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February 6th, 2024 - Detection of AMOC changes and their potential impact on sea level and storm surges over the U.S. East Coast

Liping Zhang and Hiroyuki Murakami, scientists at GFDL, have been awarded funding for a new climate projections project that will spotlight the critical issue of extreme sea level events along the U.S. East Coast, emphasizing their societal impact. These events, often fueled by storm surges during extreme weather occurrences, substantially threaten lives and infrastructure in […]

December 6th, 2023 - Seasonal hurricane predictions at GFDL

If you live along a U.S. coast, you’re likely familiar with NOAA’s seasonal hurricane forecasts. Released each year in May (and updated in August for the Atlantic region), these forecasts provide an important preview of what each year’s Atlantic and Pacific hurricane seasons will bring. “Seasonal predictions provide valuable lead time for communities to prepare […]

November 7th, 2023 - From NOAA to USPTO for Climate Innovative Solutions

Kristen Schepel, Science Policy and Project Manager at GFDL, is advancing cross-agency collaboration through an assignment at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). As part of an employee exchange program, she has taken on the role of Climate Innovation Advisor at the USPTO, to connect the agency with the dynamic field of climate […]

October 24th, 2023 - Forecasting extreme temperatures months in advance

Heat waves and cold spells aren’t always as dramatic as other weather events, such as hurricanes and tornadoes, but they can be just as dangerous. Exposure to extreme heat can cause heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and can lead to flare-ups of chronic conditions, including asthma and cardiovascular disease. The CDC estimates that more than […]

October 2nd, 2023 - 36 GFDL Scientists are Among Best in the World

A remarkable three dozen GFDL researchers have been recognized among the top scientists around the globe, as assessed by in its ranking of the “Best Scientists in the World” for 2023. This ranking identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers at GFDL who are having a significant impact on the research community. This achievement also […]