New Book: Beyond Global Warming by Syukuro (Suki) Manabe & Anthony Broccoli
Dec. 18, 2019

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. Broccoli, professor of environmental sciences at Rutgers University, offers a definitive account of how we have come…

Climate Change could make RSV Respiratory Infection Outbreaks Less Severe, More Common
Dec. 16, 2019

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. The researchers, led by PEI Postdoc Rachel Baker with support from CIMES, found that…

Leo Donner Named 2019 AAAS Fellow
Nov. 26, 2019

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…

Structure and Performance of GFDL’s CM4.0 Climate Model
Nov. 8, 2019

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. It consists of GFDL’s newest atmosphere and land models at about 100 km horizontal resolution, and…

On the Mechanisms of the Active 2018 Tropical Cyclone Season in the North Pacific
Nov. 8, 2019

The 2018 tropical cyclone (TC) season in the North Pacific was very active, with 39 tropical storms including 8 typhoons/hurricanes. Unlike the typical limitations in skill of seasonal predictions made before April initial forecasts, the active 2018 TC season was successfully predicted by the Geophysical Fluid Dynamic Laboratory Forecast…

At the Frontline: Princeton Environmental Forum Addresses Climate Crises
Oct. 30, 2019

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…

Why are Big Storms Bringing So Much More Rain? Warming, Yes, but also Winds
Oct. 30, 2019

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. Both the higher moisture content of warmer air…

Vecchi, Baldwin, & Majkut to Address Environmental Issues at Princeton Environmental Forum
Oct. 23, 2019

The two-day Princeton Environmental Forum will feature Princeton faculty and alumni environmental leaders, among them AOS Faculty Member Gabe Vecchi and AOS Alums Jane Baldwin, and Joe Majku

Hurricane Model Development at GFDL: A Collaborative Success Story from a Historical Perspective
Oct. 11, 2019

AOS Research Meteorologist Morris Bender is the lead author of an article, published in the September issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS), describing the successful collaborations that played a pivotal role in transitioning the GFDL hurricane research model into a long-standing state-of-the-art…

Rapid Attribution of the Extreme Rainfall in Texas from Tropical Storm Imelda
Sept. 30, 2019

A new rapid analysis carried out by an international team of scientists, among them AOS Faculty Member Gabe Vecchi, professor of Geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute, and former AOS Postdoctoral Research Associate Karin van…