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Earth Systems, Fall 2023

Trio of Grants Awarded to Study El Niño and its Role in Wildfire and Flooding Prediction

August 26, 2023

When Ben Kirtman started researching the meteorological phenomenon known as “El Niño” in 1993, few knew what it was and even fewer foresaw what that research could lead to. Now, 30 years later, Kirtman and an ever-growing team of collaborators have not only helped make El Niño a household name, but they’re starting to use […]

Earth Systems, Fall 2022

Applying a Diverse Lens to the Atmospheric Phenomena Affecting El Niño and La Niña

August 30, 2022

For forty years, climate scientists have been trying to develop a computational model that accurately predicts the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon. But that work has stagnated in recent years with only minor, gradual improvements to their predictions.