The Influence of Ocean Topography on the Upwelling of Carbon in the Southern Ocean

Nov. 4, 2021

The physical circulation of the Southern Ocean sets the surface concentration and thus air-sea exchange of urn:x-wiley:00948276:media:grl63112:grl63112-math-0001.


My Manabe Begonia

Oct. 18, 2021

Today, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Dr. Syukuro “Suki” Manabe. I cannot think of a more deserving physicist. I am not alone.

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Scientists studying polar ice melt receive $13 million from NSF

Oct. 1, 2021

CU Boulder joins interdisciplinary team of researchers aiming to understand the future of these imperiled regions of the world.


The cooling of light rains in a warming world

Oct. 1, 2021

Recent changes to how clouds are represented in global models, especially over the Southern Ocean, resulted in increased climate warming.

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Quantifying the Solar Energy Resource for Puerto Rico

Oct. 1, 2021

After Hurricane Maria, multiple U.S. Department of Energy laboratories studied the state of the electric grid in Puerto Rico and analyzed grid resilience and grid integration of renewable energy.


Coupled Climate Responses to Recent Australian Wildfire and COVID-19 Emissions Anomalies Estimated in CESM2

Oct. 1, 2021

The climate effects of COVID-19 restrictions and the 2019/20 Australian bushfire season are simulated in 50-member CESM2 ensembles. Australian bushfires are found to have had a bigger impact on global climate than pandemic lockdowns and may have influenced ENSO.

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The Importance of Weather and Climate to Energy Systems: A Workshop on Next Generation Challenges in Energy–Climate Modeling

Aug. 19, 2021

Over 80 international participants, representing weather, climate, and energy systems research, joined two 4-h remote sessions to highlight and prioritize ongoing and future challenges in energy–climate modeling.

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ATOC Faculty Recognized by AMS

Aug. 13, 2021

Please join us in congratulating ATOC faculty recently recognized by AMS: Andrew Winters, AMS Monthly Weather Review Editor's Award, and Julie Lundquist, elected Fellow of the AMS.

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Buff Innovator Insights: Dr. Cora Randall

July 22, 2021

This episode features Dr. Cora Randall, professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and a faculty member in the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, or LASP. We’ll follow her journey from earning her PhD in chemistry to working on the Hubble Space Telescope and, now, to leading a new NASA DRIVE center working at the leading edge of next-generation space weather prediction.

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Arctic Cyclones and Their Interactions With the Declining Sea Ice: A Recent Climatology

June 22, 2021

In this study, we applied a cyclone tracking algorithm to multiple reanalyses and categorized the detected cyclones based on season, intensity, and sea ice state to provide an Arctic cyclone climatology with emphasis on cyclone-sea ice interactions over the Arctic Ocean and adjacent waters.