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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).


Combining machine learning and SMILEs to classify, better understand, and project changes in ENSO events

Nov. 3, 2022

While classifying El Niño and La Niña is relatively straightforward, El Niño events can be broadly classified into two types: central Pacific (CP) and eastern Pacific (EP).

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Brian Toon Receives 2022 Global Peace and Health Award

Nov. 3, 2022

Brian Toon awarded 2022 Global Peace and Health Award in recognition of his landmark research on nuclear winter and nuclear famine, from International Physicians for the prevention of Nuclear War and Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility.


Past and future ocean warming

Nov. 3, 2022

Changes in ocean heat content (OHC) provide a measure of ocean warming, with impacts on the Earth system.


Sea level extremes and compounding marine heatwaves in coastal Indonesia

Nov. 3, 2022

Low-lying island nations like Indonesia are vulnerable to sea level Height EXtremes (HEXs). When compounded by marine heatwaves, HEXs have larger ecological and societal impact.