PTYS/LPL Faculty

Gould-Simpson 309

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Joellen Russell

Professor

Astrobiology, Earth, Planetary Atmospheres, Titan & Outer Solar System, Geosciences, Planetary sciences, Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences, Applied Math; Thomas R. Brown Distinguished Chair of Integrative Science  

My research uses global climate and earth system models to simulate the climate and carbon cycle of the past, the present and the future, and develops observationally-based metrics to evaluate these simulations. I study the role of the westerly winds in the Earth's climate system. My main focus has been on the Southern Ocean, which accounts for up to half of the annual oceanic uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and for about 70% of the excess heat that is transferred from the atmosphere into the ocean each year. My other research includes the role of orography in climate, the timing and causes of the last great deglaciation and the future of permafrost in the Arctic. I am the lead for the modeling theme of the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling project (SOCCOM) including its Southern Ocean Model Intercomaprison Project (SOMIP). I am the current Chair of the NOAA Science Advisory Board’s Climate Working Group, and I serve as an Objective Leader for the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research’s AntarcticClimate21, and on the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Community Earth System Model Advisory Board. SInce 2017, I have served as the Thomas R. Brown Distinguished Chair of Integrative Science.

Ph.D., 1999, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Years with LPL: 2012 to present

Current Grants

  • Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), "AntarcticClimate21" (with 5 other co-PIs), $120K, 7/2012-6/2020
  • NSF "Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM)", $2.4M (sub-award from Princeton, total grant =$21M), Co-PI, 09/2014-08/2020
  • Partner Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, $30M, (see http://climateextremes.org.au/partner-investigators/) 07/2017-6/2024
  • NSF (EAR) “Collaborative Research: Reconstructing Holocene Climate Change in the Southern Hemisphere from Southern Alps Mountain Glaciers and Tree Rings”; $47K (UA portion), Co-PI, 09/2019-8/2022
  • NSF (PLR, subaward through Princeton University) “Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling II (SOCCOM2)”; $923K (UA, ~$11M total), Co-PI; 09/2020-08/2024
  • Global Climate Change Foundation "Big Ice, Big Winds", $30K, PI; 3/2020-2/2021
  • NSF (EAR) “Collaborative Research: Timing of the Termination in Southernmost South America”; $31K (UA portion); Co-PI; 09/2020-08/2023

Former Students

  • Juan Lora, 2014 (Ph.D. PTYS)

Based on Google Scholar and NASA ADS: NASA ADS Author Search: Joellen L. Russell

Refereed publications: Calendar Years 2017 through June 2020

Zeng, X., and Coauthors, Use of Observing System Simulation Experiments in the U.S., Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0155.1

Bronselaer, B., Russell, J.L., Winton, M. et al. Importance of wind and meltwater for observed chemical and physical changes in the Southern Ocean, Nat. Geosci. 13, 35–42 (2020), doi.org/10.1038/s41561-019-0502-8

Beadling, R.L., J.L. Russell, R.J. Stouffer, M. Mazloff, L.D. Talley, P.J. Goodman, J.B. Sallée, H.T. Hewitt, and P. Hyder, Representation of Southern Ocean properties across Coupled Model Intercomparison Project generations: CMIP3 to CMIP6, 2020: J. Climate, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0970.1

Zeng, X., R. Atlas, R.J. Birk, F.H. Carr, M.J. Carrier, L. Cucurull, W.H. Hooke, ..., J.L. Russell, ... and F. Zhang, 2020: Use of Observing System Simulation Experiments in the U.S.. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0155.1

Eyring, V., L. Bock, A. Lauer, M. Righi, M. Schlund, B. Andela, E. Arnone, … J.L. Russell, … and K. Zimmermann, 2020: ESMValTool (v2.0) – Part 2: an extended set of large-scale diagnostics for quasi-operational and comprehensive evaluation of Earth system models in CMIP6, Geoscientific Model Development, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-291

Bronselaer, B., J.L. Russell, M. Winton, N.L. Williams, R.M. Key, J.P. Dunne, R.A. Feely, K.S. Johnson and J.L. Sarmiento, 2020: Importance of wind and meltwater for observed chemical and physical changes in the Southern Ocean, Nature Geosciences, 13, 35-42. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-019-0502-8

Cohen, A., C. Campisano, J.R. Arrowsmith, A. Asrat, A.K. Behrensmeyer, A. Deino, C. Feibel, ... J.L. Russell, ... and B. Zinaye, 2019: The Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project, in Postprints der Universitat Potsdam: Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Reihe. https://doi.org/10.25932/publishup-41249

Beadling, R.L., J.L. Russell, R.J. Stouffer, P.J. Goodman and M. Mazloff, 2019: Assessing the quality of Southern Ocean circulation in CMIP5 AOGCM and Earth System Model simulations, J. Climate, 32, 5915-5940, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0263.1

Bracegirdle, T.J., F. Colleoni, N.J. Abram, N. Bertler, D.A. Dixon, M. England, V. Favier, ..., J.L. Russell, ... and I. Wainer, 2019: Back to the Future: Using Long-Term Observational and Paleo-Proxy Reconstructions to Improve Model Projections of Antarctic Climate, Geosciences, 9, 255, https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences9060255

