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Drought Task Force Publishes NIDIS-MAPP Drought & Temperature Research 30 April 2018

Drought Task Force Publishes NIDIS-MAPP Drought & Temperature Research

This new report from MAPP's Drought Task Force and NIDIS highlights the state of the Task Force's knowledge on temperature and drought.

RISA and NWS Present: Wildfire is a Joint Venture Enterprise (Recording available) 16 April 2018

RISA and NWS Present: Wildfire is a Joint Venture Enterprise (Recording available)

In this webinar, the National Weather Service and the RISA Program present stories about researchers, forecasters, and fire managers working together to improve public and wildland firefighter safety. 

Responding to Climate Variability and Change in the Pacific Northwest 12 April 2018

Responding to Climate Variability and Change in the Pacific Northwest

CIRC RISA has compiled a comprehensive report detailing what they've learned and accomplished from 2010 to 2017, providing a kind of mini climate assessment of the Pacific Northwest. 

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". 

The Experts Weigh In: How To Close the Gap Between Weather and Climate Predictions 26 March 2018

The Experts Weigh In: How To Close the Gap Between Weather and Climate Predictions

Three leaders from the weather and climate research communities share their perspective on how best to address the subseasonal to seasonal prediction challenge in a new open-access paper in Nature Partner Journals – Climate and Atmospheric Science. The authors include Annarita Mariotti, Director of the NOAA MAPP Program, as well as Paolo Ruti and Michel Rixen, who coordinate research for the World Weather Research Program (WWRP) and World Climate Research Program (WCRP), respectively.

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