Will future global cloud changes amplify global warming? 3 March 2016

Will future global cloud changes amplify global warming?

A new paper supported by NOAA’s Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) program describes where we are in understanding whether subtropical clouds (and the atmosphere above and below them) will act as a positive or negative feedback to global warming.

A review of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation: observations, inferences, and mechanisms 2 March 2016

A review of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation: observations, inferences, and mechanisms

A recently published and thorough review of the current state of scientific knowledge regarding the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) has been published in Reviews of Geophysics.This effort was supported by CPO's Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) and Modeling, Analysis, Prediction, and Projections (MAPP) programs. 

Understanding Local & Remote Forcing of Interannual Variability of Equatorial Eastern Indian Ocean Upwelling 20 January 2016

Understanding Local & Remote Forcing of Interannual Variability of Equatorial Eastern Indian Ocean Upwelling

A recently published article in the Journal of Physical Oceanography written by Chen et al., and supported by CPO’s Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) program, explores remote and local forcing that drives the interannual variability of EIO upwelling by analyzing observations and performing experiments in the HYCOM ocean model.
Causes for Intraseasonal Sea Surface Salinity Variability in the Western Tropical Pacific Ocean and Its Seasonality 11 January 2016

Causes for Intraseasonal Sea Surface Salinity Variability in the Western Tropical Pacific Ocean and Its Seasonality

A new CVP-supported paper published in the Journal of Geophysical Research explores variability in ocean salinity and how that variability is connected to air-sea interactions, large-scale ocean circulations, and climate phenomena such as the MJO and ENSO.
Sea ice loss predicted to slow in the Atlantic, says new CVP-funded research 28 December 2015

Sea ice loss predicted to slow in the Atlantic, says new CVP-funded research

“There is little doubt that we will see a decline in Arctic sea ice cover in this century in response to anthropogenic warming, and yet internal climate variations and other external forcings could generate considerable spread in Arctic sea ice trends on decadal timescales,” begins a newly released article by Yeager et al., in Geophysical Research Letters.

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