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Selected Publications

Ballester J, Petrova D, Bordoni S, Cash B, García-Díez M, Rodó X.
    Sensitivity of El Niño intensity and timing to preceding subsurface heat magnitude.
    Nature Scientific Reports 6, 36344 (2016).

Ballester J, Rodó X, Robine JM, Herrmann FR.
    European seasonal mortality and influenza incidence due to winter temperature variability.
    Nature Climate Change 6, 927-930 (2016).
       --- Highlighted in the Issue Cover ---

Rodó X, Curcoll R, Robinson M, Ballester J, Burns JC, Cayan DR, Lipkin WI, Williams BL, Couto-Rodriguez M, Nakamura Y, Uehara R, Tanimoto H, Morguí JA.
    Tropospheric winds from northeastern China carry the etiologic agent of Kawasaki disease from its source to Japan.
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111, 7952-7957 (2014).
       --- News feature in Nature and Science ---

Cash B, Rodó X, Ballester J, Bouma M, Baeza A, Dhiman R, Pascual M.
    Malaria epidemics and the influence of the Tropical South Atlantic on the Indian monsoons.
    Nature Climate Change 3, 502-507 (2013).

Rodó X*, Ballester J*, Cayan D, Melish ME, Nakamura Y, Uehara R, Burns JC.
          * These authors contributed similarly to this work *
    Association of Kawasaki disease with tropospheric wind patterns.
    Nature Scientific Reports 1, 152 (2011).
       --- News feature in Nature ---

Ballester J, Robine JM, Herrmann FR, Rodó X.
    Long-term projections and acclimatization scenarios of temperature-related mortality in Europe.
    Nature Communications 2, 358 (2011).

Publications

25. Ballester J, Petrova D, Bordoni S, Cash B, Rodó X.
    Timing of subsurface heat magnitude for the growth of El Niño events.
    Geophysical Research Letters 44, 8501-8509 (2017).

24. Petrova D, Koopman SJ, Ballester J, Rodó X.
    Improving the long-lead predictability of El Niño using a novel forecasting scheme based on a dynamic components model.
    Climate Dynamics 48, 1249-1276 (2017).

23. García-Díez M, Lauwater D, Hooybergh H, Ballester J, De Ridder K, Rodó X.
    Advantages of using a fast urban boundary layer model as compared to a full mesoscale model to simulate the urban heat island of Barcelona.
    Geoscientific Model Development 9, 4439-4450 (2016).

22. Ballester J, Petrova D, Bordoni S, Cash B, García-Díez M, Rodó X.
    Sensitivity of El Niño intensity and timing to preceding subsurface heat magnitude.
    Nature Scientific Reports 6, 36344 (2016).

21. Grossi C, Ballester J, Serrano I, Galmarini S, Camacho A, Curcoll R, Morguí JA, Rodó X, Duch MA.
    Influence of long-range atmospheric transport pathways and climate teleconnection patterns on the variability of surface 210Pb and 7Be concentrations in southwestern Europe.
    Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 165, 103-114 (2016).

20. Rodó X, Ballester J, Curcoll R, Boyard-Micheau J, Borràs S, Morguí JA.
    Revisiting the role of environmental and climate factors on the epidemiology of Kawasaki disease.
    Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1382, 84-98 (2016).

19. Ballester J, Bordoni S, Petrova D, Rodó X.
    El Niño dynamics and long lead climate forecasts.
    Climanosco (2016).

18. Ballester J, Rodó X, Robine JM, Herrmann FR.
    European seasonal mortality and influenza incidence due to winter temperature variability.
    Nature Climate Change 6, 927-930 (2016).

17. Ballester J*, Lowe R*, Diggle P, Rodó X.
          * These authors contributed similarly to this work *
    Seasonal forecasting and health impact models: challenges and opportunities.
    Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1382, 8-20 (2016).

16. Ballester J, Bordoni S, Petrova D, Rodó X.
    Heat advection processes leading to El Niño events as depicted by an ensemble of ocean assimilation products.
    Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 121, 3710-3729 (2016).

15. Lowe R, García Díez M, Ballester J, Creswick J, Robine JM, Herrmann FR, Rodó X.
    Evaluation of an Early-Warning System for Heat Wave-Related Mortality in Europe: Implications for Sub-seasonal to Seasonal Forecasting and Climate Services.
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 13, 206 (2016).

14. Ballester J, Bordoni S, Petrova D, Rodó X.
    On the dynamical mechanisms explaining the western Pacific subsurface temperature buildup leading to ENSO events.
    Geophysical Research Letters 42, 2961-2967 (2015).

13. Lowe R, Ballester J, Creswick J, Robine JM, Herrmann FR, Rodó X.
    Evaluating the performance of a climate-driven mortality model during heat waves and cold spells in Europe.
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 12, 1279-1294 (2015).

12. Rodó X, Curcoll R, Robinson M, Ballester J, Burns JC, Cayan DR, Lipkin WI, Williams BL, Couto-Rodriguez M, Nakamura Y, Uehara R, Tanimoto H, Morguí JA.
    Tropospheric winds from northeastern China carry the etiologic agent of Kawasaki disease from its source to Japan.
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111, 7952-7957 (2014).

11. Ballester J, Burns JC, Cayan D, Nakamura Y, Uehara R, Rodó X.
    Kawasaki disease and ENSO-driven wind circulation.
    Geophysical Research Letters 40, 2284-2289 (2013).

10. Cash B, Rodó X, Ballester J, Bouma M, Baeza A, Dhiman R, Pascual M.
    Malaria epidemics and the influence of the Tropical South Atlantic on the Indian monsoons.
    Nature Climate Change 3, 502-507 (2013).

09. Ostro B, Barrera-Gómez J, Ballester J, Basagaña X, Sunyer J.
    The impact of future summer temperature on public health in Barcelona and Catalonia, Spain.
    International Journal of Biometeorology 56, 1135-1144 (2012).

08. Rodó X*, Ballester J*, Cayan D, Melish ME, Nakamura Y, Uehara R, Burns JC.
          * These authors contributed similarly to this work *
    Association of Kawasaki disease with tropospheric wind patterns.
    Nature Scientific Reports 1, 152 (2011).

07. Ballester J, Robine JM, Herrmann FR, Rodó X.
    Long-term projections and acclimatization scenarios of temperature-related mortality in Europe.
    Nature Communications 2, 358 (2011).

06. Ballester J, Rodríguez-Arias MA, Rodó X.
    A new extratropical tracer describing the role of the western Pacific in the onset of El Niño: Implications for ENSO understanding and forecasting.
    Journal of Climate 24, 1425-1437 (2011).

05. Ballester J, Rodó X, Giorgi F.
    Future changes in Central Europe heat waves expected to mostly follow summer mean warming.
    Climate Dynamics 35, 1191-1205 (2010).

04. Ballester J, Giorgi F, Rodó X.
    Changes in European temperature extremes can be predicted from changes in PDF central statistics.
    Climatic Change - Letters 98, 277-284 (2010).

03. Ballester J, Douville H, Chauvin F.
    Present-day climatology and projected changes of warm and cold days in the CNRM-CM3 global climate model.
    Climate Dynamics 32, 1432-0894 (2009).

02. Ballester J, Moré J.
    The representativeness problem of a station net applied to the verification of a precipitation forecast based on areas.
    Meteorological Applications 14, 177-184 (2007).

01. Rodó X, Rodríguez-Arias MA, Ballester J
    The role of ENSO in fostering teleconnection patterns between the tropical north Atlantic and the western Mediterranean Basin.
    CLIVAR Exchanges 11, 26-27 (2006).