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.

Study Finds New York City at Increased Threat of Tropical Cyclones and Coastal Flooding 1 October 2015

Study Finds New York City at Increased Threat of Tropical Cyclones and Coastal Flooding

A cross CPO-funded study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences presents evidence of a dramatic increase in the frequency of large flooding events in New York City due to sea level rise and the size and intensity of tropical storms.

Emissions from thawing permafrost add trillions in economic impacts 1 October 2015

Emissions from thawing permafrost add trillions in economic impacts

Work supported by CPO's AC4 program found that the effects of melting permafrost in the Arctic could cost $43 trillion in extra economic damage by the end of the next century, on top of the more than the $300 trillion economic damage already predicted.

Recent evidence for a strengthening CO2 sink in the Southern Ocean 21 September 2015

Recent evidence for a strengthening CO2 sink in the Southern Ocean

In this COD-funded study published in Geophysical Research Letters, researchers present a 13 year (2002–2015) semimonthly time series of the partial pressure of CO2 in surface water (pCO2surf) and other carbonate system parameters from the Drake Passage.

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