MAPP & NIDIS Launch “Story Map” Telling the Story of the Historic California Drought 26 April 2018

MAPP & NIDIS Launch “Story Map” Telling the Story of the Historic California Drought

NOAA’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions and Projections program (MAPP) and NIDIS have just launched an interactive presentation that analyzes and explains the historic drought that impacted California from 2011 to 2017. This presentation, called a “Story Map” takes users through a visual history of the drought, using images and graphs to provide an interactive and engaging experience.

MAPP Program projects featured at NOAA test-beds meeting show transition of research to operational capabilities 12 April 2018

MAPP Program projects featured at NOAA test-beds meeting show transition of research to operational capabilities

Participants from NOAA and its 12 testbeds, including NOAA MAPP Program-funded investigators leading projects under the Climate Test Bed, and other academic and private sector partners met for the 9th annual workshop to enhance communication and exchange lessons-learned and best practices across the current NOAA and related test beds/proving grounds.

NOAA and DOE partner to advance detailed predictions of the Earth system 11 April 2018

NOAA and DOE partner to advance detailed predictions of the Earth system

To bring attention to the important challenge of providing detailed predictions of the atmosphere, ocean, and land, and scope and evaluate future directions, NOAA and the Department of Energy co-hosted a workshop on the Initialization of High-Resolution Earth System Models bringing together experts from the climate modeling community.

The Nation’s leading modeling centers met for the 4th time to improve coordination 11 April 2018

The Nation’s leading modeling centers met for the 4th time to improve coordination

Representatives from the Nation’s six major climate modeling centers met for the 4th year in a row to work towards developing a common national climate modeling strategy and coordinate activities at the centers.

To improve seasonal storm track forecasts, look to the tropical stratosphere 28 March 2018

To improve seasonal storm track forecasts, look to the tropical stratosphere

Stony Brook University scientists have identified an influential force in the tropical stratosphere that could help better forecast storm tracks and their extreme impacts, like future winter "bomb cyclones". 

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