A look back at 2014: NOAA Climate Program Office articulates roadmap for future progress in climate science 12 January 2015

A look back at 2014: NOAA Climate Program Office articulates roadmap for future progress in climate science

In 2014, NOAA’s Climate Program Office, led by Director Wayne Higgins, went through the process of rearticulating its mission, vision, and unique value through the development of the CPO Strategic Plan. The office also made major progress on an Implementation Plan that provides a roadmap to achieving important outcomes in climate science.

Drought Task Force awarded Silver Medal 22 December 2014

Drought Task Force awarded Silver Medal

The Climate Program Office congratulations the Drought Assessment Team, which was awarded a Group Silver Medal for Scientific/Engineering Achievement for their work assessing the origins of the 2012 Central Plains Drought. The group includes CPO’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions and Projections (MAPP) Program and the Drought Task Force.

Direct measurements of methane emissions from abandoned oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania 9 December 2014

Direct measurements of methane emissions from abandoned oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania

New research supported by the Climate Program Office's Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, & Climate (AC4) program was published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science on Dec. 8, 2014.

Global emissions of refrigerants HCFC-22 and HFC-134a: Unforeseen seasonal contributions 9 December 2014

Global emissions of refrigerants HCFC-22 and HFC-134a: Unforeseen seasonal contributions

A project supported by CPO's Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4) program has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 
SCIPP RISA celebrates new logo, website 2 December 2014

SCIPP RISA celebrates new logo, website

The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (a RISA program) is celebrating its re-designed SCIPP website. Over the past year the SCIPP team worked to simplify and make the site more functional. They also have a new logo and look.

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