The largest tornado outbreaks in the U.S. are producing more tornadoes, but scientists aren’t sure why 6 January 2017

The largest tornado outbreaks in the U.S. are producing more tornadoes, but scientists aren’t sure why

NOAA Research-funded scientists have reported a sobering finding in Science regarding our Nation’s severe weather: the tornado outbreaks with the most tornadoes are spawning more tornadoes than ever before and are occurring more often.
New Columbia River streamflow reconstruction 4 November 2016

New Columbia River streamflow reconstruction

A study funded in part by CPO’s Sectoral Applications Research Program and published in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association developed an improved  reconstruction of the Columbia River streamflow.

New issue of Northwest Climate magazine released 26 October 2016

New issue of Northwest Climate magazine released

The Pacific Northwest Climate Impacts Research Consortium recently released the second issue of Northwest Climate, a magazine with stories about climate science and adaptation initiatives in the Pacific Northwest.

Missouri River basin sensitive to decadal climate variability 26 October 2016

Missouri River basin sensitive to decadal climate variability

A CPO-funded study published in the Journal of Hydrometeorology found after simulation experiments that climate variability phenomena can greatly influence water availability of the Missouri River basin.

Take a deeper look into the 2010-2015 Texas drought through this new interactive web app 19 October 2016

Take a deeper look into the 2010-2015 Texas drought through this new interactive web app

A new NOAA web application allows users to take a deeper look into the recent multi-year Texas drought and ongoing scientists’ efforts to understand it.
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