Clouds Increasingly Influence Arctic Sea Surface Temperatures as CO2 Rises

May 1, 2023

As Arctic sea ice retreats during the melt season, the upper ocean warms in response to atmospheric heat fluxes.


Colder Eastern Equatorial Pacific and Stronger Walker Circulation in the Early 21st Century: Separating the Forced Response to Global Warming From Natural Variability

Feb. 6, 2023

Since the early 1990s the Pacific Walker circulation shows a multi-decadal strengthening, which contradicts future model projections.

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Nikki Lovenduski named to National Academies committee for Independent Study on Potential Environmental Effects of Nuclear War

Feb. 6, 2023

An ad hoc committee will provide an independent review of the potential environmental effects and socio-economic consequences that could unfold in the weeks-to-decades following nuclear wars.


Combining CloudSat/CALIPSO and MODIS measurements to reconstruct tropical convective cloud structure

Feb. 2, 2023

Tropical convective clouds are a crucial component of the Earth's weather and climate system.

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Characteristics of Warm Season Heavy Rainfall in Minnesota

Feb. 2, 2023

Warm season heavy rainfall in Minnesota can lead to flooding with serious impacts on life and infrastructure.

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Smoke from Western wildfires can influence Arctic sea ice, researchers find

Jan. 2, 2023

New CU Boulder research finds that the presence of clouds—or lack thereof—caused by the smoke of wildfires thousands of miles away can either help protect or endanger Arctic sea ice


On the edge of retreat

Dec. 6, 2022

An island community moved to the mainland. Now the fast-rising sea is following — a warning for the rest of the East Coast.


Internal variability and forcing influence model–satellitedifferences in the rate of tropical tropospheric warming

Dec. 2, 2022

Climate-model simulations exhibit approximately two times more tropical troposphericwarming than satellite observations since 1979.

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The Galápagos’s Secret Weapon Against Climate Change

Nov. 28, 2022

An oceanic cold spot breathes life into the archipelago. How long can it last?

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Peter Pilewskie named to prominent National Academies committee for space-based research

Nov. 18, 2022

Professor Peter Pilewskie has been named to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Earth Sciences and Applications from Space (CESAS).