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Princeton Researchers Tackle Infectious Disease, Climate, and the Link Between the Two
Nov. 15, 2022

As experienced in the recent COVID pandemic, the outbreak and rapid spread of infectious disease has potential to dramatically impact human morality, public health systems, and economies worldwide. Society’s ability to control and prevent infectious disease hinges on our understanding of the many factors influencing transmission.

Ocean Currents Break Up a Tabular Iceberg
Oct. 21, 2022

A new cause of iceberg breakup has been revealed by simulations of one of the largest icebergs on record. Giant tabular iceberg A68a exceeded 100 miles long and 30 miles wide when it calved from an ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula in 2017. Initially famous for its size, the iceberg received further media attention in 2020 when it showed…

Exploration of Open Ocean Seaweed Cultivation Selected for Inaugural Dean for Research Fund for the Sustainability of Our Planet Award
Sept. 30, 2022

An exploratory project to investigate the benefits of farming seaweed in the open ocean has been selected for funding from Princeton’s Dean for Research Innovation Fund for the Sustainability of Our Planet.

Climate Change Making Hurricanes More Intense
Sept. 30, 2022

AOS Faculty Member Gabe Vecchi, deputy director of CIMES, joins "CBS News Mornings" to detail how climate change is impacting hurricanes and what can be done in response to the more severe natural disasters.

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How Climate Change Fuels Monster Storms
Sept. 30, 2022

It took less than 3 hours for Hurricane Ian to strengthen from a Category 3 to a Category 4 and was almost a cat 5 when it made landfall and scientists are warning storms are going to become more frequent and more intense in the years to come. AOS Faculty Member Gabe Vecchi explains why in a Newsy Evening Debrief.

How Climate Change is Making Storms such as Hurricane Ian Stronger
Sept. 30, 2022

Hurricane Ian and Typhoon Noru strengthened quickly before landfall. NPR talks to AOS Faculty Member Gabriel Vecchi, deputy director of CIMES, about climate-fueled intensification.

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Rapidly Intensifying Hurricanes Hitting US on the Rise
Sept. 27, 2022

AccuWeather speaks with AOS Faculty Member Gabe Vecchi, and other climate experts, about warmer oceans that led to more tropical systems that rapidly intensify and cause more damage along America's coastline.

Global Energy Spectrum of the General Oceanic Circulation
Sept. 23, 2022

How big are ocean currents?  That question has been posed by generations of oceanographers, with partial answers available through measurements from ships, satellites, and numerical simulations.  However, the answers were generally limited by methods used to decompose the kinetic energy of ocean currents according to their…

How the South Asian Monsoon is Changing in a Warming Climate
Sept. 21, 2022

AOS Associate Research Scholar Spencer Hill, a CIMES researcher, was co-author on a recent guest post for Carbon Brief on the recent flooding in Pakistan. The authors take a closer look at the south Asian monsoon, how it is being affected by human activity, and how it may change in the future.

The Rapid Growth of Tropical Cyclones’ Outer Size – A New Concept
Sept. 13, 2022

A new study focuses on the rapid growth of tropical cyclones and their destructive potential.

The potential destruction caused by the winds of tropical cyclones (TCs) depends on both intensity and size. A new study, co-authored by AOS Associate Research Scholar Shuai Wang, a CIMES researcher, introduces a…