Colorado mountain hail may disappear in a warmer future 10 January 2012

Colorado mountain hail may disappear in a warmer future

Summertime hail could all but disappear from the eastern flank of Colorado's Rocky Mountains by 2070, according to a new modeling study by scientists from NOAA and several other institutions.
Dr. Lubchenco and Colleagues Emphasize International Collaboration on Climate Services in Coastal and Oceanic Sectors 5 January 2012

Dr. Lubchenco and Colleagues Emphasize International Collaboration on Climate Services in Coastal and Oceanic Sectors

In a recently published article, NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco and co-authors, Dr. Laura Petes (Ecosystem Science Advisor in the NOAA Climate Program Office) and Thomas R. Karl (Director of NOAA's National Climatic Data Center), discuss how NOAA is addressing the growing demand for climate information in coastal and oceanic sectors. 

CPO Supports Workshop Focused on Vulnerability and Adaptation to Extreme Events in California 30 December 2011

CPO Supports Workshop Focused on Vulnerability and Adaptation to Extreme Events in California

Workshop convenes a team of disciplinary and multi-disciplinary experts to discuss extreme weather-related events in California, and their impacts on different sectors of the economy such as energy, public health, agriculture, coastal resources, and ecosystems.
Scientists recast phyotplankton's role in regulating climate change 14 December 2011

Scientists recast phyotplankton's role in regulating climate change

A study conducted by NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory scientists Patricia Quinn and Timothy Bates helps clear up our cloudy understanding of the role of phytoplankton in the ecosystem. 
2011 Arctic Report Card: Arctic settles into new phase - warmer, greener, and less ice 8 December 2011

2011 Arctic Report Card: Arctic settles into new phase - warmer, greener, and less ice

An international team of scientists who monitor the rapid changes in the Earth's northern polar region say that the Arctic is entering a new state - one with warmer air and water temperatures, less summer sea ice and snow cover, and a changed ocean chemistry. 
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