Category: Expertise: Climate Science

Jul 7, 2020

Quantifying the Relationship Between Extreme Precipitation and Atmospheric Water Vapor

New research quantifies the relative contributions of two key factors that drive extreme precipitation events—atmospheric water vapor and upward velocity—across the continental United States. The…

Mar 11, 2020

The North Carolina Climate Science Report

The North Carolina Climate Science Report Today, NCICS released the North Carolina Climate Science Report, a scientific assessment of historical climate trends and potential future…

Feb 19, 2020

North Carolina Climate Science Report

About the Report The North Carolina Climate Science Report (NCCSR) is a scientific assessment of historical climate trends and potential future climate change in North…

Dec 19, 2019

Using a Neural Network to Detect Weather Fronts

NCICS researchers Jim Biard and Kenneth Kunkel have developed a deep learning neural network tool called DL-FRONT that automatically identifies weather fronts in datasets of…

 
Dec 19, 2019

Hurricanes Harvey and Florence: Historical Context

In 2017 and 2018, the United States experienced historic rainfall totals and damaging inland floods from two slow-moving hurricanes—Harvey and Florence. In a new paper…

 
Sep 9, 2019

Carl Schreck on the ACC Today show

GOES-16 image of Hurricane Dorian, September 5, 2019. As Hurricane Dorian was headed towards the Florida coast last week, Florida State and Boise State decided…

Apr 11, 2019

Precipitation and Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes

New research reveals that the overall risk of a fatal car crash increases by about 34% during precipitation events in the contiguous United States. Compared…

Sep 25, 2018

Putting Hurricane Florence into Historical Perspective

Preliminary research by NCICS’ Kenneth Kunkel indicates that Hurricane Florence was among the rainiest storms to hit the United States in the last 70 years. Based…

 
Sep 19, 2018

Carl Schreck: ACC Today Interview

GOES-16 image of Hurricane Florence, September 13, 2018. As Hurricane Florence was headed towards the North Carolina coast last week, several universities in the Atlantic…

Feb 21, 2018

Arctic Sea Ice Trends and Projections

Researchers from CICS-NC and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill used satellite data and various statistical models to analyze trends in Arctic sea ice…