Sunday, April 20, 2014

Climate Reanalysis Task Force

Mission

The Climate Reanalysis Task Force (TF) is an initiative of NOAA’s MAPP Program to advance NOAA’s climate reanalysis capability focusing on research to address outstanding issues in atmospheric, ocean, and land reanalysis and develop a greater degree of integration among Earth system reanalysis components. The Task Force brings together MAPP-funded scientists from universities, research laboratories, and NOAA centers and labs. The TF will facilitate coordination and synergies among the various MAPP funded projects to optimize research outcomes. It is envisioned that MAPP Climate Reanalysis Task Force efforts will build upon state-of-the-art NOAA reanalysis and data assimilation systems and aim at significant improvements beyond current capabilities in preparation for the next generation of NOAA’s climate reanalysis running from the 20th century to present, and potentially extending back to the late 19th century as feasible. The Task Force will build on synergies between reanalysis efforts at NOAA and other national modeling centers; and will coordinate with other ongoing national and international reanalysis efforts.

Start date is September 1 2013 and duration of this group activity is 3 years.

MAPP Task Force Concept and Terms of Reference

Leadership

Leads: Gil Compo, University of Colorado/CIRES & ESRL/PSD and Arun Kumar, NOAA, Climate Prediction Center (CPC)
Co-Lead: Mike Ek, NOAA, National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) / Environmental Modeling Center
Co-Lead: Jim Carton, University of Maryland

Participants

To view the full Participants list, please visit the Participants page.

Resources

Click here to visit the reanalyses.org page including restricted access for CRTF members only.

Projects

To view the full list of Projects, please click here.

MAPP funded FY11 reanalysis evaluation projects.

News & Events

MAPP-funded research aims to advance understanding and ability to predict year-to-year climate variations

Monday, October 28, 2013

NOAA’S Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program awarded $8.6 million to support 10 new multi-year projects in which university partners and federal researchers will incorporate real-world observations into climate models and improve processes in those models to enhance the nation's ability to visualize, understand, and predict year-to-year climate variations. Specifically, MAPP funding will support targeted improvements in the representation of clouds and sea ice, critical elements of the climate system, in climate models.

MAPP kicks off Climate Reanalysis Task Force activities

Friday, September 27, 2013

An initiative of NOAA’s Modeling Analysis Predictions, and Projection (MAPP) program, the Climate Reanalysis Task Force aims to advance NOAA’s climate reanalysis capability by focusing on research to address outstanding issues in atmospheric, ocean, and land reanalysis and develop a greater degree of integration among Earth system reanalysis components.


The Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) Program's mission is to enhance the Nation's capability to understand and predict natural variability and changes in Earth's climate system. The MAPP Program supports development of advanced climate modeling technologies to improve simulation of climate variability, prediction of future climate variations from weeks to decades, and projection of long-term future climate conditions. To achieve its mission, the MAPP Program supports research focused on the coupling, integration, and application of Earth system models and analyses across NOAA, among partner agencies, and with the external research community.

Learn more...

Download our program brochure (pdf). 

Upcoming Events


MAPP Webinar Series: Drought Research: Improved Understanding, Monitoring, and Prediction of Drought

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Prediction, and Projections (MAPP) program will host a webinar on the topic of Drought Research: Improved Understanding, Monitoring, and Prediction of Drought on Friday, May 30. The announcement is provided below; you are invited to remotely join the session.