The OAR/CPO Modeling, Analysis, and Predictions and Projections (MAPP) program, together with the National Weather Service/National Centers for Environmental Predictions (NWS/NCEP) Climate Prediction Center (CPC), will hold a workshop to explore advancing sub-seasonal forecasting as a follow-on to the North American Multi-Model Ensemble (NMME), a state-of-the-art prediction system.
The “NMME Sub-seasonal Forecast System Exploratory Workshop” will be held March 30-31, 2015 at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction Conference Center in College Park, Maryland. The workshop will attract participants from the research, operational and application communities, including scientists and stakeholders from the public and private sectors, and agency representatives. CPO/MAPP’s role in sponsoring and organizing this event reflects OAR’s ongoing leadership in supporting research to advance prediction at the weather-climate interface (i.e., Week 3 and 4 forecasts) in support of NWS mission requirements.
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. In 2011, the United States experienced a record high number (14) of climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 670 lives, caused more than 6,000 injuries, and cost $55 billion in damages. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.
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