Projections of tropical cyclones and rainfall in the African Sahel could be improved with better understanding and representation of African easterly waves in models 16 September 2015

Projections of tropical cyclones and rainfall in the African Sahel could be improved with better understanding and representation of African easterly waves in models

Accurately simulating AEWs is critical to predicting Atlantic tropical cyclones and hurricanes, but new research supported by the Climate Variability and Predictability program, and accepted for publication in the Journal of Climate, demonstrates several shortcomings in CMIP5 models preventing accurate representation of AEWs.

CPO coordinates dialogue between NOAA and Taiwan's EPA on climate cooperation 25 August 2015

CPO coordinates dialogue between NOAA and Taiwan's EPA on climate cooperation

The Climate Program Office had a central role in two recent meetings with Taiwan's Environmental Protection Agency (EPAT).

NMME team awarded Silver Award for Personal and Professional Excellence 28 July 2015

NMME team awarded Silver Award for Personal and Professional Excellence

The Secretary of Commerce has awarded a Group Silver Medal for Personal and Professional Excellence to the North American Multi-Model Ensemble (NMME) team, which includes CPO's Annarita Mariotti. 

White House announces creation of a National Integrated Heat Health Information System 6 July 2015

White House announces creation of a National Integrated Heat Health Information System

Heat early-warning systems can serve as effective tools for reducing illness, death, and loss of productivity associated with heat waves. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are announcing that they are building a new National Integrated Heat Health Information System, which will provide a suite of decision-support services that better serve public health needs to prepare and respond.

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.

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