Climate Program Office News

Two New Pre-Field Studies in Support of TPOS 2020 25 January 2022

Two New Pre-Field Studies in Support of TPOS 2020

New publications, one on CO2 outgassing and the other on ocean-air feedbacks, contribute to the pre-field modeling studies in support of Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS) 2020.

North American Methane Emissions Over the Last Decade Higher than National Inventories Suggest 25 January 2022

North American Methane Emissions Over the Last Decade Higher than National Inventories Suggest

Methane emissions trends for North America may be higher than reported by national inventories, primarily due to underestimation in emissions from the oil sector. 

NIDIS and Partners Launch ACF Basin Drought & Water Dashboard and StoryMap 21 January 2022

NIDIS and Partners Launch ACF Basin Drought & Water Dashboard and StoryMap

Targeted outreach tool provides information on water supplies and drought potential for a crucial watershed.

New Study Asks: Do Tropical Storms Impact Drought in The US? 21 January 2022

New Study Asks: Do Tropical Storms Impact Drought in The US?

Researchers are studying whether tropical storms can help mitigate drought conditions in affected regions of the United States.

New publication: Will the COVID-19 lockdown slow the trend of increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration? 21 January 2022

New publication: Will the COVID-19 lockdown slow the trend of increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration?

The pandemic presented a unique opportunity to study the atmosphere’s response to widespread and sudden emission reductions, documented in a new publication in Environmental Research Letters.

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