Enhanced North American carbon uptake associated with El Niño 10 June 2019

Enhanced North American carbon uptake associated with El Niño

A recent article supported by AC4 entitled "Enhanced North American carbon uptake associated with El Niño" was published June 5, 2019, in Science Advances. The study found that long-term atmospheric CO2 observations over North America document a persistent response to the El Niño–Southern Oscillation.

Workshop report now available: Building Public Health Resilience to Severe Weather in a Changing Climate 7 June 2019

Workshop report now available: Building Public Health Resilience to Severe Weather in a Changing Climate

This workshop builds on previous investments by IRAP and NOAA in the Caribbean, and provides linkages to ongoing efforts in NOAA and the USGCRP to address climate and health, including heat health.

NOAA Announces Seminar Series on the 4th National Climate Assessment 3 June 2019

NOAA Announces Seminar Series on the 4th National Climate Assessment

CPO personnel will contribute presentations to an 11-part seminar series covering a range of topics in the 4th National Climate Assessment (NCA4).

New Heat Maps Help Cities Prepare for Longer, More Intense Heat Waves 25 April 2019

New Heat Maps Help Cities Prepare for Longer, More Intense Heat Waves

By combining satellite and ground-based measurements, scientists have created new maps that identify which neighborhoods experience the most extreme heat on the hottest days of summer.

In the summers of 2017 and 2018, citizen scientists in Richmond, VA, the District of Columbia, and Baltimore, MD, gathered temperature data all over their cities on days when temperatures reached at least 95°F. The results, as outlined in a NOAA article from 2018, show that air temperatures in some areas of the city can be up to 17°F hotter than other areas during the same time of day. On days when local temperatures climb above 95°F, the additional heat emitted by paved and concrete structures can produce dangerously hot temperatures in some neighborhoods. 

NOAA Climate Program Office Scientists Receive Two Awards 9 November 2018

NOAA Climate Program Office Scientists Receive Two Awards

NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) recognized two individuals for their outstanding work on October 31, 2018. Chelsea Combest-Friedman received the Outstanding Employee Award, and Claudia Nierenberg was presented with this year’s Silver Sherman Award.

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