CPO researcher heads water-related illnesses chapter in USGCRP Climate and Human Health report 11 April 2016

CPO researcher heads water-related illnesses chapter in USGCRP Climate and Human Health report

CPO's Juli Trtanj was a lead author for the water-related illnesses chapter of the USGCRP's: The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment.

CPO highlights milestones and achievements in 2015 Annual Report 11 March 2016

CPO highlights milestones and achievements in 2015 Annual Report

NOAA's Climate Program Office released its FY15 Annual Report on March 11, 2016. The report gives an overview of CPO's achievements  in FY15 and highlights the great work done by the Office's Divisions and Programs to advance scientific understanding of climate and improve society's ability to plan and respond to a changing climate.

Will future global cloud changes amplify global warming? 3 March 2016

Will future global cloud changes amplify global warming?

A new paper supported by NOAA’s Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) program describes where we are in understanding whether subtropical clouds (and the atmosphere above and below them) will act as a positive or negative feedback to global warming.

Managing Disaster: A new report on the 2013 Oklahoma Tornado 16 February 2016

Managing Disaster: A new report on the 2013 Oklahoma Tornado

The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), a NOAA RISA team, have released a new report on the emergency management response to the May 2013 EF-5 tornado that struck central Oklahoma. 

NOAA research improves our capacity to prepare for and react to drought, says new Drought Task Force report 9 February 2016

NOAA research improves our capacity to prepare for and react to drought, says new Drought Task Force report

A new report from the NOAA Drought Task Force, “Research to Advance National Drought Monitoring and Prediction Capabilities,” highlights the crucial role NOAA research plays in advancing our ability to prepare for and react to drought.

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