Seasonal variations in the aragonite saturation state in the upper open-ocean waters of the North Pacific Ocean 27 August 2015

Seasonal variations in the aragonite saturation state in the upper open-ocean waters of the North Pacific Ocean

A paper supported by CPO's Climate Observation Division (COD) was published in Geophysical Research Letters. The paper--Seasonal variations in the aragonite saturation state in the upper open-ocean waters of the North Pacific Ocean--was published online on June 16, 2015.

Review of the 2014/15 Tropical Cyclone Season in the Southwest Pacific Ocean Basin 25 August 2015

Review of the 2014/15 Tropical Cyclone Season in the Southwest Pacific Ocean Basin

by: Howard J. Diamond, PhD (NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information)

The 2014/15 Tropical Cyclone Season was a very interesting and unique year.  The seasonal outlook issued in October 2014 originally called for 8-12 named storms with one Australian Category 5.  Predictions were based on similar years with El Niño neutral or weak seasons.

CPO announces FY16 Federal Funding Opportunities 17 July 2015

CPO announces FY16 Federal Funding Opportunities

CPO’s Programs are seeking applications for 10 individual competitions in FY 2016. We estimate that $14 million will be available through this Announcement in FY 2016 for approximately 100 new awards pending budget appropriations.  It is anticipated that most awards will be at a funding level between $50,000 and $300,000 per year, with some exceptions for larger awards.  Visit cpo.noaa.gov/GrantsandProjects.aspx for more detailed information and instructions.

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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