NYC could experience a twenty-fold increase in seasonal coastal flooding episodes by the end of the 21st century 5 January 2017

NYC could experience a twenty-fold increase in seasonal coastal flooding episodes by the end of the 21st century

A new NOAA Research-funded study warns that from 2054-2079, sea level rise could lead to a total of 165 flooding events compared to the 1979-2004 total of 7 flooding events in the Big Apple, and that major flood events may be 3 to 4 times more frequent.

NOAA Research plays key role in advancing subseasonal extreme weather and climate prediction 20 December 2016

NOAA Research plays key role in advancing subseasonal extreme weather and climate prediction

Representatives from academia, government, and the private sector recently concluded a two day NOAA-supported workshop on improving understanding and prediction of extreme weather and climate from two weeks to a season ahead (subseasonal to seasonal). This workshop followed a kickoff meeting for a new NOAA Research-organized Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Prediction Task Force.  

How ocean subsurface heat could help predict El Niño and future forecast challenges 13 December 2016

How ocean subsurface heat could help predict El Niño and future forecast challenges

Two new NOAA Research-funded studies provide insight into a potential new source of El Niño predictability and future research and forecast challenges for these ocean warming events.

2016 North American Drought, Wildfire and Climate Services Forum: Meeting Report 12 December 2016

2016 North American Drought, Wildfire and Climate Services Forum: Meeting Report

On June 21-23, 2016, the North American Climate Services Partnership (NACSP) joined with the biennial North American Drought Monitor (NADM) Forum and annual North American Fire Forecasting Workshop to convene a joint workshop in Fort Worth, Texas, on drought, wildfire and climate services across North America. Click here for a summary report of the meeting.

What’s behind the extreme atmospheric ridges causing California’s droughts? 29 November 2016

What’s behind the extreme atmospheric ridges causing California’s droughts?

New NOAA-funded research in the Journal of Climate uncovers the processes behind the persistent atmospheric ridge of high pressure off the west coast of North America, associated with California’s damaging droughts.
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