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Ocean Observation and Monitoring (OOM)

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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Arctic Sea Ice Loss Contributed to Greenland’s Increased Ice Sheet Melting, Study Says

Arctic Sea Ice Loss Contributed to Greenland’s Increased Ice Sheet Melting, Study Says New CPO-supported research found that decreasing Arctic sea ice has been an important contributor to changes in atmospheric circulation and temperature, both factors promoting Greenland’s surface melt. A report of the study appears in the May 2016 issue of the Journal of Climate.

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Sea Level Atmospheric Pressure Data Crucial for Marine Weather Forecasts, Says New Study

Sea Level Atmospheric Pressure Data Crucial for Marine Weather Forecasts, Says New Study A first-ever assessment of in situ sea level atmospheric pressure data (SLP) from NOAA’s Global Drifter Program and other international partners demonstrates that surface velocity drifters, equipped with barometers and floating mostly on the extra-tropical regions, contribute crucial information for marine weather prediction. An early edition of

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Compensation Between Meridional Flow Components of the Atlantic MOC

Compensation between meridional flow components of the Atlantic MOC Research supported by CPO’s Climate Observation Division outlines new facts on the dynamics controlling Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (MOC) variability and highlights some of the unexpected interplay between the density variations in the deep portions of the western region and the direct wind forcing across the

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CPO Highlights Milestones and Achievements in 2015 Annual Report

CPO highlights milestones and achievements in 2015 Annual Report Every day, communities and businesses in the United States and around the world grapple with environmental challenges stemming from changing climate conditions and extreme events. The NOAA Climate Program Office has made it its mission to help people, businesses, and the environment thrive in the face

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SAMOS: How One Dataset Helps Improve Weather Predictions

SAMOS: How One Dataset Helps Improve Weather Predictions NOAA Joins with Princeton and Other Institutions in Six-Year Study to Help Public Better Understand Southern Ocean Did you watch the weather forecast today? Do you ever wonder where meteorologists get the information that helps them predict the weather? Every day, ships, buoys, and coastal platforms take

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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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9th NOAA-Indonesia Ocean-Climate Observations, Analysis, and Applications Partnership Workshop

9th NOAA-Indonesia Ocean-Climate Observations, Analysis, and Applications Partnership Workshop The “9th NOAA-Indonesia Ocean-Climate Observations, Analysis and Applications Partnership Workshop” will be held in Jakarta on August 20-23, 2014.  This year Indonesia’s Weather and Climate Agency (BMKG) will be hosting NOAA and University Colleagues from CPO Climate Observations, NWS Climate Services Division, PMEL, Columbia and the

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Deep Argo floats deployed in Pacific

Deep Argo floats deployed in Pacific Steve Piotrowicz, program manager at CPO’s Office of Climate Observation joined the crew of the R/V Tangaroa in mid-June for a Deep Argo Development cruise. The R/V Tangaroa, operated by New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research sailed from Wellington, New Zealand on June 16, 2014. The R/V Tangaroa,

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Deep Argo Floats Deployed in Pacific

Deep Argo Floats Deployed in Pacific Steve Piotrowicz, program manager at CPO’s Office of Climate Observation joined the crew of the R/V Tangaroa in mid-June for a Deep Argo Development cruise. The R/V Tangaroa, operated by New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research sailed from Wellington, New Zealand on June 16, 2014. The R/V Tangaroa,

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