NOAA research improves our capacity to prepare for and react to drought, says new Drought Task Force report 9 February 2016

NOAA research improves our capacity to prepare for and react to drought, says new Drought Task Force report

A new report from the NOAA Drought Task Force, “Research to Advance National Drought Monitoring and Prediction Capabilities,” highlights the crucial role NOAA research plays in advancing our ability to prepare for and react to drought.

Advancing Atmospheric Chemistry Through the Use of Satellite Observations from the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) 31 August 2015

Advancing Atmospheric Chemistry Through the Use of Satellite Observations from the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS)

CPO's Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, & Climate (AC4) program has published a workshop report titled "Advancing Atmospheric Chemistry Through the Use of Satellite Observations from the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS)."

Climate.gov team supports 2014 State of the Climate rollout 20 July 2015

Climate.gov team supports 2014 State of the Climate rollout

On July 17, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Meteorological Society released the 2014 State of the Climate report. CPO's Climate.gov team created highlights for this report in consultation with the report's editors and authors.
Charting Colorado’s Vulnerability to Climate Change 5 February 2015

Charting Colorado’s Vulnerability to Climate Change

The CPO-funded WWA RISA, in collaboration with Colorado State University, conducted a broad study of climate vulnerability for the state of Colorado. Drawing from existing data and peer-reviewed research, the study summarizes the key challenges facing seven sectors: ecosystems, water, agriculture, energy, transportation, outdoor recreation and tourism, and public health.
Researchers offer new insights into predicting future droughts in California 8 December 2014

Researchers offer new insights into predicting future droughts in California

This NOAA Drought Task Force/NIDIS report details the results of an extensive multi-research-group analysis of the causes and predictability of the drought. The report finds that the exceedingly warm and dry conditions that caused the drought were due to a high pressure ridge off the west coast of the United States influenced heavily by anomalous sea surface temperatures. These influences are attributed to natural variability.

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