Climate Program Office News

What Does Flash Drought Look Like in Your Region? 14 November 2019

What Does Flash Drought Look Like in Your Region?

Flash drought can quickly deplete soil moisture and dramatically increase evaporative stress on the environment, leading to significant impacts on agriculture. A recently completed study, supported by CPO's Sectoral Applications Research Program, performed a regional analysis across the United States to explore geographic differences of flash droughts.

CPO RISA team and partners win 2019 Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research 13 November 2019

CPO RISA team and partners win 2019 Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research

The outcomes of the team’s research will protect public safety and enhance community resilience by helping dam owners and regulators in Colorado and New Mexico make better decisions.

Last Millennium Reanalysis now at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information, marking major milestone 8 November 2019

Last Millennium Reanalysis now at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information, marking major milestone

This CPO-supported dataset has resulted in new ways in which the community can examine low frequency climate and it is now in a reliable public data repository for years to come.

National Centers for Environmental Information and CPO lay groundwork for new extreme heat product 8 November 2019

National Centers for Environmental Information and CPO lay groundwork for new extreme heat product

The product will help scientists identify whether an extreme heat event tomorrow is significant or actually “extreme” relative to the historical record. It may also help assess extreme heat impacts on sectors like agriculture, health, and energy.

New Midwest region section published in U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit 8 November 2019

New Midwest region section published in U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

Regional information in the CPO co-led U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit can help people find relevant information about potential climate hazards and options for addressing them.

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About the Climate Program Office

The Climate Program Office (CPO) manages competitive research programs in which NOAA funds high-priority climate science, assessments, decision support research, outreach, education, and capacity-building activities designed to advance our understanding of Earth’s climate system, and to foster the application of this knowledge in risk management and adaptation efforts.  CPO-supported research is conducted in regions across the United States, at national and international scales, and globally.  Learn more...

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Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2017, the United States experienced a record-tying 16 climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 362 lives, and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted, costing more than $306 billion. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.

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