The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for climate modeling and for the discovery of multifractals to describe intermittency and the scaling dynamics of climate variables, including extremes.
Are We Entering The Golden Age Of Climate Modeling?
Thanks to the advent of exascale computing, local climate forecasts may soon be a reality. And they’re not just for scientists anymore.
Space Raindrops Splashing on Earth’s Magnetic Umbrella
Though not as damaging as extreme space weather events, showers of plasma jets hit Earth’s magnetic shield every day—yet we’re only beginning to understand their effects.
Estimating Uranium and Thorium Abundance with Geoneutrinos
Terrestrial electron antineutrino observations provide new constraints on the contributions of radiogenic heat in the mantle.
Shake, Rattle, and Probe
Helioseismology allows scientists to study the interior of the Sun, solve some basic physics mysteries, and forecast space weather.
Vashan Wright: A Champion for DEI in the Geosciences
While studying tectonic plates and sand, Wright works on a program to make the geosciences more equitable.
Rita de Cássia dos Anjos: Never Settle for Things as They Are
The award-winning astrophysicist is using her visibility to call attention to inequalities in the Brazilian science community.
Nobel Recognition for the Roles of Complexity and Intermittency
The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three scientists “for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems.”
Massive Groundwater Systems Lie Beneath Antarctic Ice
Scientists are updating ice stream models to understand the ways in which deep groundwater systems impact ice flow.