The Gulf of Mexico’s sea surface temperature could help predict the likelihood of summer storm activity, study says 1 August 2016

The Gulf of Mexico’s sea surface temperature could help predict the likelihood of summer storm activity, study says

A new study published in Environmental Research Letters shows that scientists could use the Gulf of Mexico’s sea surface temperature (SST) to forecast whether atmospheric conditions are favorable for extreme weather events from May through July.
Climate change in your county: Plan ahead with this new tool 27 July 2016

Climate change in your county: Plan ahead with this new tool

NOAA’s newly updated Climate Explorer provides easy access to climate projections for every county in the contiguous United States. The new tool offers downloadable maps, graphs, and data tables of observed and projected temperature, precipitation and climate-related variables dating back to 1950 and out to 2100.

Satellites and models show cloud response to climate change, says new study 26 July 2016

Satellites and models show cloud response to climate change, says new study

A study partly funded by the CPO's Climate Observation Division and recently published in Nature Climate Change found evidence of changes in cloud concentration and height due to climate change between the 1980s and 2000s.

 

NYC could experience higher heat-related mortality under increased greenhouse gas concentrations, study finds 7 July 2016

NYC could experience higher heat-related mortality under increased greenhouse gas concentrations, study finds

A CPO-supported study projected substantially higher heat-related mortality under RCP 8.5 and substantially reduced deaths under RCP 4.5 in New York City through the 21st century.

NOAA announces $4.5M in funding for new observing technologies for ENSO research and predictions 6 July 2016

NOAA announces $4.5M in funding for new observing technologies for ENSO research and predictions

NOAA is investing $4.5 million over the next four years in four projects testing technology to enhance the Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS), which improves understanding of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), how it develops, and how it affects Earth’s weather.

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