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Thursday, Jul 30, 2020

Princeton’s vital research across the spectrum of environmental issues is today and will continue to be pivotal to solving some of humanity’s toughest problems. Our impact is built on a long, deep, broad legacy of personal commitment, intellectual leadership, perseverance and innovation.

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2020

AOS Faculty Member Rong Zhang, leader of GFDL's Ocean and Cryosphere Division, has been named the Bernhard Haurwitz Memorial Lecturer by the American Meteorological Society (AMS).

Monday, Jul 27, 2020

A new study led by Wenchao Dong (GFDL/UCAR) and co-authored by AOS Faculty Members Yi Ming and ...

Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020

A recent paper, published in Global Biogeochemical Cycles, highlighting new observations from robotic profiling floats demonstrates that areas of high carbon export in the Southern Ocean are actually associated with very low concentrations of iron, an...

Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020
North African deserts have been reported to export ~200 million tons of dust per year to the tropical Atlantic Ocean, degrading air quality over the Caribbean Islands in boreal summer and supplying nutrients to fertilize the Amazon Rainforest in boreal winter and spring through transatlantic dust transport.
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020

Studying the response of rainfall and aridity in the semi-arid African Sahel region to radiative perturbations is a matter of pressing humanitarian relevance, considering the region is highly sensitive to changes in monsoon precipitation, as much of the region’s workforce is employed in the agricultural industry (Hamro-Drotz and Programme 2011...

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020

A new paper, led by AOS Postdoc Yan Yu, assessed the drivers and predictability of seasonal changes in African fire and was published today in Nature Communications.

Friday, Jun 5, 2020

How far in advance can accurate predictions of regional summer sea ice be made? Recent work has shown evidence for an Arctic sea ice spring predictability barrier, which may fundamentally limit the accuracy of predictions made before May. However, the physical mechanism for this barrier has remained elusive.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

A recent Geophysical Research Letters paper "How tropical convection couples high moist static energy over land and ocean," authored by AOS Graduate Student Yi Zhang and AOS Director Stephan Fueglistaler, has been...

Monday, May 18, 2020

Local variations in climate are not likely to dominate the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Princeton University study publis

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