Extreme tornado outbreaks have increased in frequency, says new research in Nature Communications 14 March 2016

Extreme tornado outbreaks have increased in frequency, says new research in Nature Communications

A new study in Nature Communications, funded by the CPO Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections program, evaluates how the average annual number of tornadoes per outbreak and spread in the data has changed over time.
NOAA’s Climate Program Office helped convene workshop to select sea ice model for NOAA’s Next Generation Global Prediction System 3 March 2016

NOAA’s Climate Program Office helped convene workshop to select sea ice model for NOAA’s Next Generation Global Prediction System

The NOAA Climate Program Office Modeling, Analysis, Predictions and Projections (MAPP) Program co-sponsored and co-organized the recent Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) Community Sea Ice Model Recommendation Workshop in Boulder, Colorado on February 3rd through 4th. The overall goal of the workshop was to advance NOAA sea ice forecasting on weather to seasonal timescales.
MAPP Newsletter: Winter 2016 Issue 29 January 2016

MAPP Newsletter: Winter 2016 Issue

This is the Winter 2016 edition and the 4th issue of our quarterly newsletter highlighting major papers, events, and press releases related to MAPP-funded work. Highlights include research into drought understanding and prediction over the Central U.S., improving seasonal forecasts of tropical cyclone activity, the completion of the Climate Forecast System Version 2 archive, and an OAR technical report that informs development of next-generation NOAA climate reanalysis. View the newsletter for much more information.

Sea level feedback lowers projections of future Antarctic Ice-Sheet mass loss, says CPO-funded research 1 December 2015

Sea level feedback lowers projections of future Antarctic Ice-Sheet mass loss, says CPO-funded research

Research supported by CPO’s MAPP and CVP programs evaluated the influence of the feedback mechanism between sea-level fall and ice sheets on future AIS retreat on centennial and millennial timescales for different emission scenarios, using a coupled ice sheet-sea-level model.
New MAPP-funded research assesses how changes in the tropical belt affect climate variability 21 October 2015

New MAPP-funded research assesses how changes in the tropical belt affect climate variability

New research funded by CPO’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections program resulted in a paper titled “Southward Shift of the Northern Tropical Belt from 1945 to 1980,” recently published in Nature Geoscience.
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