The diurnal cycle of tropical cloudiness and rainfall associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation 16 March 2017

The diurnal cycle of tropical cloudiness and rainfall associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation

A CPO-funded study analyzed cloudiness and rainfall changes associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation, which is known to influence weather in the United States.

Summer enhancement of Arctic sea-ice volume anomalies in the September-ice zone 2 March 2017

Summer enhancement of Arctic sea-ice volume anomalies in the September-ice zone

A CPO-funded study in the Journal of Climate documents research on sea ice to understand essential processes in the climate system and other ecological systems.

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.

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