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OC Lab to host Prof. Chuan Gao, Chinese Academy of Sciences for one year

Dec. 13, 2018

The Oceans and Climate Lab is excited to welcome Professor Chuan Gao in 2019! Dr. Gao is an Assistant Professor of Physical Oceanography at the Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Qingdao, China.

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Two OC Lab students publish first papers in 2018

Nov. 23, 2018

Congratulations to doctoral candidates Danielle Lemmon and Ryan Harp for publishing their first peer-reviewed articles in top climate science journals in 2018!

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Symposium on Climate and Health to be held on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Feb. 22, 2018

Join us for the 2018 Climate Change and Health Symposium, featuring speakers, a panel discussion, and poster session covering topics such as worker health, climate and infectious disease, climate change education, and research challenges.


Published this week in Nature Geo. by ATOC team: Southward shift of global wind energy under high CO2 emissions

Dec. 14, 2017

In a warming world, harnessing more wind in coming decades could be critical for countries trying to meet emission reduction standards set by the Paris Climate Agreement.

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The OC Lab welcomes three new researchers for Fall 2017!

Sept. 22, 2017

The Oceans and Climate Lab is proud to welcome postdocs Jody Wycech (CIRES Visiting Fellow) and Dhruba Samanta (visiting from Singapore), and UROP awardee Abby Clabaugh. All three focusing on tropical Pacific climate!


Our final 2017 Atlantic hurricane season outlook: ~13 named storms

Aug. 2, 2017

Routine predictions of Atlantic seasonal hurricane activity using outgoing longwave radiation (OLR) over Africa, based on Karnauskas and Li (2016, GRL).

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OC Lab hosts visitor from science/technology university in Saudi Arabia

July 12, 2017

Professor Burt Jones from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology ( KAUST ) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia visits students and postdocs in the lab. SOARS Protégé Jamin Rader discusses his summer research on the physical controls on productivity in the southern Red Sea using satellite chlorophyll observations.

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The Lab welcomes SOARS Protégé Jamin Rader

May 28, 2017

The Oceans and Climate Lab is excited to host Mr. Jamin Rader as a SOARS Protégé this summer! Jamin adds to a growing faction of the lab hailing from the University of Washington, where he is majoring in Atmospheric Sciences and minoring in Applied Math. Jamin is passionate about continuing his education to better understand and advocate for this place we share.

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The Oceans and Climate Lab welcomes Chris Heney

Jan. 16, 2017

The Oceans and Climate Lab is delighted to welcome Mr. Christopher Heney to the group as a graduate student. Mr. Heney joins CU Boulder with a Bachelor's degree in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences from the University of Michigan followed by 11 years experience as a U.S. Naval Officer, most recently as Training Officer at the U.S. Naval Satellite Operations Center.

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When did the Galápagos became the Galápagos? Published today in Earth and Planetary Science Letters

Dec. 20, 2016

Paleoclimate records reveal the emergence of modern Galápagos upwelling around 1.6 million years ago. Timing and mechanism confirmed by transdisciplinary models; submarine volcanoes built islands that blocked the Equatorial Undercurrent.