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New Global Forecasts of Marine Heatwaves Foretell Ecological and Economic Impacts 20 April 2022

New Global Forecasts of Marine Heatwaves Foretell Ecological and Economic Impacts

Researchers have developed global forecasts that can provide up to a year's advance notice of marine heatwaves, sudden and pronounced increases in ocean temperatures that can dramatically affect ocean ecosystems.

Women’s History Month 2022 Campaign Round-Up 13 April 2022

Women’s History Month 2022 Campaign Round-Up

In March 2022, NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO) and NOAA Research held an interview campaign that highlighted CPO staff scientists and CPO-funded scientists for Women’s History Month.

A conversation with climate scientist Dr. Kate Marvel 12 April 2022

A conversation with climate scientist Dr. Kate Marvel

As a follow-up to the NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO) series celebrating Women’s History Month, CPO communications analyst Amber Liggett interviewed climate scientist Dr. Kate Marvel.

The period from 2000-2021 was the driest since the year 800 in the Southwest 4 March 2022

The period from 2000-2021 was the driest since the year 800 in the Southwest

Researchers, co-funded by MAPP and NIDIS, analyze how the southwestern 2000-2021 drought compares to historical droughts, and offer projections for the future.

18 February 2022

MERT and AdSci hold successful focus group on coastal manager blue carbon adaptation and mitigation planning needs

The focus group brought together NOAA practitioners working at the intersection of climate change, blue carbon, and blue carbon habitats to foster discussion on adaptation, mitigation, and coastal ecosystem management.

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