Applying Automated Underway Ship Observations to Numerical Model Evaluation 5 April 2016

Applying Automated Underway Ship Observations to Numerical Model Evaluation

Research funded by CPO's Climate Observation Division was published in the March 2016 edition of the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology

Coastal resiliency planning with 3D storm surge models-an improvement over 2D models? 29 October 2015

Coastal resiliency planning with 3D storm surge models-an improvement over 2D models?

A new paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans explores the ability of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional storm surge models to simulate current, sediment transport, and the effects of vegetation on storm surge.

Climate models bias the rains down in Africa, but there’s something that 100 model runs or more could do 26 October 2015

Climate models bias the rains down in Africa, but there’s something that 100 model runs or more could do

If Toto had been a group of climate modelers instead of a band, the song “Africa” might have informed listeners that East Africa has two rainy seasons--long rains from March to May and short rains from October to December.

Projections of tropical cyclones and rainfall in the African Sahel could be improved with better understanding and representation of African easterly waves in models 16 September 2015

Projections of tropical cyclones and rainfall in the African Sahel could be improved with better understanding and representation of African easterly waves in models

Accurately simulating AEWs is critical to predicting Atlantic tropical cyclones and hurricanes, but new research supported by the Climate Variability and Predictability program, and accepted for publication in the Journal of Climate, demonstrates several shortcomings in CMIP5 models preventing accurate representation of AEWs.

Towards predictive understanding of regional climate change 14 September 2015

Towards predictive understanding of regional climate change

A paper supported by both CPO's MAPP and ESS programs focuses on advances and challenges in understanding and projecting regional climate change. The paper will appear on the cover of the October issue of Nature Climate Change, but was published early online on Sept. 7, 2015.

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