ESS professor Eric Rignot featured in Washington Post

“It’s a confirmation of what some of the vulnerable sectors are, and it’s an eye opener on some of the other places that we haven’t thought through completely that need a little bit more attention,” says Eric Rignot, an expert on Antarctica’s ice at the University of California, Irvine, who was not involved in the research. … What we still don’t understand − and the next challenge that arises in the wake of this research − is how to predict when an ice shelf is going to calve a large piece, or collapse, says Rignot.

ESS Professor Adam Martiny featured on NPR

With so much attention on California’s drought and the incoming El Niño, the anomalies in California’s warmer ocean temperatures may simply seem like something to enjoy. Surfers and swimmers rejoice as they jump in with a wetsuit-free splash. Reminiscent of tropical beaches, Southern California’s ocean temperatures have been unusually tepid. A recent report from NPR features Adam Martiny, UC Irvine Associate Professor of Earth System Science, regarding a new study published in November 2015.

Associate Project Scientist Jeremie Mouginot featured in Scientific American

Even the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was missing these crucial data about Greenland’s ice melt …. “By processing the historical archive acquired by the Danish during the last century, they were able to provide an estimation of the ice sheet contribution to sea-level rise since 1900, which was critically missing in the last IPCC report,” noted Jeremie Mouginot, a climate scientist at the University of California, Irvine.

ESS professor Jim Randerson featured in Scientific American

This El Niño, which has helped trigger more than 100,000 fires in Indonesia and spewed an estimated 1.75 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents into the atmosphere, will next threaten tropical forests in Southeast Asia and in southern Mexico, Guatemala and other countries in Central America, said James Randerson, an Earth system scientist at the University of California, Irvine.

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