Bill Boos, Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University, explains new research into the mechanics of monsoons answering the question why it rains where it rains in the tropics.
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Philip Rasch, an atmospheric scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, provides a background on geo-engineering, “an intentional change to the climate system, intended to counteract the effects of greenhouse gases.” Even if we make the decision never to deploy some of the proposed technologies, he suggests trials may be an important way to better understand the system’s response.
Dry regions, where evaporation and evapotranspiration exceed the annual mean precipitation, cover about 40% of Earth’s land surface and affect the livelihood of …
Communities around the world celebrate spring with cherry blossom festivals. Japan is particularly famous for them, with some towns generating 40% of their annual revenue from the event. According to recent research by scientists from several institutions (including Yale’s YCEI), festival organizers may have to hold the events up to a month earlier by the end of the century. The team used a 29-year
One frequently cited effect of climate change is the increased risk of flooding which could cause serious loss of life and property in many parts of the world. Areas including Southeast Asia, India, eastern Africa and the northern Andes are likely to be hit the hardest.
Gavin Schmidt is a climatologist and climate modeler at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York who works on the variability of the ocean circulation and climate using general circulation models (GCMs).
Anthropogenic climate change is predicted to dramatically alter biodiversity and species distributions around the globe, particularly if many species are unable to disperse to new habitats or evolve and adapt to new climatic conditions in their current habitat.
Yale Professor Ron Smith’s talk focuses on the heat/drought surface climate feedback of the Texas Drought of 2011 and explores the effects of the drought on three regions of different land cover type. His work utilizes digital image processing and MODIS time series to statistically explore changes as a function of land cover type.
Kerry Emanuel, an atmospheric scientist with the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences of MIT, discusses the interaction of atmospheric circulation and convection with tropical cyclones (hurricanes), and the implications of climate change.
Dr. Emanuel specializes in the study of atmospheric convection and tropical cyclones. He made the Time 100 list of most influential people in 2006, and became a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2007.
Regional climate responds to global temperature trends, but is also influenced by regional-specific and/or hemispheric processes. For example, as a result of global warming and higher polar…