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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...
Contributor(s): Maria Andrea Pinones
The increase in anthropogenic atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) alters the atmosphere-ocean equilibrium, changes seawater carbonate chemistry and lowers ocean pH. Ocean acidification is a predictable consequence of rising atmospheric CO2, and lower seawater pH and calcium carbonate (CaCO3)...
Contributor(s): Xavier Levine
Global warming simulations suggest that wet regions (where precipitation exceeds evaporation) will become wetter and dry regions drier by the end of the 21st century (e.g., Held and Soden 2006), with larger contrasts expected between dry and wet seasons (Chou et al., 2013). This ‘rich-get-richer’...
Contributor(s): Xavier Levine
Earth’s climate is characterized by persistent westerly jets (eastward flow) in the upper troposphere, located in the mid-latitudes of the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, which are associated locally with strong weather systems. The location of these jets is of paramount importance to human...

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