Friday, April 18, 2014

Climate Observations

The Climate Observation Division's mission is to provide long-term, high quality, timely, global observational data, information and products in support of climate, Arctic, weather, and ocean research communities, forecasters, and other service providers and users, for the benefit of society.  

Program activities aim to:

  1. Build and sustain a global climate observing system according to climate monitoring principles
  2. Develop and maintain long time-series indicators of climate variability and change
  3. Develop and maintain standard data sets for initialization and evaluation of climate forecast models, assessments of climate change, and informed risk management
  4. Develop informational products, diagnostics, and assessments of observed climate variability and change on global to regional scales  

The resulting global observations and products contribute to other NOAA Programs, national and international capabilities aimed at understanding, modeling, and forecasting of the earth system, as well as developing targeted information to better inform society about changes of the earth system, including better response options.  Access to these global observations and analyses of observational data has provided our Nation with invaluable information needed to better minimize climate-related risk and maximize climate-related opportunities. The program also provides data and information management support for national and international climate assessments. The Climate Observation Division supports and coordinates its observing efforts with other activities in NOAA, other federal agencies, as well as international partners.

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CPO's Piotrowicz presents at Marine Technology Society conference

Monday, April 07, 2014

Steve Piotrowicz, of CPO's Climate Observations Division,  gave an invited presentation on the requirements for ocean observations to address climate processes at the Marine Technology Society TechSurge: Ocean Sensors conference.

Arctic Research Program releases Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Implementation Plan Annual Report

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Arctic Research Program has released the U.S. 2013 Annual Report for its role in the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Implementation Plan.  

Review of wave intensity over 60 years shows strong links to multi-decadal cycles

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
A study partially funded by COD and RISA provides a new perspective on how the intensity of waves across the north Pacific Ocean has varied over the last half-century.

CPO's Stanitski presents for JASON Learning

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

As part of her role as a NOAA Host Researcher for the JASON Learning curriculum Climate: Seas of Change, CPO's Diane Stanitski - program manager of the Ocean Climate Observation program - gave six presentations to students, faculty, and parents in Houston, Texas from Jan. 15-16. 

Long-term warming and environmental change trends persist in the Arctic in 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

NOAA's annual Arctic Report Card, introduced in 2006 by the NOAA Climate Program Office, found that cooler temperatures in the summer of 2013 across the central Arctic Ocean, Greenland and northern Canada moderated the record sea ice loss and extensive melting that the surface of the Greenland ice sheet experienced last year.


David M Legler, Division Chief
301 427-2460

Debbie GaloRiverside Technology, Inc., Program Support

Claudia PerezRiverside Technology, Inc., Program Support

Ocean Climate Observations Program

Candyce ClarkProgram Manager, Tropical Moored Buoys, JCOMM, etc

Joel LevyProgram Manager

Steve PiotrowiczProgram Manager, Argo

Diane StanitskiProgram Manager, OceanSites, Moorings

Sidney ThurstonInternational Development

Climate Monitoring Program

William L. Murray NOAA Affiliate, Acting Program Manager

Arctic Research Program

Kathy CraneProgram Manager

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