CVP Webinars

AMOC Mechanisms & Decadal Predictability

The Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) program will host a webinar series on AMOC Mechanisms and Decadal Prediction, beginning November 2016. This series is based on recently funded projects in this area. Selected projects in this competition focused on multi-model analyses and experimentation that sought to better understand the mechanisms of AMOC variability and predictability in different models.

Decadal Variability & Predictability

The Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) program will host a webinar series on decadal variability and predictability, beginning September 2015. This series is based on recently funded projects in this area. These projects were selected to explore "the role and inherent predictability of coupled ocean-atmosphere interactions in the global climate system over sub-decadal and longer timescales with an emphasis on climatic impacts over North America" to improve NOAA's ability to predict climate at the decadal timescale and to inform the most recent IPCC Assessment Report as well as other assessments such as the National Climate Assessment.

DYNAMO

The Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) program hosted monthly webinars to share the results of the Dynamics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (DYNAMO) field campaign. This field campaign, held in the Indian Ocean from 2011-2012, sought to improve our understanding of the Madden-Julian Oscillation and to improve prediction skill of climate and weather models. It was a large international collaborative effort involving 14 countries and many U.S. agencies and research universities. These webinars represent the results of NOAA-funded researchers and are intended to inform a broad scientific audience of the research outcomes and ongoing efforts and questions related to understanding the Madden-Julian Oscillation.

Tropical Convection

The Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) program will host a webinar series on Understanding & Improving Prediction of Tropical Convection, beginning October 2016. This series is based on recently funded projects in this area. Selected projects in this competition used data collected during the DYNAMO field campaign in modeling and analysis studies in order to improve understanding and representation of the physical processes deemed to be critical to the initiation of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: the interaction between convection and environmental moisture, and the dynamic evolution of clouds, and and air-sea interactions.

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