Drought Task Force awarded Silver Medal 22 December 2014

Drought Task Force awarded Silver Medal

The Climate Program Office congratulations the Drought Assessment Team, which was awarded a Group Silver Medal for Scientific/Engineering Achievement for their work assessing the origins of the 2012 Central Plains Drought. The group includes CPO’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions and Projections (MAPP) Program and the Drought Task Force.

Researchers offer new insights into predicting future droughts in California 8 December 2014

Researchers offer new insights into predicting future droughts in California

This NOAA Drought Task Force/NIDIS report details the results of an extensive multi-research-group analysis of the causes and predictability of the drought. The report finds that the exceedingly warm and dry conditions that caused the drought were due to a high pressure ridge off the west coast of the United States influenced heavily by anomalous sea surface temperatures. These influences are attributed to natural variability.

2 December 2014

MAPP Webinar Series: Marine Ecosystems: Forecasting and Projecting Health and Resource Availability

The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Prediction, and Projections (MAPP) program hosted a webinar on the topic of Marine Ecosystems: Forecasting and Projecting Health and Resource Availability on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. The announcement is provided below; you are invited to remotely join the session.
Agricultural Green Revolution as a driver of increasing atmospheric CO2 seasonal amplitude 24 November 2014

Agricultural Green Revolution as a driver of increasing atmospheric CO2 seasonal amplitude

A project supported by CPO's Modeling, Analysis, Prediction, and Projections (MAPP) and  Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4) programs has had new research published in Nature.  The paper, "Agricultural Green Revolution as a driver of increasing atmospheric CO2 seasonal amplitude," was published in the journal's Nov. 19, 2014 issue.
27 October 2014

MAPP Webinar Series: Seasonal Prediction: Achievements and New Frontiers

The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Prediction, and Projections (MAPP) program hosted a webinar on the topic of Seasonal Prediction: Achievements and New Frontiers on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. The announcement is provided below; you are invited to remotely join the session.
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