Study links ocean temperature contrast to August-October U.S precipitation variability 3 June 2020

Study links ocean temperature contrast to August-October U.S precipitation variability

The findings address an important gap in understanding that could help advance prediction capability for U.S. summer to fall precipitation.

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.

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.

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.

CPO's Marine Ecosystem Risk Team kicks off partnership with Office of National Marine Sanctuaries 13 May 2020

CPO's Marine Ecosystem Risk Team kicks off partnership with Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

The partnership kicked off this week with the onboarding of a Office of National Marine Sanctuaries-CPO shared position: Climate Coordinator/Visiting Scientist, Dr. Zac Cannizzo.

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