Comparison of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation between 1960 and 2007 in six ocean reanalysis products 25 September 2015

Comparison of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation between 1960 and 2007 in six ocean reanalysis products

A new CVP-supported study published in Climate Dynamics compares six ocean reanalyses produced under different conditions (forcings, models) to determine how they represented the variability characteristics and mean of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation .

SCIPP RISA highlighted in speech on Senate floor 21 September 2015

SCIPP RISA highlighted in speech on Senate floor

On September 10, 2015, in one of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse's weekly speeches about climate, the Senator discussed climate impacts and research in the Gulf of Mexico region and in particular highlighted the research conducted by the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, a NOAA RISA team.

How has subtropical stratocumulus and associated meteorology changed since the 1980s? 17 September 2015

How has subtropical stratocumulus and associated meteorology changed since the 1980s?

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.

Projections of tropical cyclones and rainfall in the African Sahel could be improved with better understanding and representation of African easterly waves in models 16 September 2015

Projections of tropical cyclones and rainfall in the African Sahel could be improved with better understanding and representation of African easterly waves in models

Accurately simulating AEWs is critical to predicting Atlantic tropical cyclones and hurricanes, but new research supported by the Climate Variability and Predictability program, and accepted for publication in the Journal of Climate, demonstrates several shortcomings in CMIP5 models preventing accurate representation of AEWs.

CPO coordinates dialogue between NOAA and Taiwan's EPA on climate cooperation 25 August 2015

CPO coordinates dialogue between NOAA and Taiwan's EPA on climate cooperation

The Climate Program Office had a central role in two recent meetings with Taiwan's Environmental Protection Agency (EPAT).

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