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MAPP, ESS support International S2S Conference 10 February 2014

MAPP, ESS support International S2S Conference

CPO's Modeling, Analysis, Predictions and Projections (MAPP) and Earth Systems Sciences (ESS) programs have both provided support for the International Conference on Subseasonal to Seasonal Prediction (S2S). The conference will take place from Feb. 10-13 in College Park, Md. at NOAA's Center for Weather and Climate Prediction. 

Thirty-two-year ocean–atmosphere coupled downscaling of global reanalysis over the Intra-American Seas 22 January 2014

Thirty-two-year ocean–atmosphere coupled downscaling of global reanalysis over the Intra-American Seas

Research funded by CPO’s Modeling, Analysis, prediction, and Projections (MAPP) program was published online in Climate Dynamics on January 22, 2014.This study examines the oceanic and atmospheric variability over the Intra-American Seas (IAS) from a 32-year integration of a 15-km coupled regional climate model consisting of the Regional Spectral Model (RSM) for the atmosphere and the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) for the ocean.

Madden-Julian Oscillation - Bridging  Weather and Climate 22 January 2014

Madden-Julian Oscillation - Bridging Weather and Climate

A paper funded by the Climate Program Office’s MAPP and ESS programs was published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) in December.  The paper - titled "Madden-Julian Oscillation - Bridging  Weather and Climate" - shows that the MJO, which sits in a time frame between weather (less than 10 days) and climate (90 days and longer), can affect both weather and climate and plays a critical role in connecting or bridging the two.

How El Nino "flavors" affect the Mississippi River River Basin 16 January 2014

How El Nino "flavors" affect the Mississippi River River Basin

A new paper from scientists in CPO’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program titled “Asymmetric Responses of Land Hydroclimatology to Two Types of El Nino in the Mississippi River River Basin,” was accepted into the Geophysical Research Letters journal on Jan. 3.

6 January 2014

MAPP Webinar Series: Next-Generation Climate and Earth System Models

The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Prediction, and Projections (MAPP) program will host a webinar on the topic of model development on Tuesday, January 14. This webinar will discuss plans at NCEP and GFDL for next-generation model development as well as three new Climate Process Teams funded by the MAPP program and focused on improving the representation of clouds in NOAA’s climate models and advanced representations of sea ice processes in GFDL climate and Earth system models.

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