El Niño and La Niña exert a strong influence on weather in the United States and around the world. During the briefing, three experts on the El Niño–Southern Oscillation clarified misperceptions, explained ENSO behavior, and outlined the state of the science aimed at predicting the onset and preparing for the impacts of these significant events.
House and Senate leadership has announced the heads of the congressional committees that will oversee the science agencies and write the funding and authorizing legislation for science in the current session.
The bill reauthorizes the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program through FY 2017, encourages interagency coordination on windstorm impact reduction research, and authorizes appropriations at NIST, NOAA, FEMA, and NSF.
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The perceived gender of a hurricane’s name is just one of many factors potentially shaping how someone reacts to a given storm, according to several scientists at NCAR who take a multifaceted approach to studying hurricane response.