- Disseminate global climate products depicting slow oscillations of the climate system (time scale greater than 30 days).
- Interpret the current state of the climate system using El Niño/ Southern Oscillation (ENSO) as a framework.
- Produce experimental predictions of important variables describing the slow climate oscillations (e.g., Pacific/Indian Ocean sea surface temperatures, tropical convection, etc.).
- Transfer useful monitoring and forecasting products to NCEP's Climate Prediction Center for public dissemination.
The experimental climate effort involves mostly global datasets but there is also a regional component that focuses on the evolving climate over the Americas, including circulation, precipitation, storm tracks, etc. The initial set of products available for viewing illustrates some preliminary ideas under (1) above.