NOAA is investing $4.5 million over the next four years in four projects testing technology to enhance the Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS), which improves understanding of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), how it develops, and how it affects Earth’s weather.
New CPO-supported research found that decreasing Arctic sea ice has been an important contributor to changes in atmospheric circulation and temperature, both factors promoting Greenland’s surface melt.
An assessment of in situ sea level atmospheric pressure data from NOAA’s Global Drifter Program and other international partners demonstrates that surface velocity drifters contribute crucial information for marine weather prediction.
Recent research supported by CPO's Climate Observation Division and published in the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology examines the 5x5 degree resolution requirements for the Global Ocean Observing System's surface temperature and velocity measurements.
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