Improvements in MJO Prediction Skill May Lead to Better Prediction in Meteorological Variables 3 November 2020

Improvements in MJO Prediction Skill May Lead to Better Prediction in Meteorological Variables

Better prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) can lead to better prediction in related meteorological variables, such as precipitation. However, the relationship between MJO skill and the predictive potential for meteorological variables is complex, as this Climate Variability & Predictability (CVP)-supported study shows.

Evidence of Increasingly Intense Large-Scale Wave Activity During Summertime in the Western North Pacific 3 November 2020

Evidence of Increasingly Intense Large-Scale Wave Activity During Summertime in the Western North Pacific

The large-scale summertime wave pattern over the western North Pacific has increased in intensity since 1950, according to researchers supported by CPO’s Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) program using NCEP-NCAR reanalysis data. 

Small-scale Matters for Large Water Masses in Labrador Sea 28 October 2020

Small-scale Matters for Large Water Masses in Labrador Sea

A study funded by the Climate Variability & Predictability (CVP) program, published in Nature Scientific Reports, is one of the first to focus on the cumulative effect of small-scale vortices on large-scale transport and distribution of heat, nutrients, and dissolved gases in the ocean.

CVP Researchers Develop New Statistical Approach to Test the Differences Between Climate Models 27 October 2020

CVP Researchers Develop New Statistical Approach to Test the Differences Between Climate Models

Researchers funded by CPO’s Climate Variability & Predictability (CVP) program have developed a new statistical approach that simplifies detecting and describing differences in climate model outputs.

Two New Studies Published on Cyclone Size and Storm Turbulence 27 October 2020

Two New Studies Published on Cyclone Size and Storm Turbulence

Research funded by the Climate Variability & Predictability (CVP) program (i) reveals the physical processes that contribute to tropical cyclones’ larger average size in the western North Pacific vs. the North Atlantic and (ii) simulates Hurricane Irene to study the ocean surface boundary layer underneath the storm. 

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