New Study Identifies Mountain Snowpack Most “At-Risk” from Climate Change 1 March 2021

New Study Identifies Mountain Snowpack Most “At-Risk” from Climate Change

CPO-funded scientists theorize why snowpack in coastal regions, the Arctic, and the Western U.S. may be among the most at-risk for premature melt from rising temperatures

Climate scientists identify regional variations in snowpack melt as temperatures increase and present a theory that explains which mountain snowpacks worldwide are most “at-risk” from climate change.

Distinguishing Between Low and High Climate Sensitivity in Climate Models 16 February 2021

Distinguishing Between Low and High Climate Sensitivity in Climate Models

New research distinguishes between climate models with low and high climate sensitivity due to aerosol-cloud interactions, helping climate scientists to better understand and reduce uncertainty in future climate projections. 

Coastal Flood Risks Amplified by Extreme Sea Level Variability 1 February 2021

Coastal Flood Risks Amplified by Extreme Sea Level Variability

Researchers from the University of Central Florida and the University of South Florida recently published a study that shows how incorporating decade-long variations in extreme sea level (ESL) events, such as storm surge, in coastal flooding risk assessments can dramatically increase the severity of expected flooding and the associated economic losses. 

Introducing a New Edition of NOAA's Global Surface Temperature Dataset 26 January 2021

Introducing a New Edition of NOAA's Global Surface Temperature Dataset

A team of researchers from NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information introduce a new, spatially complete edition of NOAA’s Global Surface Temperature dataset, work which was partially supported by CPO’s Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM) program. 

Article on Cyclone Trends is the Third-most Featured Climate Papers in the Media for 2020 20 January 2021

Article on Cyclone Trends is the Third-most Featured Climate Papers in the Media for 2020

A paper about increasing tropical cyclone intensity, published earlier this year and funded by a Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM) project award, is ranked as #3 of Climate Papers Most Featured in the Media in 2020.

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