President signs NIDIS Reauthorization Act 7 March 2014

President signs NIDIS Reauthorization Act

President Barack Obama signed the National Integrated Drought Information System Reauthorization Act into law in order to ensure that the federal government can provide timely, effective drought warning forecasts and vital support to communities that are vulnerable to drought. 

Stochastic forcing of north tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures by the NAO 3 March 2014

Stochastic forcing of north tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures by the NAO

Research funded by CPO's Climate Variability and Predictability program has been accepted for publication into Geophysical Research Letters. The paper, titled: "Stochastic forcing of north tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures by the North Atlantic Oscillation," showed that NAO-generated forcing of SST during boreal winter and spring is responsible for more than half the statistically unpredictable component of SST in the main development region for Atlantic hurricanes during the subsequent summer and fall. 

Review of wave intensity over 60 years shows strong links to multi-decadal cycles 19 February 2014

Review of wave intensity over 60 years shows strong links to multi-decadal cycles

A study partially funded by COD and RISA provides a new perspective on how the intensity of waves across the north Pacific Ocean has varied over the last half-century.

NACSP briefs WMO permanent representatives 10 February 2014

NACSP briefs WMO permanent representatives

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) permanent representatives from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico participated in a special briefing on Monday, Feb. 3 related to progress under the North American Climate Services Partnership (NACSP). 
MAPP, ESS support International S2S Conference 10 February 2014

MAPP, ESS support International S2S Conference

CPO's Modeling, Analysis, Predictions and Projections (MAPP) and Earth Systems Sciences (ESS) programs have both provided support for the International Conference on Subseasonal to Seasonal Prediction (S2S). The conference will take place from Feb. 10-13 in College Park, Md. at NOAA's Center for Weather and Climate Prediction. 

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