The impact of historical biases on the XBT-derived meridional overturning circulation estimates at 34°S 1 December 2015

The impact of historical biases on the XBT-derived meridional overturning circulation estimates at 34°S

CPO’s Climate Observation Division supported a paper published in Geophysical Research Letters. The goal of this manuscript--”The impact of historical biases on the XBT-derived meridional overturning circulation estimates at 34°S”--is assess how the historical expendable bathythermograph measurement errors may affect the meridional mass and heat transport across one key ocean section in the South Atlantic Ocean.

XBT Science: assessment of instrumental biases and errors 30 November 2015

XBT Science: assessment of instrumental biases and errors

A new study funded by CPO’s Climate Observation Division was recently published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. The study by Cheng et al.examines in-depth studies and offers recommendations for correcting biases in expendable bathythermograph (XBT) data.

Monitoring the Global Ocean through Ocean Climate Indicators 7 October 2015

Monitoring the Global Ocean through Ocean Climate Indicators

NOAA’s Climate Monitoring program competitively selected two new three-year projects totaling $855,734 in grants to produce observation-based global and (preferably) regional indices that facilitate monitoring the status, trends, extremes, and variability of ocean physical properties for the benefit of research, predictions, and decision makers. The two new projects join 13 multi-year projects totaling $2.2 million, that were funded last year in the same competition.

Monitoring the Global Ocean through Ocean Climate Indicators 7 October 2015

Monitoring the Global Ocean through Ocean Climate Indicators

NOAA’s Climate Monitoring program competitively selected two new three-year projects totaling $855,734 in grants to produce observation-based global and (preferably) regional indices that facilitate monitoring the status, trends, extremes, and variability of ocean physical properties for the benefit of research, predictions, and decision makers. The two new projects join 13 multi-year projects totaling $2.2 million, that were funded last year in the same competition.

Pacific Arctic Observations Addressing Causes and Consequences of Sea Ice Loss 7 October 2015

Pacific Arctic Observations Addressing Causes and Consequences of Sea Ice Loss

In 2015, NOAA’s Arctic Research Program competitively funded three new five-year projects involving $4.2 million in grants (and benefit from additional support by interagency and international partners). Through these three new projects, university partners will help to carry out multidisciplinary observations and research for five years (from 2015­ to 2020), in support of analysis, and modeling in the Pacific Arctic, i.e., the Chukchi ­Beaufort Sea, the East Siberian Sea, and the Arctic Ocean north of these regions.

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