Climate Program Office News

The diurnal cycle of tropical cloudiness and rainfall associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation 16 March 2017

The diurnal cycle of tropical cloudiness and rainfall associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation

A CPO-funded study analyzed cloudiness and rainfall changes associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation, which is known to influence weather in the United States.

Understanding natural climate variability can improve predictions of sea-ice coverage at short and long term scales, study says 16 March 2017

Understanding natural climate variability can improve predictions of sea-ice coverage at short and long term scales, study says

A CPO-funded study published on Nature Climate Change demonstrates how understanding natural climate variability can improve predictions of sea-ice coverage at short and long term scales.

A new modeling approach to improve decadal climate predictions 24 February 2017

A new modeling approach to improve decadal climate predictions

This study highlights modeling techniques that may enhance predictability of decadal climate change and understanding of North American drought.

Using the Madden-Julian Oscillation in mid-range weather forecasts 21 February 2017

Using the Madden-Julian Oscillation in mid-range weather forecasts

CPO-supported researchers examined convective variability under different climate scenarios to understand future reliability of the Madden-Julian Oscillation in weather forecasting.

How are heat waves over Yangtze River valley associated with atmospheric quasi-biweekly oscillation? 21 February 2017

How are heat waves over Yangtze River valley associated with atmospheric quasi-biweekly oscillation?

A recently published study on mechanisms for predicting heat waves in China is an important contribution to the field of extreme heat, a well known public health issue for the entire globe.

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About the Climate Program Office

The Climate Program Office (CPO) manages competitive research programs in which NOAA funds high-priority climate science, assessments, decision support research, outreach, education, and capacity-building activities designed to advance our understanding of Earth’s climate system, and to foster the application of this knowledge in risk management and adaptation efforts.  CPO-supported research is conducted in regions across the United States, at national and international scales, and globally.  Learn more...

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Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2011, the United States experienced a record high number (14) of climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 670 lives, caused more than 6,000 injuries, and cost $55 billion in damages. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.

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