XBT Science: assessment of instrumental biases and errors 30 November 2015

XBT Science: assessment of instrumental biases and errors

A new study funded by CPO’s Climate Observation Division was recently published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. The study by Cheng et al.examines in-depth studies and offers recommendations for correcting biases in expendable bathythermograph (XBT) data.

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.

Is the Indian Ocean a potential sink for missing atmospheric heat? 8 June 2015

Is the Indian Ocean a potential sink for missing atmospheric heat?

A paper resulting from research funded by the Climate Program Office’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections program as well as the Climate Observation Division, published in Nature Geoscience on May 18th, provides a possible answer to the question of where the missing heat went.

U.S.-Indonesia Collaboration on Ocean-Climate Observation 17 April 2015

U.S.-Indonesia Collaboration on Ocean-Climate Observation

Progress in observing and predicting ENSO 18 March 2015

Progress in observing and predicting ENSO

In January 2014, NOAA and the Japanese Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), in collaboration with the Ocean Observations Panel for Climate (OOPC), convened a review of the Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS) through a workshop and associated white papers.

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