Friday, May 22, 2015

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-funded "Last Millennium Reanalysis Project" to hold community Workshop on Proxy System Modeling

Friday, May 01, 2015

From May 4 -6, 2015 over two dozen highly accomplished, leading paleoclimatologists will convene at the USC Wrigley Institute for an in depth community workshop to synthesize and chart a path forward for the cutting-edge science of Proxy System Models.

CPO’s Thurston helps organize DBCP Pacific Islands Capacity Building Workshop in Palau, Palau

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

From May 4-7, 2015, NOAA will lead the first International Workshop on Ocean Observations and Data Applications for the Pacific Islands in Koror, Palau.

New Satellite Cloud Datasets Produced

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

With partial funding from CPO's Climate Monitoring Division,  Researchers at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography have published new research applying important "corrections" to two widely-used, long term satellite cloud data records (The International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) dataset and the Pathfinder Atmospheres–Extended (PATMOS-x) dataset).

David Legler leads service project for Charlottesville school

Friday, April 03, 2015

Dr David Legler, of CPO's Climate Observation Division, recently led a service project for North Branch School during a break for his 4-week Leadership Development course "Leadership for a Democratic Society" at the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, VA.


David M Legler, Division Chief
301 427-2460

Debbie GaloRiverside Technology, Inc., Program Support

Claudia PerezRiverside Technology, Inc., Program Support

Ocean Climate Observation Program

Steve PiotrowiczProgram Manager, Argo

Diane StanitskiProgram Manager, OceanSites, Moorings

Kathy Tedesco – NOAA Affiliate, Program Manager, Carbon

Sidney ThurstonInternational Development

Lt. Megan Raymond -- Operations Manager


Climate Monitoring Program

Jennifer Saleem Arrigo NOAA Affiliate,  Program Manager

Arctic Research Program

Kathy CraneProgram Manager


Emily Smith – Knauss Fellow


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