New research shows how regional weather, shaped by towering mountain ranges, might influence the size and shape of local rodents.
Vegetation response to precipitation is important for near-term weather predictability, and researchers show that such a response can occur within a few days and last up to two months.
Recent research suggests fire-generated vortices are always present during wildfires.
A new-generation weather radar and a massive supercomputing system enables forecasts of storms refreshed every 30 seconds, a significant development in severe weather prediction.
Researchers measured the processes driving heat exchange between the Pacific Ocean and the atmosphere.
Using machine learning to represent sub-grid processes in weather and climate models holds promise, but also faces challenges. Incorporating physical knowledge can help.
The lack of infrastructure is preventing scientists from robustly reporting meteorological information as well as communicating warnings about hazard-prone areas.
New evaluations of climate model simulations show how the stratosphere polar vortex couples to surface weather.
To improve future tropical cyclone forecasts, researchers sent a remotely operated saildrone into the extreme winds and towering waves around the eye of a category 4 hurricane.
Success in Yosemite is driving the wider use of lidar surveys to support forest health and wildfire resilience, study wildlife habitats, and monitor water resources.