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NOAA Supports Study of Urban Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Los Angeles 10 April 2013

NOAA Supports Study of Urban Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Los Angeles

A study by Jerome Brioude (of NOAA/ESRL/CSD and CIRES) and colleagues used data collected during NOAA's CalNex field campaign in California in 2010 to estimate emissions of CO, NOx and CO2 over the Los Angeles region.

New Study Reveals Pollution Doesn’t Change Rate of Cloud Droplet Formation 25 February 2013

New Study Reveals Pollution Doesn’t Change Rate of Cloud Droplet Formation

A CPO-supported study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggests that a long-held belief on cloud formation isn’t true. 
Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC) Studied in Two CMIP5 Climate Models 20 February 2013

Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC) Studied in Two CMIP5 Climate Models

An early online release of a new study in Journal of Climate—authored by Rym Msadek of NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) and colleagues at GFDL, University of Miami-RSMAS and National Center for Atmospheric Research—compares results from two CMIP5 class models with observations from the trans-Atlantic RAPID array. 
CPO Representatives Participate in 4th N. American Carbon Program All-Investigators Meeting 20 February 2013

CPO Representatives Participate in 4th N. American Carbon Program All-Investigators Meeting

Members of the Climate Program Office and investigators from the Environmental Research Laboratories participated in the 4th North American Carbon Program (NACP) All-Investigators Meeting (AIM) in Albuquerque NM, Feb. 4-7.
UNEP Report on Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost 19 February 2013

UNEP Report on Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost

A recently published report by the United Nations Environment Programme seeks to inform a broad audience about permafrost and communicate to decision-makers and the general public the implications of changing permafrost in a warming climate. 
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