A spurious increase in the interannual variability of prescribed biomass burning (BB) emissions in the CMIP6 forcing database during the satellite era of wildfire monitoring (1997–2014) is found to lead to warming in the Northern Hemisphere extratropics in simulations with the Community Earth System Model version 2 (CESM2).
Mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) supply a substantial portion of warm-season rainfall to the Great Plains of North America, and they are responsible for severe weather and flooding across the central United States.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society, today announced that ATOC Professor Brian Toon will join the ranks of its newest class of AAAS Fellows.
US West Coast rainfall was VERY different during the last ice age, why? We use new CESM experiments to find out! Take home point - North Pacific ocean temps, not ice sheets directly, responsible for hydroclimate shifts.
COVID pandemic lockdowns suddenly slowed the rate at which we burned fossil fuels and released carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, yet we cannot find any significant reductions in the growth of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from our measurements.