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.

MAPP Program efforts helped advance understanding of tropical cyclone subseasonal variability and predictability 2 October 2019

MAPP Program efforts helped advance understanding of tropical cyclone subseasonal variability and predictability

A new review paper describes how MAPP-funded and organized work has contributed to recent progress in understanding tropical cyclones.

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.

Can atmospheric patterns help predict coastal flooding? 6 September 2019

Can atmospheric patterns help predict coastal flooding?

A new study shows significant potential in using atmospheric patterns to forecast coastal flooding that occurs without rainfall during high tides.

Climate Change is Destroying a Barrier That Protects the U.S. East Coast from Hurricanes 24 May 2019

Climate Change is Destroying a Barrier That Protects the U.S. East Coast from Hurricanes

Columbia University highlights Mingfang Ting, James Kossin (NOAA NCEI), Cuihua Li, and Suzana Camargo's new hurricane intensity study, supported by NOAA Research's Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections Program (MAPP) Program, 

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