Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Objective 1

Apply understanding of weather and climate extremes and the weather-climate linkage to improve preparedness and response.

With a greater understanding of the climate-weather linkage, all sectors of society will be better prepared for extreme events. Coastal communities and related industries, environmental resource managers, national, regional, state, and local governments, and the public will have longer lead times to prepare for the impacts of hazardous weather events. In the past 10 years, knowledge and predictability of climate and its impacts on weather has evolved, but with the changing climate and the recent onslaught of extreme weather events, it is critical to improve our understanding of climate-weather linkages.

R&D Targets:

  • Integrate understanding of the physical processes of Madden-Julian Oscillation events, atmospheric rivers, predictability of AO/North Atlantic Oscillation, and tropical convection, into operational forecast products
  • Incorporate local and regional climate impacts into extreme meteorological and hydrological event forecasts
  • Expand the Local Climate Analysis Tool to include multiple time and space scales for delivery of information in support of regional and local decision making