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Positive cloud feedback causing high sensitivity climate models to be less plausible for future climate projections 5 March 2021

Positive cloud feedback causing high sensitivity climate models to be less plausible for future climate projections

Cloud feedback refers to the response of clouds to surface temperature change. A positive cloud feedback would amplify greenhouse gas-induced warming and have a stronger cooling effect from aerosol‐cloud interactions. Uncertainties in predicting cloud feedbacks are the largest cause of spread in model predictions of future global warming.

A Seasonal Probabilistic Outlook for Tornadoes (SPOTter) in the U.S Using Tornadic Parameters 5 March 2021

A Seasonal Probabilistic Outlook for Tornadoes (SPOTter) in the U.S Using Tornadic Parameters

New research looks to expand severe weather outlooks beyond the synoptic weather time scale toward subseasonal-to-seasonal time scales.
Freshwater Outflow from Beaufort Sea Could Alter Global Climate Patterns 3 March 2021

Freshwater Outflow from Beaufort Sea Could Alter Global Climate Patterns

New Nature Communications study shows how record-high Arctic freshwater will flow through Canadian waters, affecting marine environment and Atlantic ocean currents.

Increasing Summertime Cloudiness May Lead to More Sea Ice Melt in the Arctic 3 March 2021

Increasing Summertime Cloudiness May Lead to More Sea Ice Melt in the Arctic

A recent study published in Nature Communications Earth & Environment suggests that summertime low clouds play an important role in driving sea ice melt. 

Can Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Assist Climate Scientists? 3 March 2021

Can Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Assist Climate Scientists?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning experts report on the state of the science of AI post-processing of weather and climate model output and recommend a set of methods and data that can allow the community to move forward.

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