Monthly Archives: September 2021

Using measurements of cloud ice to evaluate frozen particle scattering models

By: Karina McCusker How do we measure cloud ice, and why do we need to? Ice particles in clouds have complex geometries, making them more difficult to understand than droplets. As a result, ice clouds are a source of uncertainty … Continue reading

Posted in Climate | Leave a comment

Projected longer dry spells under climate change occur during dry seasons not wet seasons

By Caroline Wainwright  The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report states that the global water cycle will intensify with continued global warming. This means fewer rainy days, but with more intense rain over many land regions, and more … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, Climate change, Monsoons, Rainfall, Water cycle | Leave a comment

From Falling Paper Strips, Tossed Coins To Settling Snowflakes

By Majid Hassan Khan Did you notice money raining down in part three of the Spanish TV series “Money Heist” (Spanish: La casa de Papel, “The House of Paper”) on Netflix? A blimp flew over Madrid and showered money. These … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, Fluid-dynamics | Leave a comment

Data assimilation under dramatic growth of observational data and rapid advances in computer performance

By: Guannan Hu The importance of data assimilation Data assimilation (DA) is a technique used to produce initial conditions for numerical weather prediction (NWP). In NWP, computer models describing the evolution of the atmosphere are used to predict future weather … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, data assimilation | Leave a comment