Severe thunderstorms, often exhibiting destructive rainfall, hail and tornadoes, are one of the primary causes of catastrophic losses in the United States. New climate models suggest a robust increase in these types of storms across the country.
Earth Sciences grad students and faculty are wrapping up a three-week
"Sophomore College" class that examined the interaction between people
and the precious natural environment in and around Sitka, Alaska, shown
here at a fish hatchery.
Geophysics PhD candidate Ksenia Dmitrieva (left) and assistant professor Eric Dunham created a computer model of volcanic earthquakes and eruptions utilizing data that included seismic recordings from the 2009 eruption of Alaska's Redoubt Volcano.
The notion that we'll avoid serious damage to the world's climate if we limit the warming of the atmosphere to a 2-degree-Celsius rise in temperature is untrue, says Stanford climate scientist Chris Field.