September 2013 News

In The News articles are short summaries written by our postdoctoral fellows of recently published work or news events that are relevant to Postdoctoral, graduate, or faculty research

Contributor(s): Yige Zhang
Earth history provides valuable information about the relationship between climate, global temperatures, and CO2 levels. In the most recent special issue of Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society A entitled “Warm climates of the past – a lesson for the future”, a series of articles on warm...
Contributor(s): Maria Andrea Pinones
When will the summer Arctic be nearly sea ice free? In a recent article, Overland and Wang address this question and attempt to predict 21st century summer Arctic sea ice loss by applying three distinct approaches to the problem. The first is related to sea ice volume loss, which is a better...
Geophysicist and YCEI postdoctoral researcher Christopher MacMinn will join the University of Oxford in October as a University Lecturer in Engineering Science.  The appointment comes at an exciting time, as the world looks for economically and environmentally viable ways to store captured CO2,...
Contributor(s): Xavier Levine
Reconstructing sea level changes during the last interglacial,127-116,000 years ago, yields insights on the stability of large continental ice sheets during a period of relative warmth similar to the present day. Evidence of a sudden melting episode suggests tipping points in the climate system. In...
New insight into the origin of monsoons, the potential use of aerosols to cool the globe, and how different industries uniquely impact atmospheric warming are the contributions of YCEI researchers at an upcoming forum on Global Climate and Atmospheric Modeling, Saturday, September 21, at KGL. ...
Contributor(s): Christopher MacMinn
A key challenge in large-scale carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration is that injecting large amounts of CO2 pressurizes the subsurface. This pressurization is one fundamental limit on reservoir capacity because of the risk of reservoir damage and leakage. A new study by Kyung Won Chang and colleagues...