New Center Explores Human Dimensions of Environmental Challenges

Aug. 4, 2022

In a rapidly changing world, humans are facing a growing number of environmental challenges, including rising temperatures, dwindling water resources and more extreme weather events.

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

Aug. 4, 2022

Sea ice and wildfires may be more interconnected than previously thought, according to new research out today in Science Advances.


Evaluating Twenty-Year Trends in Earth's Energy Flows From Observations and Reanalyses

Aug. 4, 2022

Satellite, reanalysis, and ocean in situ data are analyzed to evaluate regional, hemispheric and global mean trends in Earth's energy fluxes during the first 20 years of the twenty-first century.


Testing the efficacy of atmospheric boundary layer height detection algorithms using uncrewed aircraft system data from MOSAiC

Aug. 4, 2022

During the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) expedition, meteorological conditions over the lowest 1 km of the atmosphere were sampled with the DataHawk2 (DH2) fixed-wing uncrewed aircraft system (UAS).

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These scientists watch the sun to better understand Earth

July 26, 2022

Meet the fans of big data who are helping to shape the scientific consensus on climate change—and revealing new information about the workings of Earth’s favorite star.


Alternate Histories: Synthetic Large Ensembles of Sea-Air CO2 Flux

June 2, 2022

We use a statistical emulation technique to construct synthetic ensembles of global and regional sea-air carbon dioxide (CO2) flux from four observation-based products over 1985–2014.


Synergistic HNO3–H2SO4–NH3 upper tropospheric particle formation

May 20, 2022

New particle formation in the upper free troposphere is a major global source of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN).


It’s been unusually windy this spring. Here’s why you should care

May 12, 2022

Think it’s been unusually windy on the Front Range this spring? You’re right.


Ocean Biogeochemical Signatures of the North Pacific Blob

May 9, 2022

The Blob was the early manifestation of the Northeast Pacific marine heat wave from 2013 to 2016.


Twenty-first century hydroclimate: A continually changing baseline, with more frequent extremes

April 4, 2022

Variability in hydroclimate impacts natural and human systems worldwide. In particular, both decadal variability and extreme precipitation events have substantial effects and are anticipated to be strongly influenced by climate change.