Analyzing Large Lakes in Climate Models 12 February 2021

Analyzing Large Lakes in Climate Models

Large lakes have a substantial effect on regional and local weather patterns. However, in climate models used to investigate future climate changes, lakes are greatly simplified and sometimes absent due to the inclusion of lakes adding complexity and cost. New research analyzes climate models and discussess the barriers faced in uncovering the treatment of large lakes.
Will Marine Heatwaves Become More Intense in the Future? 5 February 2021

Will Marine Heatwaves Become More Intense in the Future?

New research could explain recent extreme marine heatwaves, and points to a future with more frequent and extreme heat waves as global temperatures continue to rise.
Improving Representation of Drought Over Agricultural Areas 26 January 2021

Improving Representation of Drought Over Agricultural Areas

Results show that incorporating observations improves the simulation of the drought category, detection of drought conditions, and reduces instances of drought false alarms.
Drought Task Force Provides Rapid Response to Worst U.S. Drought Since 2013 26 January 2021

Drought Task Force Provides Rapid Response to Worst U.S. Drought Since 2013

The Drought Task Force’s rapid response will help us understand the ongoing drought’s causes, how our science is helping us understand the drought, to what extent climate change is playing a role, and how the event may evolve.

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