Will extratropical cyclones along the U.S. East Coast be less common in a warmer climate? 13 July 2015

Will extratropical cyclones along the U.S. East Coast be less common in a warmer climate?

A new paper titled “A Review of Historical and Future Changes of Extratropical Cyclones and Associated Impacts Along the U.S. East Coast”, which was supported by the NOAA Climate Program Office’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions and Projections (MAPP) Program, has been published as part of a “Topical Collection on Extreme Events” in the academic journal Current Climate Change Reports.
Semi-arid regions may be key to understanding and predicting variations in the land CO2 sink 10 June 2015

Semi-arid regions may be key to understanding and predicting variations in the land CO2 sink

Terrestrial ecosystems pull about one-fourth of anthropogenic CO2 emissions out of the atmosphere per year, serving as a sink for CO2 since industrialization.

Global warming’s new predictors of the Indian summer monsoon rainfall 10 June 2015

Global warming’s new predictors of the Indian summer monsoon rainfall

Since the end of the 19th century, Indian summer monsoon rainfall (ISMR) predictions have improved. However, prediction skill of the operational forecasts from 1989-2012 is quite low.

MAPP Webinar Series: Drought Understanding, Monitoring, and Prediction 9 June 2015

MAPP Webinar Series: Drought Understanding, Monitoring, and Prediction

The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Prediction, and Projections (MAPP) program hosted a webinar on the topic of Drought Understanding, Monitoring, and Prediction on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. The announcement is provided below; you are invited to remotely join the session.

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.

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