Plant Physiology Plays Major Role in Ozone Uptake 15 December 2020

Plant Physiology Plays Major Role in Ozone Uptake

New study supported in part by CPO’s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, & Climate program finds plant damage (including crop damage) from ozone may be greatest in years with high plant production, not necessarily years with high ozone.

Profiles in Climate: Sylvia Dee 1 December 2020

Profiles in Climate: Sylvia Dee

“Everyone here is smart. Distinguish yourself by being kind.” – Emily Bernhardt, ecologist and biogeochemist

Those are words to live by for Dr. Sylvia Dee, a climate scientist funded by the NOAA Climate Program Office’s Climate Observations and Monitoring Program and head of the Climate, Water, and Energy Lab at Rice University.

U.S. Methane “Hotspot” is Snapshot of Local Pollution 25 November 2020

U.S. Methane “Hotspot” is Snapshot of Local Pollution

Supported in part by CPO’s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4) Program, scientists from two University of Colorado institutes and NOAA participated in an intensive field campaign that used instrumented aircraft and vans to investigate the causes or sources of a methane hotspot in the U.S. Southwest. 

MERT Facilitates Enhanced Partnership Between NOAA CoastWatch and Sanctuaries 24 November 2020

MERT Facilitates Enhanced Partnership Between NOAA CoastWatch and Sanctuaries

An interactive webinar, led by the CPO Marine Ecosystems Risk Team (MERT), featured NOAA CoastWatch staff and focused on how the CoastWatch data, tools, and capabilities can be used to inform sanctuaries science and management, including climate change assessment and adaptation.

Revealing the Dynamical Processes of Large-Scale Ocean Fronts 24 November 2020

Revealing the Dynamical Processes of Large-Scale Ocean Fronts

The study, funded in part by CPO’s Climate Variability & Predictability (CVP) program, investigates the dynamic processes that influence submesoscale fronts in the Northwest Pacific subtropical counter-current (STCC) system. 

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