Evaluating the Newest Version of the NOAA-CIRES-DOE 20th Century Reanalysis Product 15 December 2020

Evaluating the Newest Version of the NOAA-CIRES-DOE 20th Century Reanalysis Product

A study funded by both CPO’s COM and MAPP programs shows the newest version of the NOAA-CIRES-DOE 20th Century Reanalysis Product produces useful estimates for past atmospheric variables as far back as 1806.

MERT Facilitates Enhanced Partnership Between NOAA CoastWatch and Sanctuaries 24 November 2020

MERT Facilitates Enhanced Partnership Between NOAA CoastWatch and Sanctuaries

An interactive webinar, led by the CPO Marine Ecosystems Risk Team (MERT), featured NOAA CoastWatch staff and focused on how the CoastWatch data, tools, and capabilities can be used to inform sanctuaries science and management, including climate change assessment and adaptation.

MAPP-funded research finds risk of large California fires increases substantially to one unit degree change in temperature 14 November 2020

MAPP-funded research finds risk of large California fires increases substantially to one unit degree change in temperature

With warming temperatures and severe droughts, the state of California has seen an increase in fire activity. Due to rising global temperatures, this upward trend is expected to continue in areas with available fuel, stressing the need for reliable estimates of future fire statistics.

MAPP Marine Ecosystem Task Force begins three-year initiative to improve modeling and prediction of climate impacts on fisheries 14 November 2020

MAPP Marine Ecosystem Task Force begins three-year initiative to improve modeling and prediction of climate impacts on fisheries

The Task Force is focused on modeling climate impacts on fisheries and other living marine resources, the predictability of climate impacts imposed on these resources, and improvements to modeling systems to better simulate variability and change.

Drought Prediction Sensitivity to Land Surface Conditions 10 November 2020

Drought Prediction Sensitivity to Land Surface Conditions

Severe droughts are one of the costliest natural disasters in the United States, but the current level of skill in forecasting drought onset, development, and demise is limited.

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