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Seasonal Predictability of Baroclinic Wave Activity: Toward Predicting Risks of Extratropical Extremes
Dec. 15, 2021

There is intense public and scientific interest in weather and climate extremes. Understanding to what degree these phenomena are predictable has great practical value to society. Midlatitude baroclinic waves drive extratropical weather and climate extremes, but the predictability of these waves beyond 2 weeks has long been deemed low.

The Man Who Predicted Climate Change
Dec. 14, 2021

In the nineteen-sixties, AOS Senior Meteorologist Syukuro (Suki) Manabe drew a graph that foretold our world today—and what’s to come.

Read more about Nobel Laureate Suki Manabe in The New Yorker

New NSF Grant to Support Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Students in the Geosciences
Dec. 14, 2021

CIMES Associate Director Sonya Legg, an AOS faculty member, has joined an NSF-funded effort that fosters participation and belonging among Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students in the geosciences. The project, titled AGILE (AAPI in Geoscience: Inclusivity,…

Princeton’s Nobel Laureates for 2021 Receive their Medals in Celebrations around the World - Suki Manabe
Dec. 13, 2021

In ceremonies across the country and the world last week, Princeton’s five Nobel Prize laureates for 2021 — AOS Senior Meteorologist Syukuro (Suki) Manabe (physics), David MacMillan (chemistry), Joshua Angrist (economic sciences), David Card (economic sciences) and Maria Ressa (Nobel Peace Prize) — delivered their Nobel lectures and were…

Humor, Vision, and Drive: The Road to a Nobel Prize, Observed from the Sidelines
Nov. 22, 2021

The week of Oct. 4, 2021 saw two Princeton University professors awarded Nobel prizes in Physics and Chemistry, and one alum the Nobel Peace Prize. Syukuro Manabe,…

This is What the World Looks Like if We Pass the Crucial 1.5-Degree Climate Threshold
Nov. 8, 2021

There's one number heard more than any other from the podiums at the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland: 1.5 degrees Celsius.

That's the global climate change goal world leaders agreed to strive for. By limiting the planet's warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, by 2100, the hope is to stave off…

Yi Zhang Receives DRI’s 23rd Annual Wagner Award for Women in Atmospheric Science
Sept. 21, 2021

Congratulations to recent AOS Alum Yi Zhang, a former CIMES researcher, on being awarded the 23rd annual Peter B. Wagner Memorial Award for Women in Atmospheric Sciences.  Yi received this honor on September 16 at an award ceremony and public lecture on her…

Alistair Adcroft Awarded 2021 AGU Ocean Sciences Award
Sept. 14, 2021

AOS Research Oceanographer Alistair Adcroft, a CIMES researcher, is among 108 distinguished scientists to receive accolades from the American Geophysical Union

Tom Delworth Receives 2021 AGU Bert Bolin Global Environmental Change Award
Sept. 13, 2021

AOS Faculty Member Tom Delworth, a GFDL senior scientist, has been selected as the 2021 Bert Bolin awardee and lecturer of the AGU Global Environmental Change section. He will receive the award and present this lecture at AGU’s Fall Meeting 2021, to be held December 13-17 in New Orleans.

Delworth was cited for "major contributions in…