ESSM releases Extreme Heat Workshop Report 13 May 2020

ESSM releases Extreme Heat Workshop Report

The report captures two days of plenary presentations as well as small breakout group discussions, and provides recommendations for future research directions for ESSM and partners.

The role of sustained observations in regional extreme heat attribution 29 April 2020

The role of sustained observations in regional extreme heat attribution

Observations, in combination with models, are important for better understanding processes driving regional extreme heat events.

Improving understanding of salinity’s role in rapid intensification of Atlantic tropical cyclones 10 April 2020

Improving understanding of salinity’s role in rapid intensification of Atlantic tropical cyclones

A research team funded in part by the Climate Program Office’s Climate Observations and Monitoring Program has published a new paper describing salinity’s significance in the rapid intensification of Atlantic tropical cyclones, and the possibility of improving our models for rapid intensification by including salinity.

Changes in removal pathway has twice impact of key source on ozone pollution levels 7 April 2020

Changes in removal pathway has twice impact of key source on ozone pollution levels

Better understanding of this ozone sink is essential for improved modeling and prediction of air pollution, ecosystem health, and climate.

COM Program partnership with NCEI's Applied Research Center puts instrumental record into long-term context 31 March 2020

COM Program partnership with NCEI's Applied Research Center puts instrumental record into long-term context

The partnership has resulted in a number of high quality paleo datasets, without which significant advancements over the last 5 years in understanding societally-relevant risks such as drought and temperature changes in a long-term context would not have been possible.

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