Climate Scientists Predict Rapid Increase in High-Tide Flooding for Majority of U.S. Coastlines in the Next Decade 20 July 2021

Climate Scientists Predict Rapid Increase in High-Tide Flooding for Majority of U.S. Coastlines in the Next Decade

The combined effects of sea-level rise and natural fluctuations in tidal range are anticipated to cause tipping points in the frequency of high-tide flooding. These tipping points can produce acute impacts in underserved communities, who are often unprepared to deal with the consequences.

Study Helps Reduce Uncertainty in Projecting the Arctic’s First Ice-free Summer 20 July 2021

Study Helps Reduce Uncertainty in Projecting the Arctic’s First Ice-free Summer

New research tackles the uncertainty in the latest generation of global climate models' (CMIP6) projections of the first ice-free Arctic summer.

Mountain Range Representation Could Reduce Biases in Global Climate Models, Study Says 22 June 2021

Mountain Range Representation Could Reduce Biases in Global Climate Models, Study Says

Better representation of mountain range heights could help reduce biases in how global climate models simulate important atmospheric and climate processes.

Using Models to Test the Physics of Observational Instruments in the Atlantic Ocean 3 June 2021

Using Models to Test the Physics of Observational Instruments in the Atlantic Ocean

A recent study bridges observations and modeling, and shows a way to make improvements to the observational instruments climate scientists rely on to study global circulation patterns. 

Study Proposes New Way to Define Drought, Capturing Natural Variations and Human Actions 18 May 2021

Study Proposes New Way to Define Drought, Capturing Natural Variations and Human Actions

While drought is commonly defined by precipitation and runoff deficits, the study challenges this understanding by proposing a new definition: anthropogenic drought. Within human‐water systems, drought must be defined and understood as the complex and interrelated dynamics of both natural and human‐induced changes, the authors say.

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