Machine Learning Offers New Tools to Improve Ocean Climate Models 7 October 2020

Machine Learning Offers New Tools to Improve Ocean Climate Models

Researchers funded in part by the Climate Variability & Predictability (CVP) program showcase the potential for machine learning applications for ocean climate models.

CVP-Funded Study Reveals Arctic is Transitioning to ‘New’ Climate with Dramatic Implications 29 September 2020

CVP-Funded Study Reveals Arctic is Transitioning to ‘New’ Climate with Dramatic Implications

According to the study, a ‘new’ Arctic climate, one with less sea ice, higher temperatures, and longer rainy seasons, will emerge by 2100.

Persistent Extreme Weather Events in Asia Expected to Increase Due to Arctic Warming 23 September 2020

Persistent Extreme Weather Events in Asia Expected to Increase Due to Arctic Warming

The study, published in Nature, tracked the consecutive days that the atmosphere resides in a particular pattern associated with extreme temperatures and precipitation and found that these patterns are occurring more often as the Arctic warms faster than the mid-latitudes.

Study Finds Amplified Seasonality in the Amazon Plume Region, Favoring More Extreme Marine and Terrestrial Conditions 15 September 2020

Study Finds Amplified Seasonality in the Amazon Plume Region, Favoring More Extreme Marine and Terrestrial Conditions

Variations in the amount of precipitation that feeds the Amazon River, ranked as the world’s largest river in terms of annual discharge, can profoundly impact the marine ecosystem in the region where the fresh river water enters the salty ocean (Amazon plume region) and influence the hydroclimate over the tropical Atlantic.

New Book Features CPO-Funded Research in Arctic Climate Change, Variability, and Extremes Chapter 14 September 2020

New Book Features CPO-Funded Research in Arctic Climate Change, Variability, and Extremes Chapter

The chapter walks readers through an overview of amplified warming in the Arctic, discussing a variety of processes in the climate system contributing to the warming.

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