New model reveals origins of the Sun's seasons

The solar seasons — which change every six to 18 months from "bursty" to quiet, and vice versa — have been realistically simulated for the first time in a computer model.

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North American storm clusters could produce 80 percent more rain

Storm clusters known as mesoscale convective systems will pose a much greater flooding risk later this century in a warming climate.

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New research could predict La Niña drought years in advance

Two new studies have significantly improved scientists’ ability to predict the strength and duration of droughts caused by La Niña.

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Investing in climate observations would generate major returns

A major new paper finds that a well-designed climate system would deliver trillions of dollars in benefits.

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