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Investigating the Processes behind Marine Heatwaves 21 December 2021

Investigating the Processes behind Marine Heatwaves

New research illuminates the processes behind marine heatwaves during a time when the Atlantic is undergoing increased warming and more frequent extreme events. 

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.

Is Climate Change Increasing Weather Whiplash? 30 November 2021

Is Climate Change Increasing Weather Whiplash?

New research explores long-term changes in short-term climate variability.

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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