Sea level in Indian Ocean shows abrupt rise, new study says 28 September 2016

Sea level in Indian Ocean shows abrupt rise, new study says

A CPO-funded study was recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, showing an abrupt sea level rise in the northern Indian Ocean since 2003.

Updates to authoritative Atlantic Hurricane database 1 August 2016

Updates to authoritative Atlantic Hurricane database

The official 1956 to 1960 hurricane season revisions—primarily from the master’s thesis research of Mr. Sandy Delgado—are now available in the HURDAT2 file on the Hurricane Research Division website. 
The role of springtime Arctic clouds in determining autumn sea ice extent 8 July 2016

The role of springtime Arctic clouds in determining autumn sea ice extent

A study funded by the CPO’s Climate Observation Division confirms previous research suggesting spring clouds may be influencing arctic sea ice concentrations in the fall.
Updating the most complete archive of surface marine observations 27 June 2016

Updating the most complete archive of surface marine observations

The National Centers for Environmental Information released the latest update of the International Comprehensive Ocean–Atmosphere Data Set.
Aboard new Australian ship, NOAA studies remote Southern Ocean 23 May 2016

Aboard new Australian ship, NOAA studies remote Southern Ocean

NOAA scientists installed NOAA’s Air-Sea Flux System on a new Australian research vessel to help expand a currently sparse database of Southern Ocean measurements.
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