Current CVP Research Areas

  • Tropical Intraseasonal Variability
    Understanding the Madden-Julian Oscillation (30-90 day cycles) increases intraseasonal projection skill.
  • Pacific Processes, Biases & Climatology
    Improving understanding and representation of Pacific climate (ENSO, MJO, etc...) in models.
  • Decadal Variability and Predictability
    Projecting climate on longer (decadal) timescales is improved by better understanding Ocean circulation.
  • Arctic Climatic Mechanisms
    Arctic changes are not well understood, and predicting sea ice is important for safety & industry.


Recent Competitions

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AMOC-Climate Linkages in the North and/or South Atlantic

Year: 2016

The CVP program solicited projects that refine the current scientific understanding of the AMOC state, variability, and change. Specifically, projects were sought that use newly deployed and existing observations in combination with modeling experiments to refine our understanding of the present and historical circulation (and related transports of heat and freshwater) in the North and/or South Atlantic. An emerging priority is to provide a more detailed characterization of AMOC flow pathways and their impact on variability. Successful principal investigators become members of the U.S. AMOC Science Team.

Information Sheet: ESS_FY16_Information_Sheet.pdf

Full Federal Funding Opportunity: CPO FFO FY2016-final.pdf

Projects Funded Under Competition:

Climate Process Teams – Understanding MJO Initiation and Propagation

Year: 2015

Proposals were solicited for focused data analysis and/or multi-model experimentation that sought to better understand tropical Pacific processes, biases, and climatology. Proposals for intercomparisons of model parameterizations, reduced-model experiments, intermediate and conceptual model studies of bias development, short-term forecast experiments, and metrics development were desired.

Information Sheet: FY15CVP_InfoSheet_v3_final.pdf

Full Federal Funding Opportunity: NOAA-OAR-CPO-2015-2004099 FFO Report REVISED.pdf

Projects Funded Under Competition: SpacerMeettheDivisionsSpacerEarthSystemScienceandModelingSpacerCVPSpacerFundedProjects

Understanding Arctic Sea Ice Mechanisms and Predictability

Year: 2015

Proposals were solicited for focused data analysis and/or multi-model experimentation that sought to better understand tropical Pacific processes, biases, and climatology. Proposals for intercomparisons of model parameterizations, reduced-model experiments, intermediate and conceptual model studies of bias development, short-term forecast experiments, and metrics development were desired.

Information Sheet: FY15CVP_InfoSheet_v3_final.pdf

Full Federal Funding Opportunity: NOAA-OAR-CPO-2015-2004099 FFO Report REVISED.pdf

Projects Funded Under Competition: SpacerMeettheDivisionsSpacerEarthSystemScienceandModelingSpacerCVPSpacerFundedProjects

Improved Understanding of Tropical Pacific Processes, Biases, and Climatology

Year: 2014

Proposals were solicited for focused data analysis and/or multi-model experimentation that sought to better understand tropical Pacific processes, biases, and climatology. Proposals for intercomparisons of model parameterizations, reduced-model experiments, intermediate and conceptual model studies of bias development, short-term forecast experiments, and metrics development were desired.

Information Sheet: FY14_InformationSheet_CVP_July 10.pdf

Full Federal Funding Opportunity: noaa-oar-cpo-2013-2003445-db (3).pdf

Projects Funded Under Competition: SpacerMeettheDivisionsSpacerEarthSystemScienceandModelingSpacerCVPSpacerFundedProjects

Understanding & Improving Prediction of Tropical Convection via DYNAMO Field Campaign

Year: 2013

 Proposals were solicited for focused data analysis and/or multi-model experimentation that sought to better understand tropical Pacific processes, biases, and climatology. Proposals for intercomparisons of model parameterizations, reduced-model experiments, intermediate and conceptual model studies of bias development, short-term forecast experiments, and metrics development were desired.

Information Sheet: ESS_FY13Information_Sheet_(final)_6-26-2012.pdf

Full Federal Funding Opportunity: noaa-oar-cpo-2013-2003445-db (3).pdf

Projects Funded Under Competition: SpacerMeettheDivisionsSpacerEarthSystemScienceandModelingSpacerCVPSpacerFundedProjects

Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) - Mechanisms and Decadal Predictability

Year: 2013

Proposals were solicited for focused data analysis and/or multi-model experimentation that sought to better understand tropical Pacific processes, biases, and climatology. Proposals for intercomparisons of model parameterizations, reduced-model experiments, intermediate and conceptual model studies of bias development, short-term forecast experiments, and metrics development were desired.

Information Sheet: ESS_FY13Information_Sheet_(final)_6-26-2012.pdf

Full Federal Funding Opportunity: noaa-oar-cpo-2013-2003445-db (3).pdf

Projects Funded Under Competition: SpacerMeettheDivisionsSpacerEarthSystemScienceandModelingSpacerCVPSpacerFundedProjects

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