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Reseachers Develop a New Way of Looking at Alkalinity Measurements
Dec. 19, 2014

In a new study led by former AOS Associate Research Oceanographer Brendan Carter, a research associate with the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean at the University of Washington, Carter and coauthors developed a new way of looking at alkalinity measurements.  Their methods allow them to better examine…

Persad Awarded AGU Outstanding Student Award Paper for Second Consecutive Year
Dec. 18, 2014

AOS Graduate Student Geeta Persad was the recipient of an Outstanding Student Paper Award (OSPA), in the Atmospheric Sciences Section, by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) at the 2014 Fall meeting in San Francisco.  Her presentation entitled, "Similarities in the Spatial Pattern of the Surface Flux Response to Present-Day…

Abandoned Wells can be 'Super-Emitters' of Greenhouse Gas
Dec. 9, 2014

A team of Princeton University researchers, including Denise Mauzerall (AOS Associated Faculty) has uncovered a previously unknown, and possibly substantial, source of the greenhouse gas methane to the Earth's atmosphere. After testing a sample of abandoned oil and natural gas wells in northwestern Pennsylvania, the researchers…

Study Examines Regional Atmospheric Effects of Contemporary Deforestation in the Amazon Rain Forest
Dec. 2, 2014

A new study coauthored by AOS Graduate Student Jaya Khanna and AOS Faculty Member David Medvigyinvestigates the effects of Amazonian deforestation on regional hydroclimate. This numerical study shows that contemporary scale deforestation in the southern parts of the Brazilian Amazon can result in an increase in…

Hiscock to Serve as Convener for AGU's Largest Session in the Global Environmental Change Program
Dec. 1, 2014

Former AOS Associate Research Scholar Mike Hiscock, an EPA National Center for Environmental Research scientist, will serve as convener for AGU’s largest session in the Global Environmental Change Program at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall meeting scheduled for Dec. 17-18. The technical session, titled Extreme Events…

In the News ... Robotic Floats Will Reveal Southern Ocean’s Mysteries
Nov. 28, 2014

This December, Hannah Zanowski, a graduate student at Princeton University, will travel to Cape Town, South Africa, bundle up in something warm, and board a German research icebreaker called the Polarstern. Over the next eight weeks, the ship will make its way from the southern tip of Africa to the bottom of South America via…

Suki Manabe Awarded 2015 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science by The Franklin Institute
Nov. 9, 2014

Congratulations to AOS Senior Meteorologist Suki Manabe on being awarded the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science by The Franklin Institute. The award recognizes Suki "for his pioneering research on the sensitivity of Earth’s climate to increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and his development…

New Study Examines the Influence of Asia’s High-Mountain Seasonal Cycle on Regional Differences in Climate Change
Oct. 22, 2014

A new study led by AOS Postdoctoral Research Fellow Sarah Kapnick compares a set of high-resolution models simulations  with the latest available observations to focus on the distinct seasonal cycles and resulting climate change signatures of Asia’s high-mountain ranges.  The findings, published in 

Congratulations to Yi Ming
Oct. 2, 2014

Congratulations to AOS Faculty Member Yi Ming on being awarded the Henry G. Houghton Award by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) "for major advances in the…

Congratulations to Tom Delworth
Oct. 2, 2014

Congratulations to AOS Faculty Member Tom Delworth for being elected an AMS Fellow. Fellows are selected each year for their “outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences or their applications during a substantial period of years."