What Caused a Quiet Hurricane Season in the North Pacific? 10 August 2021

What Caused a Quiet Hurricane Season in the North Pacific?

Tropical cyclones are one of the most intense storm systems on earth and nearly one-third of global tropical cyclones form in the western North Pacific. So why was the 2020 season quiet? A new MAPP-funded study helps answer this question.

U.S. CLIVAR Releases Research Challenge on Climate at the Coasts, Aligning with Current CPO Activities 10 August 2021

U.S. CLIVAR Releases Research Challenge on Climate at the Coasts, Aligning with Current CPO Activities

The new white paper describing the research challenge identifies opportunities for increased understanding of U.S. coasts in the face of extreme weather and climate change. 

Washington Post Article Highlights Importance of Core CVP Research Area 10 August 2021

Washington Post Article Highlights Importance of Core CVP Research Area

The article covers how climate change has drastically weakened the system that drives Atlantic Ocean currents, the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), close to a point that would drive major changes in our weather and climate.

Radiative Heating from Clouds Plays an Important Role in Tropical Cyclone Development, Study Says 10 August 2021

Radiative Heating from Clouds Plays an Important Role in Tropical Cyclone Development, Study Says

A new study focuses on the relationship between radiative heating from clouds and tropical cyclone formation.

Improved Modeling of Soil NOx Emissions Helps Explain Differences in Observed Trends 3 August 2021

Improved Modeling of Soil NOx Emissions Helps Explain Differences in Observed Trends

Soil emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) may play an increasingly larger role in understanding anthropogenic emissions of NOx.

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