New temperature product improves global climate monitoring 17 October 2019

New temperature product improves global climate monitoring

Record cold and record warm temperatures across the planet can cause major and widespread impacts to life and property. But how frequent are these extreme temperature events? How do the frequencies of record warm events and record cold events compare, and have their relative frequencies changed over time? A new product funded by CPO's Climate Observations and Monitoring Program helps answers these questions.

Heat waves could increase substantially in size by mid-century, says new study 7 October 2019

Heat waves could increase substantially in size by mid-century, says new study

Our planet has been baking under the sun this summer as temperatures reached the hottest ever recorded and heat waves spread across the globe. While the climate continues to warm, scientists expect the frequency and intensity of heat waves to increase. However, a commonly overlooked aspect is the spatial size of heat waves, despite its important implications.

Extreme heat increases pregnant women’s risk of pre-term delivery 30 September 2019

Extreme heat increases pregnant women’s risk of pre-term delivery

Women from states in the U.S. Southeast have the highest rates of premature deliveries in the country. Extreme heat plays a role.

NOAA organizes first agency-wide event to advance its modeling enterprise 28 August 2018

NOAA organizes first agency-wide event to advance its modeling enterprise

An upcoming agency-wide General Modeling Meeting and Fair serves as an important milestone in bringing together the modeling community to build on NOAA's recent efforts to improve its models of our changing environment. 

MAPP Newsletter: Summer 2018 Issue 10 August 2018

MAPP Newsletter: Summer 2018 Issue

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Check out research and program highlights, as well as MAPP Task Force updates.

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