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Parameterization of Submesoscale Symmetric Instability in Dense Flows Along Topography
June 9, 2021

In a recent  paper, led by AOS Alum Elizabeth Yankovsky (NYU) with AOS Faculty Members Sonya Legg and Robert Hallberg, the authors develop a parameterization for representing the effects of…

Long-Term Mean Northern Atlantic Overturning Circulation Substantially Influenced by Horizontal Circulation across Sloping Density Surfaces
June 8, 2021

In a new study, led by AOS Faculty Member Rong Zhang with GFDL-affiliated UCAR Scientist Matthew Thomas, robust diagnostic calculations (RDC) are conducted using a high-resolution global coupled climate model in conjunction with the observed hydrographic climatology to…

Congratulations to Yi Zhang
June 2, 2021

Congratulations to Yi Zhang who successfully defended her Ph.D. Thesis, "Some Theoretical Thinking on the Changing Tropical Climate,” on June 1, 2021. Yi accepted a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship from the Miller Institute at UC Berkeley. 

Chua Awarded 2021 HMEI-STEP Fellowship
May 18, 2021

AOS Graduate Student Glen Chua has been awarded a 2021 HMEI-STEP Fellowship from the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI). The fellowship enables Chua to address the environmental policy implications of his graduate work.

HMEI-STEP Topic:  Ways to Mitigate Potential Risks of a Hydrogen Economy…

AOS Welcomes Two HMEI 2021 Summer Interns
May 17, 2021

Welcome to the HMEI summer interns who will be working remotely this summer:

HMEI Intern Alina Chen (Princeton University), hosted by Graeme MacGilchrist and Alexander Haumann, will be starting a remote internship on 05/20.
Project: Interannual variability of primary production in the Southern…

Simple Atmospheric Dynamics Foretell Dangerously Hot Future for the Tropics
May 5, 2021

Princeton researchers discovered a way to accurately project extreme heat in the tropics under climate change — while better accounting for the point at which heat endangers human health — by looking at the atmospheric dynamics that control the region’s “wet-bulb” temperature, a combination of heat and humidity. Beyond a…

Congratulations to Aaron Match
April 30, 2021

Congratulations to Aaron Match who successfully defended his Ph.D. Thesis, "The Unified Internal Dynamics and Global Interactions of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation,” on April 30, 2021.  Aaron plans to continue his research at Princeton, working with Stephan Fueglistaler as an…

CMI Recognizes AOS Alum Justin Ng's Hurricane Intensity-Related Research
April 23, 2021

Justin Ng, a former AOS graduate student who earned his Ph.D. in 2019, was recognized at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) for his outstanding published research from the past year.

Ng was awarded for his CMI-supported paper, “

Is Lake Carnegie Showing a Climate Trend?
March 29, 2021

A project led by Princeton sophomore Grace Liu is examining whether the infrequent freezing of the Lake Carnegie in recent years is part of a larger trend linked to climate change. Liu began the project as a High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) environmental intern in the research group of AOS Faculty Member

Intensity of Tropical Cyclones is Probably Increasing Due to Climate Change
March 26, 2021

Many tropical cyclone-prone regions of the world are expected to experience storm systems of greater intensity over the coming century, according to an extensive review of existing research published March 26 in ScienceBrief Review