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Research Links Extreme Cold Weather in the United States to Arctic Warming 7 September 2021

Research Links Extreme Cold Weather in the United States to Arctic Warming

The study provides insights that could potentially extend the warning lead time of cold extremes in the United States, Canada, and Asia.

How Much Snowpack in the Colorado River Basin Comes from Atmospheric Rivers? 24 August 2021

How Much Snowpack in the Colorado River Basin Comes from Atmospheric Rivers?

Since the Colorado River is the southwest United States’ most important surface water source, the findings have important implications for managing this resource in the face of a warming climate

CPO-funded Scientist Receives AMS Meisinger Award 24 August 2021

CPO-funded Scientist Receives AMS Meisinger Award

CPO-funded scientist Dr. Isla Simpson recently received The Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award from the American Meteorological Society (AMS).

CPO-funded Scientists Contribute to New IPCC Report 17 August 2021

CPO-funded Scientists Contribute to New IPCC Report

The sobering report finds that climate change is already affecting nearly every part of the planet with rapidly intensifying impacts, and human activities are unequivocally the cause.

What Caused a Quiet Hurricane Season in the North Pacific? 10 August 2021

What Caused a Quiet Hurricane Season in the North Pacific?

Tropical cyclones are one of the most intense storm systems on earth and nearly one-third of global tropical cyclones form in the western North Pacific. So why was the 2020 season quiet? A new MAPP-funded study helps answer this question.

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