Cultural knowledge and local vulnerability in African American Communities 10 June 2015

Cultural knowledge and local vulnerability in African American Communities

A paper supported by a grant from CPO’s Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA) program has been selected for Advance Online Publication in Nature Climate Change. The paper “Cultural knowledge and local vulnerability in African American Communities” appeared on the publication’s website on June 8, 2015.

Global warming’s new predictors of the Indian summer monsoon rainfall 10 June 2015

Global warming’s new predictors of the Indian summer monsoon rainfall

Since the end of the 19th century, Indian summer monsoon rainfall (ISMR) predictions have improved. However, prediction skill of the operational forecasts from 1989-2012 is quite low.

CVP-funded research tests microphysical schemes in the WRF model 9 June 2015

CVP-funded research tests microphysical schemes in the WRF model

esearch supported by NOAA CPO’s Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) program has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Atmospheric Science. The paper by Li et al., "The sensitivity of simulated shallow cumulus convection and cold pools to microphysics," explores how two separate microphysical schemes (the Thompson and Morrison schemes) used in nested Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model simulations affect the generation of precipitation and evaporation in the model.

Is the Indian Ocean a potential sink for missing atmospheric heat? 8 June 2015

Is the Indian Ocean a potential sink for missing atmospheric heat?

A paper resulting from research funded by the Climate Program Office’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections program as well as the Climate Observation Division, published in Nature Geoscience on May 18th, provides a possible answer to the question of where the missing heat went.

Could the melt pond fraction help predict seasonal Arctic sea ice minimums? 5 June 2015

Could the melt pond fraction help predict seasonal Arctic sea ice minimums?

A recent modeling study supported by CPO's Climate Observations and Monitoring Program was published in Environmental Research Letters on May 19. The study, led by PI Jiping Liu, is titled: "Revisiting the potential of melt pond fraction as a predictor for the seasonal Arctic sea ice extent minimum."

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