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Archive – November 2013

Even if carbon dioxide emissions came to a sudden halt, the carbon dioxide already in Earth's atmosphere could continue to warm our planet for hundreds of years, according to Princeton University-led research published in the journal Nature Climate Change. The study suggests that it might take a lot less carbon than previously thought to reach the global temperature scientists deem unsafe.
"Putting the New IPCC Report in Context" is PIIRS Seminar to communicate the uncertainty within the recent report put out by the IPCC on climate change. Held Wed., Nov. 20, 2013, at Bowl 1, Robertson Hall. Open to the public.
Jorge Sarmiento and Daniel Sigman are among Princeton researchers pushing through the challenging conditions of the Southern Ocean because they want to learn more about the waters at the bottom of the globe.
GEO 197 - Environmental Decision Making is a course which explores the science underlying major issues of societal concern, and the interplay of scientific arguments with economic, political, engineering and legal considerations. This is a photo gallery of a course field trip evaluating land-use along the New Jersey coast
Please join PWiGS this Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 in Guyot 154 for a happy hour roundtable discussion with Dr. Jung-Eun Lee on career and research development issues. All early-career scientists are welcome.
The primary mission of the Princeton Women in GeoSciences (PWiGS) initiative is to increase the retention and boost the morale of women in the Earth Sciences through the development of an active peer network and the fostering of mentorship. Founded by by early career scientists in the department of Geosciences and the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences program at Princeton University.
In research meant to highlight how the destruction of the Amazon rainforest could affect climate elsewhere, Prof. David Medvigy and other Princeton University-led researchers report that the total deforestation of the Amazon may significantly reduce rain and snowfall in the western United States, resulting in water and food shortages, and a greater risk of forest fires.
Numerical models have long predicted that the deforestation of the Amazon would lead to large regional changes in precipitation and temperature, but the extratropical effects of deforestation have been a matter of controversy. This paper investigates the simulated impacts of deforestation on the northwest United States December–February climate.