Drought Task Force Provides Rapid Response to Worst U.S. Drought Since 2013 26 January 2021

Drought Task Force Provides Rapid Response to Worst U.S. Drought Since 2013

The Drought Task Force’s rapid response will help us understand the ongoing drought’s causes, how our science is helping us understand the drought, to what extent climate change is playing a role, and how the event may evolve.

Paleo-Climate Datasets Reveal a Tropically-driven Global Teleconnection 19 January 2021

Paleo-Climate Datasets Reveal a Tropically-driven Global Teleconnection

Climate Variability & Predictability (CVP) and Modeling, Analysis, Predictions and Projections (MAPP) funded a recent study which proposes a newly-named global teleconnection linking cooling temperature trends over Eurasia and warming trends in the Arctic to variability in low-frequency tropical sea surface temperatures.

Ranking the Performance of Climate Models for Summertime Sea Ice Simulation 19 January 2021

Ranking the Performance of Climate Models for Summertime Sea Ice Simulation

Researchers funded by both the CPO Climate Variability & Predictability (CVP) program and the Modeling, Analysis, Predictions and Projections (MAPP) program rank the performance of over 30 CMIP5/6 climate models in reproducing observed atmosphere-sea ice relationships.

Study Provides New Understanding of Plants, Droughts, and Climate Change to Improve Models 12 January 2021

Study Provides New Understanding of Plants, Droughts, and Climate Change to Improve Models

Building models that can appropriately capture plant-water interactions is critical in order to accurately simulate the onset and evolution of droughts and their cascading impacts throughout the Earth system.

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