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Scientists link California droughts and floods to distinctive atmospheric waves

Thursday, April 06, 2017
The crippling wintertime droughts that struck California from 2013 to 2015, as well as this year's unusually wet California winter, appear to be associated with the same phenomenon: a distinctive wave pattern that emerges in the upper atmosphere and circles the globe.

Atmospheric rivers more frequent and intense during certain phases of ENSO, study says

Monday, April 03, 2017
A new study by Hye-Mi Kim (Stony Brook University) and other researchers has found that the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, which changes slowly and is usually predictable many months in advance, affects how frequently atmospheric rivers make landfall along the western U.S. coast.

Round tables for improved use of climate science in municipal planning

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A CPO-led effort to improve municipal planning convened experts and representatives from various federal agencies, NGOs, and regional and local entities in Washington, D.C. and Chicago.

NOAA publishes agency-wide framework to optimize and accelerate modeling

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
A new NOAA report describes high-priority recommendations to improve the way NOAA develops and operates models.

Skillful seasonal predictions of the California Current sea surface temperature possible, study says

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
A seasonal multi-model forecast system can produce skillful predictions of sea surface temperature in the California Current System up to 4 months in advance, according to a new study published in Climate Dynamics.
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