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Insights from Earth system model initial-condition large ensembles and future prospects

April 15, 2020

Describes the utility of large ensembles of Earth system models.

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Composite synoptic-scale environments conducive to North American polar–subtropical jet superposition events

April 15, 2020

A polar–subtropical jet superposition represents a dynamical and thermodynamic environment conducive to the production of high-impact weather.

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Increased Transnational Sea Ice Transport Between Neighboring Arctic States in the 21st Century

March 18, 2020

The Arctic is undergoing a rapid transition toward a seasonal ice regime, with widespread implications for the polar ecosystem, human activities, as well as the global climate

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$130 million space mission to monitor Earth’s energy budget

Feb. 27, 2020

CU Boulder will soon play a major role in measuring the withdrawals from Earth’s energy bank account.

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Quantifying snowfall from orographic cloud seeding

Feb. 24, 2020

Cloud seeding to increase winter snowpack in mountains has traditionally been evaluated using precipitation gauges and target/control statistics leading mostly to inconclusive results.

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ATOC Graduate Student Tessa Gorte receives OSPA at AGU

Feb. 13, 2020

Congratulations to ATOC Graduate Student Tessa Gorte who received an Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OPSA) at AGU. Each year, the top 2-5 percent of student presenters in each section are awarded an OSPA.

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ATOC Graduate Student Devon Dunmire selected to be Teaching Faculty at JIRP

Feb. 13, 2020

Congratulations to ATOC Graduate Student Devon Dunmire who was selected to be Teaching Faculty at the Juneau Icefield Research Program in summer 2020.

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The effect of wind direction shear on turbine performance in a wind farm in central Iowa

Feb. 6, 2020

Numerous studies have shown that atmospheric conditions affect wind turbine performance; however, some findings have exposed conflicting results for different locations and diverse analysis methodologies.

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ATOC Graduate Student Jessica Tomaszewski receives Outstanding student presentation, 11th Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy (11Energy), AMS Annual Meeting

Feb. 5, 2020

Congratulations to ATOC Graduate Student Jessica Tomaszewski who received Outstanding student presentation at the 11th Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy (11Energy), AMS Annual Meeting.

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First-of-its-kind study examines toll of nuclear war on world’s oceans

Feb. 5, 2020

A nuclear war, even a relatively contained conflict, wouldn’t just have devastating consequences for life on land. It could also take a toll on the oceans, according to recent research led by the University of Colorado Boulder and Rutgers University.

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