UPDATE: FY18 MAPP Program competitions deadline postponed 15 September 2017

UPDATE: FY18 MAPP Program competitions deadline postponed

The new deadline for full applications is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, September 25, 2017

In view of the disruptions associated with hurricane Irma, the deadline for full applications to all FY18 MAPP Program competitions has been postponed to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, September 25, 2017.

State-of-the-art seasonal prediction research published in new special collection 8 September 2017

State-of-the-art seasonal prediction research published in new special collection

A special issue on the interagency North American Multi-model Ensemble, a seasonal prediction system combining forecasts from the leading North American climate models, is now available. The papers in this special issue document a variety of different research uses of the NMME system database, which includes a 30-year set of hindcasts as well as real-time forecasts.  

Scientists meet to improve predictions from weeks to seasons 7 September 2017

Scientists meet to improve predictions from weeks to seasons

Bridging the gap between short-term weather and long-term climate predictions has remained challenging for scientists, but public demand and promising research has focused NOAA's attention on this prediction problem. In an effort to further progress, researchers from universities, NOAA and other labs and centers will meet to highlight recent efforts to develop skillful predictions for the subseasonal to seasonal timescale. 

Newly released model forecasts could help advance NOAA’s week 3-4 outlooks 17 August 2017

Newly released model forecasts could help advance NOAA’s week 3-4 outlooks

Predicting the weather 3 to 4 weeks from now is extremely challenging, yet many critical decisions affecting communities and economies must be made at this lead time. However, model forecasts available for the first time this week could help NOAA's operational Climate Prediction Center significantly improve its week 3-4 temperature and precipitation outlooks for the U.S. 

Meeting to advance NOAA’s unified approach to weather-climate modeling 16 August 2017

Meeting to advance NOAA’s unified approach to weather-climate modeling

Two primary NOAA weather and climate modeling programs hosted a joint meeting to support efforts towards a more unified and improved modeling approach for NOAA through reduced costs, optimized resources, and integrated community efforts. 

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