Climate Indicators Identify Drivers of Change in Arctic Tundra 3 March 2021

Climate Indicators Identify Drivers of Change in Arctic Tundra

New research identifies important climate drivers affecting tundra vegetation productivity and points to potential methods of predicting vegetation a season or two ahead of time. 

Increasing Summertime Cloudiness May Lead to More Sea Ice Melt in the Arctic 3 March 2021

Increasing Summertime Cloudiness May Lead to More Sea Ice Melt in the Arctic

A recent study published in Nature Communications Earth & Environment suggests that summertime low clouds play an important role in driving sea ice melt. 

New Study Identifies Mountain Snowpack Most “At-Risk” from Climate Change 1 March 2021

New Study Identifies Mountain Snowpack Most “At-Risk” from Climate Change

CPO-funded scientists theorize why snowpack in coastal regions, the Arctic, and the Western U.S. may be among the most at-risk for premature melt from rising temperatures

Climate scientists identify regional variations in snowpack melt as temperatures increase and present a theory that explains which mountain snowpacks worldwide are most “at-risk” from climate change.

Newest Edition in Global Monsoon Book Series Features CPO-Funded Research 25 February 2021

Newest Edition in Global Monsoon Book Series Features CPO-Funded Research

CPO’s Climate Variability & Predictability (CVP) program funded research which contributed the newest edition of The Multiscale Global Monsoon System, part of the World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate.

A Tale of Two Winters: Study Provides Insights Into Changes in MJO Propagation Speed 24 February 2021

A Tale of Two Winters: Study Provides Insights Into Changes in MJO Propagation Speed

This study analyzes the year-to-year variability of the MJO propagation speed (how fast it moves across the Indo-Pacific region) by analyzing a century-long historical dataset, providing further insights into the fundamental physics regulating MJO propagation. 

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