The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program hosted a webinar on the topic of Subseasonal to Seasonal Prediction: Research Efforts and Broader Perspective on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.
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.
NOAA, in partnership with other agencies and universities, is developing and implementing a new global prediction system by incorporating the latest research in modeling and data assimilation from NOAA and the external community. The latest key milestone is the National Weather Service (NWS) Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) Coordination Meeting to advance its Unified Forecast System (UFS), which builds on the Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) through a multi-year plan.
Check out research and program highlights, as well as MAPP Task Force updates.
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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