Emissions from thawing permafrost add trillions in economic impacts 1 October 2015

Emissions from thawing permafrost add trillions in economic impacts

Work supported by CPO's AC4 program found that the effects of melting permafrost in the Arctic could cost $43 trillion in extra economic damage by the end of the next century, on top of the more than the $300 trillion economic damage already predicted.

OA team earns DOC Silver Medal in Scientific and Engineering Achievement 28 July 2015

OA team earns DOC Silver Medal in Scientific and Engineering Achievement

The Secretary of Commerce has awarded a Group Silver Medal for Scientific/Engineering Achievement to the Ocean Acidification team, which includes CPO's Jeremy Mathis.

Could the melt pond fraction help predict seasonal Arctic sea ice minimums? 5 June 2015

Could the melt pond fraction help predict seasonal Arctic sea ice minimums?

A recent modeling study supported by CPO's Climate Observations and Monitoring Program was published in Environmental Research Letters on May 19. The study, led by PI Jiping Liu, is titled: "Revisiting the potential of melt pond fraction as a predictor for the seasonal Arctic sea ice extent minimum."

13 January 2015

MAPP Webinar Series: Arctic Modeling: Improving Models and Predictions in the Arctic

The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Prediction, and Projections (MAPP) program hosted a webinar on the topic of Arctic Modeling: Improving Models and Predictions in the Arctic on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. The announcement is provided below; you are invited to remotely join the session.
A look back at 2014: NOAA Climate Program Office articulates roadmap for future progress in climate science 12 January 2015

A look back at 2014: NOAA Climate Program Office articulates roadmap for future progress in climate science

In 2014, NOAA’s Climate Program Office, led by Director Wayne Higgins, went through the process of rearticulating its mission, vision, and unique value through the development of the CPO Strategic Plan. The office also made major progress on an Implementation Plan that provides a roadmap to achieving important outcomes in climate science.

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