New climate science webcasts: building the future and more
Join Oliver Stebler for his new set of climate science webcasts: "Visionär und Macher", where science meets practice in the energy sector, "Die Zukunft bauen" on future cities and urbanisation challenges related to climate change, and a "Best Of" in "Schweizer Gemüse und Espresso"
Sea-ice transport drives freshening of the Southern Ocean
Over the past decades, the northward drift of sea ice surrounding Antarctica has strengthened. This has not only increased the extent of the sea ice, but has also freshened the sea water around the sea-ice edge — with as yet indeterminate consequences for the global climate system and Antarctica’s ecosystem.
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.