New video series from NOAA Ocean Today explores the role of sea ice in the ocean 21 February 2013

New video series from NOAA Ocean Today explores the role of sea ice in the ocean

The 2012 Arctic summer sea ice extent is the lowest since taking measurement. In a new three-part video series from NOAA Ocean Today, learn about sea ice and why it is so important; how scientists are detecting and measuring change in sea ice; and the impacts of shrinking Arctic sea ice.
Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC) Studied in Two CMIP5 Climate Models 20 February 2013

Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC) Studied in Two CMIP5 Climate Models

An early online release of a new study in Journal of Climate—authored by Rym Msadek of NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) and colleagues at GFDL, University of Miami-RSMAS and National Center for Atmospheric Research—compares results from two CMIP5 class models with observations from the trans-Atlantic RAPID array. 
CPO's Pulwarty Testifies at Capitol Hill Hearing on Current Drought and Drought Outlook 20 February 2013

CPO's Pulwarty Testifies at Capitol Hill Hearing on Current Drought and Drought Outlook

On Thursday, February 14, Dr. Roger Pulwarty, Director of the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), testified at a full committee hearing before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry titled, “Drought, Fire and Freeze: The Economics of Disasters for America’s Agricultural Producers.”
CPO Representatives Participate in 4th N. American Carbon Program All-Investigators Meeting 20 February 2013

CPO Representatives Participate in 4th N. American Carbon Program All-Investigators Meeting

Members of the Climate Program Office and investigators from the Environmental Research Laboratories participated in the 4th North American Carbon Program (NACP) All-Investigators Meeting (AIM) in Albuquerque NM, Feb. 4-7.
UNEP Report on Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost 19 February 2013

UNEP Report on Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost

A recently published report by the United Nations Environment Programme seeks to inform a broad audience about permafrost and communicate to decision-makers and the general public the implications of changing permafrost in a warming climate. 
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