Month: August 2016

Wind Speed Influences Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies in the Tropical North Atlantic

Wind Speed Influences Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies in the Tropical North Atlantic A CPO-funded study found that wind speed variability associated with the Atlantic Meridional Mode contributes to anomalies in sea surface temperatures in the eastern equatorial Atlantic and the Intertropical Convergence Zone region. An early version of the study’s paper was published in the Journal of Climate.  Researchers analyzed …

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CPO’s Steve Piotrowicz to Receive NOAA Administrator’s Award

CPO’s Steve Piotrowicz to Receive NOAA Administrator’s Award NOAA Administrator Dr. Kathryn Sullivan announced that Climate Program Office’s Stephen R. Piotrowicz will receive one of the 2016 NOAA Administrator’s Awards for his outstanding management of the US Argo Ocean Observing program. Piotrowicz and other awardees will receive their awards in a November ceremony at the NOAA …

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California Current System Could Experience Weak El Niño-Related Impacts, Study Says

California Current System Could Experience Weak El Niño-Related Impacts, Study Says A CPO-funded study published in Geophysical Research Letters concluded that although tropical Pacific sea surface temperatures hit a record high during the 2015-2016 El Niño, impacts to marine ecosystems and primary production are likely to be weak in the California Current System. These impacts are expected …

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