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Supercooled Southern Ocean Waters
Oct. 22, 2020

In a new paper, led by AOS Associate Research Scholar Alex Haumann, the authors find that there is much more supercooled ocean water on planet Earth than previously thought. Supercooled ocean water refers to seawater that has a temperature lower than the freezing point. In their analysis,…

Princeton Environmental Research: A Half-Century at the Forefront
Oct. 16, 2020

You can now explore the full scope of Princeton’s latest environmental research – plus the University’s legacy of environmental commitment – through a single portal: Princeton Environmental Research: A Half-Century at the Forefront. The new site was launched Thursday, October 15.

Rapid Storm Intensification: Warming Makes Delta, Other Storms Power Up Faster
Oct. 12, 2020

Hurricane Delta, gaining strength as it bears down on the U.S. Gulf Coast, is the latest and nastiest in a recent flurry of rapidly intensifying Atlantic hurricanes that scientists largely blame on global warming. (AOS Faculty Member Gabe Vecchi quoted)

GFDL SHiELD: A Unified System for Weather-to-Seasonal Prediction
Oct. 8, 2020

A new paper led by former AOS Postdoc Lucas Harris (GFDL) on the development of a unified “one code, one executable, one workflow” global prediction modeling system, called SHiELD, has been published in the Journal of Advances in Modeling the…

AOS Faculty Member V. Ramaswamy Named Jule Gregory Charney Lecturer
Sept. 30, 2020

AOS Faculty Member V. Ramaswamy, GFDL's director, has been named the 2020 Jule Gregory Charney Lecturer by the American Geophysical Union (AGU).  The Lecture is presented annually to a prominent scientist who has made exceptional contributions to the understanding of weather…

Improving Ocean Habitat Forecasts for the Northeast U.S.
Sept. 21, 2020

Charles Stock, research oceanographer at GFDL and AOS Associate Research Scholar Andrew Ross are lead investigators of a new initiative to improve seasonal to interannual ocean habitat forecasts for the Northeast U.S. Many fisheries management…

Buenos Días América Podcast: AOS Faculty Member Gabriel Vecchi
Sept. 9, 2020

Buenos Días América, presentado por Andreina Gandica y Juan Carlos Aguiar, habló con el profesor de ciencias climáticas Gabriel Vecchi en la Universidad de Princeton sobre los impactos del cambio climático, en particular la rápida intensificación de los huracanes.

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Congratulations to Elizabeth Yankovsky
Aug. 28, 2020

Congratulations to Elizabeth Yankovsky who successfully defended her Ph.D. Thesis, “Modeling and Parameterizing Submesoscale Turbulence in Dense Arctic Flows,” yesterday.  Elizabeth has accepted a postdoctoral position at NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, working with Laure Zanna and Shafer Smith.

Understand the Past to Understand the Future: Climate Science at Princeton
Aug. 28, 2020

For more than 50 years, Princeton researchers have pushed back the boundaries of climate knowledge across a wide range of lynchpin issues. Princeton climate modelers, for example, developed the world’s first coupled ocean-atmosphere model, using physical laws and present Earth conditions to develop mathematical algorithms that can predict how…

Hurricane Laura's Rapid Intensification is a Sign of a Warming Climate, Scientists Say
Aug. 28, 2020

Hurricanes that go from dangerous to deadly very quickly are occurring more often, research suggests.  A 2019 study in the journal Nature documented a trend toward more rapidly intensifying hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean between 1982 and 2009, and used a model…