August 1st, 2023

James Milward, M.S. student, just returned from a successful completion of Climatematch Academy’s Computational Tools for Climate Science course! Read below for details on his experience:

Attending the first ever Climate Match Academy was a great experience that I am honored to have been a part of. The team behind CMA developed an extensive series of tutorials that offered insight into various sub-fields of climate science. The tutorials utilized Python to introduce data analysis methods used within those fields. Students were broken up into smaller working groups, or “pods”, and worked through the coding tutorials in a peer-programming fashion.

Throughout the week, each pod developed a group project which allowed us to explore our own research interests, practice the techniques we learned in the tutorials, and present the project to other groups on the final day. The CMA team was actively communicating with all of the students in a group Discord chat where they offered advice on technical issues, scientific and programming questions, and provided resources for academic and career development.

The materials presented in the tutorials contain quality, detailed explanations for performing high level analyses of all kinds. It was clear that the organizers, keynote speakers, career panelists and everyone else involved with the course were both passionate and highly skilled within their fields. I would recommend anyone interested in learning about climate science – particularly those interested in programming – to apply for the course and clear your schedule for two weeks!

December 15, 2022

Jordan MacIsaac, a senior from Purdue University who worked with Dr. Beadling as a 2022 William M. Lapenta Intern at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) presented her work at the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Annual Meeting in Chicago! Jordan and Dr. Beadling investigated the changes in sea level induced from changes in the density structure of the ocean as a result of the melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Great work Jordan – this was an exciting project to work on together and I am excited for us to move this forward !

December 5, 2022

Dr. Beadling was selected to serve on the World Climate Research Programme’s Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 7 (CMIP7) Model Benchmarking Task team! Read more here:

“The aim of the Model Benchmarking TT is to provide a systematic and rapid performance assessment of the expected models participating in CMIP7 with a set of new and informative diagnostics and performance metrics, ideally along with the model output and documentation.

The goal is to fully integrate the evaluation tools into the CMIP publication workflow, and their diagnostic outputs published alongside the model output on the ESGF, ideally displayed through an easily accessible website.

Main objective: to pave the way for enhancing existing community evaluation tools that facilitate the systematic and rapid performance assessment of models while addressing new challenges such as higher resolution, unstructured grids, and enhanced complexity, and creating a framework in which these tools are applied optimally and their diagnostics output published alongside the CMIP7 model output.”

August 31, 2022

2021 was an exceptionally turbulent year in the Southern Ocean and continued monitoring is vital to decipher whether the anomalies we observed are a harbinger of a changing ocean state as the climate warms.

The 2021 Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) State of the Climate report was released! the BAMS State of the Climate Report is a peer-reviewed international publication released each year to provide a comprehensive summary of the global climate system for the previous calendar year. Dr. Becki Beadling served as lead author for the Southern Ocean section for the Antarctica and the Southern Ocean chapter for this years report.

The Southern Ocean is a vast sink for the excess heat and carbon trapped on our planet, yet its dynamics are changing. Exactly how this region responds as greenhouse gas concentrations rise is central to understanding the trajectory of our climate system. 2021 proved to be turbulent year for the Southern Ocean, with enhanced ocean mixing to near-record-breaking depths, stronger ocean currents, high levels of biological productivity, and a continued uptake of heat from the atmosphere. We need to continue to monitor these properties as they may be a harbinger of a changing ocean state.

Click here for a nice write up about the report that was featured in Temple’s News!

August 1st, 2022

Dr. Rebecca (Becki) Beadling is officially a Temple Owl and has started as an Assistant Professor in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department at Temple University! I will be looking for motivated students and postdocs in the coming months – please see the Opportunities tab at the top of the website for information!