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February 2018

NOAA introduces Marine Prediction Task Force at 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting

The NOAA MAPP Program, in partnership with NOAA Fisheries and participation by the NOAA National Ocean Service, has kicked off a new three-year Marine Prediction Task Force. To share their research and connect with scientists across broad marine science disciplines, Task Force members were in strong attendance at the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting.

New NOAA forecast product guides 3- to 4-week temperature and precipitation outlooks

Thanks to a team of scientists led by Nat Johnson, an Associate Research Scholar at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) and the Cooperative Institute for Climate Science at Princeton University, NOAA’s forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) now have a new tool that provides week 3-4 guidance for their precipitation outlooks, and even better guidance for their temperature outlooks — all while helping them understand what drives the weather we see several weeks from now. 

Recent NWS meeting highlights critical role of MAPP Program projects to advance its Unified Forecast System

NOAA, in partnership with other agencies and universities, is developing and implementing a new global prediction system by incorporating the latest research in modeling and data assimilation from NOAA and the external community. The latest key milestone is the National Weather Service (NWS) Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) Coordination Meeting to advance its Unified Forecast System (UFS), which builds on the Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) through a multi-year plan. 

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