New Satellite Cloud Datasets Produced 15 April 2015

New Satellite Cloud Datasets Produced

With partial funding from CPO's Climate Monitoring Division,  Researchers at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography have published new research applying important "corrections" to two widely-used, long term satellite cloud data records (The International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) dataset and the Pathfinder Atmospheres–Extended (PATMOS-x) dataset).

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit nominated for Webby Awards 14 April 2015

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit nominated for Webby Awards

The International Academy of the Digital Arts & Sciences has chosen the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit--an initiative led by NOAA's Climate Program Office--as one of five nominees for the annual Webby Awards for online excellence. We are nominated in the 'Green' category. If you're a fan of our site, please consider voting for us.

Climate Change and the Permafrost Carbon Feedback 9 April 2015

Climate Change and the Permafrost Carbon Feedback

New research supported by CPO's AC4 program has been published in Nature. "Climate Change and the Permafrost Carbon Feedback" focuses on the large quantities of organic carbon are stored in frozen soils within arctic and sub-arctic regions.
David Legler leads service project for Charlottesville school 3 April 2015

David Legler leads service project for Charlottesville school

Dr David Legler, of CPO's Climate Observation Division, recently led a service project for North Branch School during a break for his 4-week Leadership Development course "Leadership for a Democratic Society" at the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, VA.

CPO invests $2.9 million to support advances in climate monitoring 16 February 2015

CPO invests $2.9 million to support advances in climate monitoring

NOAA’s Climate Program Office’s (CPO) Climate Observation and Monitoring Division has awarded over $2.9 million this year to support 10 new multi-year projects to develop innovative strategies and new information products to help better detect, monitor, and understand  climate variability and change.


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