Responding to Climate Variability and Change in the Pacific Northwest 12 April 2018

Responding to Climate Variability and Change in the Pacific Northwest

CIRC RISA has compiled a comprehensive report detailing what they've learned and accomplished from 2010 to 2017, providing a kind of mini climate assessment of the Pacific Northwest. 

MAPP Program projects featured at NOAA test-beds meeting show transition of research to operational capabilities 12 April 2018

MAPP Program projects featured at NOAA test-beds meeting show transition of research to operational capabilities

Participants from NOAA and its 12 testbeds, including NOAA MAPP Program-funded investigators leading projects under the Climate Test Bed, and other academic and private sector partners met for the 9th annual workshop to enhance communication and exchange lessons-learned and best practices across the current NOAA and related test beds/proving grounds.

NOAA and DOE partner to advance detailed predictions of the Earth system 11 April 2018

NOAA and DOE partner to advance detailed predictions of the Earth system

To bring attention to the important challenge of providing detailed predictions of the atmosphere, ocean, and land, and scope and evaluate future directions, NOAA and the Department of Energy co-hosted a workshop on the Initialization of High-Resolution Earth System Models bringing together experts from the climate modeling community.

The Nation’s leading modeling centers met for the 4th time to improve coordination 11 April 2018

The Nation’s leading modeling centers met for the 4th time to improve coordination

Representatives from the Nation’s six major climate modeling centers met for the 4th year in a row to work towards developing a common national climate modeling strategy and coordinate activities at the centers.

In Loving Memory of  Dr. Stephen Piotrowicz 5 April 2018

In Loving Memory of Dr. Stephen Piotrowicz

Our dear friend and distinguished colleague Dr. Stephen (Steve) R. Piotrowicz passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on April 2, 2018. While we, his NOAA colleagues, are deeply saddened by his departure and miss him sorely, we are also celebrating his life, leadership, and remarkable legacy of scientific achievements.

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