New research finds that internal atmospheric variability plays a role alongside anthropogenic greenhouse gases in the warming of the upper Arctic Ocean over the last forty years.
Research funded by the Climate Variability & Predictability (CVP) program (i) reveals the physical processes that contribute to tropical cyclones’ larger average size in the western North Pacific vs. the North Atlantic and (ii) simulates Hurricane Irene to study the ocean surface boundary layer underneath the storm.
This invited review paper, published in Current Climate Change Reports, draws on CVP-supported research to broadly discuss the impact of ocean resolution in Earth System models and potential improvements.
Researchers funded by CVP studied the behavior of the marine atmospheric boundary layer in the presence of warm or cold fronts, with implications for climate models.
NOAA’s Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) Program is funding eight new projects (10 academic awards, four NOAA Lab, Center or CI awards) for a two-year total of $3.961 million in FY18 intended to contribute to the goals of TPOS 2020.
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