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Yujin Zeng Receives CMI Best Paper Award
May 16, 2022

The Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) recognized Yujin Zeng, an AOS associate research scholar, at the CMI Annual Meeting for outstanding published research.

Zeng was awarded the

Unchecked Global Emissions on Track to Initiate Mass Extinction of Marine life
April 29, 2022

Princeton University researchers report in the journal Science that unless greenhouse gas emissions are curbed, marine biodiversity could be on track to plummet to levels not seen since the extinction of the dinosaurs.

AOS Faculty Member Curtis Deutsch, professor of geosciences and the High Meadows Environmental…

Regional Sensitivity Patterns of Arctic Ocean Acidification Revealed with Machine Learning
April 20, 2022

Ocean acidification (OA) is a consequence of the absorption of anthropogenic carbon emissions and it profoundly impacts marine life. Arctic regions are particularly vulnerable to rapid pH changes due to low ocean buffering capacities and high stratification. New research, led by John Krasting (GFDL) with AOS/CIMES and GFDL co-authors, applied…

Deep Learning Poised to ‘Blow Up’ Famed Fluid Equations - Ching-Yao Lai
April 13, 2022

For centuries, mathematicians have tried to prove that Euler’s fluid equations can produce nonsensical answers. A new approach to machine learning has researchers betting that “blowup” is near.

New work on the blowup of the Euler equations began in an unlikely place — with geophysicists, including AOS Faculty Member Ching-Yao…

2022 Paul F. Boulos Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology Awarded to Noemi Vergopolan
April 12, 2022

AOS Postdoc Noemi Vergopolan won the 2022 Paul F. Boulos Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology Award from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists for her work on hyper-resolution land surface modeling. 

Noemi's current research aims to…

Ching-Yao Lai Project Funded by DataX
April 6, 2022

AOS Faculty Member Ching-Yao Lai's "Project Learning How Quickly Antarctic Ice Shelves Melt Using Neural Networks" is one of eight interdisciplinary AI research projects that have won seed funding from  Princeton University’s 

S2S Prediction in GFDL SPEAR: MJO Diversity and Teleconnections
April 5, 2022

Prediction on weather and seasonal timescales has become routine, but the “subseasonal” time scale of a few weeks has proven difficult. The Madden-Julian oscillation (MJO), a large complex of tropical thunderstorms, is the dominant subseasonal phenomenon over the tropics, and its prediction is critical for subseasonal prediction of tropical…

Tripling of Western U.S. Particulate Pollution from Wildfires in a Warming Climate
March 30, 2022

Record-setting fires in the western US over the last decade caused severe air pollution, loss of human life, and property damage. Enhanced drought and increased biomass in a warmer climate may fuel larger and more frequent wildfires in the coming decades. Applying an empirical statistical model to fires projected by Earth system models…

Oceanic and Atmospheric Drivers of Post-El-Niño Chlorophyll Rebound in the Equatorial Pacific
March 18, 2022

In the tropical Pacific, year-to-year changes in chlorophyll, a proxy for the phytoplankton base of ocean food webs, is dominated by the El Niño–Southern Oscillation. El Niño, triggered by westerly wind anomalies and subsequent redistributions of upper ocean heat content, can sharply reduce the regional supply of nutrients, limiting…

Study Reveals How Inland and Coastal Waterways Influence Climate
March 16, 2022

AOS Faculty Member Laure Resplandy, assistant professor of geosciences and the High Meadows Environmental Institute, co-led a huge international effort that used modeling and observations to determine the role of waterways – streams, rivers, estuaries, mangrove forests, and more – in both storing and transporting carbon.