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.

CPO announces FY16 Federal Funding Opportunities 17 July 2015

CPO announces FY16 Federal Funding Opportunities

CPO’s Programs are seeking applications for 10 individual competitions in FY 2016. We estimate that $14 million will be available through this Announcement in FY 2016 for approximately 100 new awards pending budget appropriations.  It is anticipated that most awards will be at a funding level between $50,000 and $300,000 per year, with some exceptions for larger awards.  Visit cpo.noaa.gov/GrantsandProjects.aspx for more detailed information and instructions.

Climate Change and the Permafrost Carbon Feedback 9 April 2015

Climate Change and the Permafrost Carbon Feedback

New research supported by CPO's AC4 program has been published in Nature. "Climate Change and the Permafrost Carbon Feedback" focuses on the large quantities of organic carbon are stored in frozen soils within arctic and sub-arctic regions.
Pollution in urban vs. oil and gas producing regions 2 April 2015

Pollution in urban vs. oil and gas producing regions

A multi-institution collaboration of scientists, including those from NOAA/ESRL/CSD and those partly funded by CPO/AC4 program has resulted in an interesting study comparing the origins of similar levels of formic acid (a potential precursor to aerosols) in very different environments.

Efficiency of short-lived halogens at influencing climate through depletion of stratospheric ozone 3 March 2015

Efficiency of short-lived halogens at influencing climate through depletion of stratospheric ozone

As another example of NOAA’s ongoing atmospheric measurements providing an early warning system to ensure sustainable development on global scales, a new study co-authored by Stephen Montzka of ESRL and supported by the CPO/AC4 program has found that atmospheric concentrations of chlorinated hydrocarbon (dichloromethane) gas have increased by a factor of 2 since the late 1990s throughout the globe.

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