Climate Program Office News

Compensation between meridional flow components of the Atlantic MOC 20 April 2016

Compensation between meridional flow components of the Atlantic MOC

Research supported by CPO's Climate Observation Division outlines new facts on the dynamics controlling Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (MOC) variability and highlights some of the unexpected interplay between the density variations in the deep portions of the western region and the direct wind forcing across the basin. 

Increased carbon dioxide suppresses AMOC variability in GFDL ESM2M simulation 24 March 2016

Increased carbon dioxide suppresses AMOC variability in GFDL ESM2M simulation

Research funded by CPO's Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) and published in the Journal of Climate found that increased carbon dioxide suppresses variability of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) in GFDL ESM2M simulation.

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. 

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.

New CVP-supported research reports on AMOC experiments for CORE-II 1 December 2015

New CVP-supported research reports on AMOC experiments for CORE-II

CORE-II is the Coordinated Ocean-ice Reference Experiments are a CLIVAR model intercomparison effort that examines a group of global ocean-sea ice models under a common atmospheric state to facilitate improved understanding and modeling of the ocean.
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The Climate Program Office (CPO) manages competitive research programs in which NOAA funds high-priority climate science, assessments, decision support research, outreach, education, and capacity-building activities designed to advance our understanding of Earth’s climate system, and to foster the application of this knowledge in risk management and adaptation efforts.  CPO-supported research is conducted in regions across the United States, at national and international scales, and globally.  Learn more...

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