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EU provides 15 million euros of funding for Arctic project

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) 35 partners, led by the AWI, are developing a comprehensive environmental observing system for the Arctic as part of the Arctic PASSION project.

Geostationary Earth Orbit Hyperspectral Infrared Radiance data improve local severe storm forecasts proofed by using a new Hybrid OSSE method

(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Scientists are developing data assimilation methods for Numerical Weather Prediction models that will increase the quality of initialization data from satellites. The Observing System Simulation Experiment (OSSE) is designed to use data assimilation to investigate the potential impact of future atmospheric observing systems. Traditional OSSE processes require significant effort to compute, simulate, and calibrate information, then assimilate the data to produce a forecast. Therefore, model meteorologists are working to make this process more efficient.

Predicting the ocean: Improved forecast and insights for the Mediterranean and Black Seas

(CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change) Daily bulletins, an increased model resolution, and novel parameterization schemes: new scientific products are used to produce new Mediterranean and Black Seas operational forecasts for Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) by a team of CMCC researchers.

Wildfire monitoring and prevention: Science, innovation and cross-border cooperation

(CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change) Innovative wireless sensors networks, weather stations, HD video cameras, drones, a Wildfire Control Room at Puglia Civil Protection for fire hazard forecasting and monitoring, FireAware, a mobile App to raise citizens’ awareness of the problem of wildfires: the regions of Puglia (Italy) and Epirus (Greece) now have new and more effective tools for fighting forest wildfires thanks to the project OFIDIA2 — Operational FIre Danger preventIon plAtform 2, funded by the Interreg V-A Greece-Italy Programme 2014-2020 and coordinated by the CMCC Foundation.

Widespread coral-algae symbioses endured historical climate changes

(Penn State) One of the most important and widespread reef-building corals, known as cauliflower coral, exhibits strong partnerships with certain species of symbiotic algae, and these relationships have persisted through periods of intense climate fluctuations over the last 1.5 million years, according to a new study led by researchers at Penn State.

Hurricane ‘Price Tags’ Could Reveal the Cost of Global Warming – WIRED

Climate researchers say the idea of putting a “climate price tag” on an individual storm might help the public understand how global warming affects them directly. That’s especially true in places like North Carolina, which continues to see a boom…