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Clearing up confusion on future of Colorado River flows 1 July 2013

Clearing up confusion on future of Colorado River flows

A paper by University of Washington researchers and co-authors at eight institutions across the West aims to explain this wide range, and provide policymakers and the public with a framework for comparison. The study, funded by NOAA through its Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments program and its National Integrated Drought Information System was published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

 

Tree-ring data reveals mark of human activities on late-20th century El Niños 1 July 2013

Tree-ring data reveals mark of human activities on late-20th century El Niños

In a study funded in part by the NOAA Climate Program Office's MAPP program, researchers have constructed a 700-year record of the climate phenomenon known as El Niño that may be the most accurate ever made.

Assessing the Impact of Science Communication: Strategies and Online Tools 19 June 2013

Assessing the Impact of Science Communication: Strategies and Online Tools

David Herring, AAAS Fellow and Director of Communication and Education at the NOAA Climate Program Office, wrote a guest article for the inaugural issue of the webLyzard Newsletter on strategies and online tools for conveying science.
Acting NOAA Administrator mentions CPO-supported project in keynote address 11 June 2013

Acting NOAA Administrator mentions CPO-supported project in keynote address

 Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan delivered the Welcome and Opening Keynote Address at Capitol Hill Oceans Week on June 4 in Washington, D.C. One of the projects Dr. Sullivan mentioned in her remarks was the Marine InVest tool. NOAA CPO's Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications program is currently supporting a project involving the marine InVEST tool in Galveston Bay, Tx.

Wayne Higgins named director of NOAA’s Climate Program Office 4 June 2013

Wayne Higgins named director of NOAA’s Climate Program Office

Today, NOAA announced Wayne Higgins, Ph.D., as director of NOAA’s Climate Program Office.  Higgins, who has spent much of his career at the forefront of weather and climate prediction for NOAA’s National Weather Service, starts his new position July 28.

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