How the warm water of the northeastern Pacific persisted and whether scientists could have predicted it 8 November 2016

How the warm water of the northeastern Pacific persisted and whether scientists could have predicted it

A new study published in the Journal of Climate investigates the evolution and predictability of the abnormally warm water that emerged in October 2013 and persisted until June 2016 in the northeastern Pacific, colloquially known as “the Blob”.
NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $44.3M to advance climate research, improve community resilience 3 October 2016

NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $44.3M to advance climate research, improve community resilience

NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) has awarded $44.34 million for 73 new projects designed to help advance the understanding, modeling, and prediction of Earth’s climate system and to foster effective decision making.

Sea level in Indian Ocean shows abrupt rise, new study says 28 September 2016

Sea level in Indian Ocean shows abrupt rise, new study says

A CPO-funded study was recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, showing an abrupt sea level rise in the northern Indian Ocean since 2003.

Ocean eddies and the atmosphere regulate western boundary currents, study says 16 September 2016

Ocean eddies and the atmosphere regulate western boundary currents, study says

CPO-funded research analyzing the implications of ocean mesoscale eddies and the atmosphere for western boundary currents was published in Nature.

New study on anthropogenic methane emissions in the US 25 August 2016

New study on anthropogenic methane emissions in the US

The National Academies recently began a new study, largely sponsored by CPO’s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4) program, to improve tracking of human-caused methane emissions in the US and eventually develop better methane reduction strategies.

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