Climate models have many persistent and systematic biases, but a new study shows that allowing for a physical rather than statistical representation of energy transport reduces one of them.
About 50 years ago, vorticity thinking helped unveil basic properties of squall lines. Zhang now provides a closed theory, demystifying one of nature’s most important forms of convective organization.
Climate science is increasingly structured in ways that subcontract repetitive activities to graduate students. Here, early career researchers raise the issue and explore some tradeoffs.
There is more to snow than flakes. Microwave measurements are shown to be capable of illuminating the microstructure of snow in ways that will improve our ability to monitor snow fields from space.
Poorly understood ice multiplication processes, not aerosols, may determine the microphysical properties of climatologically important clouds over the Southern Ocean.