New insights into the role of atmospheric conditions in Labrador Sea deep convection 10 June 2016

New insights into the role of atmospheric conditions in Labrador Sea deep convection

New research suggests the abrupt deep convection of the 2008 winter in the Labrador Sea is associated with unusual atmospheric conditions in the western North Atlantic and large-scale cooling in North America.

Different Control of Tropical Cyclone Activity in the Eastern Pacific for Two Types of El Niño 1 March 2016

Different Control of Tropical Cyclone Activity in the Eastern Pacific for Two Types of El Niño

Newly published research in Geophysical Research Letters by Boucharel et al.--and supported by CPO's Climate Variability and Predictability program--seeks to understand these modes of expression, or "flavors," of El Niño, and their influence on tropical cyclones.

Towards predictive understanding of regional climate change 14 September 2015

Towards predictive understanding of regional climate change

A paper supported by both CPO's MAPP and ESS programs focuses on advances and challenges in understanding and projecting regional climate change. The paper will appear on the cover of the October issue of Nature Climate Change, but was published early online on Sept. 7, 2015.

DYNAMO campaign aircraft observations improve understanding of MJO 3 August 2015

DYNAMO campaign aircraft observations improve understanding of MJO

Research supported by NOAA CPO's Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) program highlighting improved understanding of Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) resulting from DYNAMO campaign aircraft observations has been accepted for publication in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
CPO announces FY16 Federal Funding Opportunities 17 July 2015

CPO announces FY16 Federal Funding Opportunities

CPO’s Programs are seeking applications for 10 individual competitions in FY 2016. We estimate that $14 million will be available through this Announcement in FY 2016 for approximately 100 new awards pending budget appropriations.  It is anticipated that most awards will be at a funding level between $50,000 and $300,000 per year, with some exceptions for larger awards.  Visit cpo.noaa.gov/GrantsandProjects.aspx for more detailed information and instructions.

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