Thursday, 28 March 2013
The University of Maryland’s Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS) has received an “outstanding” qualification from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Science Advisory Board (SAB), in a review that assessed the Institute’s current research progress.
The review took place three and a half years into a five year cooperative agreement, between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of Maryland.
The SAB panel
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Senior Research Scientist Rong-Hua Zhang, of the University of Maryland's Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, has outlined the recent annual success of his Intermediate Coupled Model (ICM) in a newly published study.
The paper titled "A Successful Real-Time Forecast of the 2010-11 La Nina Event" was published in Nature's on-line sub-journal, Scientific Reports.
Zhang's ICM model has steadily developed a reputation within the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) research community
Thursday, 26 July 2012
ESSIC Research Professor Dr. Hugo Berbery officially started as the director of CICS-MD on July 1 after serving as associate director of CICS-MD since July 1, 2011.
Berbery took the position previously held by ESSIC Deputy Director Dr. Phil Arkin. However, Akin remains the CICS executive director, a position that he held simultaneously with the CICS-MD director position.
“I am very grateful to Hugo for his excellent work as associate director of CICS-MD over the past year, and I have
Sunday, 24 June 2012
Researcher Raghu Murtugudde, of the University of Maryland's Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, and Nandini Ramesh, co-authored a new study billed as a breakthrough in the predictability of the El Niño effect, a process involving uncharacteristically warm ocean temperatures in the tropical Pacific.
The study, which Nature published today, finds that the Bjerknes feedback, a process that alters the volume of cold deepwater that rises in the East Pacific, is not an essential
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
University of Maryland's Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center researcher Dr. Xin-Zhong Liang, also a professor in the CMNS-Atmospheric & Oceanic Science Department, released a regional climate model Fe. 17 called the Climate-Weather Research Forecasting Model (CWRF), a significant extension of the original Weather Research Forecasting Model (WRF). The model has been ten years in the making by Dr. Liang's team in collaboration with NOAA and NCAR, and facilitates the use of an
University of Maryland ESSIC Hosts Chesapeake Bay & Puget Sound Health Workshops: Integrating Climate and Environmental Information with Disease Surveillance to Address Pathogens and Algal Toxins of Concern to Public Health
Monday, 20 February 2012
University of Maryland’s Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) will be hosting a workshop on Feb. 21/22 focused on the Chesapeake Bay. The workshop will be jointly sponsored by the NOAA Oceans and Human Health Initiative (OHHI) and by the University of Maryland Initiative: Climate Change Responding to User Needs (CIRUN).
The goal of the workshops is to identify how climate and environmental science can provide improved information support for decisions and