A scientific paper by a graduate student at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) has explained why some El Niño and La Niña events last longer than others, a result that could help predict their worst effects. The paper, which was published in August in the Journal of Climate, shows that El Niño […]
UTIG Ph.D. student Tianyi Sun was recently selected for one of three Outstanding Oral awards for the 2018 American Meteorological Society meeting in Austin. She presented on “Role of Stochastic Atmospheric Forcing in Tropical Pacific Decadal Variability and ENSO Modulation.” The presentation can be viewed on the AMS website. We caught up with Tianyi to learn more […]
Two new studies from The University of Texas at Austin have significantly improved scientists’ ability to predict the strength and duration of droughts caused by La Niña – a recurrent cooling pattern in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Their findings, which predict that the current La Niña is likely to stretch into a second year, could […]
The American Geophysical Union’s annual fall meeting is December 14-18 in San Francisco and the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics is there.