CPO highlights milestones and achievements in 2015 Annual Report 11 March 2016

CPO highlights milestones and achievements in 2015 Annual Report

NOAA's Climate Program Office released its FY15 Annual Report on March 11, 2016. The report gives an overview of CPO's achievements  in FY15 and highlights the great work done by the Office's Divisions and Programs to advance scientific understanding of climate and improve society's ability to plan and respond to a changing climate.

Temporal variability of the South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation between 20°S and 35°S 9 December 2015

Temporal variability of the South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation between 20°S and 35°S

The Meridional Overturning Circulation plays a critical role in global and regional heat and freshwater budgets by carrying water properties northward and southward within individual ocean basins. This COD-supported research, published in Geophysical Research Letters, examines altimetry-derived synthetic temperature and salinity profiles between 20°S and 34.5°S  to estimate the Meridional Overturning Circulation and meridional heat transport.

The reinvigoration of the Southern Ocean carbon sink 5 October 2015

The reinvigoration of the Southern Ocean carbon sink

COD-funded researchers attempt to answer the question "Has global warming slowed the uptake of atmospheric carbon dioxide by the Southern Ocean?" in a new study in Science.

23 September 2015

SOCAT version 3 released

The Surface Ocean Carbon Atlas (SOCAT) is a community effort to assemble and quality control all publically available surface water partial pressure/fugacity of carbon dioxide CO2 data (pCO2 or fCO2). This data is the cornerstone to determine fluxes of CO2 between the ocean and atmosphere, and trends in surface ocean acidification. Over one-third of the data originates from CPO/COD funded efforts on ship of opportunity (SOOP-CO2) and moorings. 
Deep Argo floats recovered successfully! 18 September 2015

Deep Argo floats recovered successfully!

This week two Deep SOLO prototypes were recovered after being in the Pacific for a little more than a year.  These prototypes are able to go down to 6000m and send valuable data via satellites to scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). 
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