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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…

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…