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Scientists awarded grants to study Santa Barbara coastal ecosystem vulnerability 4 February 2014

Scientists awarded grants to study Santa Barbara coastal ecosystem vulnerability

Researchers from California's leading climatological and ecological programs received two grants totaling more than $278,000 from CPO's Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA) program and NOAA Sea Grant to conduct a coastal ecosystem vulnerability assessment in the Santa Barbara area, California Sea Grant announced Tuesday, Feb. 4. 

3 February 2014

CPO's Beller-Simms speaks at Georgetown Climate Center workshop

CPO scientist Nancy Beller-Simms spoke at the "Supporting State and Local Adaptation through Existing Federal Programs:Water Infrastructure" workshop - sponsored by the Georgetown Climate Center.

NOAA sponsors workshop to develop plans for an improved Ocean Observing system for the Tropical Pacific 3 February 2014

NOAA sponsors workshop to develop plans for an improved Ocean Observing system for the Tropical Pacific

NOAA sponsored the Tropical Pacific Observing System-2020 (or TPOS-2020) workshop Jan. 27-30 at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. CPO's David Legler and Sidney Thurston joined more than 60 international scientists in discussions of the future observing needs and strategies for this important region of the world.

CPO scientists present at NCSE Conference 3 February 2014

CPO scientists present at NCSE Conference

CPO's Adam Parris and Caitlin Simpson spoke at the National Council for Science and the Environment's conference: "Building Climate Solutions,"  which took place in Arlington, Va. from Jan. 28-30.

Thirty-two-year ocean–atmosphere coupled downscaling of global reanalysis over the Intra-American Seas 22 January 2014

Thirty-two-year ocean–atmosphere coupled downscaling of global reanalysis over the Intra-American Seas

Research funded by CPO’s Modeling, Analysis, prediction, and Projections (MAPP) program was published online in Climate Dynamics on January 22, 2014.This study examines the oceanic and atmospheric variability over the Intra-American Seas (IAS) from a 32-year integration of a 15-km coupled regional climate model consisting of the Regional Spectral Model (RSM) for the atmosphere and the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) for the ocean.

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