New evidence for what triggers ice sheet calving 28 February 2017

New evidence for what triggers ice sheet calving

New findings suggest ice sheets, such as the Greenland Ice Sheet and Antarctica, could be at risk of collapsing and raising sea levels more than most models currently predict based on global warming alone.

A new modeling approach to improve decadal climate predictions 24 February 2017

A new modeling approach to improve decadal climate predictions

This study highlights modeling techniques that may enhance predictability of decadal climate change and understanding of North American drought.

Global warming precipitation accumulation increases above the current-climate cutoff scale 21 February 2017

Global warming precipitation accumulation increases above the current-climate cutoff scale

A CPO-funded study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests intensifying precipitation may change with atmospheric temperature changes.

New insights into the Madden-Julian Oscillation 21 February 2017

New insights into the Madden-Julian Oscillation

A CPO-supported study documents continued progress in understanding why the Madden-Julian Oscillation often weakens over the Indo-Pacific Maritime Continent.

New York City experiencing fast sea level rise 20 February 2017

New York City experiencing fast sea level rise

A new CPO-supported study demonstrates the risk of inundation in coastal areas such as New York City. 

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