Quantifying the External vs. Internal Mechanisms Behind the Atlantic Multidecadal Variability 11 November 2020

Quantifying the External vs. Internal Mechanisms Behind the Atlantic Multidecadal Variability

Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM)-supported research provides evidence to reconcile a long-standing debate on identifying the mechanisms underlying the Atlantic Multidecadal Variability. 

Marine Sulfur Aerosols Increase in the Alaskan Arctic 10 November 2020

Marine Sulfur Aerosols Increase in the Alaskan Arctic

Researchers supported in part by CPO’s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, & Climate (AC4) program have collected new aerosol data at two coastal sites on the North Slope of Alaska. Their work, combined with past data from NOAA, reveals that sulfur aerosol concentrations continue to increase at more than 2% per year.

Two Studies Illustrate Data-driven Understanding of Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) 10 November 2020

Two Studies Illustrate Data-driven Understanding of Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO)

Two new studies supported by the Climate Variability & Predictability (CVP) program offer data-driven insights into the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), the dominant mode of tropical intraseasonal variability.

How Will Climate Change Impact El Niño and La Niña? 9 November 2020

How Will Climate Change Impact El Niño and La Niña?

The future of the El Niño Southern Oscillation, or ENSO, is the subject of a new book published by the American Geophysical Union. 

New Technical Report: A Value Assessment of an Atmospheric Composition Capability on the NOAA Next-Generation Geostationary and Extended Orbits (GEO-XO) Missions 4 November 2020

New Technical Report: A Value Assessment of an Atmospheric Composition Capability on the NOAA Next-Generation Geostationary and Extended Orbits (GEO-XO) Missions

Published as a NOAA Technical Report, this white paper identifies the NOAA mission requirements, stakeholder mandates, and seven science and operational application areas that will benefit from geostationary satellite instruments providing atmospheric composition products. 

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