5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, August 23, 2019
Simulating precipitation is difficult due to the complexity and range of responsible atmospheric processes and technological limitations. In a new Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences paper, author Fiaz Ahmed, and MAPP-funded PI David Neelin used a two-dimensional stochastic model to reproduce observed precipitation cluster distributions, including the slope and cutoff of precipitation events.
As coastal and inundation flooding cause billions of dollars in damage in the United States annually, it’s important to understand the patterns associated with flooding to make a more prepared nation.
This research was supported, in part, by the Climate Program Office’s AC4 program.
NOAA celebrated the 200th birthday of Eunice Newton Foote, hidden climate science pioneer and suffragette, whose research foreshadowed the discovery of Earth’s greenhouse effect.
A research team funded by the Climate Program Office’s Climate Observations and Monitoring Program has published a new paper describing how the distribution of a volcanic eruption’s dispersal of sulfate aerosols impacts components of the climate system on regional and global scales. The paper, published online June 20, 2019 in Geophysical Research Letters, is entitled “Climate Impacts From Large Volcanic Eruptions in a High-Resolution Climate Model: The Importance of Forcing Structure.”
National Climate Assessment workshop in American Sāmoa informs new climate science summary for the jurisdiction
Pacific RISA is leveraging the NCA4 regional chapter and Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment with workshops and new products that respond to informational requests from the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands and aim to build a more robust and inclusive regional network
New study elucidates the role of atmospheric rivers in future precipitation regime change in the West
New research identifies atmospheric rivers as the dominant driver of extreme precipitation and changes in the precipitation regime in future climate along the US West coast.
Using NOAA Tides and Currents data, SCIPP has created a live storm surge tracker to monitor storm surge events at 25 locations across the Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Barry approaches.
The CPO ESSM Workshop and Council Meeting was held in Civic Center in Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland on November 20, 2019. The purpose of the workshop was to bring together key CPO partners and stakeholders, both internal and external to NOAA to discuss CPO’s climate and Earth system research priorities and partnership strategies over the next 1-5 years.