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.

Sea level feedback lowers projections of future Antarctic Ice-Sheet mass loss, says CPO-funded research 1 December 2015

Sea level feedback lowers projections of future Antarctic Ice-Sheet mass loss, says CPO-funded research

Research supported by CPO’s MAPP and CVP programs evaluated the influence of the feedback mechanism between sea-level fall and ice sheets on future AIS retreat on centennial and millennial timescales for different emission scenarios, using a coupled ice sheet-sea-level model.
Novel data science approaches could drive advances in seasonal to sub-seasonal predictions of precipitation 25 November 2015

Novel data science approaches could drive advances in seasonal to sub-seasonal predictions of precipitation

Predictions at the seasonal to sub-seasonal scale are important for planning and decision-making in a variety of disciplines, and improving understanding and model skill at this timescale is a key research priority. An as yet underexplored approach to sub-seasonal prediction using data science and graph theory methods that are increasingly common to other fields outside of meteorology and climate science shows potential to improve predictions at this challenging timescale.

Comparing Two Generations of Climate Model Simulations and Projections of Regional Climate Processes for North America 9 October 2015

Comparing Two Generations of Climate Model Simulations and Projections of Regional Climate Processes for North America

A technical report produced by the NOAA CMIP5 Task Force analyzes how CMIP5--the latest generation of climate model simulations--compares to CMIP3 simulations and projections of regional climate processes for North America.

Advancing a common software infrastructure for NOAA weather and climate models for more efficient modeling 7 October 2015

Advancing a common software infrastructure for NOAA weather and climate models for more efficient modeling

NOAA’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program competitively selected a new 3-year project involving $2.8 million in grants and $249,728 in other awards (for a total of $3 million) to help advance common software modeling and data infrastructure for NOAA's global models for weather and climate prediction, ultimately resulting in more efficient model development and use of model data.

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