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OCTOBER 2019

NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

Students chatting
NCAR's Advanced Study Program is now accepting applications for the Graduate Visitor Program. This is an excellent way to spend time at NCAR and work on parts of a thesis, or final project equivalent, with guidance from NCAR scientists and engineers. The deadline to apply is October 31.
Still from NCAR predictability animation
Introduce your students to the role of chaos in deterministic weather forecasting with these animations from our recent news story. The July article in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences on which the story is based can also be found at the link.
Reminder: UCAR is hosting a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training at the AMS Annual Meeting, so be sure to add the short course to your registration before all slots are filled.
Screenshot from Gagne MultiCore presentation
Recent advances in computational and information science and what they mean for Earth system modeling: Choose from 27 presentations and panels at the 2019 MultiCore Workshop now available on YouTube.
Plan to meet up with colleagues and discover what's new: find us at the NCAR & UCAR booth #505 at the AGU Fall Meeting. We'll look forward to seeing you in the exhibit hall.

SCIENCE POLICY INSIDER

Avoiding a government shutdown

Last week, Congress passed a continuing resolution that will extend current funding for all federal agencies through November 21, avoiding a partial government shutdown that could have started earlier this week.
James Done, NCAR scientist

Congressional science hearing

On September 26, the House Science Committee held a hearing on forecasting extreme weather in a changing climate. Witnesses included James Done (pictured at left, NCAR), Marshall Shepherd (University of Georgia), Adam Sobel (Columbia University), Berrien Moore (University of Oklahoma), and Ann Bostrom (University of Washington.) 

The hearing addressed how changing climate is making the modeling and forecasting of severe weather events more difficult and the types of advanced observing and forecasting tools that will be needed in the future.

Appropriations bill

The Senate recently passed its version of the appropriation bill that would fund the National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (The House passed its version in May.) The bill includes an increase of $242 million for NSF above its FY19 funding level. It also includes $7 million in the proposed budget for NOAA to establish the Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC) and restores all proposed cuts to NOAA extramural research programs.
 

White House guidance on R&D priorities

This year's guidance document from the Office of Management and Budget and Office of Science and Technology Policy includes guidance on Earth science research. It reads, in part: "Departments and agencies should prioritize R&D that helps quantify Earth system predictability across multiple phenomena, time, and space scales."
 
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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS


Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting (OSTST) 2019
October 21-25
Chicago, IL

Esri Ocean GIS Forum 2019
November 5–7
Redlands, CA

Annual NOAA Earth System Science and Modeling Community Workshop
November 18–19
Silver Spring, MD
 
Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020
February 16–21
San Diego, CA

Check out more upcoming events in the
NCAR/UCAR Earth System Science Community Calendar
 

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Mushing on the Yukon River in winter. (Image: NPS/Josh Spice)
Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and NCAR have been awarded $3 million in funding from NSF to study the changing climate and rivers of Alaska and western Canada.
An ozone forecast map
NCAR has started to generate high-resolution experimental, 48-hour forecasts of air pollutants across the contiguous United States. 
Rain in Scotland
Scientists at NCAR show that the average March precipitation over the next ten years in western Europe is predictable using a novel method

DID YOU KNOW?

Tyndall's heat-trapping gas apparatus

Timeline: The history of climate science research

From the discovery of carbon dioxide and its heat-trapping ability to the rise of modeling, paleoclimate studies, and beyond, this new resource from the UCAR Center for Science Education is both image rich and accessible in plain text. The reading level for the History of Climate Science Research is from high school students to adults.

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