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MAPP Marine Ecosystem Task Force begins three-year initiative to improve modeling and prediction of climate impacts on fisheries 14 November 2020

MAPP Marine Ecosystem Task Force begins three-year initiative to improve modeling and prediction of climate impacts on fisheries

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.

Drought Prediction Sensitivity to Land Surface Conditions 10 November 2020

Drought Prediction Sensitivity to Land Surface Conditions

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.

New MAPP Marine Ecosystem Task Force 20 October 2020

New MAPP Marine Ecosystem Task Force

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.

First meeting of the Drought Task Force 20 October 2020

First meeting of the Drought Task Force

The fourth Drought Task Force (DTF4), a coordinated effort between NIDIS and MAPP, launched on October 9th.

Effects of Severe Drought Events on Forests Sensitivity 13 October 2020

Effects of Severe Drought Events on Forests Sensitivity

The impacts of single droughts on forests have been widely studied, but understanding whether forests acclimate to or become more vulnerable to repeated drought events remains largely unknown.

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