Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

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.

CPO-Funded Research Referenced at House Science Committee Hearing 19 November 2021

CPO-Funded Research Referenced at House Science Committee Hearing

Congressman Sean Casten of Illinois referenced new research on vapor pressure deficit to support his amendment calling for a study on the interaction between climate change and wildfires.
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