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- Bettencourt J., C. Lopez, E. Hernandez-Garcia, I. Montes, J. Sudre, B. Dewitte, A. Paulmier and V. Garçon : Boundaries of the Oxygen Minimum Zone shaped by coherent mesoscale dynamics. Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/NGEO2570.


- Rau P., L. Bourrel, D. Labat, P. Melo, B. Dewitte, F. Frappart, W. Lavado and O. Felipe, 2015: Classification and Regionalization of rainfall over the Peruvian Pacific Coast. International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.4693.


- Hernández-Carrasco I., J. Sudre, V. Garçon, H. Yahia, C. Garbe, A. Paulmier, B. Dewitte, S. Illig, and I. Dadou, 2015: Reconstruction of super-resolution fields of ocean pCO2 and air-sea fluxes of CO2 from satellite imagery in the Southeastern Atlantic. Biogeosciences, doi:10.5194/bgd-12-1405-2015


- Takahashi K. and B. Dewitte, 2015: Strong and Moderate nonlinear El Niño regimes. Climate dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-015-2665-3.


- Capotondi A., A. Wittenberg, M. Newman, E. Di Lorenzo, J.-Y. Yu, P. Braconnot, J. Cole, B. Dewitte, B. Giese, E. Guilyardi, F.-F. Jin, K. Karnauskas, B. Kirtman, T. Lee, N. Schneider, Y. Xue and S.-W. Yeh, 2015: Understanding ENSO diversity. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc. doi.: 10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00117.1


- Thual S., N. Ayoub and B. Dewitte, 2015: Impact of Sea Level Assimilation on ENSO Initialization and Prediction: The Role of the Sea Level Zonal Tilt and Zonal Mean. Monthly Weather Review, 143, 1895–1906. doi:


- Yeh S.-W., X. Wang, C. Wang and B. Dewitte, 2015: On the relationship between the North Pacific climate variability and Central Pacific El Niño. J. Climate, vol. 28, 663-677.


- Bourrel L., P. Rau, B. Dewitte, D. Labat, W. Lavado, A. Coutaud, A. Vera, A. Alvarado and J. Ordoñez, 2014: Low-frequency modulation and trend of the relationship between precipitation and ENSO along the Northern to Center Peruvian Pacific coast. Hydrological processes. 6, 1252-1266. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10247.


- Mosquera K., B. Dewitte and S. Illig, 2014: The Central Pacific El Niño intraseasonal equatorial Kelvin wave. J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans, Vol. 119, 10, 6605-6621.

- Illig S., B. Dewitte, K. Goubanova, G. Cambon, J. Boucharel, F. Monetti, C. Romero, S. Purca and R. Flores, 2014: Forcing mechanisms of Intraseasonal SST variability off Central Peru in 2000-2008. J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans, Vol. 119, 6, 3548-3573.

- Montes I., B. Dewitte, E. Gutknetch, A. Paulmier, I. Dadou, A. Oschlies and V. Garçon, 2014: High-resolution modeling of the Eastern Tropical Pacific oxygen minimum zone: Sensitivity to the tropical oceanic circulation. J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans, 119, doi:10.1002/2014JC009858.

- Yeh S.-W., H. Kim, M. Kwon and B. Dewitte, 2014: Changes in the spatial structure of strong and moderate El Niño events under global warming. International J. of Climatology, Vol. 34, pp. 2834-2840.

- Goubanova K., S. Illig, E. Machu, V. Garçon and B. Dewitte, 2013: SST subseasonal variability in the central Benguela upwelling system as inferred from satellite observations (1999–2009). J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans, 118, 4092–4110.

- Maes. C., B. Dewitte, J. Sudre, V. Garçon and D. Varillon, 2013:  Small-scale features of temperature and salinity surface fields in the Coral Sea, J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans. 118, 5426–5438.


- Vazquez-Cuervo J., B. Dewitte, T. M. Chin, E. Amstrong, S. Purca and E. Alburqueque, 2013: An analysis of SST gradient off the Peruvian coast; The impact of going to higher resolution. Remote Sensing of Environment, 131, 76-84. pdf

- Cambon G., K. Goubanova, P. Marchesiello, B. Dewitte, and S. Illig, 2013: Assessing the impact of downscaled winds on a regional ocean model simulation of the Humboldt system, Ocean Modelling, 65, 11-24. pdf

- Mosquera, K., B. Dewitte, S. illig, K. Takahashi and G. Garric, 2013: The 2002/03 El Niño: Equatorial wave sequence and their impact on Sea Surface Temperature. J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans, vol. 118, 1-12. pdf

- Thual S., B. Dewitte, N. Ayoub and O. Thual, 2013: An asymptotic expansion for the recharge-dischargr model of ENSO. J. of Phys. Oceanogr., 43, 1407-1416.

