6.1 U.S Air Force Weather Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Prediction: Pushing the Limits of Predictability to Optimize National Defense

Wednesday, 10 January 2018: 8:30 AM
Room 15 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Ralph O. Stoffler, U.S. Air Force, Washington, DC

The U.S. Air Force is poised to take advantage of the Sub-seasonal to Seasonal (S2S) scale prediction capabilities and quickly transition such research to operational use in order to optimize National Defense. Improving the skill of S2S models over climatology will optimize the military decision-maker's long-term planning capability for phenomena such as flooding, droughts, heat waves, monsoonal pattern changes, tropical cyclone activity, etc. This presentation will highlight the Air Force needs to improve S2S parameters to ensure that the Department of Defense is prepared to mitigate environmental changes in the near and long term.
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