Greenhouse Gas and Aerosol Emissions are Lengthening and Intensifying Droughts 18 May 2021

Greenhouse Gas and Aerosol Emissions are Lengthening and Intensifying Droughts

CPO-funded study shows human-caused boost to drying in Americas, Africa, and Asia

“There has always been natural variability in drought events around the world, but our research shows the clear human influence on drying, specifically from anthropogenic aerosols, carbon dioxide, and other greenhouse gases,” said lead author Felicia Chiang from the University of California, Irvine. 

NOAA’s Climate Program Office Announces 2021 Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellows 4 May 2021

NOAA’s Climate Program Office Announces 2021 Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellows

Nine new postdoctoral fellows are commencing cutting-edge research projects that will contribute innovative climate science to the research community as well as NOAA’s mission. These fellows are the new 2021-2023 class of NOAA Climate and Global Change (C&GC) Postdoctoral Fellows, selected by NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). 

USDA Forest Service Leverages CPO-Sponsored Tool for Climate Projections 28 April 2021

USDA Forest Service Leverages CPO-Sponsored Tool for Climate Projections

By investing in development of the open-source Climate Explorer tool, CPO's Communication Education and Engagement division enabled the Forest Service to build a derivative tool for their information needs at a fraction of the cost of developing a new tool. The Climate by Forest tool will allow them to access climate projection data by ecoregion within National Forest System lands.

CPO Produces NOAA Blue Carbon Inventory Project Briefing Sheet 27 April 2021

CPO Produces NOAA Blue Carbon Inventory Project Briefing Sheet

The NOAA Blue Carbon Inventory Project addresses the nexus of climate, ecosystems and the human communities that depend on them, and provides opportunities to explore co-benefits for mitigation and adaptation. The effort also demonstrates how NOAA can work across line offices and the U.S. government agency community to share scientific, technical, and stewardship knowledge and experience with other countries

NIHHIS and NOAA Environmental VizLab Collaborate on Urban Heat Island App 27 April 2021

NIHHIS and NOAA Environmental VizLab Collaborate on Urban Heat Island App

The app provides easy access to data from the NOAA urban heat island mapping campaigns for researchers, government offices, and other users. 

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