Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

El Niño driven fires affect the natural emission of an ozone depleting trace gas 4 March 2022

El Niño driven fires affect the natural emission of an ozone depleting trace gas

New study highlights the causes of a large interannual variability in the natural emission of methyl bromide.

Understanding Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) model bias 4 March 2022

Understanding Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) model bias

New research, funded partly by CVP, reveals some of the drivers of MJO bias in the HiRAM model.

Study: Describing diurnal wind patterns in the tropical oceans 4 March 2022

Study: Describing diurnal wind patterns in the tropical oceans

A new study by CVP-funded scientists sheds light into diurnal wind patterns in the tropical oceans.

Investigating the role of Sea-Surface Salinity (SSS) in simulating historical AMOC decadal variation 25 February 2022

Investigating the role of Sea-Surface Salinity (SSS) in simulating historical AMOC decadal variation

This new study aims to advance decadal prediction models by exploring regionally-dependent coupled sea-surface dynamics at work in the Atlantic and Pacific in initialized prediction ensembles.

Reaction of ⍺-pinene with nitrate is a major contributor in secondary organic aerosol formation 25 February 2022

Reaction of ⍺-pinene with nitrate is a major contributor in secondary organic aerosol formation

New research reveals the contribution of ⍺-pinene + NO3 in the secondary aerosol budget, and likely constitutes a major removal pathway of reactive nitrogen from the lower troposphere.

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