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AC4 program contributes to workshop of human-carbon interactions in urban systems 21 October 2013

AC4 program contributes to workshop of human-carbon interactions in urban systems

CPO’s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, & Climate (AC4) program contributed to the support of a “Workshop on Human-Carbon Interactions in Urban Systems,” in which a number of NOAA scientists participated. The workshop took place from Oct. 16–18, 2013 in Boulder, Colo.
RISA scientist earns recognition for work at CLIMAS 21 October 2013

RISA scientist earns recognition for work at CLIMAS

The Quivira Coalition, a nonprofit organization based in Santa Fe, N.M., which is dedicated to building economic and ecological resilience on western working landscapes, has recognized Dr. Jonathan Overpeck for his leadership of the Climate Assessment of the Southwest (CLIMAS) RISA.

Climate Prediction Task Force featured in U.S. CLIVAR Variations 30 September 2013

Climate Prediction Task Force featured in U.S. CLIVAR Variations

The Climate Prediction Task Force was featured in U.S. CLIVAR Variations Summer 2013 newsletter.

MAPP kicks off Climate Reanalysis Task Force activities 27 September 2013

MAPP kicks off Climate Reanalysis Task Force activities

An initiative of NOAA’s Modeling Analysis Predictions, and Projection (MAPP) program, the Climate Reanalysis Task Force aims to advance NOAA’s climate reanalysis capability by focusing on research to address outstanding issues in atmospheric, ocean, and land reanalysis and develop a greater degree of integration among Earth system reanalysis components.

A milestone in advancing the physical science basis of climate variability and change 27 September 2013

A milestone in advancing the physical science basis of climate variability and change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report on “The Physical Science Basis” of climate change has been completed and will appear online on Sept. 30, 2013. This report represents a milestone in the understanding of the Earth system and climate science. Scientific research funded by NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) is foundational to advancing IPCC reports. CPO supports climate science research reflected in the IPCC’s report through its Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM); Earth System Science (ESS); and Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) programs.

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