Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC) Studied in Two CMIP5 Climate Models 20 February 2013

Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC) Studied in Two CMIP5 Climate Models

An early online release of a new study in Journal of Climate—authored by Rym Msadek of NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) and colleagues at GFDL, University of Miami-RSMAS and National Center for Atmospheric Research—compares results from two CMIP5 class models with observations from the trans-Atlantic RAPID array. 
CPO Representatives Participate in 4th N. American Carbon Program All-Investigators Meeting 20 February 2013

CPO Representatives Participate in 4th N. American Carbon Program All-Investigators Meeting

Members of the Climate Program Office and investigators from the Environmental Research Laboratories participated in the 4th North American Carbon Program (NACP) All-Investigators Meeting (AIM) in Albuquerque NM, Feb. 4-7.
UNEP Report on Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost 19 February 2013

UNEP Report on Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost

A recently published report by the United Nations Environment Programme seeks to inform a broad audience about permafrost and communicate to decision-makers and the general public the implications of changing permafrost in a warming climate. 
CPO-Supported Study Provides New Insights on Drought Predictions in East Africa 4 February 2013

CPO-Supported Study Provides New Insights on Drought Predictions in East Africa

With more than 40 million people living under exceptional drought conditions in East Africa, the ability to make accurate predictions of drought has never been more important. In the aftermath of widespread famine and a humanitarian crisis caused by the 2010-2011 drought in the Horn of Africa—possibly the worst drought in 60 years— researchers are striving to determine whether drying trends will continue.

Scientists recast phyotplankton's role in regulating climate change 14 December 2011

Scientists recast phyotplankton's role in regulating climate change

A study conducted by NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory scientists Patricia Quinn and Timothy Bates helps clear up our cloudy understanding of the role of phytoplankton in the ecosystem. 
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