NOAA’s Climate Program Office’s (CPO) Climate Observation and Monitoring Division has awarded over $2.9 million this year to support 10 new multi-year projects to develop innovative strategies and new information products to help better detect, monitor, and understand climate variability and change.
These projects further NOAA’s commitment to improving scientific understanding of the changing climate and its impacts, and to its long term Climate and Adaptation goal to support an informed society anticipating and responding to those impacts.
Climate monitoring funding will support research to develop new data sets and information products that will help scientists, policy makers, and the general public as they need to make complex sensitive climate-related decisions, and understand key aspects of weather and climate extremes – events such as heat waves, droughts, and floods that have significant impacts on important natural and human systems like energy, agriculture, water, health, and others. Other projects will focus on better understanding the important two-way relationship between the world’s oceans and climate, and pioneer development of a set of ocean climate indicators.
Complete descriptions of all projects funded by the program can be found on the Climate Monitoring Program webpage:http://cpo.noaa.gov/ClimatePrograms/ClimateObservation/ClimateMonitoring.aspx