Climate Program Office News

NOAA leads community scientists in mapping hottest parts of 13 U.S. cities this summer 3 June 2020

NOAA leads community scientists in mapping hottest parts of 13 U.S. cities this summer

This summer, citizen scientists will map hot spots, known as “urban heat islands,” in 13 cities across the country to help communities identify areas where they can take action to protect people from heat stress.

New study quantifies how four atmospheric circulation patterns impact California precipitation 3 June 2020

New study quantifies how four atmospheric circulation patterns impact California precipitation

The study, funded in part by the California-Nevada Climate Applications Program, a CPO RISA team, quantifies the role that four North Pacific circulation patterns have on daily coastal water vapor transport and seasonal precipitation in California.

Study links ocean temperature contrast to August-October U.S precipitation variability 3 June 2020

Study links ocean temperature contrast to August-October U.S precipitation variability

The findings address an important gap in understanding that could help advance prediction capability for U.S. summer to fall precipitation.

New research highlights important risk of rapid drought to wet period transitions 3 June 2020

New research highlights important risk of rapid drought to wet period transitions

Coincident drought and flooding events can compound to be even more damaging than a drought or flood alone.

Great Lakes RISA makes climate information more usable with climate model “consumer reports” 3 June 2020

Great Lakes RISA makes climate information more usable with climate model “consumer reports”

As in other markets, consumer reports can simplify, summarize, and guide product selection for users.

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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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