Vacancy: Director, Climate Program Office 29 October 2012

Vacancy: Director, Climate Program Office

NOAA is looking for an innovative leader to serve as the Director for our Climate Program Office (CPO). Highly qualified candidates will have a combination of strong scientific credentials, experience leading large scientific programs, and a proven ability to collaborate with diverse climate stakeholders.

Drought on the Rio Grande 5 October 2012

Drought on the Rio Grande

On the Rio Grande—historically the wellspring for more than five million people in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico—coping with scarcity has become a reality, and water management and use in the region may be a leading example of how to adapt to drier times. 

25 September 2012

MAPP Webinar

The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program hosted a webinar on Tuesday, October 9 titled “CMIP5 Evaluation.”

New Modules from COMET 19 September 2012

New Modules from COMET

The COMET Program, part of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research's Community Programs, has recently released three brief modules that describe impacts of climate change.
CPO-Funded Scientist Helps Update USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map 14 September 2012

CPO-Funded Scientist Helps Update USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Gardeners and landscapers may want to rethink their fall tree plantings this year. The U.S. Department Agriculture has released an updated Plant Hardiness Zone Map, which indicates which trees and perennials can survive the winter in a given region. 



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