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Newswise: $8.3M award to WHOI extends observational record of critical climate research
Released: 18-Mar-2020 1:50 PM EDT
$8.3M award to WHOI extends observational record of critical climate research
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded $8.2 million to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to extend the life of the Overturning in the Sub-polar North Atlantic Program (OSNAP) in a key part of Earth’s ocean-climate system. The award is part of a $15.5 million grant to four U.S. institutions that will help add four years to the record being assembled by the observatory.

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Released: 9-Mar-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Rain, more than wind, led to massive toppling of trees in Hurricane Maria, says study
Earth Institute at Columbia University

A new study says that hurricanes Irma and Maria combined in 2017 to knock down a quarter of the biomass contained in Puerto Rico's trees -- and that massive rainfall, more than wind, was a previously unsuspected key factor.

Newswise: What We Don't Know (about lakes) Could Hurt Us
2-Mar-2020 1:10 PM EST
What We Don't Know (about lakes) Could Hurt Us
University of Vermont

As the power of extreme weather events increase with climate change, a team of scientists warn that lakes around the world may dramatically change, threatening ecosystem health and water quality.

Newswise: Predicting persistent cold pool events
Released: 24-Feb-2020 5:30 PM EST
Predicting persistent cold pool events
Argonne National Laboratory

In a multi-institutional field campaign with NOAA and other laboratories, researchers at Argonne National Laboratory are working to better identify and forecast the occurrence of cold pool events.

Released: 17-Feb-2020 3:40 PM EST
Mediterranean rainfall immediately affected by greenhouse gas changes
Imperial College London

Mediterranean-type climates face immediate drops in rainfall when greenhouse gases rise, but this could be interrupted quickly if emissions are cut.

Newswise: Where the sky meets the sea: Exploring the sea-surface microlayer
Released: 7-Feb-2020 3:45 PM EST
Where the sky meets the sea: Exploring the sea-surface microlayer
Texas A&M University

The separation between sky and sea is only one millimeter at its thickest and, yet, this sea-surface microlayer plays a major role in global phenomena. Dr. Aarthi Sekaran is taking a deeper look into how flow instabilities in this microlayer affects weather patterns and prediction.

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Released: 4-Feb-2020 2:20 PM EST
Deep learning accurately forecasts heat waves, cold spells
Rice University

Rice University engineers have created a deep learning computer system that taught itself to accurately predict extreme weather events, like heat waves, up to five days in advance using minimal information about current weather conditions.

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Released: 30-Jan-2020 7:15 PM EST
UW's new broadcast meteorology course is first on West Coast
University of Washington

The University of Washington has long boasted one of the country’s top programs in atmospheric sciences. Now, the UW is also teaching undergraduates how to share that knowledge online and on TV as a broadcast meteorologist.

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