CPO highlights milestones and achievements in 2015 Annual Report 11 March 2016

CPO highlights milestones and achievements in 2015 Annual Report

NOAA's Climate Program Office released its FY15 Annual Report on March 11, 2016. The report gives an overview of CPO's achievements  in FY15 and highlights the great work done by the Office's Divisions and Programs to advance scientific understanding of climate and improve society's ability to plan and respond to a changing climate.

Assessing the Global Warming Potential of Human Settlement Expansion 8 January 2016

Assessing the Global Warming Potential of Human Settlement Expansion

A new study supported by AC4 and published in Science of the Total Environment explores the biophysical implications of future human settlement expansion. Reinmann et al. use EPA’s Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios model to project changes in Massachusetts through 2050.

Revealing Brown Carbon Chromophores Produced in Reactions of Methylglyoxal with Ammonium Sulfate 16 November 2015

Revealing Brown Carbon Chromophores Produced in Reactions of Methylglyoxal with Ammonium Sulfate

Research supported by CPO's Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4) program was recently published in the Journal Environmental Science and Technology. The paper by Lin et al. focuses on the poorly-understood formation mechanisms of atmospheric brown carbon (BrC) chromophores.

Nitrogen Cycle improvements in the GFDL Earth System Models 7 October 2015

Nitrogen Cycle improvements in the GFDL Earth System Models

In FY 2015, CPO’s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle and Climate (AC4) program funded one new multi-institutional award totaling $1.45 million, which consisted of $400,000 in Grants to universities, $974,874 in other awards to universities, and $95,000 in internal NOAA funding to advance Earth System Models.
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.

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