The Madden-Julian Oscillation’s Impacts on Our Weather Depend on its Phase and Lifecycle Characteristics 7 May 2019

The Madden-Julian Oscillation’s Impacts on Our Weather Depend on its Phase and Lifecycle Characteristics

The Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) is responsible for major shifts in tropical weather on weekly and monthly timescales with impacts around the earth.

Lack of Moisture Connected to Drought Propagation in North America 6 May 2019

Lack of Moisture Connected to Drought Propagation in North America

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.

Digging Deeper Into Flash Droughts 6 May 2019

Digging Deeper Into Flash Droughts

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.

Measuring Progress On The Path to Improving NOAA Prediction Models 1 May 2019

Measuring Progress On The Path to Improving NOAA Prediction Models

NOAA’s MAPP Model Diagnostics Task Force (MDTF) has developed a new approach to accelerate the development of increasingly realistic models.

The intensity of tropical cyclones may be impacted by large volcanic eruptions 12 April 2019

The intensity of tropical cyclones may be impacted by large volcanic eruptions

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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