Climate Change is Destroying a Barrier That Protects the U.S. East Coast from Hurricanes 24 May 2019

Climate Change is Destroying a Barrier That Protects the U.S. East Coast from Hurricanes

Columbia University highlights Mingfang Ting, James Kossin (NOAA NCEI), Cuihua Li, and Suzana Camargo's new hurricane intensity study, supported by NOAA Research's Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections Program (MAPP) Program, 

Little evidence of reduced global tropical cyclone activity following recent volcanic eruptions 20 May 2019

Little evidence of reduced global tropical cyclone activity following recent volcanic eruptions

Research led by MAPP supported PI, Dr. Suzana Camargo, examined the impact of volcanic aerosols on recent global tropical cyclone activity in observations, reanalysis, and models (including the CMIP5 multi-model). 

Lack of Moisture Connected to Drought Propagation in North America 6 May 2019

Lack of Moisture Connected to Drought Propagation in North America

Droughts have disastrous impacts on the agricultural, economic, and public health sectors. With the formation of droughts still being researched, scientists ability to forecast droughts for North America has been greatly affected.

Digging Deeper Into Flash Droughts 6 May 2019

Digging Deeper Into Flash Droughts

Identifying rapidly evolving and severe “flash drought’ conditions is especially useful for mitigating crop losses, monitor vegetation health, and provide crucial information for increased fire risk.

Meet Our Scientists: Kelley Barsanti 25 April 2019

Meet Our Scientists: Kelley Barsanti

Meet Dr. Kelley Barsanti! She is an Assistant Professor at the University of California Riverside and an affiliate with the Bourns College of Engineering's Center for Environmental Research & Technology (CE-CERT). Read more to learn about her work with AC4 and what success means to her. 

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