NOAA research shows promise for predicting marine heat waves 26 August 2019

NOAA research shows promise for predicting marine heat waves

Marine heatwaves, like the one that hit the U.S. west coast in 2014, can have devastating impacts on the environment and economy. 

Long-term water vapor dataset enhances climate monitoring 20 August 2019

Long-term water vapor dataset enhances climate monitoring

Supported by CPO’s COM Program, scientists used this dataset for the recent 2018 State of the Climate report.

Improving understanding of circulation changes during hurricane intensification 16 August 2019

Improving understanding of circulation changes during hurricane intensification

A research team funded in part by the Climate Program Office’s Climate Observations and Monitoring Program, in collaboration with the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory’s Hurricane Research Division, has published a new paper describing the circulation changes that occur when hurricanes strengthen. The paper, published online July 17, 2019 in Monthly Weather Review, is entitled “Observed Kinematic and Thermodynamic Structure in the Hurricane Boundary Layer during Intensity Change.”

First FIREX-AQ science flight takes off 30 July 2019

First FIREX-AQ science flight takes off

Supported by NOAA’s AC4 Program, on July 24th the FIREX-AQ summer 2019 field campaign launched its first flight out of Boise, Idaho to study the impact of wildfires and prescribed burns on air quality and climate.

NOAA's Climate Program Office Announces New Funding Opportunity 24 July 2019

NOAA's Climate Program Office Announces New Funding Opportunity

Learn more about the Office's Fiscal Year 2020 grant competitions

NOAA Research's Climate Program Office is pleased to announce that its Fiscal Year 2020 grant competitions are now open. 

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