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November 2019

Warming of the Indo-Pacific Ocean is changing global rainfall patterns

New research, funded by CPO’s Climate Variability and Predictability Program, shows that warming of the Indo-Pacific Ocean is altering rainfall patterns from the tropics to the United States, contributing to declines in rainfall on the United States west and east coasts.

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Upcoming seminar on major sources of urban emissions along the East Coast

On December 4, Colm Sweeney, Aircraft Program lead for the NOAA Global Monitoring Division Carbon Cycle Group and Acting Deputy Director for CPO’s Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division, will present results from an intensive airborne campaign to measure levels of methane, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and ethane emissions from five major cities along the East Coast.

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Preparing your winter toolkit: Upcoming CA-NV Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar

On November 25, CPO’s National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and California-Nevada Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) team will host a webinar about current California and Nevada conditions and an outlook for the rest of the fall into winter.

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Reforecasting Warm-Season Precipitation in the United States Great Plains and Midwest

Warm-season precipitation in the United States “Corn belt,” Great Plains and Midwest, greatly influence agricultural production and is subject to seasonal variability. Warm-season precipitation in the United States “Corn belt,” Great Plains and Midwest, greatly influence agricultural production and is subject to seasonal variability. Current seasonal to subseasonal forecasts for warm-precipitation have relatively low skill.

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What Does Flash Drought Look Like in Your Region?

Flash drought can quickly deplete soil moisture and dramatically increase evaporative stress on the environment, leading to significant impacts on agriculture. A recently completed study, supported by CPO’s Sectoral Applications Research Program, performed a regional analysis across the United States to explore geographic differences of flash droughts.

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CPO RISA team and partners win 2019 Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research

The outcomes of the team’s research will protect public safety and enhance community resilience by helping dam owners and regulators in Colorado and New Mexico make better decisions.

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Last Millennium Reanalysis now at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, marking major milestone

This CPO-supported dataset has resulted in new ways in which the community can examine low frequency climate and it is now in a reliable public data repository for years to come.

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National Centers for Environmental Information and CPO lay groundwork for new extreme heat product

The product will help scientists identify whether an extreme heat event tomorrow is significant or actually “extreme” relative to the historical record. It may also help assess extreme heat impacts on sectors like agriculture, health, and energy.

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NIDIS sponsors upcoming workshop on “Improving Predictive Capabilities: Closing the Gap in the Pacific”

The workshop is part of an initiative developed by the Wilson Center, UCAR, and NOAA, to improve predictive capabilities for security risks posed by extreme weather- and water-related events.

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