Friday, August 28, 2015

New video series from NOAA Ocean Today explores the role of sea ice in the ocean



The 2012 Arctic summer sea ice extent is the lowest since taking measurement. In a new three-part video series

from NOAA Ocean Today, learn about sea ice and why it is so important; how scientists are detecting and measuring change in sea ice; and the impacts of shrinking Arctic sea ice.


Part I: What is sea ice and why is it shrinking?

Part II: How do we measure ice?

Part III: Shrinking ice: Impacts


CPO's John Calder, Kathy Crane, Rebecca Lindsey, and Diane Stanitski contributed to the production of these videos. They are available for download on the Ocean Today website

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9/2/2015 2:00 PM

CPO's CVP program announces Webinar Series on Decadal Variability and Predictability

Starting Wednesday, September 2nd at 2PM EDT

Please join us from 2-3PM EDT on Wednesday, September 2nd for our first webinar of the series, featuring presentations by Martha Buckley (Low-frequency SST and upper-ocean heat content variability in the North Atlantic) and Brian Soden (Mechanisms of Low-Frequency Variability of the Atmospheric Circulation Over the 20th Century).

For the full schedule and to sign up to view the webinars, visit cpo.noaa.gov/cvp-webinars.

8/28/2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

NOAA FIREX Virtual Town Hall

Friday, August 28, 2-4pm EDT (12-2PM MDT)

NOAA colleagues from ESRL/CSD and AC4 will be hosting a virtual Town Hall, meant as an update to the FIREX white paper released last fall and AGU Town Hall on wildfires in a changing climate. Read more for a summary of the webinar and to learn how to register.