Month: June 2016

Improving Estimates of Earth’s Energy Balance

Improving Estimates of Earth’s Energy Balance A letter recently published in Nature Climate Change details work partially funded by the CPO overviewing a strong agreement in measurements of Earth’s energy imbalance by Argo Profiling Floats and the Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System, or CERES. Because the ocean stores 90% of Earth’s energy imbalance, accurate measurements of ocean temperature …

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Assessing Baroclinic Structure and Variability of the Brazil Current

Assessing Baroclinic Structure and Variability of the Brazil Current The Brazil Current plays a key role in water transport into higher latitudes in the South Atlantic Ocean, but several aspects of its baroclinic structure and variability remain unexplained.  A study funded in part by the CPO’s Climate Observation Division assessed the baroclinic structure and variability of the …

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