MAPP Webinar Series

Disseminating research results and connecting scientists

The MAPP program organizes monthly webinars to enable better communication among MAPP PIs, provide PIs with an opportunity to publicize their research results and better connect with NOAA labs.

The series has attracted over 1,800 participants with 70 on average for each session. Approximately half of the attendees are NOAA-affiliated, a quarter are from Universities and another quarter come from other Federal agencies, the private sector, state and local governments, international organizations, and other sources.


For additional information about the Webinar series, please contact Dan Barrie (daniel.barrie@noaa.gov).

2013 - 2014 Webinar Series
Date/Time Title
October 22, 2013
1:30 PM - 3:45 PM EST
MAPP/CDPW Webinar: The National Multi-Model Ensemble
  Speakers: Jin Huang (NOAA CTB)
Ben Kirtman (University of Miami)
Timothy DelSole (COLA)
Kathy Pegion (University of Colorado/NOAA ESRL)
Huug van den Dool (NOAA CPC)
Bertrand Denis (CMC)
Emily Becker (NOAA CPC)
Qin Zhang (NOAA CPC)
Suranjana Saha (NOAA EMC)
November 15, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
The National Climate Predictions and Projections platform
 Speakers: Richard Rood (University of Michigan)
Galina Guentchev (NCAR)
Keith Dixon (GFDL)
November 22, 2013
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
MAPP/CSI Webinar: Drought: Research and Information Supporting Preparedness
 Speakers: Martin Hoerling (NOAA ESRL)
Mark Svoboda (National Drought Mitigation Center)
Mark Shafer (Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program)
Eric Wood (Princeton University)
December 17, 2013
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Modeling at Fine Scales: Research to Improve Regional and Local Climate Information
 Speakers:  John Dunne (NOAA/GFDL)
Julia Manginello (COLA)
Vasu Misra (Florida State University)
January 14, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM EST 
Next-Generation Climate and Earth System Models
Speakers:  Chris Bretherton (University of Washington)
Isaac Held (GFDL)
Steven Krueger (University of Utah)
Olga Sergienko (GFDL)
February 25, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Long-term Climate Outlooks for North America: Understanding Models to Interpret Projections and Early Plans for CMIP6
Speakers: 
Eric Maloney (Colorado State University)
Justin Sheffield (Princeton University)
Ron Stouffer (NOAA GFDL)
March 18, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT 
Understanding Climate Predictability and Advancing Predictions
Speakers: 
Arun Kumar (NOAA NCEP CPC)
Ben Kirtman (University of Miami)
Bin Wang (University of Hawaii)
March 31, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT 
Model Infrastructure for Improved Performance and Interoperability
Speakers: 
Cecelia Deluca (NOAA ESRL)
Mark Iredell (NOAA NCEP EMC)
V Balaji (NOAA GFDL)
April 8, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM EDT  
Climate Extremes: Understanding and Predicting High-Impact Conditions
(co-hosted with CPO ESS program)
Speakers:   Kingtse Mo (NOAA CPC)
Chris Thorncroft (SUNY Albany)
Gabe Vecchi (NOAA GFDL)
Scott Weaver (NOAA CPC)
May 30, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT   
Drought Research: Improved Understanding, Monitoring, and Prediction of Drought
Speakers:  
Rong Fu (University of Texas at Austin)
Chunzai Wang (NOAA AOML)
Christa Peters-Lidard (NASA GSFC)
June 24, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT 
Reanalysis Research: Laying the Groundwork for the Next Generation of NOAA Reanalyses
Speakers:    Arun Kumar (NOAA CPC)
Gil Compo (U of Colorado/CIRES & NOAA/ESRL)
Tom Hamill (NOAA ESRL)

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