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President signs NIDIS Reauthorization Act 7 March 2014

President signs NIDIS Reauthorization Act

President Barack Obama signed the National Integrated Drought Information System Reauthorization Act into law in order to ensure that the federal government can provide timely, effective drought warning forecasts and vital support to communities that are vulnerable to drought. 

A global perspective on CMIP5 climate model biases 3 March 2014

A global perspective on CMIP5 climate model biases

Researched funded by CPO’s MAPP program was published in Nature Climate Change on Feb. 23.  Scientists at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) led a new study to be published in Nature Climate Change, identifies a path forward to reduce or eliminate global sea surface temperature biases in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Assessments resulting in greater confidence in climate model projections. 

3 March 2014

CPO CICS-MD-funded National Indicators System recommended by federal advisory committee

The National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee (NCADAC) recommended the development of a sustained National Climate Indicators System, which is supported through a NOAA CPO CICS-MD grant.

Stochastic forcing of north tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures by the NAO 3 March 2014

Stochastic forcing of north tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures by the NAO

Research funded by CPO's Climate Variability and Predictability program has been accepted for publication into Geophysical Research Letters. The paper, titled: "Stochastic forcing of north tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures by the North Atlantic Oscillation," showed that NAO-generated forcing of SST during boreal winter and spring is responsible for more than half the statistically unpredictable component of SST in the main development region for Atlantic hurricanes during the subsequent summer and fall. 

What is responsible for the strong observed asymmetry in teleconnections between El Nino and La Nina? 1 March 2014

What is responsible for the strong observed asymmetry in teleconnections between El Nino and La Nina?

Research funded by CPO’s Modeling, Analysis, Prediction, and Projections (MAPP) program focusing on observed asymmetry in teleconnections between El Nino and La Nina was published in the February issue of Geophysical Research Letters.

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