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.
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.
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.
The fourth Drought Task Force (DTF4), a coordinated effort between NIDIS and MAPP, launched on October 9th.
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.
Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather.
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