News Archive 2014
GFDL Research Oceanographer Charles Stock, who collaborates with the Sarmiento group, is the coauthor of a new study that uses climate projections from GFDL's ESM2.1 to force an individual-based model of North Atlantic Cod larvae at each of 5 cod spawning sites across the North Atlantic. The ESM-IBM coupling provides a unique means of exploring the mechanistic response of cod larvae to climate forcing. The study is published in Global Change Biology and can be found here.
GFDL Research Highlights
Perspectives Piece Examines Seasonal Hurricane Predictions
Gabriel Vecchi, a lecturer in the Department of Geosciences and the AOS Program and a GFDL researcher, is the co-author of a Perspectives piece on seasonal hurricane predictions appearing in Science February 7. The piece discusses the current state and ways forward on seasonal hurricane prediction, including prediction verification, learning from failed predictions, and correctly describing and communicating uncertainty. The piece can be accessed here.
In a new study led by AOS Research Scholar Meiyun Lin, researchers found that since the mid-1990s, shifts in atmospheric circulation have caused Asian ozone pollution reaching Hawaii to be relatively low in spring but rise significantly in autumn. The findings, published online Jan. 26 in Nature Geosciences, indicate that variability in airflow patterns must be considered when attributing observed ozone changes to human-induced trends in precursor emissions. The study can be found here.
Princeton Journal Watch article
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