New CVP-supported research reports on AMOC experiments for CORE-II 1 December 2015

New CVP-supported research reports on AMOC experiments for CORE-II

CORE-II is the Coordinated Ocean-ice Reference Experiments are a CLIVAR model intercomparison effort that examines a group of global ocean-sea ice models under a common atmospheric state to facilitate improved understanding and modeling of the ocean.
Novel data science approaches could drive advances in seasonal to sub-seasonal predictions of precipitation 25 November 2015

Novel data science approaches could drive advances in seasonal to sub-seasonal predictions of precipitation

Predictions at the seasonal to sub-seasonal scale are important for planning and decision-making in a variety of disciplines, and improving understanding and model skill at this timescale is a key research priority. An as yet underexplored approach to sub-seasonal prediction using data science and graph theory methods that are increasingly common to other fields outside of meteorology and climate science shows potential to improve predictions at this challenging timescale.

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.

Wintertime Atmospheric Response to North Atlantic Ocean Circulation Variability 13 October 2015

Wintertime Atmospheric Response to North Atlantic Ocean Circulation Variability

Research supported by CPO's Climate Variability and Predictability program (CVP) and published in the Journal of Climate tests the wintertime atmospheric response to North Atlantic Ocean circulation variability in CCSM4.

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