Water Resources Dashboard provides “one-stop shop” for water data needs 22 March 2016

Water Resources Dashboard provides “one-stop shop” for water data needs

Driven by feedback from water resource managers, federal agencies and others, NOAA and partners have developed the Water Resources Dashboard: a one-stop website for relevant water data on drought, flooding, precipitation, climate and other measures.

CPO-funded researcher authors: "Building an integrated U.S. National Climate Indicators System" 16 March 2016

CPO-funded researcher authors: "Building an integrated U.S. National Climate Indicators System"

CPO-funded researcher Dr. Melissa Kenney was the lead author on a paper published in the journal Climatic Change.

CPO highlights milestones and achievements in 2015 Annual Report 11 March 2016

CPO highlights milestones and achievements in 2015 Annual Report

NOAA's Climate Program Office released its FY15 Annual Report on March 11, 2016. The report gives an overview of CPO's achievements  in FY15 and highlights the great work done by the Office's Divisions and Programs to advance scientific understanding of climate and improve society's ability to plan and respond to a changing climate.

NOAA and partners report the largest methane leak in U.S. history in a joint study 4 March 2016

NOAA and partners report the largest methane leak in U.S. history in a joint study

A joint-study conducted between NOAA and other partners reports that the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak in Los Angeles, California produced the largest methane leak in U.S. history.

A review of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation: observations, inferences, and mechanisms 2 March 2016

A review of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation: observations, inferences, and mechanisms

A recently published and thorough review of the current state of scientific knowledge regarding the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) has been published in Reviews of Geophysics.This effort was supported by CPO's Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) and Modeling, Analysis, Prediction, and Projections (MAPP) programs. 

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