SARP News

Critical thresholds, extreme weather, and building resilience 31 July 2017

Critical thresholds, extreme weather, and building resilience

Identifying and understanding critical thresholds for extreme weather events is key for communities to develop effective adaptation strategies.

NOAA, American Planning Association enhance municipal planning with climate and weather information 31 July 2017

NOAA, American Planning Association enhance municipal planning with climate and weather information

This document exemplifies a public-private collaboration between CPO and the American Planning Association to help communities incorporate weather and climate information into municipal planning.

CPO highlights 2016 milestones and achievements 16 May 2017

CPO highlights 2016 milestones and achievements

CPO is releasing its 2016 Annual Report, which gives an overview of FY16 achievements and highlights the great work done by CPO Divisions and Programs to advance scientific understanding of climate and improve society's ability to plan and respond.

New Columbia River streamflow reconstruction 4 November 2016

New Columbia River streamflow reconstruction

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 3 November 2016

Predicting vulnerability to flood in two Midwestern communities

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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Dr. Nancy Beller-Simms
Program Manager, SARP- Extreme Events, SARP - Coping with Drought in Support of NIDIS, NIDIS/SARP Drought Risk Management Research Center
P: 1 (301) 734-1205
F: 1 (301) 713-0518
E: nancy.beller-simms@noaa.gov

Dr. Lauren Gentile
Sea Grant Fellow, Sectoral Applications Research Program
P: (301)-734-1210
E: lauren.gentile@noaa.gov


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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 2011, the United States experienced a record high number (14) of climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 670 lives, caused more than 6,000 injuries, and cost $55 billion in damages. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.