Emissions of a Banned Ozone-depleting Gas are Back on the Decline 9 February 2021

Emissions of a Banned Ozone-depleting Gas are Back on the Decline

Discovery in 2018 posed first real test of the Montreal Protocol

New analyses of global air measurements show that five years after an unexpected spike in emissions of the banned ozone-depleting chemical chlorofluorocarbon CFC-11, they dropped sharply between 2018 and 2019.
Former NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoc Named NASA's First Senior Climate Adviser 9 February 2021

Former NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoc Named NASA's First Senior Climate Adviser

The NOAA Climate and Global Change (C&GC) Postdoc Fellowship Program helps create and train the future leading researchers needed for climate studies, to serve the nation and support NOAA’s mission. Gavin Schmidt, G&GC Class 6 and Director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, will serve in the role in an acting capacity until a permanent appointment is made.

New Study Reveals Interdecadal Intensity Peaks in the Madden–Julian Oscillation 9 February 2021

New Study Reveals Interdecadal Intensity Peaks in the Madden–Julian Oscillation

New research uses reanalysis datasets (including one from NOAA) to show how the Madden-Julian oscillation (MJO) exhibits 12- to 20-year periods around peak intensity and theorizes on the physical mechanisms responsible. 

Quantifying Ice Nucleating Particles in Western Wildfire Smoke Plumes 2 February 2021

Quantifying Ice Nucleating Particles in Western Wildfire Smoke Plumes

Using data sampled from wildfires across the US in the 2018 Western Wildfire Experiment for Cloud Chemistry, Aerosol Absorption, and Nitrogen (WE-CAN) campaign, this study is the first to quantify ice nucleating particles within wildfire smoke plumes in the free troposphere.

Coastal Flood Risks Amplified by Extreme Sea Level Variability 1 February 2021

Coastal Flood Risks Amplified by Extreme Sea Level Variability

Researchers from the University of Central Florida and the University of South Florida recently published a study that shows how incorporating decade-long variations in extreme sea level (ESL) events, such as storm surge, in coastal flooding risk assessments can dramatically increase the severity of expected flooding and the associated economic losses. 

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