Evaluating the Newest Version of the NOAA-CIRES-DOE 20th Century Reanalysis Product 15 December 2020

Evaluating the Newest Version of the NOAA-CIRES-DOE 20th Century Reanalysis Product

A study funded by both CPO’s COM and MAPP programs shows the newest version of the NOAA-CIRES-DOE 20th Century Reanalysis Product produces useful estimates for past atmospheric variables as far back as 1806.

Volcanic Eruptions and Coral Archives Guide Reconstruction of  Past Tropical Pacific Climates 15 December 2020

Volcanic Eruptions and Coral Archives Guide Reconstruction of Past Tropical Pacific Climates

University of Washington researchers, funded in part by CPO’s Climate Observation and Monitoring (COM) program show that coral-only proxy reconstructions are more skillful with regards to tropical Pacific variability in the Nino 3.4 region (central, equatorial pacific) and show an unexpected climate responses to early 19th century volcanic eruptions. 

Plant Physiology Plays Major Role in Ozone Uptake 15 December 2020

Plant Physiology Plays Major Role in Ozone Uptake

New study supported in part by CPO’s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, & Climate program finds plant damage (including crop damage) from ozone may be greatest in years with high plant production, not necessarily years with high ozone.

U.S. Methane “Hotspot” is Snapshot of Local Pollution 25 November 2020

U.S. Methane “Hotspot” is Snapshot of Local Pollution

Supported in part by CPO’s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4) Program, scientists from two University of Colorado institutes and NOAA participated in an intensive field campaign that used instrumented aircraft and vans to investigate the causes or sources of a methane hotspot in the U.S. Southwest. 

MERT Facilitates Enhanced Partnership Between NOAA CoastWatch and Sanctuaries 24 November 2020

MERT Facilitates Enhanced Partnership Between NOAA CoastWatch and Sanctuaries

An interactive webinar, led by the CPO Marine Ecosystems Risk Team (MERT), featured NOAA CoastWatch staff and focused on how the CoastWatch data, tools, and capabilities can be used to inform sanctuaries science and management, including climate change assessment and adaptation.

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