Summer Oscillations in Tropical Thunderstorm Activity: Potential Sources of Predictability 21 July 2015

Summer Oscillations in Tropical Thunderstorm Activity: Potential Sources of Predictability

 A new Climate Program Office-sponsored study published in the journal Climate Dynamics and led by Drs. Sun-Seon Leon and Bin Wang from the University of Hawaii has identified the characteristic wind and cloud variations associated with the two main areas of thunderstorm activity over the Indian Ocean and West Pacific that make up the BSISO.
Semi-arid regions may be key to understanding and predicting variations in the land CO2 sink 10 June 2015

Semi-arid regions may be key to understanding and predicting variations in the land CO2 sink

Terrestrial ecosystems pull about one-fourth of anthropogenic CO2 emissions out of the atmosphere per year, serving as a sink for CO2 since industrialization.

Global warming’s new predictors of the Indian summer monsoon rainfall 10 June 2015

Global warming’s new predictors of the Indian summer monsoon rainfall

Since the end of the 19th century, Indian summer monsoon rainfall (ISMR) predictions have improved. However, prediction skill of the operational forecasts from 1989-2012 is quite low.

Is the Indian Ocean a potential sink for missing atmospheric heat? 8 June 2015

Is the Indian Ocean a potential sink for missing atmospheric heat?

A paper resulting from research funded by the Climate Program Office’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections program as well as the Climate Observation Division, published in Nature Geoscience on May 18th, provides a possible answer to the question of where the missing heat went.

12 May 2015

MAPP Webinar Series: Transitioning Research to Applications Part II: Research and Development Delivering New Capabilities

The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Prediction, and Projections (MAPP) program hosted a webinar titled Transitioning Research to Applications Part II: Research and Development Delivering New Capabilities on May 12, 2015. The announcement is provided below; you are invited to remotely join the session.

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