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Research Presents New Links Between Major Climate Patterns in the Tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans 21 September 2021

Research Presents New Links Between Major Climate Patterns in the Tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans

Collaborative research presents a new mechanism for diverse interactions between the Indian Ocean Dipole and the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 NOAA Climate and Global Change Fellowship Program 14 September 2021

Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 NOAA Climate and Global Change Fellowship Program

Seeking the next generation of leaders in climate research! Applications are due January 7, 2022.

Study: Dry Future Likely Unavoidable for Southwest, But Reducing Greenhouse Gases Can Still Help 8 September 2021

Study: Dry Future Likely Unavoidable for Southwest, But Reducing Greenhouse Gases Can Still Help

For the past two decades, the southwestern United States has been desiccated by one of the most severe long-term droughts—or ‘megadroughts’—of the last 1,200 years. And now, scientists say the risk of similar extreme megadroughts and severe single-year droughts will increase in the future as Earth’s temperature continues to rise, according to a new study in Earth’s Future.

Co-occurring California Droughts and Northeast Pacific Marine Heatwaves to Become Dramatically More Frequent, Study Says 7 September 2021

Co-occurring California Droughts and Northeast Pacific Marine Heatwaves to Become Dramatically More Frequent, Study Says

Results show the increasing frequency of these compound extremes is strongly driven by human-caused warming and drying trends.

WE-CAN Field Campaign Data Helps Estimate Wildland Firefighter Smoke Exposure 31 August 2021

WE-CAN Field Campaign Data Helps Estimate Wildland Firefighter Smoke Exposure

Data from a US Forest Service campaign and the WE-CAN field campaign combine to estimate emission and exposure information for wildland firefighters.

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