COM-funded ocean carbon storage study finds model uncertainty can be reduced by half when adjusting to agree with observations, highlighting the value of collaboration between the two scientific communities.
A new scientific review supported by COM assesses the existing knowledge on ocean carbon uptake and emphasizes an urgent need to expand observational capacity to inform climate mitigation.
A recent article supported by AC4 entitled “Enhanced North American carbon uptake associated with El Niño” was published June 5, 2019, in Science Advances. The study found that long-term atmospheric CO2 observations over North America document a persistent response to the El Niño–Southern Oscillation.
Read our Women’s History Month interview with Dr. Samantha Siedlecki, a lead PI on a MAPP Marine Prediction Task Force project.
New research in Geophysical Research Letters and partially funded by CPO’s AC4 program found that the Bakken Formation, an oil and gas field in North Dakota and Montana, is responsible for roughly 2 percent of the globe’s ethane–about 250,000 tons per year.
Work supported by CPO’s AC4 program found that the effects of melting permafrost in the Arctic could cost $43 trillion in extra economic damage by the end of the next century, on top of the more than the $300 trillion economic damage already predicted.
Work supported by the Climate Program Office’s Climate Observation Division (authors: C. Seethala, et al. from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography) has been published online for early release in the Journal of Climate.
Seasonal variations in the aragonite saturation state in the upper open-ocean waters of the North Pacific Ocean
A paper supported by CPO’s Climate Observation Division (COD) was published in Geophysical Research Letters. The paper–Seasonal variations in the aragonite saturation state in the upper open-ocean waters of the North Pacific Ocean–was published online on June 16, 2015.
The USGCRP indicator effort, which NOAA significantly supported through a CICS grant, announced a pilot indicator release on May 6.