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Funded Projects for FY14 (funding period: August 2014 - July 2016)

Anthony G. Barnston, Huug van den Dool, Emily J. Becker, Michael K. Tippett, Shuhua Li Improved probabilistic forecast products for the NMME seasonal forecast system.
Fei Chen, Michael Barlage, Zong-Liang Yang, Michael Ek, Rongqian Yang, Jesse Meng Improving the NCEP Climate Forecast System (CFS) through Enhancing the Representation of Soil-Hydrology-Vegetation Interactions.
Timothy DelSole, Michael K. Tippett, Kathleen Pegion, Arun Kumar Subseasonal NMME Forecasts: Skill, Predictability, and Multi-model combinations.
Jiming Jin, Michael B. Ek, Yihua Wu Advances in Lake-Effect Process Prediction within NOAA's Climate Forecast System for North America.
Sarah Lu, Yu-Tai Hou, Arlindo da Silva, Jr., Shrinivas Moorthi, Fanglin Yang, Qilong Min, Anton Darmenov, Donifan Barahona Improving Cloud Microphysics and Their Interactions with Aerosols in the NCEP Global Models.
Michael K. Tippett, Gregory Carbin, Jon Gottschalck Assessment of CFS predictions of U.S. severe weather activity.
Shang-Ping Xie, Nathaniel Johnson, Steven Feldstein, Michelle L'Heureux, Stephen Baxter Bridging the gap in NOAA's extended and long range prediction systems through the development of new forecast products for weeks 3 and 4.

Funded Projects for FY13 (funding period: August 2013 - July 2016)

Christopher Bretherton, Joao Teixeira, Hualu Pan, Jean-Christoph Gola CPT to improve cloud and boundary layer processes in GFS/CFS
Steven K. Krueger, Shrinivas Moorthi, Robert Pincus, David A. Randall, Peter A. Bogenschutz A CPT for Improving Turbulence and Cloud Processes in the NCEP Global Models

Funded Projects for FY12 (funding period: August 2012 - July 2014)

Kirtman, Kinter, Paolino, Tippett, Barnston, Pegion, Schubert, Reinecker, Suarez, van den Dool, Mendez, Huang, Weaver, Zhang, Gottschalck, Tribbia, Middleton, Wood A U.S. National Multi-Model Ensemble ISI Prediction Experiment - Phase II NMME

Funded Projects for FY11 (August 2011 - July 2012)

Kirtman, van den Dool, Huang , Kinter, Pegion, Rosati, Saha, Schubert, DeWitt and Tippett National Multi-Model Ensemble (NMME) Prediction System - Phase 1 NMME Implementation Plan

Funded Projects for FY10 (August 2010 - July 2013)

DelSole, Tippett & van den Dool Incorporating Scale and Predictability Information in Multi-model Ensemble Climate Predictions
Wang & Waliser Multi-Model Ensemble Forecast of MJO
Wood & Lettenmaeir Enhancing operational drought monitoring and prediction products through synthesis of N-LDAS and CPPA research results
Xie, Johnson, L'Heureux, Collins & Gottschalk Improved Extended Range Prediction through a Bayesian Approach Exploiting the Enhanced Predictability Offered by the Madden-Julian Oscillation..
Zeng, Kalnay & Kumar Seasonal Prediction for Ecosystems and Carbon Cycle Using NCEP/CFS and a Dynamic Vegetation Model
Bretherton, Mechoso, Park & Teixeira CPT for Improving the Representation of the Stratocumulus to Cumulus Transition in Climate Models

Funded Projects for FY09 (August 2009 - July 2012)

Schubert, Rienecker, Suarez, Chang, Peņa, Zhu, Yang, Iredel Development of Subseasonal Ensemble Forecast Techniques
Perlwitz, Long, Alpert & Iredell CFS Stratosphere Improvement
Ide, Kalnay, Miyoshi & Wang Multi-model Ensemble Reanalysis System (MERS) Using the 4D-Local Ensemble Transform Kalman Filter (4D-LETKF)
Anderson, Mo, Svoboda, Wardlow, Zhan, Mecikalski, Kustas & Brown A GOES Thermal-Based Drought Early Warning Index For NIDIS

Funded Projects for FY08 (August 2008 - July 2010)

Goddard, Tippett, Mason, Peņa, van den Dool Recalibrating and Combining Ensemble Predictions
Jones & Gottschalck Probabilistic forecasts of extreme events and weather hazards over the United States.
Doty, Silva, Halpert & Adams Enabling the Transition of CPC Products to GIS Format.
Cane, Wang & Xue Generation and Evaluation of Long-Term Retrospective Forecasts with NCEP Climate Forecast System: Predictability of ENSO and Drought.
Kirtman & van den Dool Multi-Model Ensemble Climate Prediction with CCSM and CFS.
Annamalai & Kumar Development of an Extended and Long-range Precipitation Prediction System over the Pacific Islands.
Lyon & Kumar New Tools for North American Drought Prediction.

Funded Projects for FY07

Hartmann & O'Lenic System-wide advancement of user-centric climate forecast products.

Funded Projects for FY06

DelSole Using Initial tendency errors to reduce systematic errors, identify model errors, and construct stochastic parameterizations.
Fox-Rabinovitz Development of neural network emulations of model physics components for improving the computational performance of the NCEP seasonal climate forecasts.
McPhaden, Xue, & Behringer The Ocean Component of the NCEP ENSO CFS.

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