Climate Program Office News

Link between Earth’s heat and hurricane strength grows 20 May 2020

Link between Earth’s heat and hurricane strength grows

Longer period of record reveals increases in storm intensity

Researchers from NOAA and the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, funded by CPO's Climate Observations and Monitoring Program, have greater confidence that warming surface temperatures and increasing tropical cyclone intensity appear to go hand-in-hand.

Megadrought in southwestern North America and implications for the Colorado River 19 May 2020

Megadrought in southwestern North America and implications for the Colorado River

The National Integrated Drought Information System will host an upcoming webinar and just released a webinar recording that discuss recent research which shows that anthropogenic warming is leading to an emerging megadrought in southwestern North America.

New framework helps predict effect of extreme warming events on wildlife disease 19 May 2020

New framework helps predict effect of extreme warming events on wildlife disease

The framework could help managers better assess, anticipate, and mitigate potential impacts of extreme warming events on wildlife health.

Dangerous humid heat extremes occurring decades before expected 13 May 2020

Dangerous humid heat extremes occurring decades before expected

Climate models project dangerous combinations of heat and humidity by the end of the 21st century. New research says these extremes are already happening.

Relationships Matter: Scientist engagement with public health organizations helps both networks develop more collaborative projects 13 May 2020

Relationships Matter: Scientist engagement with public health organizations helps both networks develop more collaborative projects

The study demonstrates the value of fostering scientist-stakeholder relationships in catalyzing collaborative public health efforts.

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The Climate Program Office (CPO) manages competitive research programs in which NOAA funds high-priority climate science, assessments, decision support research, outreach, education, and capacity-building activities designed to advance our understanding of Earth’s climate system, and to foster the application of this knowledge in risk management and adaptation efforts.  CPO-supported research is conducted in regions across the United States, at national and international scales, and globally.  Learn more...

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