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Affiliation: Princeton University and NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL)
Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office Location: NOAA GFDL, Princeton, NJ, USA
Office Phone: +1.609.452.6571
Email: zachary.labe@noaa.gov
Twitter: @ZLabe
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Broadly, I am interested in a signal-to-noise problem. The signal is climate change. The noise is weather. My research intends to disentangle the two components to improve our understanding of climate variability and extreme events in a warming world. I am also interested in improving science communication, particularly through accessible data-driven visualizations.

Warming temperatures in the Arctic continue to contribute to rapidly declining sea ice, particularly over the last decade. While interannual variability is inherently noisy, long-term trends continue to indicate declining sea ice extent. Animation shows September sea ice concentration (monthly 1x1, HadISST1) from 1950 to 2015.
Warming temperatures in the Arctic continue to contribute to rapidly declining sea ice, particularly over the last decade. While interannual variability is inherently noisy, long-term trends continue to indicate declining sea ice extent. Animation shows September sea ice concentration (monthly 1×1, HadISST1) from 1950 to 2015.

The views presented here only reflect my own. These figures may be freely distributed (with credit). Information about the data can be found on my references page and methods page.