Members of the U.S. CLIVAR Working Group on Decadal Predictability have just published a paper in Climate Dynamics entitled “A verification framework for interannual-to-decadal prediction experiments.” The paper presents consistent metrics for evaluating forecast quality across predictions systems, and guidance on the use of model predictions including correction of mean and conditional biases, and consideration of how best to approach forecast uncertainty.
NOAA's Climate Program Office has announced its FY 2013 federal funding opportunity. The full announcement of opportunity is available on the CPO Funding Opportunities page and on the Grants.Gov website. In FY 2013, NOAA will accept individual applications for 7 competitions, organized around the following programs: Earth System Science; Modeling Analysis, Predictions, and Projections; and Climate and Societal Interactions. Letters of intent are due 5 p.m. (ET), Aug. 29, 2012, and the deadline for final applications is 5:00 p.m. (ET), Nov. 6, 2012.
The 2012 U.S. AMOC PI Meeting was held August 15-17 in Boulder, Colorado. This was an open meeting for U.S. AMOC Principal Investigators and all interested parties to review current research and examine near-term priorities in four topical areas: The AMOC Observing System, AMOC fingerprinting from historical and proxy data, AMOC mechanisms and predictability, and AMOC's impact on the carbon cycle.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has launched the Climate Data Guide Website. The NSF-funded Climate Data Guide, produced by NCAR's Climate Analysis Section, enables researchers, students and stakeholders worldwide to search for data sets used in climate analysis and model evaluation, learn about data sets' strengths and limitations from expert-users and share expertise and advice on data sets.
The 2012 U.S. CLIVAR Summit was held in Newport Beach, CA July 17-20. This annual meeting is for the U.S. CLIVAR Scientific Steering Committee and three Panels to review progress and accomplishments of the program over the past year and develop input for the program’s Science Plan for the next 15 years. Presentations from the event are available to download on the 2012 Summit webpage.
The United States Group on Earth Observations (USGEO) is preparing a document containing best practices for Federal government procurement of commercial Earth observation and geospatial data and services, per the 2019 National Plan for Civil Earth Observations. USGEO is seeking public input from all interested parties (e.g., private sector providers and users, academia, and the public) on best practices to inform the writing of this report. Written input is due June 30, 2021.
In preparation for the Workshop on Observing, Modeling, and Understanding the Circulation of the Arctic Ocean and Sub-Arctic Seas, the organizing committee initiated an online topical community discussion to share perspectives in advance of the workshop.