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Sea level in Indian Ocean shows abrupt rise, new study says

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A CPO-funded study was recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, showing an abrupt sea level rise in the northern Indian Ocean since 2003.

Wind speed influences sea surface temperature anomalies in the tropical North Atlantic

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
A CPO-funded study found that wind speed variability associated with the Atlantic Meridional Mode contributes to anomalies in sea surface temperatures in the eastern equatorial Atlantic and the Intertropical Convergence Zone region.

CPO’s Steve Piotrowicz to receive NOAA Administrator’s Award

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Climate Program Office’s Stephen R. Piotrowicz will receive one of the 2016 NOAA Administrator’s Awards for his outstanding management of the US Argo Ocean Observing program.

California Current System could experience weak El Niño-related impacts, study says

Friday, August 05, 2016
A CPO-funded study published in Geophysical Research Letters concluded that although tropical Pacific sea surface temperatures hit a record high during the 2015-2016 El Niño, impacts to marine ecosystems and primary production are likely to be weak in the California Current Stystem.

Updates to authoritative Atlantic Hurricane database

Monday, August 01, 2016
The official 1956 to 1960 hurricane season revisions—primarily from the master’s thesis research of Mr. Sandy Delgado—are now available in the HURDAT2 file on the Hurricane Research Division website. 
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David M Legler, Division Chief
301 427-2460

Monica Morales – Riverside Technology, Inc., Program Support

Claudia PerezRiverside Technology, Inc., Program Support

Ocean Climate Observation Program

Steve PiotrowiczProgram Manager, Argo

Emily Smith--Program Manager, Tide Gauges and Univ. of Hawaii Sea Level Center, Adopt a Drifter Coordinator


James ToddProgram Manager, OceanSITES, Moorings

Kathy TedescoProgram Manager, Ocean Carbon Observations

Sidney ThurstonInternational Development

LCDR Megan Raymond Operations Manager

Climate Monitoring Program

Jennifer Saleem Arrigo – Program Manager

Arctic Research Program

Jeremy MathisDirector

Sandy StarkweatherProgram Manager

Monique Baskin--Knauss Fellow


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