New research examines changes in stratospheric circulation pattern over past four decades 23 June 2020

New research examines changes in stratospheric circulation pattern over past four decades

The study highlights scientists’ ability to indirectly measure large scale global processes through observation platforms that confirm models and shows how anthropogenic effects (e.g. greenhouse gases and ozone) interact to impact large scale global circulation systems.

Study improves understanding of relationship between atmospheric circulation and extreme temperature events 23 June 2020

Study improves understanding of relationship between atmospheric circulation and extreme temperature events

Extreme temperature events threaten vulnerable populations with limited access to shelter and water and/or with pre-existing health conditions.

New research highlights important risk of rapid drought to wet period transitions 3 June 2020

New research highlights important risk of rapid drought to wet period transitions

Coincident drought and flooding events can compound to be even more damaging than a drought or flood alone.

NOAA launches major field campaign to improve weather and climate prediction 7 January 2020

NOAA launches major field campaign to improve weather and climate prediction

Today, scientists using multiple human-piloted and autonomous vehicles, buoys, radar, and computer modeling embarked on a six-week scientific campaign off the island of Barbados to investigate how the ocean, atmosphere, and shallow clouds work together to create the weather and climate we live in.

NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $22.8M to advance climate understanding and prediction, enhance resilience 9 October 2019

NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $22.8M to advance climate understanding and prediction, enhance resilience

NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO), part of NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, is announcing a total of $22.8 million in competitive awards to support 62 new projects. The diverse set of new projects ranges from explaining long-term trends in atmospheric composition to supporting resiliency in fishing communities.

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