Evaluating the Newest Version of the NOAA-CIRES-DOE 20th Century Reanalysis Product 15 December 2020

Evaluating the Newest Version of the NOAA-CIRES-DOE 20th Century Reanalysis Product

A study funded by both CPO’s COM and MAPP programs shows the newest version of the NOAA-CIRES-DOE 20th Century Reanalysis Product produces useful estimates for past atmospheric variables as far back as 1806.

Volcanic Eruptions and Coral Archives Guide Reconstruction of  Past Tropical Pacific Climates 15 December 2020

Volcanic Eruptions and Coral Archives Guide Reconstruction of Past Tropical Pacific Climates

University of Washington researchers, funded in part by CPO’s Climate Observation and Monitoring (COM) program show that coral-only proxy reconstructions are more skillful with regards to tropical Pacific variability in the Nino 3.4 region (central, equatorial pacific) and show an unexpected climate responses to early 19th century volcanic eruptions. 

Profiles in Climate: Sylvia Dee 1 December 2020

Profiles in Climate: Sylvia Dee

“Everyone here is smart. Distinguish yourself by being kind.” – Emily Bernhardt, ecologist and biogeochemist

Those are words to live by for Dr. Sylvia Dee, a climate scientist funded by the NOAA Climate Program Office’s Climate Observations and Monitoring Program and head of the Climate, Water, and Energy Lab at Rice University.

MERT Facilitates Enhanced Partnership Between NOAA CoastWatch and Sanctuaries 24 November 2020

MERT Facilitates Enhanced Partnership Between NOAA CoastWatch and Sanctuaries

An interactive webinar, led by the CPO Marine Ecosystems Risk Team (MERT), featured NOAA CoastWatch staff and focused on how the CoastWatch data, tools, and capabilities can be used to inform sanctuaries science and management, including climate change assessment and adaptation.

Quantifying the External vs. Internal Mechanisms Behind the Atlantic Multidecadal Variability 11 November 2020

Quantifying the External vs. Internal Mechanisms Behind the Atlantic Multidecadal Variability

Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM)-supported research provides evidence to reconcile a long-standing debate on identifying the mechanisms underlying the Atlantic Multidecadal Variability. 

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