Marine heatwaves across the world’s oceans can displace habitat for sea turtles, whales, and other marine life by 10s to thousands of kilometers. They dramatically shift these animals' preferred temperatures in a fraction of the time that climate change is expected to do the same, new research funded by NOAA's Climate Program Office shows.
Snow is used by approximately ⅙ of Earth’s population for drinking, agriculture, and hydropower, among other uses. Despite its importance, “snow droughts,” or deficits in snowmelt, which can have serious regional and global consequences, have been fairly unexplored compared to other forms of drought, until now.
NOAA Research’s Climate Program Office (CPO) is pleased to announce that its Fiscal Year 2021 grant competitions are now open.
In the atmosphere-ocean system, the global distribution of climate variables such as sea surface temperature, pressure, and precipitation fluctuate from interannual to decadal timescales. New research compares climate models across six U.S. climate modeling centers.
Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather.
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