News - 2020

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020

The Cape Town “Day Zero” drought was caused by an exceptional 3-year rainfall deficit.

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020

The atmospheric model documented in this study, AM4.1, marks the culmination of GFDL’s 4th-generation model development effort that included comprehensive revisions of atmospheric dynamics, physics, and chemistry, and biogeochemical coupling to land...

Thursday, Dec 10, 2020

The most active Atlantic hurricane season on record began two weeks ahead of schedule and ended on November 30, 2020. Overall, this season was one for the record books. There were 30 named storms (meaning storms where top winds were 39 miles per hour or greater instead of the average 12).

Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected AOS Senior Meteorologist Isaac Held as an AAAS Fellow.

Thursday, Nov 19, 2020
The 2020 season will go down in history for the dominance of the fast-blooming storms that prowled the Atlantic, raising the question of whether this is the new normal.  Ten storms rapidly intensified this Atlantic season, some to a record degree.
Friday, Nov 13, 2020

The Earth system model documented in this study, ESM4.1, marks the culmination of GFDL’s 4th generation model development effort that included comprehensive revisions of atmospheric dynamics, physics and chemistry, ocean physics, biogeochemistry and ecosystems, sea ice, and land physics, biogeochemistry and ecosystems.

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020

The National Weather Service has run out of letters for hurricanes in this record-breaking season, which is why tropical storms have started to sound like...

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020

Measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 through non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) such as mask wearing and social distancing are a key tool in combatting the impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. These actions also have greatly reduced incidence of many other diseases, including influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

Monday, Nov 9, 2020

Hurricane Eta is the ninth named storm and fifth consecutive hurricane to rapidly intensify this year, a phenomenon that has doubled in proportion since 1982.