Air Quality in the Los Angeles Basin Increasingly Dependent on Temperature 16 March 2021

Air Quality in the Los Angeles Basin Increasingly Dependent on Temperature

As air pollution from vehicle emissions decline, the response of pollutants from other sources to temperature is becoming an important factor in high-aerosol and high-ozone events in the Los Angeles megacity region. 

New NY Times Article on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Mirrors 15 Years of CPO Research 9 March 2021

New NY Times Article on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Mirrors 15 Years of CPO Research

A recent New York Times article on the potential slowing of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) dovetails with 15-years of supported research by the CPO Climate Variability & Predictability Program. 

Announcing the GeoXO Atmospheric Composition Town Hall 9 March 2021

Announcing the GeoXO Atmospheric Composition Town Hall

The NOAA GeoXO Atmospheric Composition (AC) Town Hall will be held on April 29, 2021, from 12-4 pm EST to introduce the GeoXO mission to the AC community and share potential AC capabilities from this next-generation NOAA geostationary satellite system. 

Freshwater Outflow from Beaufort Sea Could Alter Global Climate Patterns 3 March 2021

Freshwater Outflow from Beaufort Sea Could Alter Global Climate Patterns

New Nature Communications study shows how record-high Arctic freshwater will flow through Canadian waters, affecting marine environment and Atlantic ocean currents.

Climate Indicators Identify Drivers of Change in Arctic Tundra 3 March 2021

Climate Indicators Identify Drivers of Change in Arctic Tundra

New research identifies important climate drivers affecting tundra vegetation productivity and points to potential methods of predicting vegetation a season or two ahead of time. 

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