New findings suggest ice sheets, such as the Greenland Ice Sheet and Antarctica, could be at risk of collapsing and raising sea levels more than most models currently predict based on global warming alone.
An important pilot study will provide data for improving observations in the Tropical Pacific.
This study highlights modeling techniques that may enhance predictability of decadal climate change and understanding of North American drought.
A CPO-funded study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests intensifying precipitation may change with atmospheric temperature changes.
A CPO-supported study documents continued progress in understanding why the Madden-Julian Oscillation often weakens over the Indo-Pacific Maritime Continent.
Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2011, the United States experienced a record high number (14) of climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 670 lives, caused more than 6,000 injuries, and cost $55 billion in damages. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.
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