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Southeast Alaska Drought and Extreme Events Workshop Hosted by Alaska RISA team 5 May 2022

Southeast Alaska Drought and Extreme Events Workshop Hosted by Alaska RISA team

This March 2022 workshop aimed to build on existing climate adaptation efforts and assist with the development of community-driven adaptation strategies to serve the specific needs, challenges, and opportunities of remote communities in Southeast Alaska.

NIDIS and CNAP to Host Drought Update and Wildfire Outlook Webinar for California and the Southwest 5 May 2022

NIDIS and CNAP to Host Drought Update and Wildfire Outlook Webinar for California and the Southwest

Wildfire season across the Southwestern U.S. has begun, with multiple destructive fires burning in Arizona and New Mexico. This June 2nd webinar will provide timely information on the current drought status and outlook and wildland fire potential outlook.

Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC), a former NOAA RISA team, to host a screening of the Spokane Climate Project film on May 16 29 April 2022

Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC), a former NOAA RISA team, to host a screening of the Spokane Climate Project film on May 16

The Pacific Northwest Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC), a former NOAA RISA team, will host a screening of the 20-minute Spokane Climate Project film, followed by an interactive session with the film’s director.

NIDIS-Funded Project Finds That Evaporative Demand Increase Across Lower 48 Means Less Water Supplies, Drier Vegetation, and Higher Fire Risk 21 April 2022

NIDIS-Funded Project Finds That Evaporative Demand Increase Across Lower 48 Means Less Water Supplies, Drier Vegetation, and Higher Fire Risk

Increased evaporative demand will be an essential consideration for land and water management planning going forward.

14 April 2022

South-Central and Urban Northeast RISA Teams Examine Concentrated and Intensifying Humid Heat Extremes in the IPCC AR6 Regions

Temperature extremes can cause serious health effects in humans. This research aims to further our understanding of the mechanical drivers of such extreme events as well as their temporal patterns, enabling communities to better prepare.

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