New Framework for Understanding Precipitation in CMIP6 Climate Model Simulations 12 January 2021

New Framework for Understanding Precipitation in CMIP6 Climate Model Simulations

In order to pinpoint the origins of precipitation biases in the most recent version of global climate models a team of researchers funded in part by CPO’s Climate Variability & Predictability (CVP) program developed a new framework to study the moisture budgets of the newest generation of global climate model simulations. 

How the Annual Wet/Dry Cycle Influences Daily Rainfall in the Maritime Continent 16 December 2020

How the Annual Wet/Dry Cycle Influences Daily Rainfall in the Maritime Continent

New study by researchers supported by CPO’s Climate Variability & Predictability (CVP) program investigates how the wet and dry seasons of the Maritime Continent impact daily precipitation cycles in the region. 

Revealing the Dynamical Processes of Large-Scale Ocean Fronts 24 November 2020

Revealing the Dynamical Processes of Large-Scale Ocean Fronts

The study, funded in part by CPO’s Climate Variability & Predictability (CVP) program, investigates the dynamic processes that influence submesoscale fronts in the Northwest Pacific subtropical counter-current (STCC) system. 

Reducing Temperature Biases in Tropical Ocean Models 24 November 2020

Reducing Temperature Biases in Tropical Ocean Models

This work, funded by CPO’s Climate Variability & Predictability (CVP) program as part of NOAA’s contributions to the Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS) process studies, demonstrates how increasing the vertical resolution of ocean models can reduce commonly observed biases in the two regions.

Uncovering the Links between Surfactants, Sea Spray, and Tropical Cyclone Intensification 17 November 2020

Uncovering the Links between Surfactants, Sea Spray, and Tropical Cyclone Intensification

This study, supported by Climate Variability & Predictability, is the first to study how surfactants impact sea spray in regards to cylcones, the understanding of which could help improve model microphysics, leading to better forecasts that are more likely to capture rapid intensification of cyclones.

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