Research briefs

Scientists show how the two factors combined to cause extreme ocean events in Indonesia
Medical model of a heart.
More heart failure deaths were linked with extreme temperatures than other heart conditions, from an international study in the journal Circulation
A team of researchers, including four from the University of Calgary, believe they are one step closer to helping predict when The Big One might next happen.
Redwood forest canopy
This study describes a model to predict canopy water content during drought and heat waves, which could enable the development of fire danger forecasting models that include the role of vegetation in their calculations.
Evidence of heat impacts on unborn babies suggests we need new interventions to help pregnant farmers adapt.
This study examines how a unique coupled computer modeling approach can accurately recreate the coastal flooding that occurred during Hurricane Florence, demonstrating that it is more accurate than traditional modeling approaches.
Man on the phone looking at a wildfire in a residential area in California, USA (2021).
People are trading hurricane zones for wildfire areas, says national study of migration, natural disasters, and climate change
Two indigenous people demonstrating fire making craft.
A new study led by SMU suggests bringing “good fire” back to the U.S. and other wildfire fire-prone areas, as Native Americans once did, could potentially blunt the role of climate in triggering today’s wildfires.
Farmer in a dry field
This study discusses how precipitation anomalies brought about by climate change particularly hurt the poorest, especially in countries that heavily rely on the agricultural sector.
Palms in a storm at the coast.
Simulations suggest that waves in the atmosphere above northern Africa influence the intensity, timing, and location of formation of Atlantic tropical cyclones.