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NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $22.8M to advance climate understanding and prediction, enhance resilience 9 October 2019

NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $22.8M to advance climate understanding and prediction, enhance resilience

NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO), part of NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, is announcing a total of $22.8 million in competitive awards to support 62 new projects. The diverse set of new projects ranges from explaining long-term trends in atmospheric composition to supporting resiliency in fishing communities.

Heat waves could increase substantially in size by mid-century, says new study 7 October 2019

Heat waves could increase substantially in size by mid-century, says new study

Our planet has been baking under the sun this summer as temperatures reached the hottest ever recorded and heat waves spread across the globe. While the climate continues to warm, scientists expect the frequency and intensity of heat waves to increase. However, a commonly overlooked aspect is the spatial size of heat waves, despite its important implications.

Coastal Salinity Index resources now available 4 October 2019

Coastal Salinity Index resources now available

The new Coastal Salinity Index helps to capture the unique nature of drought by monitoring changing salinity levels along the southeast coast of the United States.

Extreme heat increases pregnant women’s risk of pre-term delivery 30 September 2019

Extreme heat increases pregnant women’s risk of pre-term delivery

Women from states in the U.S. Southeast have the highest rates of premature deliveries in the country. Extreme heat plays a role.

Inland Flooding in a Changing Climate: The Case of the 2019 Mississippi/Missouri Basin Part I and II 26 September 2019

Inland Flooding in a Changing Climate: The Case of the 2019 Mississippi/Missouri Basin Part I and II

This two part webinar explores relevant climate research topics in the realm of Earth system science and modeling (Part I), and societal interactions (Part II)

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