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National Climate Assessment workshop in American Sāmoa informs new climate science summary for the jurisdiction 12 July 2019

National Climate Assessment workshop in American Sāmoa informs new climate science summary for the jurisdiction

Pacific RISA is leveraging the NCA4 regional chapter and Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment with workshops and new products that respond to informational requests from the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands and aim to build a more robust and inclusive regional network

New study elucidates the role of atmospheric rivers in future precipitation regime change in the West 12 July 2019

New study elucidates the role of atmospheric rivers in future precipitation regime change in the West

New research identifies atmospheric rivers as the dominant driver of extreme precipitation and changes in the precipitation regime in future climate along the US West coast.

SCIPP RISA announces availability of Live Storm Surge Tracker for Tropical Storm Barry 12 July 2019

SCIPP RISA announces availability of Live Storm Surge Tracker for Tropical Storm Barry

Using NOAA Tides and Currents data, SCIPP has created a live storm surge tracker to monitor storm surge events at 25 locations across the Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Barry approaches.

CPO supports and is featured at Climate Predictions and Applications Science Workshop 21 June 2019

CPO supports and is featured at Climate Predictions and Applications Science Workshop

This year’s meeting was held in Charleston, South Carolina last week. Record-breaking rain during the event underscored the importance of the meeting’s theme: climate information for coastal risk reduction.

SCIPP and USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub Release 2018 Southern Plains Wildfire Forum Assessment Report 14 June 2019

SCIPP and USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub Release 2018 Southern Plains Wildfire Forum Assessment Report

This recently released report summarizes a multi-agency regional forum on wildfire and a project to learn lessons from unprecedented wildfires in the region during 2016 and 2018.

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