Climate Program Office News

Biology and Beyond in the Arctic 2 October 2017

Biology and Beyond in the Arctic

Third article in our Summer Series

Understanding natural climate variability can improve predictions of sea-ice coverage at short and long term scales, study says 16 March 2017

Understanding natural climate variability can improve predictions of sea-ice coverage at short and long term scales, study says

A CPO-funded study published on Nature Climate Change demonstrates how understanding natural climate variability can improve predictions of sea-ice coverage at short and long term scales.

Summer enhancement of Arctic sea-ice volume anomalies in the September-ice zone 2 March 2017

Summer enhancement of Arctic sea-ice volume anomalies in the September-ice zone

A CPO-funded study in the Journal of Climate documents research on sea ice to understand essential processes in the climate system and other ecological systems.

New evidence for what triggers ice sheet calving 28 February 2017

New evidence for what triggers ice sheet calving

New findings suggest ice sheets, such as the Greenland Ice Sheet and Antarctica, could be at risk of collapsing and raising sea levels more than most models currently predict based on global warming alone.

The role of springtime Arctic clouds in determining autumn sea ice extent 8 July 2016

The role of springtime Arctic clouds in determining autumn sea ice extent

A study funded by the CPO’s Climate Observation Division confirms previous research suggesting spring clouds may be influencing arctic sea ice concentrations in the fall.
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