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2016 North American Drought, Wildfire and Climate Services Forum: Meeting Report

Monday, December 12, 2016

On June 21-23, 2016, the North American Climate Services Partnership (NACSP) joined with the biennial North American Drought Monitor (NADM) Forum and annual North American Fire Forecasting Workshop to convene a joint workshop in Fort Worth, Texas, on drought, wildfire and climate services across North America. Click here for a summary report of the meeting.

What’s behind the extreme atmospheric ridges causing California’s droughts?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
New NOAA-funded research in the Journal of Climate uncovers the processes behind the persistent atmospheric ridge of high pressure off the west coast of North America, associated with California’s damaging droughts.

How the warm water of the northeastern Pacific persisted and whether scientists could have predicted it

Tuesday, November 08, 2016
A new study published in the Journal of Climate investigates the evolution and predictability of the abnormally warm water that emerged in October 2013 and persisted until June 2016 in the northeastern Pacific, colloquially known as “the Blob”.

New Columbia River streamflow reconstruction

Friday, November 04, 2016

A study funded in part by CPO’s Sectoral Applications Research Program and published in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association developed an improved  reconstruction of the Columbia River streamflow.

Predicting vulnerability to flood in two Midwestern communities

Thursday, November 03, 2016

A study partially funded by CPO’s Sectoral Applications Research Program and published in Climatic Change revealed with modeling experiments on two Midwestern communities that various precipitation scenarios represent different states of vulnerability depending on the adaptive capability of their stormwater systems.

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