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Climate Driver’s Team Lead Publishes Article on Warming in Boreal Midlatitudes

Imtiaz Rangwala, co-lead of the North Central Climate Science Center’s climate drivers foundational science area, recently published an article on elevation dependent warming in boreal midlatitudes. The paper, co-authored with Eric Sinsky (University of Connecticut) and James Miller (Rutgers University), considers the drivers of amplified warming in the latitude-band between 27.5⁰N and 40⁰N, and area that includes both the Rocky Mountains and the Himalayas. The authors concluded that strong correlations to warming can be found between elevation-dependent surface water vapor and surface albedo.

“Variability in projected elevation dependent warming in boreal midlatitude winter in CMIP5 climate models and its potential drivers” is available for download here.