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

How Land-Atmosphere Interactions Magnified the Drought and Heatwave over Northern Europe during Summer 2018 16 June 2020

How Land-Atmosphere Interactions Magnified the Drought and Heatwave over Northern Europe during Summer 2018

During the summer of 2018, Northern Europe experienced a devastating heatwave and drought; with unprecedented forest fires in Sweden, excessive heat in Germany, and water restrictions in England, these events had far-reaching economic and ecological impacts.

ENSO Teleconnections and Impacts During U.S. Summertime 8 May 2020

ENSO Teleconnections and Impacts During U.S. Summertime

The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a phenomenon where atmosphere and ocean dynamics couple to change the temperature of waters in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean, the circulation of the tropical atmosphere, and the global atmospheric circulation. A new study sheds light on ENSO teleconnections and impacts on U.S. summertime.

Can We Expect More Extratropical Transitions in a Warming Climate? 17 April 2020

Can We Expect More Extratropical Transitions in a Warming Climate?

During this transformation, a cyclone's wind and precipitation area increases in size, and the storm may produce large waves and swell as it accelerates forward, which are important changes to understand and predict for risk assessment

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