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Human-driven climate change found to increase risk of flooding in the Peruvian Andes, and other glacial lakes

A recent study published by a team of scientists from the University of Oxford and the University of Washington shows, for the first time, a direct connection between human-driven climate change and an increased risk of glacial lake flooding. The study focused on Lake Palcacocha, a glacial lake in the Peruvian Andes, and demonstrates how human-induced global warming has increased flood risk, due to the lake’s growth as the glacier that formed it continues to retreat. 

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PCC Members at AGU 2020

AGU has begun, and for those of us attending the 2020 AGU Fall Meeting remotely this year, we have compiled a list of presentations by PCC community members at the University of Washington. Visit this spreadsheet  for names, dates, titles, and links to presentations (we’ll be keeping this updated throughout the week).

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Congrats to Kyle Armour, recipient of the 2020 James B. Macelwane Medal from AGU!

Kyle Armour , PCC Executive Board member and associate professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and School of Oceanography, has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 James B. Macelwane Medal from the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The Macelwane Medal is given annually to three to five early-career scientists in recognition of their significant contributions to Earth and space science.

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Program on Climate Change Events

Virtual Winter Welcome Week

Stay tuned for information on to participate in this year’s PCC Winter Welcome, happening the week of March 15!


Actionable Community-Oriented Research eNgagement (ACORN) projects provide opportunities for collaboration between community leaders and graduate students and postdocs across the PCC.

PCC Summer Institute

This year’s themes were “Climate Extremes” and “Climate and Environmental Equity”. A virtual event, held September 14-18, 2020.

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