Greenhouse Gas and Aerosol Emissions are Lengthening and Intensifying Droughts 18 May 2021

Greenhouse Gas and Aerosol Emissions are Lengthening and Intensifying Droughts

CPO-funded study shows human-caused boost to drying in Americas, Africa, and Asia

“There has always been natural variability in drought events around the world, but our research shows the clear human influence on drying, specifically from anthropogenic aerosols, carbon dioxide, and other greenhouse gases,” said lead author Felicia Chiang from the University of California, Irvine. 

New Global Storm Surge Reconstructions Database Draws on CPO Investments in 20th Century Reanalysis Project 18 May 2021

New Global Storm Surge Reconstructions Database Draws on CPO Investments in 20th Century Reanalysis Project

New research highlights the application of reanalysis products, including the 20th Century Reanalysis Project (20CRv3), to understanding coastal hazards in a changing climate. 

Drought Task Force Shows Progress in Advancing Drought Monitoring and Prediction in New Special Collection: 13 April 2021

Drought Task Force Shows Progress in Advancing Drought Monitoring and Prediction in New Special Collection:

The advances described in 13 papers represent outcomes from research funded by the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and Modeling, Analysis, Predictions and Projections (MAPP) programs, leveraging other U.S. agencies’ investments, and coordinated within the framework of the Third MAPP Drought Task Force (DTF3). 

Tackling the challenges of a drier, hotter, more fire-prone future 11 April 2021

Tackling the challenges of a drier, hotter, more fire-prone future

In a new EOS Opinion Article, MAPP Drought Task Force leaders Rong Fu, Andrew Hoell, Justin Mankin, and Isla Simpson, working with NIDIS staff member Amanda Sheffield, describe the disastrous impacts droughts, heat waves and fires have globally. They also highlight new MAPP- and NIDIS-funded research that tackles the challenges of a drier, hotter, more fire-prone future.
Women’s History Month: Dr. Suzana Camargo journeys from plasma physics to climate science, from Brazil to the United States 31 March 2021

Women’s History Month: Dr. Suzana Camargo journeys from plasma physics to climate science, from Brazil to the United States

Dr. Camargo journeyed from Brazil's most populous city to New York in 1999. She came with little more than a passion for physics and mathematics, as well as a strong drive to leave a mark on the world. Now, an accredited climate researcher and scientist with the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, Camargo shares her story. Camargo documents her upbringing, her climate research, diversity in the climate science field and more in a profile-feature story for Women's History Month. 

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