Climate Program Office News

Report: Advancing NOAA's climate models 1 August 2017

Report: Advancing NOAA's climate models

The Climate Model Development Task Force’s has been working for over three years to advance NOAA’s climate models in support of improved sub-seasonal to seasonal predictions.

NOAA model shows significant forecast skill 3-4 weeks in advance 2 March 2017

NOAA model shows significant forecast skill 3-4 weeks in advance

This study represents a potentially significant step forward towards bridging the weather to climate prediction gap, which is recognized as a national and international priority.


Using the Madden-Julian Oscillation in mid-range weather forecasts 21 February 2017

Using the Madden-Julian Oscillation in mid-range weather forecasts

CPO-supported researchers examined convective variability under different climate scenarios to understand future reliability of the Madden-Julian Oscillation in weather forecasting.

Upcoming workshop: Forecasting ENSO impacts on marine ecosystems of the US West Coast 30 June 2016

Upcoming workshop: Forecasting ENSO impacts on marine ecosystems of the US West Coast

The Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections and Climate Variability and Predictability programs will co-sponsor the Forecasting ENSO Impacts on Marine Ecosystems of the US West Coast workshop on August 10 and 11 in San Diego, California.

A review of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation: observations, inferences, and mechanisms 2 March 2016

A review of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation: observations, inferences, and mechanisms

A recently published and thorough review of the current state of scientific knowledge regarding the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) has been published in Reviews of Geophysics.This effort was supported by CPO's Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) and Modeling, Analysis, Prediction, and Projections (MAPP) programs. 

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About the Climate Program Office

The Climate Program Office (CPO) manages competitive research programs in which NOAA funds high-priority climate science, assessments, decision support research, outreach, education, and capacity-building activities designed to advance our understanding of Earth’s climate system, and to foster the application of this knowledge in risk management and adaptation efforts.  CPO-supported research is conducted in regions across the United States, at national and international scales, and globally.  Learn more...

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ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION

Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2017, the United States experienced a record-tying 16 climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 362 lives, and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted, costing more than $306 billion. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.

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