Millenia-long Temperature Dataset Reconstructed Using Tree Rings 3 June 2021

Millenia-long Temperature Dataset Reconstructed Using Tree Rings

This COM-funded study developed an improved paelo-temperature reconstruction dataset for the Northern Hemisphere using tree ring proxy data. 

New Global Storm Surge Reconstructions Database Draws on CPO Investments in 20th Century Reanalysis Project 18 May 2021

New Global Storm Surge Reconstructions Database Draws on CPO Investments in 20th Century Reanalysis Project

New research highlights the application of reanalysis products, including the 20th Century Reanalysis Project (20CRv3), to understanding coastal hazards in a changing climate. 

New Technique for Creating Long-term Wind Indices Shows Broad Applications 11 May 2021

New Technique for Creating Long-term Wind Indices Shows Broad Applications

Researchers funded by CPO’s Climate Observations and Modeling (COM) program use a new method of climate index development to demonstrate the creation of directional wind indices and their potential application.

More Frequent, Intense Tropical Cyclones Can Lead to Increased Phytoplankton Blooms 20 April 2021

More Frequent, Intense Tropical Cyclones Can Lead to Increased Phytoplankton Blooms

New research shows how climate change-induced increases in tropical cyclone activity leads to more phytoplankton blooms.

New Research Analyzes Patterns of Almost 70 Years of Precipitation, Streamflow, and Drought 17 March 2021

New Research Analyzes Patterns of Almost 70 Years of Precipitation, Streamflow, and Drought

A new study provides an updated and more comprehensive view on historical hydroclimatic trends by quantifying how much of the changes in those trends can be attributed to external forcing vs. internal variability. 

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