Climate Program Office News

Great Lakes RISA team announces 12 small grants to fund local climate adaptation projects 12 September 2019

Great Lakes RISA team announces 12 small grants to fund local climate adaptation projects

Grantees will engage directly with decision makers from a diverse range of sectors and communities to implement climate adaptation projects in the Great Lakes using GLISA’s existing climate information services.

Preparing for the next water year: Upcoming Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar for California-Nevada 9/23/2019 11:00 AM

Preparing for the next water year: Upcoming Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar for California-Nevada

On September 23, the California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV DEWS) Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar will provide an overview of the current conditions and outlook for the fall into winter as well as the role of atmospheric rivers in Western North America.

Can atmospheric patterns help predict coastal flooding? 6 September 2019

Can atmospheric patterns help predict coastal flooding?

A new study shows significant potential in using atmospheric patterns to forecast coastal flooding that occurs without rainfall during high tides.

Alaska's Changing Environment: a new report on major observed climate changes 6 September 2019

Alaska's Changing Environment: a new report on major observed climate changes

The Climate Program Office’s Alaska RISA team (Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy), in partnership with the International Arctic Research Center and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, has released a new report, Alaska’s Changing Environment, documenting recent observed profound changes in the environment related to extreme weather events and deviations from the historical climate.

Coupling Land and Lake Models to Improve Climate Forecasts 3 September 2019

Coupling Land and Lake Models to Improve Climate Forecasts

Over the last several decades, climate models have significantly improved due to enhancements in technology and data. However, producing reliable climate forecasts remains a challenge due to the climate models’ inability to include local and mesoscale land and atmospheric processes. 

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Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2017, the United States experienced a record-tying 16 climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 362 lives, and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted, costing more than $306 billion. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.

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