New research highlights important risk of rapid drought to wet period transitions 3 June 2020

New research highlights important risk of rapid drought to wet period transitions

Coincident drought and flooding events can compound to be even more damaging than a drought or flood alone.

Great Lakes RISA makes climate information more usable with climate model “consumer reports” 3 June 2020

Great Lakes RISA makes climate information more usable with climate model “consumer reports”

As in other markets, consumer reports can simplify, summarize, and guide product selection for users.

Tracking fossil fuel emissions with carbon-14 1 June 2020

Tracking fossil fuel emissions with carbon-14

Researchers, funded in part by CPO's Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate Program (AC4), have devised a breakthrough method for estimating national emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels using ambient air samples and a well-known isotope of carbon that scientists have relied on for decades to date archaeological sites.

Teachers: Join NOAA and partners for Stay-In-stitute for Climate Change Education Virtual Conference 27 May 2020

Teachers: Join NOAA and partners for Stay-In-stitute for Climate Change Education Virtual Conference

Registration is now open

From July 22-24, 2020, the three-day training will provide educators with skills, tools and resources to teach climate change concepts and empower students in all subject areas.

 
Link between Earth’s heat and hurricane strength grows 20 May 2020

Link between Earth’s heat and hurricane strength grows

Longer period of record reveals increases in storm intensity

Researchers from NOAA and the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, funded by CPO's Climate Observations and Monitoring Program, have greater confidence that warming surface temperatures and increasing tropical cyclone intensity appear to go hand-in-hand.

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