The Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) is responsible for major shifts in tropical weather on weekly and monthly timescales with impacts around the earth.
Droughts have disastrous impacts on the agricultural, economic, and public health sectors. With the formation of droughts still being researched, scientists ability to forecast droughts for North America has been greatly affected.
Identifying rapidly evolving and severe “flash drought’ conditions is especially useful for mitigating crop losses, monitor vegetation health, and provide crucial information for increased fire risk.
NOAA’s MAPP Model Diagnostics Task Force (MDTF) has developed a new approach to accelerate the development of increasingly realistic models.
Understanding how tropical cyclone activity will be affected in the years following large volcanic eruptions will allow communities to better prepare for the consequences of an extreme event.
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Dr. Sandy Lucas
CVP Program Manager
CVP Program Specialist
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.
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