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Global Coastal Ecosystem Responses to a Half-Century Increase in River Nitrogen Loads
March 16, 2022

Coastal oceans host diverse ecosystems and serve as important habitats for marine fish species. Over the past century, anthropogenic activities have resulted in substantial climatic and land use changes that stress coastal environments, often leading to eutrophication, harmful algal blooms, and deoxygenation. Rivers are a primary source of…

Are Multi-Seasonal Forecasts of Atmospheric Rivers Possible?
March 16, 2022

In Western North America, 30% of the annual precipitation is determined by atmospheric rivers (ARs) that occur during less than 15% of the winter season. ARs are beneficial to water supply but can also produce extreme precipitation hazards when making landfall. Consequently, ARs exert significant socioeconomic impacts on this region. The…

The Modern Face of Science: Adding Diverse Voices to Course Materials
Jan. 28, 2022

Eight members of Princeton’s science and engineering faculty recently took part in a Community of Practice focused on adding diverse voices to course materials and inviting guest speakers to speak to their students, among them AOS Faculty Member Laure Resplandy, an assistant…

Nobel 2021 Physics: Portrait of Nobel Laureate Suki Manabe by Swedish Television
Dec. 20, 2021

SVT Documentary: Portrait of Nobel Laureate Suki Manabe (The documentary is in both English and Swedish.)

Videography: Johan Bergendorff, SVT

Seasonal Predictability of Baroclinic Wave Activity: Toward Predicting Risks of Extratropical Extremes
Dec. 15, 2021

There is intense public and scientific interest in weather and climate extremes. Understanding to what degree these phenomena are predictable has great practical value to society. Midlatitude baroclinic waves drive extratropical weather and climate extremes, but the predictability of these waves beyond 2 weeks has long been deemed low.

The Man Who Predicted Climate Change
Dec. 14, 2021

In the nineteen-sixties, AOS Senior Meteorologist Syukuro (Suki) Manabe drew a graph that foretold our world today—and what’s to come.

Read more about Nobel Laureate Suki Manabe in The New Yorker

New NSF Grant to Support Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Students in the Geosciences
Dec. 14, 2021

AOS Faculty Member Sonya Legg, associate director of CIMES, has joined an NSF-funded effort that fosters participation and belonging among Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students in the geosciences. The project, titled AGILE (AAPI in Geoscience: Inclusivity,…

Princeton’s Nobel Laureates for 2021 Receive their Medals in Celebrations around the World - Suki Manabe
Dec. 13, 2021

In ceremonies across the country and the world last week, Princeton’s five Nobel Prize laureates for 2021 — AOS Senior Meteorologist Syukuro (Suki) Manabe (physics), David MacMillan (chemistry), Joshua Angrist (economic sciences), David Card (economic sciences) and Maria Ressa (Nobel Peace Prize) — delivered their Nobel lectures and were…

Humor, Vision, and Drive: The Road to a Nobel Prize, Observed from the Sidelines
Nov. 22, 2021

The week of Oct. 4, 2021 saw two Princeton University professors awarded Nobel prizes in Physics and Chemistry, and one alum the Nobel Peace Prize. Syukuro Manabe,