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Understanding natural climate variability can improve predictions of sea-ice coverage at short and long term scales, study says 16 March 2017

Understanding natural climate variability can improve predictions of sea-ice coverage at short and long term scales, study says

A CPO-funded study published on Nature Climate Change demonstrates how understanding natural climate variability can improve predictions of sea-ice coverage at short and long term scales.

NOAA model shows significant forecast skill 3-4 weeks in advance 2 March 2017

NOAA model shows significant forecast skill 3-4 weeks in advance

This study represents a potentially significant step forward towards bridging the weather to climate prediction gap, which is recognized as a national and international priority.


Carbon Tracker CT2016 released 28 February 2017

Carbon Tracker CT2016 released

The updated version of this CPO-supported tool provides information for policymakers, industry, and researchers to make informed decisions related to atmospheric greenhouse gases.

Using the Madden-Julian Oscillation in mid-range weather forecasts 21 February 2017

Using the Madden-Julian Oscillation in mid-range weather forecasts

CPO-supported researchers examined convective variability under different climate scenarios to understand future reliability of the Madden-Julian Oscillation in weather forecasting.

How are heat waves over Yangtze River valley associated with atmospheric quasi-biweekly oscillation? 21 February 2017

How are heat waves over Yangtze River valley associated with atmospheric quasi-biweekly oscillation?

A recently published study on mechanisms for predicting heat waves in China is an important contribution to the field of extreme heat, a well known public health issue for the entire globe.

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