research scientist at the University of Washington

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  • Bonan, D. B., Schneider, T., Eisenman, I., Wills, R. C. J., 2021: Constraining the date of a seasonally ice-free Arctic using a simple model, Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2021GL094309.
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  • Nilsson, J., Ferreira, D., Schneider, T., Wills, R. C. J., 2021: Is the surface salinity difference between the Atlantic and Indo–Pacific a signature of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation?, Journal of Physical Oceanography51, 769-787.
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  • Wills, R. C. J., Battisti, D. S., Armour, K. C., Schneider, T. , Deser, C., 2020: Pattern Recognition Methods to Separate Forced Responses from Internal Variability in Climate Model Ensembles and Observations, Journal of Climate, 33, 8693–8719.
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  • Wills, R. C. J., Schneider, T., 2018: Mechanisms setting the strength of orographic Rossby waves across a wide range of climates in a moist idealized GCM. Journal of Climate, 31, 7679–7700.
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  • Ferreira, D., Cessi, P., Coxall, H. K., de Boer, A., Dijkstra, H. A., Drijfhout, S. S., Eldevik, T. , Harnik, N., McManus, J. F., Marshall, D. P., Nilsson, J., Roquet, F., Schneider, T., Wills, R. C., 2018: Atlantic-Pacific asymmetry in deep water formation. Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 46, 327-352.
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  • Wills, R. C., Schneider, T., Wallace, J. M., Battisti, D. S., Hartmann, D. L., 2018: Disentangling global warming, multidecadal variability, and El Niño in Pacific temperaturesGeophysical Research Letters45, 2487-2496, doi: 10.1002/2017GL076327
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  • Wills, R. C., Battisti, D. S., Hartmann, D. L., Schneider, T., 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.

  • Wills, R. C., Levine, X. J., Schneider, T., 2017: Local energetic constraints on Walker circulation strength. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 74, 1907-1922. Corrigendum. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 76, 3965.
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  • 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.
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  • Wills, R. C. and T. Schneider, 2016: How stationary eddies shape changes in the hydrological cycle: Zonally asymmetric experiments in an idealized GCMJournal of Climate, 29, 3161-3179.
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  • 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.
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  • Schneider, T., Wills, R., 2013: An L.A. Weather Report in 2100 A.D.
    Zocalo Public Square Nexus, February 19, 2013.