NOAA Climate Test Bed Seminar Series

Location: 
NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), in Camp Springs, MD, USA
Date: 
June 22, 2011

Judah Cohen discussed more than a decade of research underlying accurate winter season forecasts when he was invited to present a seminar for the NOAA Climate Test Bed (CTB) Seminar Series, at the NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), in Camp Springs, MD, USA.

"Eurasian snow cover variability and links with stratosphere-troposphere coupling and their potential use in seasonal to decadal climate predictions" was the topic. He outlined AER's 6-step model for seasonal forecasts, that begins with the advance of Siberian snow cover in October and ends with more (or less) frequent Arctic outbreaks during the winter in the Eastern US, Europe and East Asia. These Arctic outbreaks are associated with the negative (or positive) phase of the large-scale telconnection pattern the Arctic Oscillation (AO).