New results from climate models provide evidence that sea surface temperature anomalies in the tropics were key drivers in the rapid decline of Arctic summer sea ice extent in 2012.
ENSO is a major source of seasonal predictability and driver of global climate and extreme events. Changes in the seasonal evolution of ENSO during its onset and decay phases have received little attention by the research community. A new study published in Nature Communications aims to better understand these changes and ENSO’s impact.
Researchers have developed global forecasts that can provide up to a year's advance notice of marine heatwaves, sudden and pronounced increases in ocean temperatures that can dramatically affect ocean ecosystems.
In March 2022, NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO) and NOAA Research held an interview campaign that highlighted CPO staff scientists and CPO-funded scientists for Women’s History Month.
Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather.
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