ESSM-supported Research Makes a Strong Showing at #AGU21 21 December 2021

ESSM-supported Research Makes a Strong Showing at #AGU21

CPO’s Earth System Science and Modeling Division (ESSM) research was well-represented at the American Geophysical Union’s 2021 Fall Meeting.

The First Mixed Layer Depth Climatology Over the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf 30 November 2021

The First Mixed Layer Depth Climatology Over the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf

This study is the first to construct a detailed description of a specific ocean property—mixed layer depth—and its seasonal cycle for the Northeast U.S. continental shelf. 

State of the Science on Tropical Cyclone Frequency 23 November 2021

State of the Science on Tropical Cyclone Frequency

This new review paper presents the state of the science on tropical cyclone frequency: what we know, what remains to be figured out, and why numerical models are helping us get there.

CPO-Funded Research Referenced at House Science Committee Hearing 19 November 2021

CPO-Funded Research Referenced at House Science Committee Hearing

Congressman Sean Casten of Illinois referenced new research on vapor pressure deficit to support his amendment calling for a study on the interaction between climate change and wildfires.
Study Shows That Climate Change is the Main Driver of Increasing Fire Weather in the Western United States 12 November 2021

Study Shows That Climate Change is the Main Driver of Increasing Fire Weather in the Western United States

A new study, part of NOAA's Drought Task Force IV research, shows the leading cause of the rapid increase of wildfires over the western U.S. is the rapid increase of surface air vapor pressure deficit.

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