New MAPP Marine Ecosystem Task Force 20 October 2020

New MAPP Marine Ecosystem Task Force

CPO's Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program has organized a new Marine Ecosystem Task Force (METF) in coordination with the NMFS Office of Science and Technology. The first meeting of the METF took place on October 7th and is led by OAR, NMFS, and university scientists.

First meeting of the Drought Task Force 20 October 2020

First meeting of the Drought Task Force

The fourth Drought Task Force (DTF4), a coordinated effort between NIDIS and MAPP, launched on October 9th.

Effects of Severe Drought Events on Forests Sensitivity 13 October 2020

Effects of Severe Drought Events on Forests Sensitivity

The impacts of single droughts on forests have been widely studied, but understanding whether forests acclimate to or become more vulnerable to repeated drought events remains largely unknown.

NOAA’s Climate Program Office Awards $48.7M to Advance Climate and Decision Support Science, Build Community Resilience 6 October 2020

NOAA’s Climate Program Office Awards $48.7M to Advance Climate and Decision Support Science, Build Community Resilience

“From using machine learning to develop critical atmospheric datasets to creating an experimental system for rapidly assessing causes of extreme events, these new awards will expedite climate science discoveries and build the library of resilience solutions needed to protect all sectors of our economy and environment.”

NIDIS-Funded Study Evaluates In Situ Soil Moisture Observations in Contiguous United States 1 October 2020

NIDIS-Funded Study Evaluates In Situ Soil Moisture Observations in Contiguous United States

 Due to its significance, accurate soil moisture information is critical for subseasonal-to-seasonal climate prediction as well as forecasting extreme events at those timescales. 

 

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