The role of springtime Arctic clouds in determining autumn sea ice extent 8 July 2016

The role of springtime Arctic clouds in determining autumn sea ice extent

A study funded by the CPO’s Climate Observation Division confirms previous research suggesting spring clouds may be influencing arctic sea ice concentrations in the fall.
Updating the most complete archive of surface marine observations 27 June 2016

Updating the most complete archive of surface marine observations

The National Centers for Environmental Information released the latest update of the International Comprehensive Ocean–Atmosphere Data Set.
First results of the Last Millennium Climate Reanalysis Project 21 June 2016

First results of the Last Millennium Climate Reanalysis Project

The first results of The Last Millennium Climate Reanalysis, a research project partly funded by CPO’s Climate Monitoring Program, were recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Scientists have created new methods to detect climate prediction failures 20 June 2016

Scientists have created new methods to detect climate prediction failures

New CPO-funded research, recently published in Nature Climate Change, presents new methods for evaluating the performance of climate model predictions.
New insights into the role of atmospheric conditions in Labrador Sea deep convection 10 June 2016

New insights into the role of atmospheric conditions in Labrador Sea deep convection

New research suggests the abrupt deep convection of the 2008 winter in the Labrador Sea is associated with unusual atmospheric conditions in the western North Atlantic and large-scale cooling in North America.

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