Persad Awarded AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award
Dec. 18, 2013

AOS Graduate Student Geeta Persad was the recipient of an Outsanding Student Paper Award (OSPA), in the Atmospheric Sciences Section, by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) at the 2013 Fall meeting in San Francisco.  Her presentation entitled, "The Role of Aerosol Absorption in Solar Dimming over East Asia and its Implications…

Geological Data Fusion Workshop: Tackling the Statistical Challenges of Interpreting Past Environmental Change
Dec. 17, 2013

Frederik Simons (Geosciences) and Bob Kopp (Rutgers) are co-organizers of an interdisciplinary workshop to be held at Rutgers University, Thursday-Friday,  January 17-18, 2013. This workshop will focus on statistical approaches to overcoming the challenges of interpreting past environmental change and making inferences about…

Gypsy-moth Outbreaks Cause a Huge Dent in a Forest's Ability to Store Carbon
Dec. 10, 2013

A recent study led by Assistant Professor David Medvigy finds that gypsy moth larvae jeopardizes carbon dioxide absorption. The study was published in Environmental Research Letters (ERL) as part of the ERL Focus on Extreme Events and the Carbon Cycle.  

In the News ... NOAA's Climate Program Office (CPO) Highlights Mao's Study -- Proposes Revised Mechanism for Isoprene Chemistry
Dec. 9, 2013

A recent study led by AOS Associate Research Scholar Jingqiu Mao proposes a thoroughly revised mechanism for isoprene chemistry, which not only allows for a more accurate model simulation, but fundamentally improves our understanding of atmospheric chemistry.  The study can be found 

New Study Reveals Carbon Dioxide Could Warm Earth for Centuries, even if Emissions Stop
Nov. 24, 2013

Even if carbon dioxide emissions came to a sudden halt, the carbon dioxide already in Earth's atmosphere could continue to warm our planet for hundreds of years, according to research led by first author and AOS collaborator Thomas Frolicher and published Nov. 24 in the journal Nature Climate Change. The 

If a Tree Falls in Brazil ...? Amazon Deforestation Could Mean Droughts for Western U.S.
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…

'Tiger Stripes' underneath Antarctic Glaciers Slow the Flow
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. Understanding how these high-friction regions form…

Secrets of the Southern Ocean
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…

Drought Monitoring and Forecast System Developed to Monitor the African Water Cycle
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

PWiGS Initiative Underway in AOS & GEO
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…