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."

CPO-funded "Last Millennium Reanalysis Project" to hold community Workshop on Proxy System Modeling 1 May 2015

CPO-funded "Last Millennium Reanalysis Project" to hold community Workshop on Proxy System Modeling

From May 4 -6, 2015 over two dozen highly accomplished, leading paleoclimatologists will convene at the USC Wrigley Institute for an in depth community workshop to synthesize and chart a path forward for the cutting-edge science of Proxy System Models.

CPO’s Thurston helps organize DBCP Pacific Islands Capacity Building Workshop in Palau, Palau 28 April 2015

CPO’s Thurston helps organize DBCP Pacific Islands Capacity Building Workshop in Palau, Palau

From May 4-7, 2015, NOAA will lead the first International Workshop on Ocean Observations and Data Applications for the Pacific Islands in Koror, Palau.

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