News - 2014

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014

Congratulations to former AOS Faculty Member Ngar-Cheung (Gabriel) Lau on being the selected as the AMS Bernhard Haurwitz Memorial Lecturer for 2015, for “...

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

A new study led by AOS Collaborator Thomas Frölicher (ETH Zurich) assesses the uptake, transport and storage of anthropogenic carbon and heat in the Southern Ocean in a new set of couple carbon-climate Earth System Models conducted for the fifth Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5).  The study shows that the Southern...

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

Climate change could postpone fall leaf peeping in some areas of the United States as summer temperatures linger later into the year, Princeton University researchers report in the journal Global Ecology and Biogeography.  Trees need daily...

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014

The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface is a major driver of the surface energy balance and influences regional circulation and precipitation. Over East Asia, observations show a significant reduction in clear-sky surface solar radiation since the 1960s, colloquially referred to as “dimming,” primarily caused by large regional...

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014

Encircling Antarctica and soaking up half of the human-made carbon in the atmosphere and majority of the planet’s excess heat, the vast Southern Ocean has remained relatively mysterious to scientists until now.

Monday, Aug 4, 2014

The "Art of Science 2014" exhibit showcases 44 images of artistic merit created during the course of scientific research. More than 250 images were submitted by undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, postdocs, staff and alumni representing over 25 departments.

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014

Silicon dissolved in seawater is a vital nutrient for siliceous organisms, such as the diatoms that play an important role in naturally sequestering carbon within the ocean.

Monday, Jul 7, 2014

Understanding the mechanisms by which climate variability affects multiple trophic levels in food webs is essential for determining ecosystem responses to climate change.  A new study, coauthored by AOS Visiting Research Collaborator Vincent Saba (NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service), uses over two decades of data collected...

Monday, Jul 7, 2014

Tropical cyclones (TCs, which include hurricanes and typhoons) are a major climate hazard across the Northern Hemisphere, and have exhibited variability and change on year-to-year timescales.

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014

A new study coauthored by AOS Faculty Member David Medvigy explains the environmental factors that cause the leaves to change color in autumn.  Variations in the timing of leaf coloring throughout the U.S., why the leaves of different species change color at different times, and how the timing of leaf coloring will change over...