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Co-occurring California Droughts and Northeast Pacific Marine Heatwaves to Become Dramatically More Frequent, Study Says 7 September 2021

Co-occurring California Droughts and Northeast Pacific Marine Heatwaves to Become Dramatically More Frequent, Study Says

Results show the increasing frequency of these compound extremes is strongly driven by human-caused warming and drying trends.

Research Links Extreme Cold Weather in the United States to Arctic Warming 7 September 2021

Research Links Extreme Cold Weather in the United States to Arctic Warming

The study provides insights that could potentially extend the warning lead time of cold extremes in the United States, Canada, and Asia.

What Caused a Quiet Hurricane Season in the North Pacific? 10 August 2021

What Caused a Quiet Hurricane Season in the North Pacific?

Tropical cyclones are one of the most intense storm systems on earth and nearly one-third of global tropical cyclones form in the western North Pacific. So why was the 2020 season quiet? A new MAPP-funded study helps answer this question.

U.S. CLIVAR Releases Research Challenge on Climate at the Coasts, Aligning with Current CPO Activities 10 August 2021

U.S. CLIVAR Releases Research Challenge on Climate at the Coasts, Aligning with Current CPO Activities

The new white paper describing the research challenge identifies opportunities for increased understanding of U.S. coasts in the face of extreme weather and climate change. 

NOAA Announces FY22 Multi-stressor Federal Funding Opportunity 28 July 2021

NOAA Announces FY22 Multi-stressor Federal Funding Opportunity

NOAA is soliciting proposals to increase our understanding of the combined impacts of multiple stressors, including harmful algal blooms, deoxygenation, ocean acidification, and increasing temperatures, on the function and health of marine ecosystems within the context of climate change. NOAA expects to fund 1–2 projects for up to four years in duration, with an approximate annual budget of $1 million, not to exceed $4 million in total.

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