Improved simulation skill of climate variability by U.S. climate models 17 July 2020

Improved simulation skill of climate variability by U.S. climate models

In the atmosphere-ocean system, the global distribution of climate variables such as sea surface temperature, pressure, and precipitation fluctuate from interannual to decadal timescales. New research compares climate models across six U.S. climate modeling centers.

Is there a connection between the East Asian Subtropical Jet Stream and Atlantic Tropical Cyclones? 10 July 2020

Is there a connection between the East Asian Subtropical Jet Stream and Atlantic Tropical Cyclones?

Atlantic tropical cyclones (TCs) can cause significant damage and impact both societal and economic sectors. New research looks to find a connection between the East Asian Subtropical Jet Stream and Atlantic Tropical Cyclones.

 

Stalled Tropical Cyclones like Harvey may become less frequent in the future over Texas 10 July 2020

Stalled Tropical Cyclones like Harvey may become less frequent in the future over Texas

The movement of landfalling tropical cyclones (TCs) can substantially affect the resulting damage. Since the beginning of the 21st century, Texas has experienced a number of devastating TCs; and research shows stalled TCs may become less frequent.

How Will Climate Change Impact the Alaskan Wildfire Season? 30 June 2020

How Will Climate Change Impact the Alaskan Wildfire Season?

Wildfires play a prominent role in the boreal forests of Alaska during the summer season. While most wildfires are created by humans, approximately 90% of the area burned each year by wildfires are caused by lightning strikes.

MAPP Welcomes Summer Intern, Natalie Baillargeon 16 June 2020

MAPP Welcomes Summer Intern, Natalie Baillargeon

Learn more about Natalie and her project involving MAPP Task Forces

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