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Variability and trends in surface seawater pCO2 and CO2 flux in the Pacific Ocean

Variability and trends in surface seawater pCO2 and CO2 flux in the Pacific Ocean Kurishio Extension Observatory mooring. (Credit: NOAA) High-resolution moored time series of sea-air CO2 flux reveal seasonal to decadal variability influences detection of anthropogenic trends, according to CPO-supported paper published in Geophysical Research Letther. This study on partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2) …

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A reconstruction of the South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation

A reconstruction of the South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation A study published in Geophysical Research Letters shows that observed sea surface temperature could help study variability of the South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation and its impacts on climate and extreme weather.  Researchers emphasized the importance of sustaining and combining ocean observing platforms with satellite observations.  This study …

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NOAA’s Climate Program Office Announces FY18 Federal Funding Opportunities

NOAA’s Climate Program Office Announces FY18 Federal Funding Opportunities NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) supports competitive research through five major Programs: Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM); Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4); Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP); Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP); and Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI). Through these programs, CPO is …

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NOAA announces $4.5M in funding for new observing technologies for ENSO research and predictions

NOAA announces $4.5M in funding for new observing technologies for ENSO research and predictions NOAA is investing $4.5 million over the next four years in four projects testing technology to enhance Tropical Pacific Ocean observing, which improves understanding of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), its prediction, and how it affects Earth’s weather. Understanding ENSO’s effects has been …

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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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COD Contributes to two new “Ocean Today” kiosk videos

COD Contributes to two new “Ocean Today” kiosk videos CPO’s Climate Observation Division contributed to two new Ocean Today kiosk videos about  El Niño and La Niña: “El Niño and La Niña Explained” and “Observing El Niño.” COD contributed to the videos and Mike McPhaden, PMEL, served as the expert reviewer. El Niño and La …

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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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