NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $44.3M to advance climate research, improve community resilience 3 October 2016

NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $44.3M to advance climate research, improve community resilience

NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) has awarded $44.34 million for 73 new projects designed to help advance the understanding, modeling, and prediction of Earth’s climate system and to foster effective decision making.

AC4 supports 10 new projects in FY16 3 October 2016

AC4 supports 10 new projects in FY16

In FY16 the AC4 program funded 10 new projects consisting of 17 individual grants totaling $6.5 million to universities and non-Federal research laboratories. The projects will support the Fire Influence on Regional and Global Environments Experiment (FIREX) led by NOAA’s Chemical Science Division.

New study on anthropogenic methane emissions in the US 25 August 2016

New study on anthropogenic methane emissions in the US

The National Academies recently began a new study, largely sponsored by CPO’s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4) program, to improve tracking of human-caused methane emissions in the US and eventually develop better methane reduction strategies.

NOAA-NASA study quantifies methane leakages in Four Corners area 22 August 2016

NOAA-NASA study quantifies methane leakages in Four Corners area

A recently published study by the CPO’s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4) program details research that used in situ measurements to quantify methane emissions from various sources in the Four Corners area.

Bakken Oil Field emitting roughly 2% of Earth's ethane, says new report 2 May 2016

Bakken Oil Field emitting roughly 2% of Earth's ethane, says new report

New research in Geophysical Research Letters and partially funded by CPO's AC4 program found that the Bakken Formation, an oil and gas field in North Dakota and Montana, is responsible for roughly 2 percent of the globe's ethane--about 250,000 tons per year. 

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