XBT Science: assessment of instrumental biases and errors 30 November 2015

XBT Science: assessment of instrumental biases and errors

A new study funded by CPO’s Climate Observation Division was recently published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. The study by Cheng et al.examines in-depth studies and offers recommendations for correcting biases in expendable bathythermograph (XBT) data.

Early Dynamics of Deep Blue XBT Probes 19 November 2015

Early Dynamics of Deep Blue XBT Probes

A new study funded by CPO’s Climate Observations Division was recently published in the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. The paper, "Early Dynamics of Deep Blue XBT Probes," focuses on the use of  expendable bathythermographs (XBTs)to monitor global ocean heat content, variability of ocean currents, and meridional heat transports.

Monitoring the Global Ocean through Ocean Climate Indicators 7 October 2015

Monitoring the Global Ocean through Ocean Climate Indicators

NOAA’s Climate Monitoring program competitively selected two new three-year projects totaling $855,734 in grants to produce observation-based global and (preferably) regional indices that facilitate monitoring the status, trends, extremes, and variability of ocean physical properties for the benefit of research, predictions, and decision makers. The two new projects join 13 multi-year projects totaling $2.2 million, that were funded last year in the same competition.

NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $48M to advance climate research, improve community resilience 7 October 2015

NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $48M to advance climate research, improve community resilience

The Climate Program Office (CPO), a part of NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), has awarded 53 new projects conducted by NOAA laboratories and operational centers, universities, and other agency and research partners valued at more than $48 million over the 1-5 year duration of the projects.

The reinvigoration of the Southern Ocean carbon sink 5 October 2015

The reinvigoration of the Southern Ocean carbon sink

COD-funded researchers attempt to answer the question "Has global warming slowed the uptake of atmospheric carbon dioxide by the Southern Ocean?" in a new study in Science.

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