Persistent U.S. droughts could be forecasted years in advance 24 April 2017

Persistent U.S. droughts could be forecasted years in advance

Two new studies that hint at the tantalizing possibility that persistent drought conditions could be predictable one or more years in advance, using the influence of the tropical Pacific Ocean’s slow changes in temperature.

Atmospheric rivers more frequent and intense during certain phases of ENSO, study says 3 April 2017

Atmospheric rivers more frequent and intense during certain phases of ENSO, study says

A new study by Hye-Mi Kim (Stony Brook University) and other researchers has found that the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, which changes slowly and is usually predictable many months in advance, affects how frequently atmospheric rivers make landfall along the western U.S. coast.

NOAA publishes agency-wide framework to optimize and accelerate modeling 29 March 2017

NOAA publishes agency-wide framework to optimize and accelerate modeling

A new NOAA report describes high-priority recommendations to improve the way NOAA develops and operates models.

Skillful seasonal predictions of the California Current sea surface temperature possible, study says 29 March 2017

Skillful seasonal predictions of the California Current sea surface temperature possible, study says

A seasonal multi-model forecast system can produce skillful predictions of sea surface temperature in the California Current System up to 4 months in advance, according to a new study published in Climate Dynamics.
How can I contribute to the National Climate Assessment? 27 March 2017

How can I contribute to the National Climate Assessment?

To find out how you can contribute to NCA4, go to http://www.globalchange.gov/nca4. The USGCRP will continually provide updates there on the status of the Assessment and opportunities for communities to engage.
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