Mānoa’s International Pacific Research Center searching for tsunami debris.
UH Mānoa’s Axel Timmermann co-authors a study on East Africa’s climate under El Nino in the Aug. 5 issue of Science.
A team of climate scientists from Mānoa discovered that annually resolved tree-ring records from North America give a continuous representation of the intensity of El Niño events over the past 1,100 years and can be used to improve El Niño predictions.
The huge tsunami triggered by the 9.0 Tohoku Earthquake destroyed coastal towns near Sendai in Japan, washing such things as houses and cars into the ocean and Mānoa’s Nikolai Maximenko and Science Computer Programmer Jan Hafner have make projections of where this debris might head.
Mānoa’s International Pacific Research Center Visiting Assistant Researcher Hiroki Tokinaga and Professor Shang-Ping Xie find that tropical Atlantic sees weaker trade winds.
In a paper published in the Journal of Climate, Mānoa researchers Axel Lauer, Kevin Hamilton, Yuqing Wang and Vaughan T.J. Phillips assessed the performance of current global models in simulating clouds and have presented a new approach to determining the expected cloud feedbacks in a warmer climate.
A new study by Mānoa Postdoctoral Fellow Nat Johnson and Professor Shang-Ping Xie shows the threshold sea surface temperature for convection is rising under global warming at the same rate as that of the tropical oceans.
UH Mānoa Senior Researcher Nikolai Maximenko, a co-author on the paper, developed a computer model that describes how converging surface currents cause the plastic to accumulate in such garbage patches.
A study on the current system of the North Pacific was conducted by an international team, which includes International Pacific Research Center Professor Axel Timmermann and Postdoctoral Fellow Laurie Menviel.
The possible spread of the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon rig over the course of one year was studied in a series of computer simulations by International Pacific Research Center Professor Axel Timmermann and Assistant Researcher Oliver Elison Timm and oceanography PhD student Fabian Schloesser.keep looking »