Refining Model to Predicting Atmospheric Rivers and Precipitation 7 April 2023

Refining Model to Predicting Atmospheric Rivers and Precipitation

An interdisciplinary research group supported by CVP completes a project answering critical questions about the predictability of atmospheric rivers and resulting precipitation in a warming climate.

Improved Simulations of Atmospheric River Climatology and Variability in High-Resolution CESM 7 October 2022

Improved Simulations of Atmospheric River Climatology and Variability in High-Resolution CESM

Modeling study funded by CVP evaluates and identifies a more accurate method to simulate atmospheric rivers and their relationships to climate variability, enabling improved predictability of related extreme precipitation events.

New study, funded by the California-Nevada Applications Program (CNAP), a NOAA RISA team, explores climate change impact on future atmospheric river flood damages in the western U.S. 19 August 2022

New study, funded by the California-Nevada Applications Program (CNAP), a NOAA RISA team, explores climate change impact on future atmospheric river flood damages in the western U.S.

The study, published in the Journal of Scientific Reports, reveals that annual expected atmospheric river-related flood damages in the western United States could increase significantly, raising important questions for policymakers aiming to target efforts to more effectively adapt to climate change.

New study elucidates the role of atmospheric rivers in future precipitation regime change in the West 12 July 2019

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.

New Story Map showcases NOAA Research on atmospheric rivers and their impacts 13 September 2017

New Story Map showcases NOAA Research on atmospheric rivers and their impacts

The NOAA Climate Program Office’s Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP) created a story map to describe how NOAA research is trying to better understand atmospheric rivers, their impacts on communities, and forecast them.

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