COLA Researchers Study Subseasonal Predictability


AOES and Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA) had a sizeable presence at the April Workshop on Predictability, dynamics, and applications research held at the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF). Drs. Cristina Stan and Kathy Pegion (pictured above) and Paul Dirmeyer spoke at the conference.


Pegion, AOES professor Tim DelSole, and Climate Dynamics alumnus Rob Burgmann serve on the core team of The Subseasonal Experiment (SubX), a NOAA/Climate Testbed project focussed on subseasonal predicability and predictions. The project aims to improve forecasts of weather several weeks in advance.

Pegion and Dirmeyer are co-leads of the NOAA/MAPP S2S Task Force. The NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Program’s Modelling, Analysis, Prodictions and Projections (MAPP) Program “organized the Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Prediction Task Force to advance NOAA’s and the Nation’s capability to model and predict sources of S2S predictability.”

Dirmeyer and Stan serve on the S2S WWRP/WCRP Steering Committee and Liaison Group.