Chang, C.-C., G.S. Burr, A.J.T. Jull, J.L. Russell,A. Priyadarshi, M. Lin, M. Thiemens and D. Biddulph, 2019: Measurements of 129I in the Pacific Ocean at Scripps Pier and Pacific Northwest sites: A search for effects from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident and Hanford, Science of the Total Environment , 869, 1023-1029, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.06.372

Eyring, V., P. Cox, G. Flato, P. Gleckler, G. Abramowitz, P. Caldwell, W. Collins, ..., J.L. Russell, ... and M. Williamson, 2019: Taking climate model evaluation to the next level, Nature Climate Change, 9, 102–110, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-018-0355-y

Huntzinger, D.N., A. Chatterjee, D.J.P. Moore, S. Ohrel, T.O. West, B. Poulter, A.P. Walker, ... and J.L. Russell, 2018: Chapter 19: Future of the North American carbon cycle. In Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2): A Sustained Assessment Report [Cavallaro, N., G. Shrestha, R. Birdsey, M.A. Mayes, R.G. Najjar, S.C. Reed, P. Romero-Lankao and Z. Zhu (eds.)]. U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, USA, pp. 760-809, https://doi.org/10.7930/SOCCR2.2018.Ch19

Fennel, K., S.R. Alin, L. Barbero, W. Evans, T. Bourgeois, S.R. Cooley, J. Dunne, ..., J.L. Russell,... and Z.A. Wang, 2018: Chapter 16: Coastal ocean and continental shelves. In Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2): A Sustained Assessment Report [Cavallaro, N., G. Shrestha, R. Birdsey, M.A. Mayes, R.G. Najjar, S.C. Reed, P. Romero-Lankao and Z. Zhu (eds.)]. U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, USA, pp. 649-688, https://doi.org/10.7930/SOCCR2.2018.Ch16

Bronselaer, B., M. Winton, S.M. Griffies, W.J. Hurlin, K.B. Rodgers, O.V. Sergienko, R.J. Stouffer and J.L. Russell, 2018: Change in future climate due to freshwater from Antarctic ice melt, Nature, 564, 53-58. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0712-z

Beadling, R.L., J.L. Russell, R.J. Stouffer and P.J. Goodman, 2018: Evaluation of subtropical North Atlantic ocean circulation in CMIP5 models against the observational array at 26.5°N and its changes under continued warming, J. Climate, 31, 9697–9718, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0845.1

Gray, A. R., Johnson, K. S., Bushinsky, S. M., Riser, S. C., Russell, J. L., Talley, L. D., Wanninkhof, R., Williams, N. L., Sarmiento, J. L. Autonomous Biogeochemical Floats Detect Significant Carbon Dioxide Outgassing in the High-Latitude Southern Ocean 2018GeoRL..45.9049G

Khan, A.L., T.J. Bracegirdle and J.L. Russell, 2018: Can we crack the climate code of the southern polar region?, Eos, 99, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018EO100467

Williams, N.L., L.W. Juranek, R.A. Feely, J.L. Russell, K.S. Johnson and B. Hales, 2018: Assessment of the carbonate chemistry seasonal cycles in the Southern Ocean from persistent observational platforms, J. Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123, 4833–4852. https://doi.org/10.1029/2017JC012917

Russell, J.L., 2018: Ocean sensors can track progress on climate goals, Nature, 555, 287. https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-018-03068-w

Russell, J.L., I. Kamenkovich, C. Bitz, R. Ferrari, S.T. Gille, P.J. Goodman, R. Hallberg, ..., and R. Wanninkhof, 2018: Metrics for the Evaluation of the Southern Ocean in Coupled Climate and Earth System Models, J. Geophysical Research – Oceans, 123, 3120-3143. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JC013461

Bronselaer, B., Winton, M., Russell, J., Sabine, C. L., Khatiwala, S. Agreement of CMIP5 Simulated and Observed Ocean Anthropogenic CO2 Uptake 2017GeoRL..4412298B

Naiman, Z., P.J. Goodman, J.P. Krasting, S.L. Malyshev, J.L. Russell, R.J. Stouffer, and A.T. Wittenberg, 2017: Impact of Mountains on Tropical Circulation in Two Earth System Models. J. Climate, 30, 4149–4163, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0512.1

Campisano, C.J., A.S. Cohen, J.R. Arrowsmith, A. Asrat, A.K. Behrensmeyer, E.T. Brown, A.L. Deino, ..., J.L. Russell, ... and J.G. Wynn, 2017: The Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project: High-Resolution Paleoclimate Records from the East African Rift System and Their Implications for Understanding the Environmental Context of Hominin Evolution, Paleoanthropology, 2017, 1-43, doi: 10.4207/PA.2017.ART104

Williams, N.L., L.W. Juranek, R.A. Feely, K.S. Johnson, J.L. Sarmiento, L.D. Talley, A.G. Dickson, ..., J.L. Russell, ... and Y. Takeshita, 2017: Calculating surface ocean pCO2 from biogeochemical Argo floats equipped with pH: an uncertainty analysis, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 31, DOI: 10.1002/2016GB005541

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