Comparing Two Generations of Climate Model Simulations and Projections of Regional Climate Processes for North America 9 October 2015

Comparing Two Generations of Climate Model Simulations and Projections of Regional Climate Processes for North America

A technical report produced by the NOAA CMIP5 Task Force analyzes how CMIP5--the latest generation of climate model simulations--compares to CMIP3 simulations and projections of regional climate processes for North America.

Advancing the North American Multi­-Model Ensemble Seasonal Prediction Capability 7 October 2015

Advancing the North American Multi­-Model Ensemble Seasonal Prediction Capability

NOAA’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program has competitively chosen nine new one-year projects involving $545,427 in grants and $82,000 in other awards (for a total of $627,427) to evaluate and develop new applications for the North American Multi-Model Ensemble System (NMME), a state-of-the-art multi­-model seasonal prediction system currently in the process of transitioning to National Weather Service operations.

Advancing a common software infrastructure for NOAA weather and climate models for more efficient modeling 7 October 2015

Advancing a common software infrastructure for NOAA weather and climate models for more efficient modeling

NOAA’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program competitively selected a new 3-year project involving $2.8 million in grants and $249,728 in other awards (for a total of $3 million) to help advance common software modeling and data infrastructure for NOAA's global models for weather and climate prediction, ultimately resulting in more efficient model development and use of model data.

Advancing a common software infrastructure for NOAA weather and climate models for more efficient modeling 7 October 2015

Advancing a common software infrastructure for NOAA weather and climate models for more efficient modeling

NOAA’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program competitively selected a new 3-year project involving $2.8 million in grants and $249,728 in other awards (for a total of $3 million) to help advance common software modeling and data infrastructure for NOAA's global models for weather and climate prediction, ultimately resulting in more efficient model development and use of model data.

Advancing the North American Multi­-Model Ensemble Seasonal Prediction Capability 7 October 2015

Advancing the North American Multi­-Model Ensemble Seasonal Prediction Capability

NOAA’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program has competitively chosen nine new one-year projects involving $545,427 in grants and $82,000 in other awards (for a total of $627,427) to evaluate and develop new applications for the North American Multi-Model Ensemble System (NMME), a state-of-the-art multi­-model seasonal prediction system currently in the process of transitioning to National Weather Service operations.

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