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Recent Increase in Major Atlantic Hurricanes may be ‘Rebound’ after 1960-1980s Lull
July 15, 2021

A new study, led by CIMES Deputy Director Gabe Vecchi, an AOS faculty member, suggests that reported increases in major hurricanes in the North Atlantic over the satellite era are potentially a “recovery from a deep minimum in the 1960-1980s”, rather than being…

Resplandy Receives NSF CAREER Award to Study the Formation and Future of Pacific and Indian Ocean Dead Zones
July 13, 2021

AOS Faculty Member Laure Resplandy, assistant professor of geosciences and the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI), received

Study: Northwest Heat Wave Impossible without Climate Change
July 13, 2021

The deadly heat wave that roasted the Pacific Northwest and western Canada was virtually impossible without human-caused climate change that added a few extra degrees to the record-smashing temperatures, a new quick scientific analysis, conducted w/ modeling and analytical support from Gabriel Vecchi, deputy director of CIMES and AOS faculty…

Students Navigate CIMES & HMEI 2021 Virtual Internships
July 12, 2021

For the second year in a row, AOS and GFDL hosts have adjusted summer internships under the sponsorship of the Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System (CIMES) and the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) to meet the continued reality of the pandemic. As a result, the 8-10 week…

Hydrothermal Vents May Add Ancient Carbon to Ocean Waters
July 8, 2021

Relying on radiocarbon dating of seawater samples collected during a research cruise in 2016–2017, a recent paper co-authored by AOS Senior Oceanographer Bob Key <

Post-Covid-19, World Risks Having to Pay Off ‘Immunity Debt’
July 6, 2021
Mathematical models by researchers at Princeton University suggest that substantial outbreaks of the RS virus and possibly seasonal flu
CIMES Leadership Announcement
July 1, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Profs. Vecchi and Fueglistaler are switching their roles in the Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System (CIMES). As of July 1, 2021, Prof. Fueglistaler is the…

Hydraulic Transmissivity Inferred from Ice-Sheet Relaxation Following Greenland Supraglacial Lake Drainages
June 29, 2021

New field observations and model experiments of the Greenland ice sheet, led by AOS Faculty Member Yao Lai, were published in a recent Nature Communications paper. They show changes during the melt…

Hogikyan Among 2021 Hack Graduate Awardees to take on Water-Related Issues
June 16, 2021

AOS Graduate Student Allison Hogikyan is among eleven Princeton University graduate students selected by the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) as 2021 recipients of the Mary and Randall Hack ’69 Graduate Awards for Water and the Environment…

Raising Central American Orography Improves Climate Simulation
June 9, 2021

A new paper, published recently and led by AOS Alum Jane Baldwin (Columbia University), with CIMES Director Gabe Vecchi, an AOS faculty member, among others, suggests that a significant portion of the double…