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Volcanoes and Climate: A Not-So-Explosive Relationship

Reviewing: Dee, Sylvia G., et al. “No consistent ENSO response to volcanic forcing over the last millennium.” Science 367.6485 (2020): 1477-1481. Introduction When you hear the term El Nino, you may recall that it has something to do with rainfall in the Southwest or droughts in Australia but did you know that the El Nino […]

Looking to the tropics to explain Antarctica’s expanding ice

Scientists confirm an surprising explanation for Antarctica’s expanding sea ice in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Veronica TamsittI’m a PhD student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla California. My research is focused on the Southern Ocean circulation and it’s role in climate. For my research I sometimes spend months at sea on ice breakers […]

Slightly Refreshing News In A Time of Drought

Two hot items in climate science today are the North American drought and the decade-long warming hiatus. This study finds a relationship between these two headliners and seeks to answer the question: Are humans responsible for the drought? Brian CaccioppoliI am a recent graduate (Dec. 2015) from the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of […]

Just How Permanent was El Niño in the Past?

New data refutes the hypothesis that permanent El Niño conditions existed in the tropical Pacific more than 3 million years before present, favoring climate variability more similar to modern-day. Brian CaccioppoliI am a recent graduate (Dec. 2015) from the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, with a M.S. in Oceanography. My research interests […]

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