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Intraseasonal to Interannual Climate Prediction and Predictability


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Assessment of Intraseasonal to Interannual Climate Prediction and Predictability (2010)

Accurate forecasts of climate conditions over time periods of weeks to a few years—called intraseasonal to interannual timescales—can help people plan agricultural activities, mitigate drought, and manage energy resources. However, current forecast systems have limited ability on these timescales because models for such climate forecasts must take into account complex interactions among the ocean, atmosphere, and land surface, as well as processes that can be difficult to represent realistically. This sets specific research goals for improving understanding of sources of predictability and suggests best practices to improve methods of making and disseminating forecasts.

Intraseasonal to Interannual Climate Prediction and Predictability, Report in Brief

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