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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

How a Passion for Weather Turned Sonya Legg into an “Accidental Oceanographer”
March 24, 2021

AOS Faculty Member Sonya Legg is a physical oceanographer working in the Ocean and Cryosphere Division at NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) through CIMES. Her research focuses on small-scale…

Projections of Tropical Heat Stress Constrained by Atmospheric Dynamics
March 11, 2021
Congratulations to AOS Graduate Student Yi Zhang, whose paper published online March 8 in Nature Geoscience has been…
High End of Climate Sensitivity in New Climate Models Seen as Less Plausible
March 3, 2021

A recent analysis of the latest generation of climate models — known as a CMIP6 — provides a cautionary tale on interpreting climate simulations as scientists develop more sensitive and sophisticated projections of how the Earth will respond to increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

The researchers, led by AOS Graduate…

Introducing the new Editor in Chief of JAMES Stephen Griffies
March 2, 2021

AOS Faculty Member Stephen Griffies, a GFDL senior scientist, is the new editor-in-chief at the AGU journal JAMES, effective January 1, 2021. 

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Assessing the Influence of COVID-19 on Earth’s Radiative Balance
Feb. 22, 2021

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic led to a worldwide reduction in aerosol emissions. Anecdotal effects on air quality and visibility were widely reported. Less known are the impacts on the planetary energy balance, and by extension, on weather and climate. By separating the impacts from meteorology and emissions with model simulations, the authors,…