NOAA and DOE join forces to tackle climate modeling 13 February 2013

NOAA and DOE join forces to tackle climate modeling

Scientists with NOAA and the Department of Energy's Office of Science will coordinate their climate modeling research programs to answer some of the most perplexing questions in climate and Earth systems science.
CPO-Supported Study Provides New Insights on Drought Predictions in East Africa 4 February 2013

CPO-Supported Study Provides New Insights on Drought Predictions in East Africa

With more than 40 million people living under exceptional drought conditions in East Africa, the ability to make accurate predictions of drought has never been more important. In the aftermath of widespread famine and a humanitarian crisis caused by the 2010-2011 drought in the Horn of Africa—possibly the worst drought in 60 years— researchers are striving to determine whether drying trends will continue.

CPO Supports the Pacific Island Climate Services Forum 30 January 2013

CPO Supports the Pacific Island Climate Services Forum

The Pacific Islands Climate Services Forum was held on January 21-25, 2013 at the University of the South Pacific Campus in Suva, Fiji. Hosted by the Pacific Climate Information System (PaCIS) through NOAA and the Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD), the Forum brought together almost 200 hundred people from the Pacific and the world to raise the awareness of and engage in a discussion about climate services.

Climate Central article highlights research on tropical links to cold air outbreaks over the eastern U.S. 30 January 2013

Climate Central article highlights research on tropical links to cold air outbreaks over the eastern U.S.

An article on ClimateCentral.org mentions a CPO-funded study published in the journal Climate Dynamics in 2012, in which Michelle L’Heureux and her colleagues found that when the Madden-Julian Ocillation is located in a particular phase, it can favor more cold air outbreaks over the eastern U.S. 
NOAA gives $3.5 million to help two states address impacts of climate 30 January 2013

NOAA gives $3.5 million to help two states address impacts of climate

Arizona and New Mexico will receive $3.5 million in grants from NOAA over five years to help them prepare for and adapt to climate variability and change. Seven smaller grants for one- and two-year projects were also awarded this week. 
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