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Decline in Arctic Sea Ice Driven by Patterns in the Tropics 20 May 2022

Decline in Arctic Sea Ice Driven by Patterns in the Tropics

New results from climate models provide evidence that sea surface temperature anomalies in the tropics were key drivers in the rapid decline of Arctic summer sea ice extent in 2012.

 

MAPP CMIP6 Task Force Concludes Three Year Initiative 13 May 2022

MAPP CMIP6 Task Force Concludes Three Year Initiative

Starting in 2019, MAPP organized the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 6 (CMIP6) Task Force to coordinate research activities targeted toward the development of climate projections. The CMIP6 Task Force links researchers across 13 funded projects from the FY19 21st Century Integrated U.S. Climate Predictions and Projections funding opportunity, to facilitate communication, coordination, and synthesis of research results.
How Will a Warming World Impact El Niño? 5 May 2022

How Will a Warming World Impact El Niño?

ENSO is a major source of seasonal predictability and driver of global climate and extreme events. Changes in the seasonal evolution of ENSO during its onset and decay phases have received little attention by the research community. A new study published in Nature Communications aims to better understand these changes and ENSO’s impact.

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.

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