Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

Has Arctic Warming Impacted Mid-latitude Atmospheric Circulation? 18 February 2020

Has Arctic Warming Impacted Mid-latitude Atmospheric Circulation?

New MAPP Program-funded research helps shed light on this debate.

Different forces drive storm-induced sea level spikes on U.S. East, Gulf coasts, says CPO-funded study 13 February 2020

Different forces drive storm-induced sea level spikes on U.S. East, Gulf coasts, says CPO-funded study

Using a new powerful NOAA global climate model, NOAA and partner researchers show that big spikes in daily coastal sea levels will increase in the future from the Gulf Coast to the Atlantic coast as warming progresses, but will be driven by differing forces in these two regions.

Record Breaking High Sea Levels in Hawaii Linked To El Niño? 4 February 2020

Record Breaking High Sea Levels in Hawaii Linked To El Niño?

Following the strong El Niño in 2015, Hawaii experienced record breaking high sea levels in 2017. Impacts of high sea levels include beach erosion, inundation, and failed drainage infrastructure due to saltwater blockage. The processes associated with the Hawaii sea level rise after an El Niño event have so far remained unknown.

Bridging the Weather-Climate Prediction Skill Gap with a Multi-Model Experiment 18 December 2019

Bridging the Weather-Climate Prediction Skill Gap with a Multi-Model Experiment

Researchers have for years been working to tackle the subseasonal to seasonal (S2S) prediction problem to improve forecasts. The Subseasonal Experiment, SubX, is an interagency research-to-operations project designed to help tackle this problem. The results of the project were recently published in BAMS. 

Understanding the MJO in a Future Warmer Climate 25 November 2019

Understanding the MJO in a Future Warmer Climate

A research team funded in part by CPO's MAPP and CVP Programs investigate the effect of global warming on the MJO. 

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