NOAA gives $3.5 million to help two states address impacts of climate 30 January 2013

NOAA gives $3.5 million to help two states address impacts of climate

Arizona and New Mexico will receive $3.5 million in grants from NOAA over five years to help them prepare for and adapt to climate variability and change. Seven smaller grants for one- and two-year projects were also awarded this week. 

MAPP Webinar 29 January 2013

MAPP Webinar

The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program hosted a webinar on Tuesday, February 12 titled "Understanding and Monitoring Drought".

CPO-supported study finds energy use in cities has global climate effects 28 January 2013

CPO-supported study finds energy use in cities has global climate effects

The heat generated by everyday energy consumption in metropolitan areas is significant enough to influence the character of major atmospheric circulation systems, including the jet stream during winter months, and cause continental-scale surface warming in high latitudes, according to a trio of climate researchers that includes Ming Cai, a professor in Florida State University’s Department of Meteorology.


CPO-supported study finds that black carbon is a larger cause of climate change than previously assessed 22 January 2013

CPO-supported study finds that black carbon is a larger cause of climate change than previously assessed

Soot, also known as black carbon and a component of carbonaceous aerosols, is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming, and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated, according to a new international study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres today.
2012: A Year of Achievement, Record-Setting Climate Trends 16 January 2013

2012: A Year of Achievement, Record-Setting Climate Trends

As a record warm and extreme year comes to a close, the NOAA Climate Program Office continued to make advances in climate observation, research, modeling, and decision support activities for society. Here were some of the highlights from 2012.
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