News - 2020

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.

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020

In a new study published in Nature Communications, the authors used multi-year observations from a very large array of robotic drifting floats in the Southern Ocean to determine key factors governing phytoplankton biomass dynamics over the annua

Friday, Oct 23, 2020

Estuary and coastal ocean forecasts based on predictions of temperature, salinity, currents, and storm surge have been shown to be able to protect lives and property from storm surge, assist search and rescue operations, and protect public health. These forecasts enable predictions of harmful algal blooms and the dispersion of oil spills.

Thursday, Oct 22, 2020

In a new paper, led by AOS Associate Research Scholar Alex Haumann, the authors find that there is much more supercooled ocean water on planet Earth than previously thought. Supercooled ocean water refers to seawater that has a temperature lower than the freezing point.