- Thual. S., B. Dewitte, S.-I. An, S. Illig and N. Ayoub, 2013: Influence of Recent Stratification Changes on ENSO stability in a Conceptual Model of the Equatorial Pacific. J. Climate, 26, 4790-4802.

- Fashé O. and B. Dewitte, 2013: Enhancement of near-annual variability in the equatorial Pacific in 2000 – 2008. Advances in Geosciences, 33, p. 13-19. pdf

- Dewitte B., J. Vazquez-Cuervo, K. Goubanova, S. Illig, K. Takahashi, G. Cambon, S. Purca, D. Correa, D. Gutierrez, A. Sifeddine and L. Ortlieb, 2012: Change in El Niño flavours over 1958-2008: Implications for the long-term trend of the upwelling off Peru. Deep Sea Research II, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2012.04.011. pdf


- Dewitte B., S.-W. Yeh, and S. Thual, 2012: Reinterpreting the thermocline feedback in the central-western Pacific and its relationship with the ENSO modulation. Clim. Dyn., doi:10.1007/s00382-12-1504-z. pdf

- Thual S., O. Thual and B. Dewitte, 2012: Absolute and convective instability in the equatorial Pacific and implication for ENSO. Quaterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, doi: 10.1002/qj.1988. pdf

- Belmadani, A., V. Echevin, B. Dewitte, and F. Colas, 2012: Equatorially forced intraseasonal propagations along the Peru-Chile coast and their relation with the nearshore eddy activity in 1992-2000: A modelling study. J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans, 117, C04025 doi : 10.1029/2011JC007848. pdf

- Renault L., B. Dewitte, P. Marchesiello, S. Illig, V. Echevin, G. Cambon, M. Ramos, O. Astudillo, P. Minnis and J. K. Ayers, 2012: Upwelling response to atmospheric coastal jets off Central Chile: A modeling study of the October 2000 event. J. Geophys. Research, V. 117, C02030.doi:10.1029/2011JC007446. pdf

- Gushchina D. and B. Dewitte, 2012: Intraseasonal tropical atmospheric variability associated to the two flavors of El Niño. Month. Wea. Rev.,
Vol. 140, N° 11. 3669-3681. pdf

- Echevin V., K. Goubanova, A. Belmadani and B. Dewitte, 2012: Sensitivity of the Humboldt current system to global warming: A downscaling experiment with the IPSL_CM4 model. Clim. Dyn., doi:10.1007/s00382-011-1085-2. pdf

- Lee, Y.-K., S.-W. Yeh, B. Dewitte, B.-K. Moon and J.-G. Jhung, 2012: On the influence of interannual stratification variability and wind stress forcing on ENSO before and after the 1976 climate shift in SODA. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 107, 623-631. doi:10.1007/s00704-011-0514-9 .pdf

- Dewitte B., J. Choi, S.-I. An and S. Thual, 2012: Vertical strcuture variability and equatorial waves during Central Pacific and Eastern Pacific El Niño in a coupled general circulation model. Clim. Dyn., doi 10.1007/s00382-011-1215-x. pdf

- Boucharel J., B. Dewitte, Y. dupenhoat, B. Garel, S.-W. Yeh and S.-J. Kug, 2011: ENSO nonlinearity in a warming climate, Clim. Dyn., doi: 10.1007/s00382-011-1119-9. pdf

- Gushchina D. and B. Dewitte, 2011: The relationship between intraseasonal tropical variability and ENSO and its modulation at seasonal to decadal timescales. Central European Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 3, 175-196. pdf

- Monteiro P. M. S., B. Dewitte, M. I. Scranton, A. Paulmier and A. van der Plas, 2011: The role of open ocean boundary forcing on seasonal to decadal-scale variability and long-term change of natural shelf hypoxia Environ. Res. Lett. (6) 025002 doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/6/2/025002. pdf

