This year’s notice of funding opportunity consists of six competitions to advance understanding of Earth’s climate system through interdisciplinary, integrated scientific research.
These high-quality maps and graphics will help promote public climate literacy and establish NOAA as an authoritative source of climate information.
Research funded by CPO’s Climate Observation Division was published in the March 2016 edition of the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology.
A new paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans explores the ability of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional storm surge models to simulate current, sediment transport, and the effects of vegetation on storm surge.
Climate models bias the rains down in Africa, but there’s something that 100 model runs or more could do
If Toto had been a group of climate modelers instead of a band, the song “Africa” might have informed listeners that East Africa has two rainy seasons–long rains from March to May and short rains from October to December.
Projections of tropical cyclones and rainfall in the African Sahel could be improved with better understanding and representation of African easterly waves in models
Accurately simulating AEWs is critical to predicting Atlantic tropical cyclones and hurricanes, but new research supported by the Climate Variability and Predictability program, and accepted for publication in the Journal of Climate, demonstrates several shortcomings in CMIP5 models preventing accurate representation of AEWs.
A paper supported by both CPO’s MAPP and ESS programs focuses on advances and challenges in understanding and projecting regional climate change. The paper will appear on the cover of the October issue of Nature Climate Change, but was published early online on Sept. 7, 2015.
Since the end of the 19th century, Indian summer monsoon rainfall (ISMR) predictions have improved. However, prediction skill of the operational forecasts from 1989-2012 is quite low.
The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program hosted a technical workshop for the NOAA Climate Reanalysis Task Force (NCRTF) on May 4-5, 2015 at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) Conference Center in College Park, Maryland.
MAPP Webinar Series: Addressing a Major Model Challenge: Improving the Representation of Clouds in Climate and Earth System Models
The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Prediction, and Projections (MAPP) program hosted a webinar on the topic of Addressing a Major Model Challenge: Improving the Representation of Clouds in Climate and Earth System Models on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. The announcement is provided below; you are invited to remotely join the session.