Scientists have created new methods to detect climate prediction failures 20 June 2016

Scientists have created new methods to detect climate prediction failures

New CPO-funded research, recently published in Nature Climate Change, presents new methods for evaluating the performance of climate model predictions.
New insights into the role of atmospheric conditions in Labrador Sea deep convection 10 June 2016

New insights into the role of atmospheric conditions in Labrador Sea deep convection

New research suggests the abrupt deep convection of the 2008 winter in the Labrador Sea is associated with unusual atmospheric conditions in the western North Atlantic and large-scale cooling in North America.

Aboard new Australian ship, NOAA studies remote Southern Ocean 23 May 2016

Aboard new Australian ship, NOAA studies remote Southern Ocean

NOAA scientists installed NOAA’s Air-Sea Flux System on a new Australian research vessel to help expand a currently sparse database of Southern Ocean measurements.
Bakken Oil Field emitting roughly 2% of Earth's ethane, says new report 2 May 2016

Bakken Oil Field emitting roughly 2% of Earth's ethane, says new report

New research in Geophysical Research Letters and partially funded by CPO's AC4 program found that the Bakken Formation, an oil and gas field in North Dakota and Montana, is responsible for roughly 2 percent of the globe's ethane--about 250,000 tons per year. 

Chill Out: Cooling of Coastal Surface Waters Impacts Hurricane Intensity 26 April 2016

Chill Out: Cooling of Coastal Surface Waters Impacts Hurricane Intensity

Tropical storms like 2011’s Hurricane Irene experienced cooling in the coastal surface waters ahead of the eye of the hurricane, which reduced storm intensity, according to a CPO-funded study by Rutgers’ University Professor Scott Glenn and partners published in Nature Communications.
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