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Spatial scales of tropical rainfall in a changing climate

Editor’s Highlight—   This paper offers insights on spatial scales of rainfall and their mechanisms in a changing climate. The authors present results for changes in extreme precipitation in a superparameterized General Circulation Model (GCM) and how the changes differ between the GCM gridboxes and.... more

How to Find an Iceberg’s Breaking Point

Sarah Witman, Freelance Writer

From Research Spotlights— Researchers develop a mathematical method of modeling tabular icebergs, like the one that broke away from an Antarctic ice shelf earlier this year. Last month, an iceberg the size of Delaware calved, or broke away, from Larsen C, the fourth-largest ice shelf surrounding.... more

Innovation eases cloud problem in global climate and weather forecast models

Blog—  Anyone with a cell phone camera and kids or dogs knows that resolution is “expensive”: taking lots of very high-resolution photographs and video clips can quickly fill a device. An analogous resolution challenge in weather and climate modeling has dogged modelers for years: Computationally,.... more

Using magnetic field data to infer aspects of ocean circulation

Editor’s Highlight—   Conductive ocean water, when it moves through Earth’s ambient magnetic field, generates secondary electric field and magnetic fields. The poloidal part of the induced magnetic field can be observed outside the ocean at remote observatories and at satellites. It then follows that.... more

How Shifting Winds Turn Tropical Storms Into Hurricanes

Emily Underwood, Freelance Writer

From 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