Upcoming workshop: Forecasting ENSO impacts on marine ecosystems of the US West Coast 30 June 2016

Upcoming workshop: Forecasting ENSO impacts on marine ecosystems of the US West Coast

The Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections and Climate Variability and Predictability programs will co-sponsor the Forecasting ENSO Impacts on Marine Ecosystems of the US West Coast workshop on August 10 and 11 in San Diego, California.

A review of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation: observations, inferences, and mechanisms 2 March 2016

A review of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation: observations, inferences, and mechanisms

A recently published and thorough review of the current state of scientific knowledge regarding the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) has been published in Reviews of Geophysics.This effort was supported by CPO's Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) and Modeling, Analysis, Prediction, and Projections (MAPP) programs. 

A new OAR technical report informs the development of next-generation NOAA climate reanalysis 20 January 2016

A new OAR technical report informs the development of next-generation NOAA climate reanalysis

A new OAR/Climate Program Office (CPO) Report, summarizing key outcomes of the May 2015 NOAA Climate Reanalysis Task Force Technical Workshop held at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, Maryland, has just been published.

Two new MAPP-funded studies provide new insight into drought understanding and prediction in the Central U.S. 18 January 2016

Two new MAPP-funded studies provide new insight into drought understanding and prediction in the Central U.S.

New research funded by CPO’s MAPP Program focuses on drought in the central U.S./Great Plains region and evaluates why summer droughts occur in the Southern Great Plains during some La Niña years but not in others, and how several drought indicators may promote drought preparedness during future flash drought (droughts that intensify rapidly) events.
Completion of Climate Forecast System Version 2 Archive 4 January 2016

Completion of Climate Forecast System Version 2 Archive

Reanalysis and reforecast data from NOAA’s premiere forecast system are now fully available for the public’s use.

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