Arctic Research Program

What is IASOA?

What is IASOA? Summer Series about the Arctic Research Program In our continuing series to learn more about the Arctic Research Program (ARP) at OOMD, this month’s article is about the International Arctic Systems for Observing the Atmosphere (IASOA). This group coordinates the activities of individual Arctic observatories to provide a collaborative international network for …

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NOAA’s 2016 Arctic Report Card: Visual highlights

NOAA’s 2016 Arctic Report Card: Visual highlights The Arctic Report Card, released at the annual American Geophysical Union fall meeting in San Francisco, is a peer-reviewed report that brings together the work of 61 scientists from 11 nations who report on air, ocean, land and ecosystem changes. It is a key tool used around the …

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Pacific Arctic Observations Addressing Causes and Consequences of Sea Ice Loss

Pacific Arctic Observations Addressing Causes and Consequences of Sea Ice Loss In 2015, NOAA’s Arctic Research Program competitively funded three new five-year projects involving $4.2 million in grants (and benefit from additional support by interagency and international partners). Through these three new projects, university partners will help to carry out multidisciplinary observations and research for …

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OA team earns DOC Silver Medal in Scientific and Engineering Achievement

OA team earns DOC Silver Medal in Scientific and Engineering Achievement The Secretary of Commerce has awarded a Group Silver Medal for Scientific/Engineering Achievement to the Ocean Acidification team, which includes CPO’s Jeremy Mathis. In an email announcing the awards, NOAA Director Dr. Kathryn Sullivan said: “This medal is a testament to your hard work, …

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NOAA Joins with Princeton and Other Institutions in Six-Year Study to Help Public Better Understand Southern Ocean

NOAA Joins with Princeton and Other Institutions in Six-Year Study to Help Public Better Understand Southern Ocean The Southern Ocean that encircles Antarctica lends a considerable hand in keeping Earth’s temperature hospitable by soaking up half of the human-made carbon in the atmosphere and a majority of the planet’s excess heat. Yet, the inner workings …

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Arctic Research Program releases Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Implementation Plan Annual Report

Arctic Research Program releases Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Implementation Plan Annual Report The Arctic Research Program has released the U.S. 2013 Annual Report for its role in the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Implementation Plan.  The Arctic Research Program, which falls under CPO’s Climate Observations Division, leads this effort for the United States.   The CBMP-Marine …

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Physical Scientist position open in CPO’s Arctic Research Program

New Ocean Today Video Released! Satellites of the Sea: Observing the Ocean for Hurricane Research June marks World Ocean Month and the start of hurricane season. Here at NOAA, we conduct tons of research to help improve our understanding of hurricanes so that we can more accurately predict hurricanes, and save lives and property. Ocean observations have a key …

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Long-term warming and environmental change trends persist in the Arctic in 2013

Long-term warming and environmental change trends persist in the Arctic in 2013 NOAA’s annual Arctic Report Card, introduced in 2006 by the NOAA Climate Program Office, found that cooler temperatures in the summer of 2013 across the central Arctic Ocean, Greenland and northern Canada moderated the record sea ice loss and extensive melting that the surface …

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Physics Today publishes article from Arctic Report Card data

Physics Today publishes article from Arctic Report Card data Physics Today has just published the article “The Arctic shifts to a new Normal,” authored by Martin Jeffries, James Overland and Donald Perovich.  This is an outgrowth of the 2012 release of the NOAA Arctic Report Card, a synthesis product supported by the Arctic Research Program of CPO. Martin …

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New Video Series from NOAA Ocean Today Explores the Role of Sea Ice in the Ocean​

New Video Series from NOAA Ocean Today Explores the Role of Sea Ice in the Ocean The 2012 Arctic summer sea ice extent is the lowest since taking measurement. In a new three-part video series from NOAA Ocean Today, learn about sea ice and why it is so important; how scientists are detecting and measuring change …

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