Climate Program Office News

New temperature product improves global climate monitoring 17 October 2019

New temperature product improves global climate monitoring

Record cold and record warm temperatures across the planet can cause major and widespread impacts to life and property. But how frequent are these extreme temperature events? How do the frequencies of record warm events and record cold events compare, and have their relative frequencies changed over time? A new product funded by CPO's Climate Observations and Monitoring Program helps answers these questions.

Upcoming seminar on Drought and Outdoor Recreation in the Intermountain West 11/19/2019 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Upcoming seminar on Drought and Outdoor Recreation in the Intermountain West

Co-hosted by CPO's National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), the seminar will explore the effects of uncertain snowpack levels, streamflows, and warming temperatures on outdoor recreation businesses with a focus on snow- and water-based activities (skiing, fishing, rafting, etc.).

Linking Latitudes 16 October 2019

Linking Latitudes

Researchers probe a link between Arctic sea ice and conditions in the tropics

Over the past 40 years, the Arctic sea ice minimum in September has declined, with 2007 to 2012 showing accelerated melt. However, this has been followed by a puzzling slowdown in sea ice decline more recently despite steady increases in greenhouse gas emissions. A team of scientists, funded in part by CPO's Climate Variability and Predictability Program, believes they have resolved part of the puzzle.

Call for Abstracts - 18th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW) 16 October 2019

Call for Abstracts - 18th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW)

Due 2 December 2019

Abstracts due 2 December 2020
18th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW) - April 14-16, 2020
Phoenix, Arizona
www.cpasw2020.com

Integrated theme: “Providing Services for the Cascading Effects of Intensifying Heat in a Rapidly Growing Region”

The 18th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW) will bring together a diverse community to share developments in research and application of weather and climate information for societal decision-making. Participants will include researchers, service producers, resource managers, planners, practitioners, social scientists, and others making weather and climate-sensitive decisions. NOAA’s National Weather Service Climate Services Branch, Arizona State University, the Arizona State Climate Office, and many climate services partners are collaborating in the organization of the 2020 CPASW.

Workshop on Air Quality in the Western United States 11 October 2019

Workshop on Air Quality in the Western United States

The workshop focused on a future aircraft campaign in the winter of 2021/2022 to investigate wintertime particulate matter in populated mountain basins of the western U.S.

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