New evidence for what triggers ice sheet calving 28 February 2017

New evidence for what triggers ice sheet calving

New findings suggest ice sheets, such as the Greenland Ice Sheet and Antarctica, could be at risk of collapsing and raising sea levels more than most models currently predict based on global warming alone.

Using the Madden-Julian Oscillation in mid-range weather forecasts 21 February 2017

Using the Madden-Julian Oscillation in mid-range weather forecasts

CPO-supported researchers examined convective variability under different climate scenarios to understand future reliability of the Madden-Julian Oscillation in weather forecasting.

OAR and NESDIS team up to improve satellite-based data assimilation 1 February 2017

OAR and NESDIS team up to improve satellite-based data assimilation

On January 30, 2017, NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) and the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) met to discuss current and future data assimilation activities using JPSS products.
The largest tornado outbreaks in the U.S. are producing more tornadoes, but scientists aren’t sure why 6 January 2017

The largest tornado outbreaks in the U.S. are producing more tornadoes, but scientists aren’t sure why

NOAA Research-funded scientists have reported a sobering finding in Science regarding our Nation’s severe weather: the tornado outbreaks with the most tornadoes are spawning more tornadoes than ever before and are occurring more often.
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.

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