The Importance of Argo in Understanding the Earth's Energy Imbalance 22 February 2016

The Importance of Argo in Understanding the Earth's Energy Imbalance

Three papers funded by CPO's Climate Observation Division (a Review Article, Perspective, and Correspondence) appeared in the February Issue of Nature Climate Change addressing monitoring and understanding the Earth's Energy Imbalance.

Managing Disaster: A new report on the 2013 Oklahoma Tornado 16 February 2016

Managing Disaster: A new report on the 2013 Oklahoma Tornado

The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), a NOAA RISA team, have released a new report on the emergency management response to the May 2013 EF-5 tornado that struck central Oklahoma. 

NOAA research improves our capacity to prepare for and react to drought, says new Drought Task Force report 9 February 2016

NOAA research improves our capacity to prepare for and react to drought, says new Drought Task Force report

A new report from the NOAA Drought Task Force, “Research to Advance National Drought Monitoring and Prediction Capabilities,” highlights the crucial role NOAA research plays in advancing our ability to prepare for and react to drought.

Bark without bite: The socio-economic context of the 1950s drought 26 January 2016

Bark without bite: The socio-economic context of the 1950s drought

A new study assesses the evolution of weather and climate conditions and impacts during the 1950s to establish their national and regional decision-making contexts, scientific and technological improvements prior to and during the event that helped mitigate risks, and on and off-farm responses in terms of the socioeconomic impacts.
GLODAPv2 data product released 26 January 2016

GLODAPv2 data product released

A new interior ocean carbon relevant data product: GLobal Ocean Data Analysis Project version 2 (GLODAPv2) was just released. CPO's Climate Observation Division supported this effort. 

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