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CPO highlights 2016 milestones and achievements 16 May 2017

CPO highlights 2016 milestones and achievements

CPO is releasing its 2016 Annual Report, which gives an overview of FY16 achievements and highlights the great work done by CPO Divisions and Programs to advance scientific understanding of climate and improve society's ability to plan and respond.

Updates to authoritative Atlantic Hurricane database 1 August 2016

Updates to authoritative Atlantic Hurricane database

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. 
Updating the most complete archive of surface marine observations 27 June 2016

Updating the most complete archive of surface marine observations

The National Centers for Environmental Information released the latest update of the International Comprehensive Ocean–Atmosphere Data Set.
First results of the Last Millennium Climate Reanalysis Project 21 June 2016

First results of the Last Millennium Climate Reanalysis Project

The first results of The Last Millennium Climate Reanalysis, a research project partly funded by CPO’s Climate Monitoring Program, were recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

New research shows ocean warming poses "immediate threat" to keystone reef-building coral in the Caribbean 6 November 2014

New research shows ocean warming poses "immediate threat" to keystone reef-building coral in the Caribbean

New research published in The Proceeding of the Royal Society - Biological Sciences provides new insights on the threat  ocean warming poses on coral growth in Mesoamerican barrier reefs.  The research, partially funded by CPO's Climate Monitoring program, used laboratory experiments to examine the adverse effects of ocean warming and acidification, and showed that the warming predicted by the IPCC for the end of the 21st century produced a five-fold decrease in coral calcification - the process by which corals produce calcium carbonate (CaCO3) and build reefs.

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