In 2013, the NOAA Climate Program Office announced a new director, and continued to make advances in climate observation, research, modeling, and decision support activities for society.
NOAA’s annual Arctic Report Card, introduced in 2006 by the NOAA Climate Program Office, found that cooler temperatures in the summer of 2013 across the central Arctic Ocean, Greenland and northern Canada moderated the record sea ice loss and extensive melting that the surface of the Greenland ice sheet experienced last year.
Representatives from NOAA’s Climate Program Office attended the Third International Conference on Climate Services (ICCS-3), held on December 4-6, 2013 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. This conference provided an opportunity for experts around the world to come together and share their experiences, while discussing challenges and opportunities in the transition from research and pilot activities to sustained climate services.
The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Prediction, and Projections program hosted a webinar on the topic of high-resolution modeling and information on Tuesday, December 17. Producing climate simulations at fine-scale requires significant advances in the understanding of climate processes and model capabilities. The demand for fine-scale information, which drives this research thrust, is great and growing. Many aspects of the applied climate sciences require high-resolution information for accurate planning. Research to develop such information strives to achieve both higher resolution and also more accurate models.
The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Prediction, and Projections program will host a webinar the topic of high-resolution modeling and information on Tuesday, December 17.
A one-day workshop for Southern Plains farmers & ranchers in Garden City, KS, to discuss drought planning. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss planning for long-term and extreme drought in their operations. The workshop will be at the 4-H building on the county fairgrounds. Registration and coffee begin at 8 a.m. It is a joint effort by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Finney County Extension-KSU, and NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS).