Two new studies that hint at the tantalizing possibility that persistent drought conditions could be predictable one or more years in advance, using the influence of the tropical Pacific Ocean’s slow changes in temperature.
The International Academy of the Digital Arts & Sciences has chosen NOAA’s Climate Explorer as one of five nominees for Best Visual Design/Function in the annual Webby Awards for online excellence.
Showing the value of ocean underwater glider data used to forecast Hurricane Gonzalo in 2014, a CPO-supported study highlights the impact of gliders to improve hurricane intensity forecasts.
<p>In a paper published on the Journal of Climate, Chiodi (University of Washington) and Harrison (PMEL) analyze the value of wind stress information from the TAO/TRITON array, which has been deployed for over two decades. </p>
<p> The California Current is a highly productive eastern boundary current that supports a diverse array of economically important marine wildlife and fisheries.</p>
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