NYC could experience a twenty-fold increase in seasonal coastal flooding episodes by the end of the 21st century 5 January 2017

NYC could experience a twenty-fold increase in seasonal coastal flooding episodes by the end of the 21st century

A new NOAA Research-funded study warns that from 2054-2079, sea level rise could lead to a total of 165 flooding events compared to the 1979-2004 total of 7 flooding events in the Big Apple, and that major flood events may be 3 to 4 times more frequent.

Sea level in Indian Ocean shows abrupt rise, new study says 28 September 2016

Sea level in Indian Ocean shows abrupt rise, new study says

A CPO-funded study was recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, showing an abrupt sea level rise in the northern Indian Ocean since 2003.

Ocean eddies and the atmosphere regulate western boundary currents, study says 16 September 2016

Ocean eddies and the atmosphere regulate western boundary currents, study says

CPO-funded research analyzing the implications of ocean mesoscale eddies and the atmosphere for western boundary currents was published in Nature.

New study on anthropogenic methane emissions in the US 25 August 2016

New study on anthropogenic methane emissions in the US

The National Academies recently began a new study, largely sponsored by CPO’s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4) program, to improve tracking of human-caused methane emissions in the US and eventually develop better methane reduction strategies.

NOAA-NASA study quantifies methane leakages in Four Corners area 22 August 2016

NOAA-NASA study quantifies methane leakages in Four Corners area

A recently published study by the CPO’s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4) program details research that used in situ measurements to quantify methane emissions from various sources in the Four Corners area.

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