Environment

How global warming is drying up the North American monsoon
Oct. 11, 2017
A new, high-resolution climate model used by researchers at Princeton and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration corrects for persistent sea surface temperature biases and suggests that the North American monsoon, which brings summer rains to the southwestern U.S. and northwestern Mexico, is not simply delayed, but that the region's total rainfall is facing a dramatic reduction. Princeton researchers include Salvatore Pascale and Hiroyuki Murakami in atmospheric and oceanic sciences
Lessons learned during and after hurricane season
Oct. 11, 2017
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Written by Sharon Adarlo, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Several months before Hurricane Sandy battered the New Jersey Shore and the New York City region in 2012, Ning Lin, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, warned that the area was vulnerable to storm surges, which are destructive amounts of coastal water driven inland by storms. She published a paper in Nature Climate with professors Michael Oppenheimer and Erik Vanmarcke, as well as Kerry Emanuel, a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.