New Modules from COMET 19 September 2012

New Modules from COMET

The COMET Program, part of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research's Community Programs, has recently released three brief modules that describe impacts of climate change.
CPO-Funded Scientist Helps Update USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map 14 September 2012

CPO-Funded Scientist Helps Update USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Gardeners and landscapers may want to rethink their fall tree plantings this year. The U.S. Department Agriculture has released an updated Plant Hardiness Zone Map, which indicates which trees and perennials can survive the winter in a given region. 

Florida's Fragile Oasis 13 September 2012

Florida's Fragile Oasis

In a place routinely afflicted by drought, water managers in Tampa Bay use climate forecasts to ensure a water supply to people's taps without sucking the region's rivers, wetlands, and groundwater dry. The limits of their innovation might be tested in a future which could pose even more challenges to ensuring the oasis remains green. 
11 September 2012

MAPP Webinar

The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program hosted a webinar on Tuesday, September 25 titled “Evaluation of Reanalysis Products.”

Dr. Chet Koblinsky to retire as Director of NOAA's Climate Program Office 3 August 2012

Dr. Chet Koblinsky to retire as Director of NOAA's Climate Program Office

On August 3, Dr. Chet Koblinsky will retire as the Director of NOAA's Climate Program Office (CPO). 
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