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NOAA's 2016 Arctic Report Card: Visual highlights

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A new NOAA-sponsored report shows that unprecedented warming air temperature in 2016 triggered massive declines in sea ice and snow cover across the  Arctic, and brought a record-breaking delay to fall sea ice freeze up. Learn more through our image highlights of the 2016 Arctic Report Card.

How ocean subsurface heat could help predict El Niño and future forecast challenges

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Two new NOAA Research-funded studies provide insight into a potential new source of El Niño predictability and future research and forecast challenges for these ocean warming events.

North American Climate Services Partnership: 2016 Accomplishments Report

Monday, December 12, 2016

This two-page summary gives an overview of the NACSP and highlights key accomplishments during 2016, as well as some key goals for collaboration in 2017.

2016 North American Drought, Wildfire and Climate Services Forum: Meeting Report

Monday, December 12, 2016

On June 21-23, 2016, the North American Climate Services Partnership (NACSP) joined with the biennial North American Drought Monitor (NADM) Forum and annual North American Fire Forecasting Workshop to convene a joint workshop in Fort Worth, Texas, on drought, wildfire and climate services across North America. Click here for a summary report of the meeting.

What’s behind the extreme atmospheric ridges causing California’s droughts?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
New NOAA-funded research in the Journal of Climate uncovers the processes behind the persistent atmospheric ridge of high pressure off the west coast of North America, associated with California’s damaging droughts.
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The Climate Program Office (CPO) manages competitive research programs in which NOAA funds high-priority climate science, assessments, decision support research, outreach, education, and capacity-building activities designed to advance our understanding of Earth’s climate system, and to foster the application of this knowledge in risk management and adaptation efforts.  CPO-supported research is conducted in regions across the United States, at national and international scales, and globally. Learn more...

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