NCPP: NOAA Climate Prediction and Projection Pilot Platform

Session Description

The NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO) will establish a NOAA Climate Prediction and Projection (NCPP) platform to provide Regional Climate Information (RCI) from monthly to centennial timescales. The NCPP will synthesize state-of-the-art approaches and applications of climate projection information at regional scales to support regional decision-making. The NCPP is envisioned to be an intellectual partnership among the broader communities (federal agency partners such as NASA, DOE, NSF/NCAR, and DOI, as well as current NOAA partners such as OAR/GFDL, NCEP/EMC, CPC, NESDIS/NCDC, and ESRL/PSD). This community effort will make climate science data, information, and knowledge more easily accessible and assessable in a timely manner to broad segments of the public, government, and industry, with scientific evaluation of its provenance, quality, and applicability to those sectors. The ultimate goal is to develop a community-based scientific foundation for an end-to-end system to support the use of best-available, quantitatively evaluated climate information at any given time.

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Donald E. Anderson Jr.

Donald Anderson is a Research Scientist and Principal Professional Staff member at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL). He is responsible for Earth system modeling and analysis research management in the Atmospheric and Ionospheric Remote Sensing Group of JHU/APL’s Space Department, and he also leads the Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Program Office.

Dr. Anderson previously worked in the Earth Sciences Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate as the Modeling Analysis and Prediction Manager, NASA Climate Variability and Change Focus Area Lead, and Atmospheric Effects of Aviation Research Manager. While at NASA, he was also a Program Scientist for the SORCE (Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment), ACRIMSAT (Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor Satellite), and CERES (Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System) satellite investigations and the Decadal Survey CLARREO (Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory) mission study.

He is a member of the American Geophysical Union and is the recipient of numerous honors, including two NASA Outstanding Performance Awards (in 2002 and 2003), a NASA Exceptional Achievement Award (2003), and a NASA Group Achievement Award (to the SORCE Mission Team, 2004).

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, 1973
M.S., Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, 1971
B.S., Physics, Merrimack College, 1966

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