Advancing next-generation climate and Earth system models through process-oriented metrics 7 October 2015

Advancing next-generation climate and Earth system models through process-oriented metrics

NOAA’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program has competitively chosen nine new three-year projects involving $3.9 million in grants and $900 thousand in other awards for a total of $4.8 million to develop process-oriented metrics for climate and Earth system model development.

Advancing the North American Multi­-Model Ensemble Seasonal Prediction Capability 7 October 2015

Advancing the North American Multi­-Model Ensemble Seasonal Prediction Capability

NOAA’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program has competitively chosen nine new one-year projects involving $545,427 in grants and $82,000 in other awards (for a total of $627,427) to evaluate and develop new applications for the North American Multi-Model Ensemble System (NMME), a state-of-the-art multi­-model seasonal prediction system currently in the process of transitioning to National Weather Service operations.

Monitoring the Global Ocean through Ocean Climate Indicators 7 October 2015

Monitoring the Global Ocean through Ocean Climate Indicators

NOAA’s Climate Monitoring program competitively selected two new three-year projects totaling $855,734 in grants to produce observation-based global and (preferably) regional indices that facilitate monitoring the status, trends, extremes, and variability of ocean physical properties for the benefit of research, predictions, and decision makers. The two new projects join 13 multi-year projects totaling $2.2 million, that were funded last year in the same competition.

Understanding Arctic Sea Ice Mechanisms and Predictability 7 October 2015

Understanding Arctic Sea Ice Mechanisms and Predictability

NOAA’s Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) program competitively funded 11 new three-year projects totaling $4.6 million in grants and $1.2 million in other awards to support 38 researchers, postdocs, and students at 15 institutions.

Understanding Madden­-Julian Oscillation Initiation and Propagation 7 October 2015

Understanding Madden­-Julian Oscillation Initiation and Propagation

NOAA’s Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) program competitively funded 2 new three-year projects totaling $2.4 million in grants and $598,000 in other awards to support 20 researchers, postdocs, and students at 10 institutions.

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