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.

CarbonTracker 2013 released 12 May 2014

CarbonTracker 2013 released

CarbonTracker, an effort partially funded by the Climate Program Office, has released its latest version - CT2013.
Contribution of sea surface carbon pool to organic matter enrichment in sea spray aerosol 18 March 2014

Contribution of sea surface carbon pool to organic matter enrichment in sea spray aerosol

Research funded by CPO’s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4) program was published in Nature Geosciences.  The article assesses the relationship between the organic carbon content of sea water and freshly emitted sea spray aerosol in the North Atlantic as well as the coastal waters of California.

Review of wave intensity over 60 years shows strong links to multi-decadal cycles 19 February 2014

Review of wave intensity over 60 years shows strong links to multi-decadal cycles

A study partially funded by COD and RISA provides a new perspective on how the intensity of waves across the north Pacific Ocean has varied over the last half-century.
Equatorial cooling in Pacific offset regional rises in temperature, finds CPO-funded research 28 August 2013

Equatorial cooling in Pacific offset regional rises in temperature, finds CPO-funded research

Global mean temperatures have been flat for 15 years despite an increase of heat-trapping greenhouse gases and new research by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography found that cooling in the eastern Pacific Ocean is behind the recent hiatus in global warming.

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