Climate Program Office News

Report: Advancing NOAA's climate models 1 August 2017

Report: Advancing NOAA's climate models

The Climate Model Development Task Force’s has been working for over three years to advance NOAA’s climate models in support of improved sub-seasonal to seasonal predictions.

NOAA publishes agency-wide framework to optimize and accelerate modeling 29 March 2017

NOAA publishes agency-wide framework to optimize and accelerate modeling

A new NOAA report describes high-priority recommendations to improve the way NOAA develops and operates models.

A new OAR technical report informs the development of next-generation NOAA climate reanalysis 20 January 2016

A new OAR technical report informs the development of next-generation NOAA climate reanalysis

A new OAR/Climate Program Office (CPO) Report, summarizing key outcomes of the May 2015 NOAA Climate Reanalysis Task Force Technical Workshop held at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, Maryland, has just been published.

Completion of Climate Forecast System Version 2 Archive 4 January 2016

Completion of Climate Forecast System Version 2 Archive

Reanalysis and reforecast data from NOAA’s premiere forecast system are now fully available for the public’s use.

El Niño modeling improvements introduced to Zebiak-Cane model 7 December 2015

El Niño modeling improvements introduced to Zebiak-Cane model

In a new study published in the Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, Xie et al. address the continued role of the Zebiak-Cane coupled model in ENSO forecasting.
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Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2011, the United States experienced a record high number (14) of climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 670 lives, caused more than 6,000 injuries, and cost $55 billion in damages. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.

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