Towards predictive understanding of regional climate change 14 September 2015

Towards predictive understanding of regional climate change

A paper supported by both CPO's MAPP and ESS programs focuses on advances and challenges in understanding and projecting regional climate change. The paper will appear on the cover of the October issue of Nature Climate Change, but was published early online on Sept. 7, 2015.

DYNAMO campaign aircraft observations improve understanding of MJO 3 August 2015

DYNAMO campaign aircraft observations improve understanding of MJO

Research supported by NOAA CPO's Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) program highlighting improved understanding of Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) resulting from DYNAMO campaign aircraft observations has been accepted for publication in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
CPO announces FY16 Federal Funding Opportunities 17 July 2015

CPO announces FY16 Federal Funding Opportunities

CPO’s Programs are seeking applications for 10 individual competitions in FY 2016. We estimate that $14 million will be available through this Announcement in FY 2016 for approximately 100 new awards pending budget appropriations.  It is anticipated that most awards will be at a funding level between $50,000 and $300,000 per year, with some exceptions for larger awards.  Visit cpo.noaa.gov/GrantsandProjects.aspx for more detailed information and instructions.

Pollution in urban vs. oil and gas producing regions 2 April 2015

Pollution in urban vs. oil and gas producing regions

A multi-institution collaboration of scientists, including those from NOAA/ESRL/CSD and those partly funded by CPO/AC4 program has resulted in an interesting study comparing the origins of similar levels of formic acid (a potential precursor to aerosols) in very different environments.

 Improving model representation of glacial isostatic adjustment for better sea level predictions 23 March 2015

Improving model representation of glacial isostatic adjustment for better sea level predictions

Research supported by NOAA's Climate Program Office, "Glacial isostatic adjustment, relative sea level history and mantle viscosity: reconciling relative sea level model predictions for the U.S. East coast with geological constraints," was accepted for publication in Geophysical Journal International on Feb. 9, 2015.

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