Scientists meet to improve predictions from weeks to seasons 7 September 2017

Scientists meet to improve predictions from weeks to seasons

Bridging the gap between short-term weather and long-term climate predictions has remained challenging for scientists, but public demand and promising research has focused NOAA's attention on this prediction problem. In an effort to further progress, researchers from universities, NOAA and other labs and centers will meet to highlight recent efforts to develop skillful predictions for the subseasonal to seasonal timescale. 

Newly released model forecasts could help advance NOAA’s week 3-4 outlooks 17 August 2017

Newly released model forecasts could help advance NOAA’s week 3-4 outlooks

Predicting the weather 3 to 4 weeks from now is extremely challenging, yet many critical decisions affecting communities and economies must be made at this lead time. However, model forecasts available for the first time this week could help NOAA's operational Climate Prediction Center significantly improve its week 3-4 temperature and precipitation outlooks for the U.S. 

The diurnal cycle of tropical cloudiness and rainfall associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation 16 March 2017

The diurnal cycle of tropical cloudiness and rainfall associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation

A CPO-funded study analyzed cloudiness and rainfall changes associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation, which is known to influence weather in the United States.

Summer enhancement of Arctic sea-ice volume anomalies in the September-ice zone 2 March 2017

Summer enhancement of Arctic sea-ice volume anomalies in the September-ice zone

A CPO-funded study in the Journal of Climate documents research on sea ice to understand essential processes in the climate system and other ecological systems.

New evidence for what triggers ice sheet calving 28 February 2017

New evidence for what triggers ice sheet calving

New findings suggest ice sheets, such as the Greenland Ice Sheet and Antarctica, could be at risk of collapsing and raising sea levels more than most models currently predict based on global warming alone.

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