New insights into the role of atmospheric conditions in Labrador Sea deep convection 10 June 2016

New insights into the role of atmospheric conditions in Labrador Sea deep convection

New research suggests the abrupt deep convection of the 2008 winter in the Labrador Sea is associated with unusual atmospheric conditions in the western North Atlantic and large-scale cooling in North America.

Different Control of Tropical Cyclone Activity in the Eastern Pacific for Two Types of El Niño 1 March 2016

Different Control of Tropical Cyclone Activity in the Eastern Pacific for Two Types of El Niño

Newly published research in Geophysical Research Letters by Boucharel et al.--and supported by CPO's Climate Variability and Predictability program--seeks to understand these modes of expression, or "flavors," of El Niño, and their influence on tropical cyclones.

NOAA Climate.gov unveils new El Niño Southern Oscillation webpage 17 February 2016

NOAA Climate.gov unveils new El Niño Southern Oscillation webpage

Earlier this month, NOAA Climate.gov and the Climate Program Office Communications and Education (CommEd) team unveiled a new webpage to track El Niño and La Niña events: www.climate.gov/ENSO.

COD Contributes to two new “Ocean Today” kiosk videos 22 January 2016

COD Contributes to two new “Ocean Today” kiosk videos

CPO's Climate Observation Division contributed to two new Ocean Today kiosk videos: "El Niño and La Niña Explained" and "Observing El Niño."

Two new MAPP-funded studies provide new insight into drought understanding and prediction in the Central U.S. 18 January 2016

Two new MAPP-funded studies provide new insight into drought understanding and prediction in the Central U.S.

New research funded by CPO’s MAPP Program focuses on drought in the central U.S./Great Plains region and evaluates why summer droughts occur in the Southern Great Plains during some La Niña years but not in others, and how several drought indicators may promote drought preparedness during future flash drought (droughts that intensify rapidly) events.
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