MAPP Webinar Series

Disseminating research results and connecting scientists

The 2011-2012 series, which consisted of 9 monthly webinars, attracted over 430 attendees from NOAA, other federal agencies and laboratories, the academic community, and the private sector.

For additional information about the Webinar series, please contact Dan Barrie (

2011 - 2012 Webinar Series
Date/Time Title
October 11, 2011
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Advances in Drought Monitoring and Prediction
  Speakers: Kingtse Mo, NCEP/CPC
Martha Anderson, USDA/ARS
November 8, 2011
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
High Resolution/Regional Climate Modeling
 Speakers: Raymond W. Arritt, Iowa State University
Brian Colle, SUNY Stony Brook
Julio Bacmeister, NCAR
Stefan Tulich, NOAA ESRL
December 13, 2011
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Madden Julian Oscillation Variability and Prediction
 Speakers: Xianan Jiang, UCLA
Eric Maloney, Colorado State
Adam Sobel, Columbia University
Guan Zhang, UC San Diego
January 10, 2012
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Advances in Intraseasonal to Seasonal Climate Prediction
 Speakers: H Annamalai, University of Hawaii
Judah Cohen, AER
Ben Kirtman, University of Miami
Bin Wang, University of Hawaii
February 14, 2012
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Evaluating Recently Developed Reanalysis Projects
Edmund Chang, Stony Brook University
Gil Compo, NOAA ESRL
Bob Kistler, NOAA NCEP EMC
March 13, 2012
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Climate Model Development and Climate Process Teams
Chris Bretherton, University of Washington
Chris Fairall, NOAA ESRL
Yuqing Wang, University of Hawaii
Rongqian Yong, NOAA NCEP EMC
April 10, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Understanding and Modeling Climate Extremes
Lance Bosart, SUNY Albany
Suzana Camargo, Columbia University
Kerry Emanuel, MIT 
Rong Fu, University of Texas at Austin
Upmanu Lall, Columbia University
Chunzai Wang, NOAA AOML
May 2, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Evaluation of CMIP5 Model Experiments
Jin-Yi Yu, UC Irvine
David Neelin, UCLA
Yolande Serra, University of Arizona
Justin Sheffield, Princeton University
Tao Zhang, NOAA ESRL
June 21, 2012
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
State of Decadal Prediction
Lisa Goddard, IRI
Arun Kumar, NCEP/CPC
Tom Delworth, GFDL


Climate Program Office
1315 East-West Hwy, Suite 1100
Silver Spring, MD 20910


Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2017, the United States experienced a record-tying 16 climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 362 lives, and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted, costing more than $306 billion. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.