NOAA Research plays key role in advancing subseasonal extreme weather and climate prediction 20 December 2016

NOAA Research plays key role in advancing subseasonal extreme weather and climate prediction

Representatives from academia, government, and the private sector recently concluded a two day NOAA-supported workshop on improving understanding and prediction of extreme weather and climate from two weeks to a season ahead (subseasonal to seasonal). This workshop followed a kickoff meeting for a new NOAA Research-organized Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Prediction Task Force.  

What’s behind the extreme atmospheric ridges causing California’s droughts? 29 November 2016

What’s behind the extreme atmospheric ridges causing California’s droughts?

New NOAA-funded research in the Journal of Climate uncovers the processes behind the persistent atmospheric ridge of high pressure off the west coast of North America, associated with California’s damaging droughts.
How the warm water of the northeastern Pacific persisted and whether scientists could have predicted it 8 November 2016

How the warm water of the northeastern Pacific persisted and whether scientists could have predicted it

A new study published in the Journal of Climate investigates the evolution and predictability of the abnormally warm water that emerged in October 2013 and persisted until June 2016 in the northeastern Pacific, colloquially known as “the Blob”.
NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $44.3M to advance climate research, improve community resilience 3 October 2016

NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $44.3M to advance climate research, improve community resilience

NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) has awarded $44.34 million for 73 new projects designed to help advance the understanding, modeling, and prediction of Earth’s climate system and to foster effective decision making.

Advancing the Prediction of Subseasonal to Seasonal Phenomena 3 October 2016

Advancing the Prediction of Subseasonal to Seasonal Phenomena

NOAA’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program—in partnership with the National Weather Service’s Office of Science and Technology—is funding 14 new three-year competitively funded projects involving $5.5 million in grants and $1.2 million in other awards.

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