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Thursday, Nov 7, 2013

In research meant to highlight how the destruction of the Amazon rainforest could affect climate elsewhere, Assistant Professor of Geosciences David Medvigy in collaboration with fellow Princeton University-led researchers report that the total deforestation of the Amazon may significantly reduce rain and snowfall in the...

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013

A new study led by AOS Associate Research Scientist Olga Sergienko in collaboration with researchers at the British Antarctic Survey has found that narrow stripes of dirt and rock beneath massive Antarctic glaciers create friction zones that slow the flow of ice toward the sea.

Sunday, Nov 3, 2013

Though it makes up less than a third of the world's ocean coverage, the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica soaks up about half of the man-made carbon dioxide absorbed by the world's oceans from the atmosphere each year.  Jorge SarmientoBob Key and Daniel Sigman are among Princeton...

Friday, Nov 1, 2013

CICS Scientist Eric Wood, a professor in CEE, and his research team have developed a drought monitoring and forecast system for sub-Saharan Africa.  full story

Friday, Nov 1, 2013

The Princeton Women in Geosciences (PWiGS) initiative is presently underway in the AOS Program and Geosciences Department (GEO).  The primary mission of the PWiGS initiative is to increase the retention and boost the morale of women in the Earth Sciences through the development of an active peer network and the fostering of...

Friday, Oct 25, 2013

AOS Director Jorge Sarmiento discusses the mystery surrounding the Southern Ocean in a Trenton Times article published Friday, October 25, 2013.  “Why the Southern Ocean?” Sarmiento explains the curiosity that drives his research.  ...

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013

AOS Associate Research Scholar Jingqiu Mao is the lead author of a new study that presents a new isoprene oxidation mechanism for global models with extensive evaluations.  With this validated mechanism, the authors show the importance of biosphere on nitrogen export from the U.S.

Saturday, Sep 28, 2013

Michael Oppenheimer, geoscientist and AOS associated faculty member, discusses the Sept. 27th release of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on climate Change.

Friday, Sep 27, 2013

The breaking of low-mode internal waves at sloping topography is the focus of a new study by AOS Faculty Member Sonya Legg.  The study examines where internal waves break, relative to the topography, and where the mixing is distributed.  According to Legg, the Internal Wave Driven Mixing Climate Process Team will use this...

Monday, Sep 23, 2013

AOS Postdoc Carolina Dufour is the lead author of a recent study that takes a first step into quantifying the role of mesoscale eddies in the response of the Southern Ocean natural air-sea CO2 flux to the intensification of westerlies.

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