WE-CAN Field Campaign Shows How Wildfire Smoke Changes Clouds 11 August 2021

WE-CAN Field Campaign Shows How Wildfire Smoke Changes Clouds

The recently published study shows how smoke-influenced clouds differ from their clean air counterparts, with complex implications for our weather and climate.

Study Helps Untangle the Relationship Between Arctic Sea Ice Loss and Climate Feedbacks in a Warming Arctic 11 August 2021

Study Helps Untangle the Relationship Between Arctic Sea Ice Loss and Climate Feedbacks in a Warming Arctic

New study clarifies the relationship between sea ice loss and the seasonal process of warm-season absorption and cold-season heat release by the Arctic Ocean.

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.

NIDIS Releases Flash Drought Report Discussing Current Understanding and Future Priorities 10 August 2021

NIDIS Releases Flash Drought Report Discussing Current Understanding and Future Priorities

The new report describes a December 2020 workshop’s key takeaways and provides a list of priority actions to help both NIDIS and the broader research community advance flash drought research activities and tool development.

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. 

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