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Will COVID-19 lockdown slow the increasing trend of atmospheric CO2 concentration? 25 January 2022

Will COVID-19 lockdown slow the increasing trend of atmospheric CO2 concentration?

The pandemic has presented a unique opportunity to study the atmosphere’s response to widespread and sudden emission reductions.
Do Tropical Storms Impact Drought in The US? 25 January 2022

Do Tropical Storms Impact Drought in The US?

Researchers are studying whether tropical storms can help mitigate drought conditions in affected regions of the United States.

ESSM-supported Research Makes a Strong Showing at #AGU21 21 December 2021

ESSM-supported Research Makes a Strong Showing at #AGU21

CPO’s Earth System Science and Modeling Division (ESSM) research was well-represented at the American Geophysical Union’s 2021 Fall Meeting.

The First Mixed Layer Depth Climatology Over the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf 30 November 2021

The First Mixed Layer Depth Climatology Over the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf

This study is the first to construct a detailed description of a specific ocean property—mixed layer depth—and its seasonal cycle for the Northeast U.S. continental shelf. 

State of the Science on Tropical Cyclone Frequency 23 November 2021

State of the Science on Tropical Cyclone Frequency

This new review paper presents the state of the science on tropical cyclone frequency: what we know, what remains to be figured out, and why numerical models are helping us get there.

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