Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

Scientists Develop Method For Seasonal Prediction Of Western Wildfires 24 May 2022

Scientists Develop Method For Seasonal Prediction Of Western Wildfires

Experimental forecast calls for a larger-than-average fire season this summer

NOAA Climate Program Office’s MAPP program awards $2.7 million for new climate monitoring to support risk assessment 23 May 2022

NOAA Climate Program Office’s MAPP program awards $2.7 million for new climate monitoring to support risk assessment

CPO’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program is announcing seven new three-year projects for Fiscal Years 2022-2024 that aim to develop new model-based monitoring products addressing key climate impact areas totaling $2.7 million. 

Decline in Arctic Sea Ice Driven by Patterns in the Tropics 20 May 2022

Decline in Arctic Sea Ice Driven by Patterns in the Tropics

New results from climate models provide evidence that sea surface temperature anomalies in the tropics were key drivers in the rapid decline of Arctic summer sea ice extent in 2012.

 

NIHHIS to host special session on Equitable Heat Resilience at International Association for Urban Climate conference 20 May 2022

NIHHIS to host special session on Equitable Heat Resilience at International Association for Urban Climate conference

NIHHIS is hosting an international conversation on how met services like NOAA can deliver Integrated Urban Climate Services, as envisioned by the World Meteorological Organization.

MAPP CMIP6 Task Force Concludes Three Year Initiative 13 May 2022

MAPP CMIP6 Task Force Concludes Three Year Initiative

Starting in 2019, MAPP organized the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 6 (CMIP6) Task Force to coordinate research activities targeted toward the development of climate projections. The CMIP6 Task Force links researchers across 13 funded projects from the FY19 21st Century Integrated U.S. Climate Predictions and Projections funding opportunity, to facilitate communication, coordination, and synthesis of research results.
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