New research offers potential to predict atmospheric river activity up to 5 weeks ahead 20 February 2018

New research offers potential to predict atmospheric river activity up to 5 weeks ahead

A new study in the Nature Partner Journal Climate and Atmospheric Science describes a breakthrough in accurately predicting atmospheric river behavior several weeks ahead.

NOAA introduces Marine Prediction Task Force at 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting 19 February 2018

NOAA introduces Marine Prediction Task Force at 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting

The NOAA MAPP Program, in partnership with NOAA Fisheries and participation by the NOAA National Ocean Service, has kicked off a new three-year Marine Prediction Task Force. To share their research and connect with scientists across broad marine science disciplines, Task Force members were in strong attendance at the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting.

New NOAA forecast product guides 3- to 4-week temperature and precipitation outlooks 15 February 2018

New NOAA forecast product guides 3- to 4-week temperature and precipitation outlooks

Thanks to a team of scientists led by Nat Johnson, an Associate Research Scholar at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) and the Cooperative Institute for Climate Science at Princeton University, NOAA’s forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) now have a new tool that provides week 3-4 guidance for their precipitation outlooks, and even better guidance for their temperature outlooks — all while helping them understand what drives the weather we see several weeks from now. 
 

MAPP Newsletter: Winter 2018 Issue 1 February 2018

MAPP Newsletter: Winter 2018 Issue

See what's been happening in the MAPP community!

Check out research and program highlights, as well as MAPP Task Force updates.

MAPP-Climate Test Bed research successfully transitions towards National Weather Service operations 29 January 2018

MAPP-Climate Test Bed research successfully transitions towards National Weather Service operations

The National Weather Service (NWS) recently reviewed four NOAA Climate Test Bed (CTB) MAPP program projects to evaluate whether or not some of the new research capabilities tested during the projects are ready for operational use. The review revealed that all projects had some modeling methodologies and/or prediction tools ready to be implemented in operations or that have already officially transitioned, according to the NWS reviewers.

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