- Takahashi, K., A. Montecinos, K. Goubanova and B. Dewitte, 2011: ENSO regimes: Reinterpreting the canonical and Modoki El Niño. Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L10704, doi:10.1029/2011GL047364 , pdf , auxiliary, Highlight

- Thual S., B. Dewitte, S.-I. An and N. Ayoub, 2011: Sensitivity of ENSO to stratification in a recharge-discharge conceptual model. J. Climate, 4, 4331-4348. pdf

- Gutierrez D., I. Bouloubassi, A. Sifeddine,S. Purca, K. Goubanova, M. Graco, D. Field, L. Mejanelle, F. Velazco, A. Lorre, R. Salvatteci, D. Quispe, G. Vargas, B. Dewitte and L. Ortlieb, 2011: Coastal cooling and increased productivity in the main upwelling zone off Peru since the mid-twentieth century. Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L07603, doi:10.1029/2010GL046324. pdf

- Dewitte B., S. Illig, L. Renault, K. Goubanova, K. Takahashi, D. Gushchina, K. Mosquera and S. Purca, 2011: Modes of covariability between sea surface temperature and wind stress intraseasonal anomalies along the coast of Peru from satellite observations (2000-2008). J. Geophys. Research, 116, C04028, doi:10.1029/2010JC006495. pdf

- Goubanova K., V. Echevin, B. Dewitte, F. Codron, K. Takahashi, P. Terray, M. Vrac, 2011: Statistical downscaling of sea-surface wind over the Peru-Chile upwelling region: diagnosing the impact of climate change from the IPSL-CM4 model. Clim. Dyn., DOI 10.1007/s00382-010-0824-0. pdf

- Gushchina D. Y., B. Dewitte and Korkmazova S. A., 2010: Intraseasonal variability in the tropical troposphere and its simulation by an intermediate complexity atmospheric model. Russian Meteorology and Hydrology, 35 (4), 237-252.

- Yeh S.-W., B. Dewitte, B. Y. Yim and Y. Noh, 2010: Role of the upper ocean structure in the response of ENSO-like SST variability to global warming. Clim. Dyn., DOI 10.1007/s00382-010-0849-4. pdf

- Belmadani A., B. Dewitte and S.-I. An, 2010: ENSO feedbacks and associated variability timescales in a multi-model ensemble. J. Climate, 23, 3181- 3204. pdf

- Zhang J., D. Gilbert, A. Gooday, L. Levin, W. Naqvi, J. Middelburg, M. Scranton, W. Ekau, A. Pena, B. Dewitte, T. Oguz, P. M. S. Monteiro, E. Urban, N. Rabalais, V. Ittekkot, W. M. Kemp, O. Ulloa, R. Elmgren, E. Escobar-Briones, and A. Van der Plas, 2010: Natural and human-induced hypoxia and consequences for coastal areas: synthesis and future development. Biogeosciences Discuss., 6, 11035-11087. pdf

- Yeh S.-W., S.-J. Kug, B. Dewitte, M.-H. Kwon, B. P. Kirtman and F.-F. Jin, 2009: El Niño in a changing climate, Nature, 461, 511-514. pdf

- Choi J., S.-I. An, B. Dewitte and W. W. Hsieh, 2009: Interactive feedback between the tropical Pacific decadal oscillation and ENSO in a coupled general circulation model. J. Climate, 22, 6597-6611. pdf

- Dewitte B., S. Thual, S.-W. Yeh, S.-I. An, B.-K. Moon and B. Giese, 2009: Low frequency variability of temperature in the vicinity of the equatorial thermocline in SODA: Role of equatorial wave dynamics and ENSO asymmetry. J. Climate, 22, 5783-5795. pdf

- Boucharel J., B. Dewitte, B. Garel and Y. duPenhoat, 2009: ENSO's non-stationary and non-Gaussian character: The role of climate shifts, Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 16, 453-473. pdf - Note CNRS

- Chaigneau A., G. Eldin and B. Dewitte, 2009: Eddy activity in the four major upwelling systems from altimetry (1992-2007). Progress in Oceanography, 83, 117-123. pdf

- Renault L., B. Dewitte, M. Falvey, R. Garreaud, V. Echevin and F. Bonjean, 2009: Impact of atmospheric coastal jets on SST off central Chile from satellite observations (2000-2007). J. Geophys. Research, 114, C08006, doi:10.1029/2008JC005083. pdf

