MAPP-funded researchers find predictability of warm West Coast ocean temperatures not solely due to El Niño 2 October 2019

MAPP-funded researchers find predictability of warm West Coast ocean temperatures not solely due to El Niño

During the winter of 2014 and 2015, the US west coast (USWC) experienced record high temperatures extending from Baja California to the Gulf of Alaska. This record warming, as high as 3°C in some areas, greatly impacted the California Current System (CCS) and Gulf of Alaska marine ecosystems. However, tropical Pacific sea surface temperature anomalies were weak during 2014, calling into question their role in the USWC warming period.

Why seasonal prediction skill changes over time 2 October 2019

Why seasonal prediction skill changes over time

The MAPP-funded study finds that ENSO, PDO, and other sources of abnormal sea surface temperatures serve as predictors for U.S. seasonal mean precipitation and that these sources change seasonally and decadally.

Little evidence of reduced global tropical cyclone activity following recent volcanic eruptions 20 May 2019

Little evidence of reduced global tropical cyclone activity following recent volcanic eruptions

Research led by MAPP supported PI, Dr. Suzana Camargo, examined the impact of volcanic aerosols on recent global tropical cyclone activity in observations, reanalysis, and models (including the CMIP5 multi-model). 

The Madden-Julian Oscillation’s Impacts on Our Weather Depend on its Phase and Lifecycle Characteristics 7 May 2019

The Madden-Julian Oscillation’s Impacts on Our Weather Depend on its Phase and Lifecycle Characteristics

The Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) is responsible for major shifts in tropical weather on weekly and monthly timescales with impacts around the earth.

Water Resources Dashboard: November Webinar Recordings 19 December 2017

Water Resources Dashboard: November Webinar Recordings

Missed November's webinars? Watch them here.

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