University of Maryland, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and PNNL scientists explored how radiation-cloud-convection-circulation interactions (RC3I) affect the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and circulation at the global scale.
A study by researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory demonstrates an objective test method for assessing the correctness of reduced‐precision calculations.
By quantifying the contribution of snowpack to runoff and extreme flooding in mountainous regions in the western United States, PNNL researchers provided a unified view of the interactions between snowpack and precipitation.
To study the impact of accelerated dryland expansion and degradation on global dryland gross primary production (GPP,) PNNL and Washington State University researchers assessed GPP data from 2000-2014 and the CMIP5 aridity index (AI).
DOE lab and university researchers used the Community Atmospheric Model 5.3 to investigate the power sea surface temperature has on the intensification or widening of the Hadley cell in the Northern and Southern hemispheres.
This study explores the relative role of temperature and humidity in extreme wet-bulb events and spurs further research into how these factors may change the frequency and intensity of life-threatening events in the future.