- Yeh S.-Y., B.-Y. Yim, Y. Noh and B. Dewitte, 2009: Changes in mixed layer depth under climate change projections in two CGCMs. Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-009-0530-y . pdf

- Dewitte B., S. Purca, S. Illig, L. Renault and B. Giese, 2008: Low frequency modulation of the intraseasonal equatorial Kelvin wave activity in the Pacific ocean from SODA: 1958-2001. J. Climate, 21, 6060-6069. pdf

- Ramos M., B. Dewitte, O. Pizarro and G. Garric, 2008: Vertical propagation of the extra-tropical Rossby wave during the 1997/98 El Niño off the west coast of South-America in a medium-resolution OGCM simulation. J. Geophys. Res., vol. 113, C08041, doi:10.1029/2007JC004681. pdf

- Bertrand S., B. Dewitte, J. Tam, A. Bertrand and E. Diaz, 2008: Impact of Kelvin wave forcing in the Peru Humboldt Current system: Scenarios of spatial reorganization from physics to fishers. Prog. Oceanogr., 79, 278-289. pdf

- Dewitte B., M. Ramos, V. Echevin, O. Pizarro and Y. duPenhoat, 2008: Vertical structure variability in a seasonal simulation of a medium-resolution regional model simulation of the South Eastern Pacific. Prog. Oceanogr., 79, 120-137. pdf

- Moon B.-K., S.-W. Yeh, B. Dewitte, J.-G. Jhun, I.-S. Kang, 2007: Source of low frequency modulation of ENSO amplitude in a CGCM. Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-006-0219-4. pdf - html

- Dewitte B., S.-W. Yeh, B.-K. Moon, C. Cibot and L. Terray, 2007: Rectification of the ENSO variability by interdecadal changes in the equatorial background mean state in a CGCM simulation. J. Climate, vol. 20, n°10, 2002-2021. pdf

- Dewitte B., C. Cibot, C. Périgaud, S.-I. An and L. Terray, 2007: Interaction between near-annual and ENSO modes in a CGCM simulation: role of equatorial background mean state. J. Climate, Vol. 20, N°6, 1035-1052. pdf

- Gushchina D., B. Dewitte and S. Illig, 2006: Remote ENSO forcing versus local air-sea interaction in QTCM: a sensitivity study to intraseasonal variability. Advance in Geoscience, 6, 289-297. pdf

- Ramos M., O. Pizarro, L. Bravo and B. Dewitte, 2006: Seasonal variability of the permanent thermocline off northern Chile. Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L09608, doi:10.129/2006GL025882. pdf

- Illig S., Gushchina D., B. Dewitte, N. Ayoub and Y. duPenhoat, 2006: The 1996 Equatorial Atlantic warm event: origin and mechanisms. Geophys. Res. Lett., vol. 33, L09701, doi:10.1029/2005GL025632. pdf

- Illig S. and B. Dewitte, 2006: Local Coupled Equatorial Variability Versus Remote ENSO Forcing in an Intermediate Coupled Model of the Tropical Atlantic. J. Climate, Vol. 19, N°20, 5227-5252. pdf

- Tourre M. Y., C. Cibot, L. Terray, W. B. White and B. Dewitte, 2005: Quasi-decadal and inter-decadal climate fluctuations in the Pacific Ocean from a CGCM. Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 32, No. 7, L07710 10.1029/2004GL022087. pdf

- Gushchina D.Yu. and B. Dewitte, 2005: Interannual climate variability and teleconnections in the quasi-equilibrium tropical circulation model. Izvestiya atmospheric and oceanic physics, 41, 435-463. pdf

- Cibot C., E. Maisonnave, L. Terray and B. Dewitte, 2005: Mechanisms of tropical Pacific interannual-to-decadal variability in the ARPEGE/ORCA global coupled model. Climate Dynamics, 10.1007/s00382-004-0513-y. html - pdf

- Fisher M., B. Dewitte and L. Maîtrepierre, 2004: A non-linear statistical downscaling model: ENSO impact on precipitation over New Caledonia, Geophys. Res. Lett., vol. 31, L16204, doi:10.1029/2004GL020112. pdf

- Moon B.-K., S.-W. Yeh, B. Dewitte, J.-G. Jhun, I.-S. Kang and B. P. Kirtman 2004: Vertical structure variability in the equatorial Pacific before and after the Pacific climate shift of the 1970s. Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 31, L03203, doi:10.1029/2003GL018829. pdf

