Scientists meet to improve understanding of model errors 15 June 2017

Scientists meet to improve understanding of model errors

Scientists from around the world will meet for the fifth time to advance understanding of the causes of errors in weather and climate models.

What progress have we made predicting a year to decades ahead? 1 June 2017

What progress have we made predicting a year to decades ahead?

A new CPO-supported study published in Current Climate Change Reports discusses major advances in understanding decadal predictability and prediction of temperature over the past few years, as well as new prediction methods.

International centers meet to advance cutting-edge component of Earth system modeling 23 May 2017

International centers meet to advance cutting-edge component of Earth system modeling

A report has just been published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society that provides an overview of the topics covered during the October 18-21 workshop at Meteo-France in Toulouse, France, including methods, applications, gaps in science, key technical challenges, and future goals.

Persistent U.S. droughts could be forecasted years in advance 24 April 2017

Persistent U.S. droughts could be forecasted years in advance

Two new studies that hint at the tantalizing possibility that persistent drought conditions could be predictable one or more years in advance, using the influence of the tropical Pacific Ocean’s slow changes in temperature.

Scientists link California droughts and floods to distinctive atmospheric waves 6 April 2017

Scientists link California droughts and floods to distinctive atmospheric waves

The crippling wintertime droughts that struck California from 2013 to 2015, as well as this year's unusually wet California winter, appear to be associated with the same phenomenon: a distinctive wave pattern that emerges in the upper atmosphere and circles the globe.

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