Changes in atmospheric methane abundance have implications for both chemistry and climate, as methane is both a strong greenhouse gas and an important precursor for tropospheric ozone.
Recent observational studies suggested that Atlantic hurricane activity is strongly affected by weather processes outside of the tropics, but modeling studies reported divergent findings regarding the importance of such an impact.
The increased freshwater from melting Antarctic ice sheets plus increased wind has reduced the amount of oxygen in the Southern Ocean and made it more acidic and warmer, according to new research led by former AOS Visiting Postdoctoral Research Associate Benjamin...
Recently published by Princeton University Press, Beyond Global Warming: How Numerical Models Revealed the Secrets of Climate Change by Syukuro (Suki) Manabe, an AOS senior meteorologist, and Anthony J.
Princeton University-led researchers studied annual outbreaks of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in one of the first examinations of how climate change could affect diseases such as influenza (pictured) that are transmitted directly from person to person.
AOS Faculty Member Leo Donner, a physical scientist in GFDL’s Atmospheric Physics division, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers, based on their distinguished efforts to advance science or its...
A new a paper led by a team of GFDL and Princeton researchers describes GFDL’s latest multi-purpose atmosphere-ocean coupled climate model, CM4.0.
The 2018 tropical cyclone (TC) season in the North Pacific was very active, with 39 tropical storms including 8 typhoons/hurricanes.
In response to the urgent environmental challenges facing the planet, Princeton faculty and alumni who are working to protect the environment gathered for the Princeton Environmental Forum held on campus Oct. 24-25. They came with knowledge, questions and an eagerness to share ideas from the frontlines of science leadership and environmental...
For three hurricane seasons in a row, storms with record-breaking rainfall have caused catastrophic flooding in the southern United States: Harvey in 2017, Florence in 2018 and Imelda in 2019. A new analysis by Princeton researchers explains why this trend is likely to continue with global warming.