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Chad Thackeray and Alex Hall Study in The Hindu: Arctic Ocean May be Ice-Free for Part of Year by 2044, Finds Study

Chad Thackeray and Alex Hall assessed 23 models’ depiction of seasonal ice melt between 1980 and 2015 and compared them with the satellite observations.  Their study finds that the Arctic Ocean may be ice-free for part of the year by 2044. 


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Alex Hall in Scientific American/E&E News

Alex Hall discusses the links between climate and the size and intensity of wildfires in this piece about utility power cuts in the face of fire danger. 


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Alex Hall Quoted in The Student Life: 5C Student Activists Push Pomona College to Divest from Funds Tied to Fossil Fuels

Pomona College alumnus and Director of UCLA’s Center for Climate Science, Alex Hall, says “I think it’s time to divest.  Pomona should be a leader, not a follower.”


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Chad Thackeray and Alex Hall in Phys.Org: Arctic Ocean could be ice-free for part of the year as soon as 2044

Chad Thackery and Alex Hall research the surface’s reflectivity of sunlight, or albedo, that causes greater local warming, which in turn leads to further ice melt.  They find that the Arctic Ocean may be ice-free for part of the year as soon as 2044.  


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Alex Hall in the Daily Beast: The Weird Weather Fanning the Flames in Northern California

Alex Hall, a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and director of the Center for Climate Science at UCLA, told The Daily Beast that temperature increases driven by climate change are certainly a major factor.  “Especially in the last five years, there’s been a dramatic increase in the intensity of wildfires. That is, in part,...


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Alex Hall in Daily Bruin: Santa Ana winds to reach as high as 80 mph as Getty fire rages on

Alex Hall, a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at UCLA, said the fires are currently being driven by strong, dry winds coming from the interior west of North America. The direction of the winds is important for how the fires evolve, he said. “When (the winds) pass over the very dry vegetation that has...