Research Highlights

Feb 2019

Seasonal and Regional Changes in Arctic Sea Ice

Two recent papers by a team of authors, including CICS-NC’s Ge Peng, explore the changing seasonality and regional variability of Arctic sea ice cover. This…

Nov 2018

The Extremely Active 2017 North Atlantic Hurricane Season

For Immediate Release The 2017 North Atlantic hurricane season was one of the most active and destructive on record. In a paper published in the…

Feb 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…

Feb 2017

Assessing Stewardship Maturity of the Global Historical Climatology Network-Monthly (GHCN-M) Dataset

As part of ongoing efforts to advance environmental data stewardship practices, CICS-NC’s Ge Peng and colleagues from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) recently…

Nov 2016

On the Link between Tropical Cyclones and Daily Rainfall Extremes Derived from Global Satellite Observations

Understanding the frequency and intensity of extreme precipitation events in relation to tropical cyclones is critical to the development of infrastructure in affected areas. Authors…

Oct 2016

Deploying Temporary Networks for Upscaling of Sparse Network Stations

Shown above, is the layout of the temporary network of sensors surrounding the USCRN stations at Millbrook, NY (top) and Crossville, TN (bottom). National soil-observation…

Aug 2016

Seasonal and regional variations in extreme precipitation event frequency using CMIP5

Climate models are central to our ability to predict and adapt to the major long-term weather and climate changes that we are likely to experience…

Jun 2016

Trends and Extremes in Northern Hemisphere Snow Characteristics

A new study by CICS-NCs Kenneth Kunkel, Sarah Champion, and Rebekah Frankson, along with co-authors from Rutgers University and ERT Inc., establishes the current state…

Jun 2016

Atmospheric Sensitivity to Roughness Length in a Regional Atmospheric Model over the Ohio–Tennessee River Valley

At small scales, the behavior of the atmosphere depends strongly on the characteristics of the land surface, including topography and vegetation types. As a result,…

May 2016

Scientific Stewardship in the Open Data and Big Data Era - Roles and Responsibilities

As the volume of environmental data expands exponentially, and as the ways data are preserved and delivered evolve rapidly, organizations charged with managing these datasets…