Atmospheric Convection

    • Adam Houston
    • Steve Hu
    • Matthew Van Den Broeke
    • Dr. Adam Houston's students participate in the field phase of an NSF National Robotics Initiative-funded project to test the use of drones to improve storm-scale numerical weather predictions.

Climate Change and Variability

    • Steve Hu
    • Dawn Kopacz
    • Clint Rowe
    • Analysis by Dr. Dawn Kopacz showing the rapid decline in September Arctic sea ice extent (thick blue line) relative to the long-term average sea ice extent (thin blue line).

Mesoscale Processes

    • Adam Houston
    • Numerical simulations of mesovortices conducted by Dr. Adam Houston in an effort to examine the sensitivity of mesovortices to the vertical wind shear.

Instrumentation

Severe Weather

Climate Diagnostics

    • Adam Houston
    • Steve Hu
    • Dawn Kopacz
    • Two global climate models that produce vastly different future sea ice trends exhibit similar surface albedos prior to their transitions (vertical black lines), effectively excluding the sea ice albedo feedback as the driving force of sea ice changes within these models.

Remote Sensing

    • Mark Anderson
    • Matthew Van Den Broeke
    • Radar reflectivity image of simultaneous tornadic and nontornadic supercell storms in Oklahoma, being analyzed by Dr. Matthew Van Den Broeke.

Climate Modeling

    • Clint Rowe
    • Steve Hu
    • Climatological annual precipitation over southern Brazil downscaled from ERA-I reanalysis as part of a project led by Clint Rowe

Paleoclimatology

    • Steve Hu
    • Results of research by Dr. Steve Hu showing growing season precipitation change for extreme paleo- and historical droughts in India and north-central China from reconstructed Eurasian precipitation.

Weather Analysis and Forecasting

Land-Atmosphere Interactions

Polar Weather and Climate