MAPP-funded project discussed at Weather Service’s Monthly Ocean Briefing 20 April 2015

MAPP-funded project discussed at Weather Service’s Monthly Ocean Briefing

Findings from a MAPP-funded project entitled, "Understanding the Emerging Central-Pacific ENSO and Its Impacts on North American Climate" were recently discussed at the NOAA National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center’s (CPC) Monthly Ocean Briefing on April 9th.
Adaptation challenges in complex rivers 15 April 2015

Adaptation challenges in complex rivers

CPO’s Roger Pulwarty is lead author on a new paper--"Adaptation Challenges in Complex Rivers: The Guadiana and the Colorado Basins,"--in Water Resources Management.

New Satellite Cloud Datasets Produced 15 April 2015

New Satellite Cloud Datasets Produced

With partial funding from CPO's Climate Monitoring Division,  Researchers at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography have published new research applying important "corrections" to two widely-used, long term satellite cloud data records (The International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) dataset and the Pathfinder Atmospheres–Extended (PATMOS-x) dataset).

Climate Change and the Permafrost Carbon Feedback 9 April 2015

Climate Change and the Permafrost Carbon Feedback

New research supported by CPO's AC4 program has been published in Nature. "Climate Change and the Permafrost Carbon Feedback" focuses on the large quantities of organic carbon are stored in frozen soils within arctic and sub-arctic regions.
New Maps & Data section on Climate.gov offers easy-to-understand maps and entry-level information on climate data 6 April 2015

New Maps & Data section on Climate.gov offers easy-to-understand maps and entry-level information on climate data

People who are interested in climate have a new source of maps and data on NOAA Climate.gov. The recently updated page at Climate.gov/maps-data offers easy-to-understand climate maps, a visual catalog of popular climate products, and instructional pages that cover the fundamentals of measuring climate variables and processing and using climate data.

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