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Dave Bailey, Associate Scientist

Current Research

I'm an associate scientist working with Marika Holland in the Climate and Global Dynamics Division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. I serve as the CESM Polar Climate Working Group and sea ice model liaison. I'm interested in climate system modelling and the interactions between sea ice, the atmosphere, and the oceans. Currently I am involved in the development of the next version of CESM as a part of the CMIP process.

Picture of me on Cape Herschel

In my line of work, I've had the opportunity to travel a fair bit. Here are some photographs which I've taken in Alaska, Tasmania, on a field work experience at Cape Herschel on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic, and other various locations.

Recent Publications

Fine, E. C., F. O. Bryan, W. G. Large, and D. A. Bailey, 2015: An initial estimate of the global distribution of diurnal variation in sea surface salinity, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120(5), 3211-3228. doi:10.1002/2014JC010483.

Small, JR, J Bacmeister, D Bailey, A Baker, S Bishop, F Bryan, J Caron, J Dennis, P Gent, H-M Hsu, M Jochum, D Lawrence, E Munoz, P diNezio, T Scheitlin, B Tomas, J Tribbia, Y-H Tseng, M Vertenstein, 2014: A new synoptic-scale resolving global climate simulation using the Community Earth System Model, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 6, 1065-1094. doi:10.1002/2014MS000363

Wang, S, D Bailey, K Lindsay, J K Moore, and M Holland, 2014: Impact of sea ice on the marine iron cycle and phytoplankton productivity, Biogeosciences, 11, 4713-4731. doi:10.5194/bg-11-4713-2014

Craig, AP, S Mickelson, E C Hunke, and D A Bailey, 2014: Improved parallel performance of the CICE model in CESM1. International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, 1094342014548771. doi:10.1177/1094342014548771

Danabasoglu, G., S. G. Yeager, D. Bailey, and coauthors, 2014: North Atlantic simulations in Coordinated Ocean-ice Reference Experiments phase II (CORE-II). Part I: Mean states. Ocean Modelling, 73, 76-107. doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2013.10.005

Kay, J. E., M. M. Holland, C. Bitz, E. Blanchard-Wrigglesworth, A. Gettelman, A. Conley, and D. A. Bailey, 2012: The influence of local feedbacks and northward heat transport on the equilibrium Arctic climate response to increased greenhouse gas forcing in coupled climate models, J. Climate, 25, 5433-5450. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00622.1

Shields, C. A., D. A. Bailey, G. Danabasoglu, M. Jochum, J. T. Kiehl, S. Levis, and S. Park, 2012: The Low Resolution CCSM4. J. Climate, 25, 3993-4014. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00260.1

Bitz, C. M., K. M. Shell, P. R. Gent, D. A. Bailey, G. Danabasoglu, K. C. Armour, M. M. Holland, and J. T. Kiehl, 2012: Climate Sensitivity in the Community Climate System Model Version 4. J. Climate, 25, 3053-3070. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00290.1

Vavrus, S. J., M. M. Holland, A. Jahn, D. A. Bailey, and B. A. Blazey, 2012: 21st-Century Arctic climate change in CCSM4. J. Climate, 25, 2696-2710. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00220.1

Jochum, M., A. Jahn, S. Peacock, D. A. Bailey, J. T. Fasullo, J. E. Kay, S. Levis, and B. Otto-Bliesner, 2012: True to Milankovitch: Glacial Inception in the new Community Climate System Model. J. Climate, 25, 2226-2239. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00044.1

Jahn, A, K. Sterling, M. M. Holland, J. E. Kay, J. A. Maslanik, C. M. Bitz, D. A. Bailey, J. Stroeve, E. C. Hunke, W. H. Lipscomb, D. Pollak, 2012: Late 20th century simulation of Arctic sea ice and ocean properties in CCSM. J. Climate, 25, 1431-1452. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00201.1

Holland, M. M., D. A. Bailey, B. P. Briegleb, B. Light, and E. C. Hunke, 2012: Improved sea ice shortwave radiation physics in CCSM4: The impact of melt ponds and black carbon. J. Climate, 25, 1413-1430. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00078.1

Miller, G. H., A. Geirsdottir, Y. Zhong, D. J. Larsen, B. L. Otto-Bliesner, M. M. Holland, D. A. Bailey, K. A. Refsnider, S. J. Lehman, J. R. Southon, C. Anderson, H. Bjornsson, T. Thordarson, 2012: Abrupt onset of the Little Ice Age triggered by volcanism and sustained by sea-ice/ocean feedbacks. Geophys. Res. Let., 39, L02708, doi:10.1029/2011GL050168.

Zhong, Y., G. H. Miller, B. L. Otto-Bliesner, M. M. Holland, D. A. Bailey, D. P. Schneider, and A. Geirsdottir, 2011: Centennial-scale climate change from decadally paced explosive volcanism: a coupled sea ice-ocean mechanism. Climate Dynamics, 37(11-12), 2373-2387, doi:10.1007/s00382-010-0967-z.

Vavrus, S., M. Holland, and D. Bailey, 2011: Changes in Arctic clouds during intervals of rapid sea ice loss. Climate Dynamics, 36(7-8), 1475-1489, doi:10.1007/s00382-010-0816-0.

Holland, M. M., D. A. Bailey, and S. Vavrus, 2011: Inherent sea ice predictability in a rapidly changing Arctic environment of the Community Climate System Model, version 3. Climate Dynamics, 36(7-8), 1239-1253, doi:10.1007/s00382-010-0792-4.

Amstrup, S. C., E. T. DeWeaver, D. C. Douglas, B. G. Marcot, G. M. Durner, C. M. Bitz, and D. A. Bailey, 2010: Greenhouse gas mitigation scenarios improve forecasts for polar bears and their sea-ice habitats. Nature, 468, 955-958. doi:10.1038/nature09653.

Gent, P. R., S. G. Yeager, R. B. Neale, S. Levis, and D. A. Bailey, 2010: Improvements in a Half Degree Atmosphere/Land Version of the CCSM. Climate Dynamics, 34(6), 819-833. doi:10.1007/s00382-009-0614-8.

Durner, G. M., D. C. Douglas, R. M. Nielsen, S. C. Amstrup, T. L. McDonald, I. Stirling, M. Mauritzen, E. W. Born, Ø. Wiig, E. DeWeaver, M. C. Serreze, S. E. Belikov, M. M. Holland, J. Maslanik, J. Aars, D. A. Bailey, and A. E. Derocher, 2009: Predicting 21st century polar bear habitat distribution from global climate models. Ecological Monographs, 79(1), pp 25-58, doi:10.1890/07-2089.1.

Holland, M. M., C. M. Bitz, B. Tremblay, D. A. Bailey, 2008: The role of natural versus forced change in future rapid summer Arctic ice loss, in Arctic Sea Ice Decline: Observations, Projections, Mechanisms, and Implications, Geophys. Monogr. Ser., vol. 180, edited by E. T. DeWeaver, C. M. Bitz, and L.-B. Tremblay, pp. 133-150, AGU, Washington, D. C.

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Dave Bailey, Associate Scientist