MERT Identifies Synergies Between Sanctuary Climate Science Needs and NOAA Research Science, Capacity, and Products 7 October 2020

MERT Identifies Synergies Between Sanctuary Climate Science Needs and NOAA Research Science, Capacity, and Products

Particular focuses included the need for increased understanding of subsurface parameters; the ability of multiple labs and programs to provide needed climate expertise and information; and a desire to engage in an iterative process of project and tool development with sanctuary partners.

NOAA’s Climate Program Office Awards $48.7M to Advance Climate and Decision Support Science, Build Community Resilience 6 October 2020

NOAA’s Climate Program Office Awards $48.7M to Advance Climate and Decision Support Science, Build Community Resilience

“From using machine learning to develop critical atmospheric datasets to creating an experimental system for rapidly assessing causes of extreme events, these new awards will expedite climate science discoveries and build the library of resilience solutions needed to protect all sectors of our economy and environment.”

NIDIS-Funded Study Evaluates In Situ Soil Moisture Observations in Contiguous United States 1 October 2020

NIDIS-Funded Study Evaluates In Situ Soil Moisture Observations in Contiguous United States

 Due to its significance, accurate soil moisture information is critical for subseasonal-to-seasonal climate prediction as well as forecasting extreme events at those timescales. 

 

MERT Partners with Pacific Islands National Marine Sanctuaries to Identify Climate Science Needs 29 September 2020

MERT Partners with Pacific Islands National Marine Sanctuaries to Identify Climate Science Needs

Participants identified rising ocean temperatures; ocean acidification and carbonate dynamics; the impacts of climate variability and change on deep water ecosystems; extreme events; and the ability to predict and project these changes at temporal and spatial scales meaningful to sanctuaries as the most pressing needs.

New Research Methodology To Enhance Drought Monitoring 25 September 2020

New Research Methodology To Enhance Drought Monitoring

In order to improve model predictions, an accurate characterization of the uncertainty in the model state, i.e soil moisture, is critical. With droughts becoming more severe and frequent, it’s imperative for researchers to study and improve drought monitoring.

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