Science needs for sea level adaptation planning 19 October 2015

Science needs for sea level adaptation planning

A new paper by Lindeman et. al—supported by the Climate Program Office—performed a synthesis of science needs from coastal communities by reporting on workshops held in Florida, North Carolina, and Massachusetts. The paper, “Science Needs for Sea-Level Adaptation Planning: Comparisons among Three U.S. Atlantic Coastal Regions,” was published online in the journal of Coastal Management on October 14, 2015.

ESS-supported work receives 2014 UCAR Outstanding Publication Award 20 January 2015

ESS-supported work receives 2014 UCAR Outstanding Publication Award

Research published in the Journal of Climate, "A Decadal Prediction Case Study: Late Twentieth-Century North Atlantic Ocean Heat Content," has received the 2014 UCAR Outstanding Publication Award. This work was supported by the Climate Program Office's Earth Systems Science (ESS) program.
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.
Atmosphere and Ocean Origins of North American Droughts 16 June 2014

Atmosphere and Ocean Origins of North American Droughts

Research funded by CPO’s Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) program has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Climate.

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