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MORE THAN $700,000 TO FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a $773,500 grant to Florida State University to conduct research on improving seasonal forecasting and applications. NOAA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The grant will
fund ongoing research efforts to assess the regional impacts of El
Niño-Southern Oscillation and Pacific Decadal Oscillation on
the Southeast United States using global and regional climate models.
Researchers will combine climate forecasts with application models
such as dynamical crop forecast and seasonal hurricane prediction
and assess their potential applications.
Each year, NOAA awards approximately $900 million in grants to members of the academic, scientific and business communities to assist the agency in fulfilling its mission to study the Earth’s natural systems in order to predict environmental change, manage ocean resources, protect life and property, and provide decision makers with reliable scientific information. NOAA goals and programs reflect a commitment to these basic responsibilities of science and service to the nation for the past 34 years.
NOAA is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through research and the prediction of weather and climate-related variability and change, and providing environmental stewardship of our nation’s coastal and marine resources. To learn more about NOAA, please visit http://www.noaa.gov.
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