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.
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).Read more
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.