NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO), a part of NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), has awarded $38.8 million for 78 new projects* in FY 2017. The projects — ranging from advancing the understanding and prediction of drought to building resilience in coastal communities — will expand the breadth and scope of NOAA’s current climate research and offers opportunities for NOAA to collaborate with outside experts and new stakeholders.
A study published in Climate Dynamics highlights the importance of boundary layer clouds in interannual to interdecadal atmosphere-ocean variability, as well as their influence in sea surface temperature simulations.
A CPO-supported study analyzed this mode of variability, which can lead to improved rainfall predictions in the tropics and across the subtropics—including the United States.
A paper in Geophysical Research Letters highlights the importance of sustaining and combining ocean observing platforms with satellite observations
CPO is releasing its 2016 Annual Report, which gives an overview of FY16 achievements and highlights the great work done by CPO Divisions and Programs to advance scientific understanding of climate and improve society's ability to plan and respond.
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