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30 March 2022

NOAA Climate Program Office announces 2022-2024 Class of Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellows

Eight new postdoctoral fellows are commencing cutting-edge research projects that will contribute innovative climate science to the research community as well as NOAA’s mission.

These fellows are the new 2022-2024 class of NOAA Climate and Global Change (C&GC) Postdoctoral Fellows, supported by NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO) and selected by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).

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.

Study Shows That Climate Change is the Main Driver of Increasing Fire Weather in the Western United States 12 November 2021

Study Shows That Climate Change is the Main Driver of Increasing Fire Weather in the Western United States

A new study, part of NOAA's Drought Task Force IV research, shows the leading cause of the rapid increase of wildfires over the western U.S. is the rapid increase of surface air vapor pressure deficit.

NOAA Climate Program Office’s International Adaptation Partnerships Highlighted at COP26 12 November 2021

NOAA Climate Program Office’s International Adaptation Partnerships Highlighted at COP26

Several new projects—including those focused on island resilience and coastal blue carbon—were highlighted during events hosted by the U.S. Center.

NOAA, Climate Resilience Fund team up to accelerate U.S. climate resilience 22 October 2021

NOAA, Climate Resilience Fund team up to accelerate U.S. climate resilience

NOAA and the Climate Resilience Fund (CRF) announced on October 22, 2001, the results of its 2021 competitive grants program supporting projects that will help U.S. communities build resilience to the impacts of climate change.

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