A study of the impacts of radiative interactions with different cloud types on aggregation of rainstorms finds that interactions with high-clouds and water vapor are key.
Satellite data has been used to correct the aerosol loading and land surface albedo in several AeroCom models, which has improved shortwave flux biases between models and observations.
New satellite observations of polar stratospheric clouds have advanced our understanding of how, when, and where they form, their composition, and their role in ozone depletion.
New metrics used to quantify errors in precipitation show that convection permitting simulations outperform coarser resolution simulations.
A simplified representation of polar vortex at monthly scale was revised using a new method, and its daily association with air-sea teleconnections was analyzed to study weather impacts.
Airborne and satellite imaging spectrometers provide accurate quantifying of CO2 emissions at the facility scale, which is important to emission budgets and policy constraints.
Global emissions dropped markedly in 2020, due in large part to lockdowns that slowed economic and social activity, but the climate likely won’t be noticeably affected.
Climate change appears to be directly and indirectly affecting the view from at least one observatory while threatening the existence of others.
“Thundersnow”—thunderstorm activity accompanying a winter storm—was spotted near southern Texas earlier this year.