White House announces creation of a National Integrated Heat Health Information System 6 July 2015

White House announces creation of a National Integrated Heat Health Information System

Heat early-warning systems can serve as effective tools for reducing illness, death, and loss of productivity associated with heat waves. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are announcing that they are building a new National Integrated Heat Health Information System, which will provide a suite of decision-support services that better serve public health needs to prepare and respond.

Semi-arid regions may be key to understanding and predicting variations in the land CO2 sink 10 June 2015

Semi-arid regions may be key to understanding and predicting variations in the land CO2 sink

Terrestrial ecosystems pull about one-fourth of anthropogenic CO2 emissions out of the atmosphere per year, serving as a sink for CO2 since industrialization.

CVP-funded research tests microphysical schemes in the WRF model 9 June 2015

CVP-funded research tests microphysical schemes in the WRF model

esearch supported by NOAA CPO’s Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) program has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Atmospheric Science. The paper by Li et al., "The sensitivity of simulated shallow cumulus convection and cold pools to microphysics," explores how two separate microphysical schemes (the Thompson and Morrison schemes) used in nested Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model simulations affect the generation of precipitation and evaporation in the model.

Is the Indian Ocean a potential sink for missing atmospheric heat? 8 June 2015

Is the Indian Ocean a potential sink for missing atmospheric heat?

A paper resulting from research funded by the Climate Program Office’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections program as well as the Climate Observation Division, published in Nature Geoscience on May 18th, provides a possible answer to the question of where the missing heat went.

Could the melt pond fraction help predict seasonal Arctic sea ice minimums? 5 June 2015

Could the melt pond fraction help predict seasonal Arctic sea ice minimums?

A recent modeling study supported by CPO's Climate Observations and Monitoring Program was published in Environmental Research Letters on May 19. The study, led by PI Jiping Liu, is titled: "Revisiting the potential of melt pond fraction as a predictor for the seasonal Arctic sea ice extent minimum."

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