Summertime Atmospheric Processes Play a Role in Arctic Ocean Warming 28 January 2022

Summertime Atmospheric Processes Play a Role in Arctic Ocean Warming

New research finds that internal atmospheric variability plays a role alongside anthropogenic greenhouse gases in the warming of the upper Arctic Ocean over the last forty years.

Two New Studies Published on Cyclone Size and Storm Turbulence 27 October 2020

Two New Studies Published on Cyclone Size and Storm Turbulence

Research funded by the Climate Variability & Predictability (CVP) program (i) reveals the physical processes that contribute to tropical cyclones’ larger average size in the western North Pacific vs. the North Atlantic and (ii) simulates Hurricane Irene to study the ocean surface boundary layer underneath the storm. 

Reviewing the Current and Future Representation of the Ocean in Earth System Models 20 October 2020

Reviewing the Current and Future Representation of the Ocean in Earth System Models

This invited review paper, published in Current Climate Change Reports, draws on CVP-supported research to broadly discuss the impact of ocean resolution in Earth System models and potential improvements. 

New Research Investigates Marine Boundary Layer Stability 14 October 2020

New Research Investigates Marine Boundary Layer Stability

Researchers funded by CVP studied the behavior of the marine atmospheric boundary layer in the presence of warm or cold fronts, with implications for climate models.

NOAA’s Climate Variability and Predictability Funds Eight New Projects in Support of TPOS Process Studies 8 April 2019

NOAA’s Climate Variability and Predictability Funds Eight New Projects in Support of TPOS Process Studies

NOAA’s Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) Program is funding eight new projects (10 academic awards, four NOAA Lab, Center or CI awards) for a two-year total of $3.961 million in FY18 intended to contribute to the goals of TPOS 2020.

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