A new study funded by CVP finds unexpected long-range links between aerosol particle source, especially smoke, and atmospheric processes including cloud formation and radiative properties.
The April 2022 workshop report for the DOE-NOAA Marine Cloud Brightening (MCB) workshop is now available.
Fair-weather cumulus clouds are found to stimulate more surface energy exchange over a forested landscape
By Xinyi Zeng, Science Communications Specialist New research in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres found that low, fair-weather, cumulus clouds stimulate stronger surface energy exchange in comparison to other sky conditions over a forested landscape in northern Wisconsin. CIRES scientist Joseph Sedlar led the research along with a team of scientists from CIRES, NOAA
This study highlights modeling techniques that may enhance predictability of decadal climate change and understanding of North American drought.
A new paper supported by NOAA’s Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) program describes where we are in understanding whether subtropical clouds (and the atmosphere above and below them) will act as a positive or negative feedback to global warming.
Work supported by the Climate Program Office’s Climate Observation Division (authors: C. Seethala, et al. from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography) has been published online for early release in the Journal of Climate.
esearch supported by NOAA CPO’s Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) program has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Atmospheric Science. The paper by Li et al., “The sensitivity of simulated shallow cumulus convection and cold pools to microphysics,” explores how two separate microphysical schemes (the Thompson and Morrison schemes) used in nested Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model simulations affect the generation of precipitation and evaporation in the model.
With partial funding from CPO’s Climate Monitoring Division, Researchers at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography have published new research applying important “corrections” to two widely-used, long term satellite cloud data records (The International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) dataset and the Pathfinder Atmospheres–Extended (PATMOS-x) dataset).
Research funded by CPO’s AC4 program was highlighted on the cover of the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.