Aboard new Australian ship, NOAA studies remote Southern Ocean 23 May 2016

Aboard new Australian ship, NOAA studies remote Southern Ocean

NOAA scientists installed NOAA’s Air-Sea Flux System on a new Australian research vessel to help expand a currently sparse database of Southern Ocean measurements.
Bakken Oil Field emitting roughly 2% of Earth's ethane, says new report 2 May 2016

Bakken Oil Field emitting roughly 2% of Earth's ethane, says new report

New research in Geophysical Research Letters and partially funded by CPO's AC4 program found that the Bakken Formation, an oil and gas field in North Dakota and Montana, is responsible for roughly 2 percent of the globe's ethane--about 250,000 tons per year. 

Chill Out: Cooling of Coastal Surface Waters Impacts Hurricane Intensity 26 April 2016

Chill Out: Cooling of Coastal Surface Waters Impacts Hurricane Intensity

Tropical storms like 2011’s Hurricane Irene experienced cooling in the coastal surface waters ahead of the eye of the hurricane, which reduced storm intensity, according to a CPO-funded study by Rutgers’ University Professor Scott Glenn and partners published in Nature Communications.
CPO highlights milestones and achievements in 2015 Annual Report 11 March 2016

CPO highlights milestones and achievements in 2015 Annual Report

NOAA's Climate Program Office released its FY15 Annual Report on March 11, 2016. The report gives an overview of CPO's achievements  in FY15 and highlights the great work done by the Office's Divisions and Programs to advance scientific understanding of climate and improve society's ability to plan and respond to a changing climate.

The Importance of Argo in Understanding the Earth's Energy Imbalance 22 February 2016

The Importance of Argo in Understanding the Earth's Energy Imbalance

Three papers funded by CPO's Climate Observation Division (a Review Article, Perspective, and Correspondence) appeared in the February Issue of Nature Climate Change addressing monitoring and understanding the Earth's Energy Imbalance.

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