NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $44.3M to advance climate research, improve community resilience 3 October 2016

NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $44.3M to advance climate research, improve community resilience

NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) has awarded $44.34 million for 73 new projects designed to help advance the understanding, modeling, and prediction of Earth’s climate system and to foster effective decision making.

The Gulf of Mexico’s sea surface temperature could help predict the likelihood of summer storm activity, study says 1 August 2016

The Gulf of Mexico’s sea surface temperature could help predict the likelihood of summer storm activity, study says

A new study published in Environmental Research Letters shows that scientists could use the Gulf of Mexico’s sea surface temperature (SST) to forecast whether atmospheric conditions are favorable for extreme weather events from May through July.
CPO-sponsored research delivers a new seasonal prediction system for NWS operations 28 April 2016

CPO-sponsored research delivers a new seasonal prediction system for NWS operations

The North American Multi-Model Ensemble (NMME), a seasonal prediction system that combines forecasts from the leading North American climate models, has completed transition to NWS operations.
Spring ENSO Variations and North Atlantic SSTs Could Help Long-Range Prediction of U.S. Tornado Outbreaks 11 April 2016

Spring ENSO Variations and North Atlantic SSTs Could Help Long-Range Prediction of U.S. Tornado Outbreaks

In a recent paper published in Environmental Research Letters, scientists with NOAA and the University of Miami have identified how patterns in the spring phases of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), coupled with variability in North Atlantic sea surface temperatures, could help predict U.S. regional tornado outbreaks. 

Will climate change increase summertime temperature variability and heat waves by 2100? A new CPO-funded study has the answer 3 March 2016

Will climate change increase summertime temperature variability and heat waves by 2100? A new CPO-funded study has the answer

A new study by Haiyan Teng (National Center for Atmospheric Research; NCAR) and other NCAR researchers, funded by the Climate Program Office’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections program, evaluated by how much and why the variability of within-season summer surface air temperature will increase by the end of the 21st century.

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