Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

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.

Summertime Atmospheric Processes Play a Role in Arctic Ocean Warming 28 January 2022

Summertime Atmospheric Processes Play a Role in Arctic Ocean Warming

New research finds that internal atmospheric variability plays a role alongside anthropogenic greenhouse gases in the warming of the upper Arctic Ocean over the last forty years.

Will COVID-19 lockdown slow the increasing trend of atmospheric CO2 concentration? 25 January 2022

Will COVID-19 lockdown slow the increasing trend of atmospheric CO2 concentration?

The pandemic has presented a unique opportunity to study the atmosphere’s response to widespread and sudden emission reductions.
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