Mixed-layer carbon cycling at the Kuroshio Extension Observatory 7 March 2017

Mixed-layer carbon cycling at the Kuroshio Extension Observatory

A study published in Global Biogeochemical Cycles contributes evidence that the Kuroshio Extension transition zone is a biological hot spot for carbon cycling within the North Pacific carbon sink region.  

NOAA's 2016 Arctic Report Card: Visual highlights 15 December 2016

NOAA's 2016 Arctic Report Card: Visual highlights

A new NOAA-sponsored report shows that unprecedented warming air temperature in 2016 triggered massive declines in sea ice and snow cover across the  Arctic, and brought a record-breaking delay to fall sea ice freeze up. Learn more through our image highlights of the 2016 Arctic Report Card.

NOAA announces $4.5M in funding for new observing technologies for ENSO research and predictions 6 July 2016

NOAA announces $4.5M in funding for new observing technologies for ENSO research and predictions

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.

Sea level atmospheric pressure data crucial for marine weather forecasts, says new study 19 May 2016

Sea level atmospheric pressure data crucial for marine weather forecasts, says new study

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.

Compensation between meridional flow components of the Atlantic MOC 20 April 2016

Compensation between meridional flow components of the Atlantic MOC

Research supported by CPO's Climate Observation Division outlines new facts on the dynamics controlling Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (MOC) variability and highlights some of the unexpected interplay between the density variations in the deep portions of the western region and the direct wind forcing across the basin. 

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