Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

Are Winds a Driving Force for Sea Ice Loss in the Arctic? 8 July 2022

Are Winds a Driving Force for Sea Ice Loss in the Arctic?

New MAPP and CVP-funded research analyze wind impacts on Arctic sea ice loss.

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.

 

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