With warming temperatures and severe droughts, the state of California has seen an increase in fire activity. Due to rising global temperatures, this upward trend is expected to continue in areas with available fuel, stressing the need for reliable estimates of future fire statistics.
The Task Force is focused on modeling climate impacts on fisheries and other living marine resources, the predictability of climate impacts imposed on these resources, and improvements to modeling systems to better simulate variability and change.
Severe droughts are one of the costliest natural disasters in the United States, but the current level of skill in forecasting drought onset, development, and demise is limited.
CPO's Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program has organized a new Marine Ecosystem Task Force (METF) in coordination with the NMFS Office of Science and Technology. The first meeting of the METF took place on October 7th and is led by OAR, NMFS, and university scientists.
Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather.
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