Towards predictive understanding of regional climate change 14 September 2015

Towards predictive understanding of regional climate change

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.

CPO’s Pulwarty speaks at Southern California Water Forum 3 September 2015

CPO’s Pulwarty speaks at Southern California Water Forum

The Climate Program Office's Roger S. Pulwarty spoke at the Southern California Water Forum at  California State Polytechnic in Pomona, California,  on August 27, 2015.

Researchers call for greater consideration of the human impacts on water stress in Nature commentary 1 September 2015

Researchers call for greater consideration of the human impacts on water stress in Nature commentary

Researchers from OAR and the University of California system, including Amir AghaKouchak, David Feldman, and Travis Huxman (University of California, Irvine) as well as Martin Hoerling (NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory) and Jay Lund (University of California, Davis), recently published an essay in Nature discussing the future implications for California and other regions with growing populations and industries of the growing demand humans are placing on water.

NMME team awarded Silver Award for Personal and Professional Excellence 28 July 2015

NMME team awarded Silver Award for Personal and Professional Excellence

The Secretary of Commerce has awarded a Group Silver Medal for Personal and Professional Excellence to the North American Multi-Model Ensemble (NMME) team, which includes CPO's Annarita Mariotti. 

Summer Oscillations in Tropical Thunderstorm Activity: Potential Sources of Predictability 21 July 2015

Summer Oscillations in Tropical Thunderstorm Activity: Potential Sources of Predictability

 A new Climate Program Office-sponsored study published in the journal Climate Dynamics and led by Drs. Sun-Seon Leon and Bin Wang from the University of Hawaii has identified the characteristic wind and cloud variations associated with the two main areas of thunderstorm activity over the Indian Ocean and West Pacific that make up the BSISO.
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