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Exploration of Open Ocean Seaweed Cultivation Selected for Inaugural Dean for Research Fund for the Sustainability of Our Planet Award
Sept. 30, 2022

An exploratory project to investigate the benefits of farming seaweed in the open ocean has been selected for funding from Princeton’s Dean for Research Innovation Fund for the Sustainability of Our Planet.

Climate Change Making Hurricanes More Intense
Sept. 30, 2022

CIMES Deputy Director Gabe Vecchi, an AOS faculty member, joins "CBS News Mornings" to detail how climate change is impacting hurricanes and what can be done in response to the more severe natural disasters.

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How Climate Change Fuels Monster Storms
Sept. 30, 2022

It took less than 3 hours for Hurricane Ian to strengthen from a Category 3 to a Category 4 and was almost a cat 5 when it made landfall and scientists are warning storms are going to become more frequent and more intense in the years to come. CIMES Deputy Director Gabe Vecchi explains why in a Newsy Evening Debrief.

How Climate Change is Making Storms such as Hurricane Ian Stronger
Sept. 30, 2022

Hurricane Ian and Typhoon Noru strengthened quickly before landfall. NPR talks to CIMES Deputy Director Gabriel Vecchi, an AOS faculty member, about climate-fueled intensification.

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Rapidly Intensifying Hurricanes Hitting US on the Rise
Sept. 27, 2022

AccuWeather speaks with CIMES Deputy Director Gabe Vecchi, and other climate experts, about warmer oceans that led to more tropical systems that rapidly intensify and cause more damage along America's coastline.

Global Energy Spectrum of the General Oceanic Circulation
Sept. 23, 2022

How big are ocean currents?  That question has been posed by generations of oceanographers, with partial answers available through measurements from ships, satellites, and numerical simulations.  However, the answers were generally limited by methods used to decompose the kinetic energy of ocean currents according to their…

How the South Asian Monsoon is Changing in a Warming Climate
Sept. 21, 2022

CIMES Researcher Spencer Hill, an AOS associate research scholar, was co-author on a recent guest post for Carbon Brief on the recent flooding in Pakistan. The authors take a closer look at the south Asian monsoon, how it is being affected by human activity, and how it may change in the future.

The Rapid Growth of Tropical Cyclones’ Outer Size – A New Concept
Sept. 13, 2022

A new study focuses on the rapid growth of tropical cyclones and their destructive potential.

The potential destruction caused by the winds of tropical cyclones (TCs) depends on both intensity and size. A new study, co-authored by CIMES Researcher Shuai Wang, an AOS associate research scholar, introduces a…

Impact of Warmer Sea Surface Temperature on the Global Pattern of Intense Convection: Insights From a Global Storm Resolving Model
Sept. 12, 2022

Intense convection has profound consequences for weather and climate. However, it is still unclear how intense convection changes in a warmed climate because traditional climate models are too coarse to explicitly simulate it.

New research led by CIMES…

A Simple Conceptual Model for the Self-sustained Multidecadal AMOC Variability
Aug. 30, 2022

Multidecadal variability of Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) has been reconstructed by various proxies, simulated in climate models, and linked to multidecadal Arctic salinity variability. However, the mechanisms of the multidecadal AMOC variability and its two-way interaction with the Arctic salinity anomaly, as well as the…