Profiling meltwater distributions to strengthen sea ice predictions

Photos a) and b) show the observation equipment used in this study. They were taken from the ice and underwater, respectively. Photo c) shows the arrangement of the observation stations, taken from a helicopter looking downward. Here, the white, light blue, and dark blue areas are sea ice (or snow), melt ponds, and leads (areas … Read more

Climate researchers correct faulty rainfall predictions for China’s breadbasket

Farmers are transplanting rice in a paddy field in Heilongjiang province, northeast China in Spring. Credit: Xianli Yang Climate models had until recently not been performing very well predicting variation in the spring rainfall over northeast China, home to some of the country’s main cereal production. This uncertainty potentially puts the food security of the … Read more