- Illig S., B. Dewitte, N. Ayoub, Y. du Penhoat, G. Reverdin, P. De Mey, F. Bonjean and G.S. E. Lagerloef, 2004: Interannual Long Equatorial Waves in the Tropical Atlantic from a High Resolution OGCM Experiment in 1981-2000. J. Geophys. Research., 109, C02022,doi:10.1029/2003jc001771. pdf

- Dewitte B., S. Illig, L. Parent, Y. duPenhoat, L. Gourdeau and J. Verron, 2003: Tropical Pacific baroclinic mode contribution and associated long waves for the 1994-1999 period from an assimilation experiment with altimetric data. J. Geophys. Research., 108 (C4), 3121-3138. pdf

- Bourlès B., C. Andrié, Y. Gouriou, G. Eldin, Y. du Penhoat, S. Freudenthal, B. Dewitte, F. Gallois, R. Chuchla, F. Baurand, A. Aman, and G. Kouadio, 2003: The Deep Currents in the Eastern Equatorial Atlantic Ocean. Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 30, No. 5, 8002, doi:10.1029/2002GL015095. pdf - mpeg (340 Mb)

- Vega A., Y. duPenhoat, B. Dewitte and O. Pizarro, 2003: Equatorial forcing of interannual Rossby waves in the South eastern Pacific. Geoph. Res. Lett., 30 (5): 1197-1200. pdf

- Pizarro O., G. Shaffer, B. Dewitte and M. Ramos, 2002: Dynamics of seasonal and interannual variability of the Peru-Chile undercurrent. Geophys. Res. Lett., 29 (12): Art. No. 1581. pdf

- Dewitte B., D. Gushchina, Y. duPenhoat and S. Lakeev, 2002: On the importance of subsurface variability for ENSO simulation and prediction with intermediate coupled models of the Tropical Pacific: A case study for the 1997-1998 El Niño. Geoph. Res. Lett., vol. 29, no. 14, 1666, 10.1029/2001GL014452. pdf

- Yeh, S.-W., B. Dewitte, J.-G. Jhun and I.-S. Kang, 2001: The characteristic oscillation induced by coupled processes between oceanic vertical modes and atmospheric modes in the tropical Pacific. Geoph. Res. Lett., Vol.28, N°14, 2847-2850. pdf

- Gushchina D. Yu, B. Dewitte and M. A. Petrossiants, 2000: A Coupled atmosphere - Tropical Pacific model: Forecasting the 1997-1998 El Nino southern oscillation. Izvestiya atmospheric and oceanic physics. 36 (5): 533-554.

- Périgaud C. C. Cassou, B. Dewitte, L.-L. Fu and D. Neelin, 2000: Using data and intermediate coupled models for seasonal-to-interannual forecasts. Monthly Weather Review, 128, 3025-3049. pdf

- Delcroix T., B. Dewitte., Y. duPenhoat, F. Masia and J. Picaut, 2000: Equatorial waves and warm pool displacement during the 1992-1998 El Niño events: Observation and modeling. J. Geophys. Research., 105, 26,045-26,062. pdf

- Dewitte B., and G. Reverdin 2000: Vertically propagating annual and interannual variability in an OGCM simulation of the tropical Pacific in 1985-1994. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 30, 1562-1581. pdf

- Dewitte B., 2000: Sensitivity of an intermediate coupled ocean-atmosphere model of the tropical Pacific to its oceanic vertical structure. J. Climate, 13, 2363-2388. pdf

- Dewitte B., G. Reverdin and C. Maes, 1999: Vertical structure of an OGCM simulation of the equatorial Pacific Ocean in 1985-1994.J. Phys. Oceanogr., 29, 1542-1570. pdf

- Périgaud C., Zebiak S. E., Mélin F., Boulanger J-P. and B. Dewitte, 1996: On the role of meridional wind anomalies in a coupled model of ENSO. J. Climate, 10, 761-773.pdf

- Dewitte B. and C. Périgaud, 1996 : El Niño-La Niña events simulated with the Cane and Zebiak’s model and observed with satellite or in situ data. Part I: Model forced with observations. J. Climate, 9, 1188-1207. pdf

- Périgaud C. and B. Dewitte, 1996 : El Niño-La Niña events simulated with the Cane and Zebiak’s model and observed with satellite or in situ data. Part I: Model data comparison. J. Climate, 9, 66-84. pdf

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