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State of the Science on Tropical Cyclone Frequency 23 November 2021

State of the Science on Tropical Cyclone Frequency

This new review paper presents the state of the science on tropical cyclone frequency: what we know, what remains to be figured out, and why numerical models are helping us get there.

CPO Postdoc Karen Holcomb to give seminar on West Nile Virus 19 November 2021

CPO Postdoc Karen Holcomb to give seminar on West Nile Virus

A seminar presented by CPO-funded, joint CDC-NOAA postdoc Dr. Karen Holcomb will introduce the new NOAA-CDC collaboration aimed at providing a bridge between agencies to jointly address public health concerns. The seminar will focus on the impact of weather on West Nile Virus predictions.

CPO-Funded Research Referenced at House Science Committee Hearing 19 November 2021

CPO-Funded Research Referenced at House Science Committee Hearing

Congressman Sean Casten of Illinois referenced new research on vapor pressure deficit to support his amendment calling for a study on the interaction between climate change and wildfires.
Declining Methane Emissions But Steady Leakage Rates Observed in Western U.S. 16 November 2021

Declining Methane Emissions But Steady Leakage Rates Observed in Western U.S.

Methane emissions from the region have fallen by half, but analysis of leak rates show that there is still a ways to go in stopping methane leaks, which impact the climate and human health, and can impose costs on Utah’s economy.

CAFA contributes to NOAA’s response to the Executive Order on Climate 12 November 2021

CAFA contributes to NOAA’s response to the Executive Order on Climate

CAFA personnel contributed to a NOAA Technical Memorandum on how to make fisheries and aquaculture more resilient to climate change. 

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