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Competitive Grant Project Brings Additional Features to NOAA’s HYSPLIT Atmospheric Model 11 May 2021

Competitive Grant Project Brings Additional Features to NOAA’s HYSPLIT Atmospheric Model

CPO-supported research team has brought widely used greenhouse gas modeling tools to NOAA Air Resources Laboratory’s HYSPLIT atmospheric dispersion model. 

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.

Machine Learning Reveals Links between Atmospheric Pressure Patterns and Arctic Sea Ice Melt 11 May 2021

Machine Learning Reveals Links between Atmospheric Pressure Patterns and Arctic Sea Ice Melt

A new CVP-supported study uses maps generated via machine learning to identify atmospheric pressure patterns driving sea ice melt onset. 

New Insights into the Interannual Warm Arctic, Cold Continent Pattern over North America 11 May 2021

New Insights into the Interannual Warm Arctic, Cold Continent Pattern over North America

CPO-supported study reveals drivers of the Warm Arctic, Cold Continent pattern over North America, improving our understanding and modeling/prediction capability of interannual regional climate variability. 

NOAA’s Climate Program Office Announces 2021 Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellows 4 May 2021

NOAA’s Climate Program Office Announces 2021 Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellows

Nine 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 2021-2023 class of NOAA Climate and Global Change (C&GC) Postdoctoral Fellows, selected by NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). 

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