New insights into the Madden-Julian Oscillation 21 February 2017

New insights into the Madden-Julian Oscillation

A CPO-supported study documents continued progress in understanding why the Madden-Julian Oscillation often weakens over the Indo-Pacific Maritime Continent.

New York City experiencing fast sea level rise 20 February 2017

New York City experiencing fast sea level rise

A new CPO-supported study demonstrates the risk of inundation in coastal areas such as New York City. 

Report: First Regional NIHHIS Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Workshop in El Paso, TX 8 February 2017

Report: First Regional NIHHIS Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Workshop in El Paso, TX

An executive summary of the National Integrated Heat Health Information System workshop in July, 2016 outlines outcomes and recommendations for different aspects of heat health resilience in the El Paso-Juárez-Las Cruces Region.

 

NYC could experience a twenty-fold increase in seasonal coastal flooding episodes by the end of the 21st century 5 January 2017

NYC could experience a twenty-fold increase in seasonal coastal flooding episodes by the end of the 21st century

A new NOAA Research-funded study warns that from 2054-2079, sea level rise could lead to a total of 165 flooding events compared to the 1979-2004 total of 7 flooding events in the Big Apple, and that major flood events may be 3 to 4 times more frequent.

NOAA Research plays key role in advancing subseasonal extreme weather and climate prediction 20 December 2016

NOAA Research plays key role in advancing subseasonal extreme weather and climate prediction

Representatives from academia, government, and the private sector recently concluded a two day NOAA-supported workshop on improving understanding and prediction of extreme weather and climate from two weeks to a season ahead (subseasonal to seasonal). This workshop followed a kickoff meeting for a new NOAA Research-organized Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Prediction Task Force.  

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