A look back at 2014: NOAA Climate Program Office articulates roadmap for future progress in climate science 12 January 2015

A look back at 2014: NOAA Climate Program Office articulates roadmap for future progress in climate science

In 2014, NOAA’s Climate Program Office, led by Director Wayne Higgins, went through the process of rearticulating its mission, vision, and unique value through the development of the CPO Strategic Plan. The office also made major progress on an Implementation Plan that provides a roadmap to achieving important outcomes in climate science.

Observational evidence for interhemispheric hydroxyl parity 11 September 2014

Observational evidence for interhemispheric hydroxyl parity

New research titled: “Observational evidence for interhemispheric hydorxyl parity,” appeared in the Sept. 11 issue of Nature.  The research, which is about the abundance of the hydroxyl radical on hemispheric scales,  is partially funded by CPO’s AC-4 program.
CLIMAS RISA helps produce first ever Hopi Quarterly Drought Status Report 10 April 2014

CLIMAS RISA helps produce first ever Hopi Quarterly Drought Status Report

In partnership with the Hopi Department of Natural Resources, Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) – a RISA program – has helped generate the first ever Hopi Quarterly Drought Status report.

CPO's Piotrowicz presents at Marine Technology Society conference 7 April 2014

CPO's Piotrowicz presents at Marine Technology Society conference

Steve Piotrowicz, of CPO's Climate Observations Division,  gave an invited presentation on the requirements for ocean observations to address climate processes at the Marine Technology Society TechSurge: Ocean Sensors conference.

Arctic Research Program releases Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Implementation Plan Annual Report 31 March 2014

Arctic Research Program releases Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Implementation Plan Annual Report

The Arctic Research Program has released the U.S. 2013 Annual Report for its role in the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Implementation Plan.  

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