CVP-funded research tests microphysical schemes in the WRF model 9 June 2015

CVP-funded research tests microphysical schemes in the WRF model

esearch supported by NOAA CPO’s Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) program has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Atmospheric Science. The paper by Li et al., "The sensitivity of simulated shallow cumulus convection and cold pools to microphysics," explores how two separate microphysical schemes (the Thompson and Morrison schemes) used in nested Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model simulations affect the generation of precipitation and evaporation in the model.

Is the Indian Ocean a potential sink for missing atmospheric heat? 8 June 2015

Is the Indian Ocean a potential sink for missing atmospheric heat?

A paper resulting from research funded by the Climate Program Office’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections program as well as the Climate Observation Division, published in Nature Geoscience on May 18th, provides a possible answer to the question of where the missing heat went.

Could the melt pond fraction help predict seasonal Arctic sea ice minimums? 5 June 2015

Could the melt pond fraction help predict seasonal Arctic sea ice minimums?

A recent modeling study supported by CPO's Climate Observations and Monitoring Program was published in Environmental Research Letters on May 19. The study, led by PI Jiping Liu, is titled: "Revisiting the potential of melt pond fraction as a predictor for the seasonal Arctic sea ice extent minimum."

CPO-funded "Last Millennium Reanalysis Project" to hold community Workshop on Proxy System Modeling 1 May 2015

CPO-funded "Last Millennium Reanalysis Project" to hold community Workshop on Proxy System Modeling

From May 4 -6, 2015 over two dozen highly accomplished, leading paleoclimatologists will convene at the USC Wrigley Institute for an in depth community workshop to synthesize and chart a path forward for the cutting-edge science of Proxy System Models.

New Satellite Cloud Datasets Produced 15 April 2015

New Satellite Cloud Datasets Produced

With partial funding from CPO's Climate Monitoring Division,  Researchers at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography have published new research applying important "corrections" to two widely-used, long term satellite cloud data records (The International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) dataset and the Pathfinder Atmospheres–Extended (PATMOS-x) dataset).

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