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How Shifting Winds Turn Tropical Storms Into Hurricanes

Emily Underwood, Freelance Writer

From Eos.org: Research Spotlights— Researchers present a novel method for analyzing how wind shear affects tropical cyclone strength and structure.  Wind is a fickle force, frequently changing speed and direction. When this variation occurs over a short distance, it is called wind shear. Such sudden.... more

The Soil Moisture Velocity Equation

Editor’s Highlight—   This paper presents a new form of the 1-D Richards’ equation called the Soil Moisture Velocity Equation, which depends on the velocity variable and consists of separated advection-like term and diffusion-like term. This is potentially a significant step forward in vadose zone modeling.... more

A Simple Model of Intraseasonal Oscillations

Editor's Highlights—    This paper seeks to get at the essence of what make slow (40-50) day weather in the tropics by simplifying the governing equations in a way that makes them solvable with pencil and paper. Specifically, the authors present a new model of linear equatorially trapped disturbances.... more

Mapping the global depth to bedrock for land surface modeling

Editors’ Highlight The work provides a global dataset of depth to bedrock in its hydrologic/geologic sense, distinct from the "soil depth" parameter typically used in the land surface schemes of Earth system models for evapotranspiration parameterizations. A machine learning technique using borehole.... more