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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.

Equatorial cooling in Pacific offset regional rises in temperature, finds CPO-funded research 28 August 2013

Equatorial cooling in Pacific offset regional rises in temperature, finds CPO-funded research

Global mean temperatures have been flat for 15 years despite an increase of heat-trapping greenhouse gases and new research by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography found that cooling in the eastern Pacific Ocean is behind the recent hiatus in global warming.

Tree-ring data reveals mark of human activities on late-20th century El Niños 1 July 2013

Tree-ring data reveals mark of human activities on late-20th century El Niños

In a study funded in part by the NOAA Climate Program Office's MAPP program, researchers have constructed a 700-year record of the climate phenomenon known as El Niño that may be the most accurate ever made.

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