New research identifies regions with worsening "snow droughts" around the world 3 August 2020

New research identifies regions with worsening "snow droughts" around the world

Western United States snowmelt deficit found to be of increasing intensity and length in recent years

Snow is used by approximately ⅙ of Earth’s population for drinking, agriculture, and hydropower, among other uses. Despite its importance, “snow droughts,” or deficits in snowmelt, which can have serious regional and global consequences, have been fairly unexplored compared to other forms of drought, until now.

Researchers show consistent upper air temperature trends for the first time, improve understanding 30 July 2020

Researchers show consistent upper air temperature trends for the first time, improve understanding

Obtaining consistent results from data records that span multiple types of observing systems has been challenging, limiting our ability to use the observations and realize their full value.

New next-generation monitoring and forecasting system to prevent climate-driven infectious disease outbreaks 28 July 2020

New next-generation monitoring and forecasting system to prevent climate-driven infectious disease outbreaks

To plan for and prevent mosquito-borne disease outbreaks, the impact of climate on the presence of mosquitos and viruses is one of the most important pieces of information for decision makers in the health sector.

CPO/IRAP supported study shows potential use of climate forecasts to predict infectious disease outbreaks 28 July 2020

CPO/IRAP supported study shows potential use of climate forecasts to predict infectious disease outbreaks

Results show that both the onset and size of the 2018 dengue outbreak in Réunion island could have been accurately predicted two weeks in advance, with some accuracy three to four weeks in advance — enough time for enhanced preparedness measures.

No consistent ENSO response to volcanic forcing over the last millennium 14 July 2020

No consistent ENSO response to volcanic forcing over the last millennium

In a recent paper published in Science, authors analyze new paleoclimate data in the form of coral samples from the Tropical Pacific. These include a consistent proxy record for variables such as sea surface temperature.

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