Initiation of an intraseasonal oscillation in an aquaplanet general circulation model 1 October 2015

Initiation of an intraseasonal oscillation in an aquaplanet general circulation model

El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Sea Level Pressure Anomalies in the Western Pacific 17 September 2015

El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Sea Level Pressure Anomalies in the Western Pacific

Research supported by NOAA CPO’s Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) program and the Modeling, Analysis, Predictions and Projections (MAPP) program has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Climate.

Towards predictive understanding of regional climate change 14 September 2015

Towards predictive understanding of regional climate change

A paper supported by both CPO's MAPP and ESS programs focuses on advances and challenges in understanding and projecting regional climate change. The paper will appear on the cover of the October issue of Nature Climate Change, but was published early online on Sept. 7, 2015.

Summer Oscillations in Tropical Thunderstorm Activity: Potential Sources of Predictability 21 July 2015

Summer Oscillations in Tropical Thunderstorm Activity: Potential Sources of Predictability

 A new Climate Program Office-sponsored study published in the journal Climate Dynamics and led by Drs. Sun-Seon Leon and Bin Wang from the University of Hawaii has identified the characteristic wind and cloud variations associated with the two main areas of thunderstorm activity over the Indian Ocean and West Pacific that make up the BSISO.
Semi-arid regions may be key to understanding and predicting variations in the land CO2 sink 10 June 2015

Semi-arid regions may be key to understanding and predicting variations in the land CO2 sink

Terrestrial ecosystems pull about one-fourth of anthropogenic CO2 emissions out of the atmosphere per year, serving as a sink for CO2 since industrialization.

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