Topography modifies summer precipitation response to climate change
Past studies of European climate change have projected a large-scale drying for the summer season. A recent ensemble of high-resolution regional climate models confirms these results for Europe, but also projects increases in mean Alpine precipitation. In addition, the tendency towards heavier thunderstorms is confirmed.
Can cirrus cloud seeding help cool the planet?
In their recent paper, Blaž Gasparini and C2SM member Ulrike Lohmann address the potential of cirrus cloud seeding to offset the net warming effect of cirrus clouds on the global energy balance.
A new mesoscale pathway for energy transfer to the ocean
As part of the CHIRP2
project, "Modeling the water cycle in a changing climate", David Byrne, C2SM Chair Nicolas Gruber, and colleagues from the UP group show that oceanic eddies can provide an important pathway for the transfer of energy into the ocean.
Reducing sources of uncertainty in climate projections at local scales
A recent study in Earth's Future
by C2SM community members Simone Fatichi and Paolo Burlando, quantifies sources of uncertainty in future climate projections at local scales. They find both irreducible and reducible uncertainties, with important implication for future decision-making.
A stronger decline in future land carbon uptake
As part of the C2SM project CarboCount CH,
Stefanos Mystakidis and colleagues find a stronger decline in future land carbon uptake than previously thought. Their findings are published this week in Global Change Biology.