The Climate Prediction Task Force is an initiative of NOAA's MAPP Program to achieve significant new advances in current capabilities to understand and predict intra-seasonal to inter-annual (ISI) climate variability. The Task force brings together MAPP-funded scientists from universities, research laboratories, and NOAA centers and labs. It is envisioned that MAPP Climate Prediction Task Force research objectives will contribute to efforts to advance NOAA's ISI climate prediction capability and to further quantify the limit of predictability. The Task Force includes investigators from the NMME Experiment, a NOAA-led interagency/multi-institution research project in the framework of MAPP-NCEP Climate Test Bed activities, as well as other MAPP investigators with research projects to advance ISI predictions based on dynamical/statistical methodologies. The Task Force will coordinate with other relevant national and international research efforts working on ISI climate prediction (e.g. WCRP/WGSIP activities).

Start date is September 1st 2012 and duration of this group activity is 3 years.

MAPP Task Force Concept and Terms of Reference


Lead: Ben Kirtman, University of Miami
Co-Lead: Arun Kumar, NOAA, Climate Prediction Center (CPC)
Co-Lead: Matt Newman, NOAA, Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)
Co-Lead: Tony Barnston, International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)


To view the full Participants list, please visit the Participants page.


To view the full list of Projects, please click here.


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Dr. Annarita Mariotti
MAPP Program Director, on detail to EOP/OSTP
P: 301-734-1237
E: annarita.mariotti@noaa.gov

Dr. Daniel Barrie
Acting MAPP Program Director
P: 301-734-1256
E: daniel.barrie@noaa.gov

Courtney Byrd
MAPP Program Specialist
P: 301-734-1257
E: courtney.byrd@noaa.gov

Wenfei Ni
MAPP Program Specialist
E: wenfei.ni@noaa.gov

Nicole Rucker
Knauss Fellow

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