The Future Of Hurricanes

From WUNC – North Carolina Public Radio “Floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey still filled the streets in Texas when Hurricane Irma blew ashore in Florida. As the latest storm moves toward North Carolina, Duke scientists explore whether these rare weather events are growing more frequent or more extreme. They also analyze how communities and governments can become more… Read More »

How scientists reacted to the US leaving the Paris climate agreement

What the United States’ departure from the historic pact means for efforts to fight global warming. Nature rounds up reaction from researchers around the world to US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement. Susan Lozier, oceanographer at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina: Trump’s decision is as… Read More »

How Climate Change Could Jam The World’s Ocean Circulation

Scientists are closely monitoring a key current in the North Atlantic to see if rising sea temperatures and increased freshwater from melting ice are altering the “ocean conveyor belt” — a vast oceanic stream that plays a major role in the global climate system. by Nicola Jones Article:


Susan Lozier, Ronie-Rochelle Garcia-Johnson Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Vice-Provost for Strategic Planning, will receive a 2016 Ambassador Award from the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Ambassador Awards are among the highest honors bestowed annually by AGU. They recognize outstanding contributions in scientific leadership, societal impact,… Read More »

Susan Lozier and Drew Shindell Named AGU Fellows

DURHAM, N.C. – Two faculty members at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment have been named Fellows of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Susan Lozier, professor of physical oceanography, and Drew Shindell, professor of climate sciences, are among 62 scientists selected as AGU Fellows this year. Election as an AGU Fellow is an honor… Read More »

Changes in Ocean Circulation Focus of $16 Million Project

DURHAM, N.C. — Oceanographers from Duke University, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of Miami have received $16 million in grants from the National Science Foundation for the deployment of a new observing system in the subpolar region of the North Atlantic. The observing system will measure the ocean’s overturning circulation, a key component… Read More »

Susan Lozier Elected President-Elect of Oceanography Society

DURHAM, N.C. – M. Susan Lozier, Ronie-Richele Garcia-Johnson Professor of Physical Oceanography and Bass Fellow at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, has been elected president-elect of The Oceanography Society (TOS). Lozier will serve a six-year cycle: two years as the society’s president-elect; two as its president; and two as its past president. Founded… Read More »