Climate Program Office News

New Story Map showcases NOAA Research on atmospheric rivers and their impacts 13 September 2017

New Story Map showcases NOAA Research on atmospheric rivers and their impacts

The NOAA Climate Program Office’s Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP) created a story map to describe how NOAA research is trying to better understand atmospheric rivers, their impacts on communities, and forecast them.

State-of-the-art seasonal prediction research published in new special collection 8 September 2017

State-of-the-art seasonal prediction research published in new special collection

A special issue on the interagency North American Multi-model Ensemble, a seasonal prediction system combining forecasts from the leading North American climate models, is now available. The papers in this special issue document a variety of different research uses of the NMME system database, which includes a 30-year set of hindcasts as well as real-time forecasts.  

Scientists meet to improve predictions from weeks to seasons 7 September 2017

Scientists meet to improve predictions from weeks to seasons

Bridging the gap between short-term weather and long-term climate predictions has remained challenging for scientists, but public demand and promising research has focused NOAA's attention on this prediction problem. In an effort to further progress, researchers from universities, NOAA and other labs and centers will meet to highlight recent efforts to develop skillful predictions for the subseasonal to seasonal timescale. 

Climate May Quickly Drive Forest-Eating Beetles North 28 August 2017

Climate May Quickly Drive Forest-Eating Beetles North

RISA investigators contributed to important study about one of the world's most aggressive tree-killing insects. The findings suggest the beetles' advance could reduce biodiveristy and harm tourism and forestry industries. 

Newly released model forecasts could help advance NOAA’s week 3-4 outlooks 17 August 2017

Newly released model forecasts could help advance NOAA’s week 3-4 outlooks

Predicting the weather 3 to 4 weeks from now is extremely challenging, yet many critical decisions affecting communities and economies must be made at this lead time. However, model forecasts available for the first time this week could help NOAA's operational Climate Prediction Center significantly improve its week 3-4 temperature and precipitation outlooks for the U.S. 

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About the Climate Program Office

The Climate Program Office (CPO) manages competitive research programs in which NOAA funds high-priority climate science, assessments, decision support research, outreach, education, and capacity-building activities designed to advance our understanding of Earth’s climate system, and to foster the application of this knowledge in risk management and adaptation efforts.  CPO-supported research is conducted in regions across the United States, at national and international scales, and globally.  Learn more...

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Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2011, the United States experienced a record high number (14) of climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 670 lives, caused more than 6,000 injuries, and cost $55 billion in damages. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.

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