News - 2015

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

AOS Graduate Student Jane Baldwin has been awarded a 2015 PEI-STEP Environmental Policy Fellowship by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI).

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

A report entitled “Predicting Future Oceans: Climate Change, Oceans & Fisheries” newly released by the Nereus program, an international interdisciplinary research program aimed at predicting future oceans, suggests that future seafood supply in the world will be substantially altered by climate change, overfishing and habitat destruction if...

Saturday, Jun 27, 2015

Congratulations to former AOS Postdoctoral Research Fellow Sarah Kapnick, a GFDL physical research scientist, who was recently awarded a Cryosphere Early Career Award from the American Geophysical Union (AGU).  Sarah’s research focuses on the mechanisms controlling extreme storms and mountain snowpack 

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015

Climate change has prompted an earlier arrival of spring in numerous ecosystems. It is uncertain whether such changes are occurring in Eastern Boundary Current Upwelling ecosystems, because these regions are subject to natural decadal climate variability, and regional climate models predict seasonal delays in upwelling.

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015

Eddies play a significant role in the mixing and transport of heat, salt, and biogeochemical tracers across the global oceans,and eddies have been shown to influence near-surface winds, clouds, and rainfall within their vicinity as well as marine ecosystems.  A new paper coauthored by AOS Postdoctoral Research Fellow Ivy...

Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015

Marine ecosystems are increasingly stressed by human-induced changes. Marine ecosystem drivers that contribute to stressing ecosystems – including warming, acidification, deoxygenation and perturbations to biological productivity– can co-occur in space and time, but detecting their trends is complicated by the presence of noise associated with...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A team of researchers with members from Princeton University, the University of Maine and Oregon State University has found that greenhouse gasses a million years ago, were only slightly higher than they were between 450,000 and 800,000 years ago.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A new study led by AOS Associate Research Scholar Meiyun Lin uses observations and numerical simulations to demonstrate a strong connection between high ozone days in the western U.S.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

CICS Associate Director Sonya Legg, an AOS senior research oceanographer, and colleagues from collaborating institutions (including Maarten Buijsman, a former AOS postdoc and now an assistant professor of physical oceanography at the University of Southern Mississippi) created the first “cradle to grave” model...

Monday, May 4, 2015

A recent AGU-EOS Research Spotlight highlights the work of AOS Graduate Student Jaya Khanna and David Medvigy, Assistant Professor of Geosciences.  The researchers investigated the atmospheric effect of deforestation in Rondônia, a state in west central Brazil, using the recently developed Ocean-Land-Atmosphere...