MAPP News & Events

NOAA and partners release database for research to bridge weather to climate forecast gap 17 October 2017

NOAA and partners release database for research to bridge weather to climate forecast gap

Two new datasets, funded in part by NOAA Research’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) Program, now provide easy public access to 60 terabytes of climate forecasts containing predictions of rainfall, temperature, winds and other variables at the subseasonal level (two weeks to two months ahead).

Scientists say weak and wobbly polar vortex to blame for cold extremes 3 October 2017

Scientists say weak and wobbly polar vortex to blame for cold extremes

New research, funded by CPO's Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program, shows that the polar vortex has shifted towards more frequent weak states and fewer strong states over the past few decades, with subsequent cold extremes seen during Eurasian winters. 

NOAA Research leads to a new milestone in improving operational predictions from weeks to seasons 27 September 2017

NOAA Research leads to a new milestone in improving operational predictions from weeks to seasons

As an important milestone for NOAA’s ongoing efforts, researchers from universities, NOAA OAR research laboratories and the National Weather Service (NWS) recently met to discuss efforts to improve S2S predictions.

Harvey & Irma, Part Two: Prediction Across Timescales 9/28/2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Harvey & Irma, Part Two: Prediction Across Timescales

The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program hosted a webinar on research on the topic of Harvey and Irma: Prediction Across Timescales on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

Harvey & Irma, Part One: Attribution, Precipitation, & Flooding 9/27/2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Harvey & Irma, Part One: Attribution, Precipitation, & Flooding

The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program hosted a webinar on research on the topic of Harvey and Irma: Attribution, Precipitation, and Flooding on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

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