Climate Program Office News

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. 

Climate Indicators Identify Drivers of Change in Arctic Tundra 3 March 2021

Climate Indicators Identify Drivers of Change in Arctic Tundra

New research identifies important climate drivers affecting tundra vegetation productivity and points to potential methods of predicting vegetation a season or two ahead of time. 

New Study Identifies Mountain Snowpack Most “At-Risk” from Climate Change 1 March 2021

New Study Identifies Mountain Snowpack Most “At-Risk” from Climate Change

CPO-funded scientists theorize why snowpack in coastal regions, the Arctic, and the Western U.S. may be among the most at-risk for premature melt from rising temperatures

Climate scientists identify regional variations in snowpack melt as temperatures increase and present a theory that explains which mountain snowpacks worldwide are most “at-risk” from climate change.

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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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