An important pilot study will provide data for improving observations in the Tropical Pacific.
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.
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.
NOAA is investing $4.5 million over the next four years in four projects testing technology to enhance the Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS), which improves understanding of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), how it develops, and how it affects Earth’s weather.
Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2011, the United States experienced a record high number (14) of climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 670 lives, caused more than 6,000 injuries, and cost $55 billion in damages. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.
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