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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,

This is What the World Looks Like if We Pass the Crucial 1.5-Degree Climate
Nov. 8, 2021

There's one number heard more than any other from the podiums at the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland: 1.5 degrees Celsius.

That's the global climate change goal world leaders agreed to strive for. By limiting the planet's warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, by 2100, the hope is to stave off…

Princeton, AOS Experts Identify Priorities Going in and Global Actions Going Forward
Oct. 27, 2021

An exciting look-ahead to the UN climate summit in Glasgow ... Hear from experts in the Princeton community, including some of AOS's own, about their hopes and expectations for the conference:

“This is a very, very important meeting for humanity,” said AOS Faculty Member

V. Ramaswamy Named 2021 APS Fellow
Oct. 15, 2021

AOS Faculty Member V. “Ram” Ramaswamy, the director of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), has been named a 2021 fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) "for pioneering research on radiative transfer in the climate system, especially…

‘Great fun’: Manabe wins Nobel Prize in physics for modeling climate change
Oct. 5, 2021

Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

Very early on Tuesday, Oct. 5, Princeton climatologist Syukuro “Suki” Manabe got a phone call from Sweden telling him that he had won the

Syukuro (Suki) Manabe Receives 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics
Oct. 5, 2021

AOS Senior Meteorologist Syukuro “Suki” Manabe has been awarded a share of the 2021 Nobel Prize in physics “for the physical modeling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming…