Expected Trends and Surprises for Study on Seasonal Extreme Temperature Events Across North America 14 October 2020

Expected Trends and Surprises for Study on Seasonal Extreme Temperature Events Across North America

Extreme warm events are increasing in frequency, duration, and extent across North America while extreme cold events are decreasing, though COM-funded researchers find some surprising exceptions.

NOAA’s Climate Program Office Awards $48.7M to Advance Climate and Decision Support Science, Build Community Resilience 6 October 2020

NOAA’s Climate Program Office Awards $48.7M to Advance Climate and Decision Support Science, Build Community Resilience

“From using machine learning to develop critical atmospheric datasets to creating an experimental system for rapidly assessing causes of extreme events, these new awards will expedite climate science discoveries and build the library of resilience solutions needed to protect all sectors of our economy and environment.”

MERT Partners with Pacific Islands National Marine Sanctuaries to Identify Climate Science Needs 29 September 2020

MERT Partners with Pacific Islands National Marine Sanctuaries to Identify Climate Science Needs

Participants identified rising ocean temperatures; ocean acidification and carbonate dynamics; the impacts of climate variability and change on deep water ecosystems; extreme events; and the ability to predict and project these changes at temporal and spatial scales meaningful to sanctuaries as the most pressing needs.

Coastal Researchers Develop Models to Predict Extreme Sea Level Changes 28 September 2020

Coastal Researchers Develop Models to Predict Extreme Sea Level Changes

Predicting periods of relatively higher flood risk would allow officials to prepare and deploy resources more in advance.

Study Develops Framework to Improve Tropical Cyclone Modeling and Projections 23 September 2020

Study Develops Framework to Improve Tropical Cyclone Modeling and Projections

Their framework has useful applications for analyzing tropical cyclone forecasts and could help improve understanding of where and how often tropical cyclones may occur in the future under a changing climate.

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