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24 March 2014

SARP-funded Drought Risk Atlas analyzes drought history for local climate stations

Funded by the Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP), The National Drought Mitigation Center unveiled the Drought Risk Atlas on March 21. The atlas provides analysis of data on drought frequency and severity for more than 3,000 spots across the country.

24 March 2014

SARP-funded Drought Risk Atlas analyzes drought history for local climate stations

Funded by the Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP), The National Drought Mitigation Center unveiled the Drought Risk Atlas on March 21. The atlas provides analysis of data on drought frequency and severity for more than 3,000 spots across the country.

24 March 2014

SARP-funded Drought Risk Atlas analyzes drought history for local climate stations

Funded by CPO's Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP), the National Drought Mitigation Center unveiled the Drought Risk Atlas on March 21. The atlas provides analysis of data on drought frequency and severity for more than 3,000 spots across the country.

19 November 2013

RISA does cool stuff

New research partially funded by NOAA’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program may enable longer-term forecasts of U.S. heat waves. Scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research have fingerprinted a distinctive atmospheric wave pattern high above the Northern Hemisphere that can foreshadow the emergence of summertime heat waves in the United States more than two weeks in advance. The new research could, according to NCAR, potentially enable probability forecasts of U.S. heat waves 15-20 days out, giving society more time to prepare for these often-deadly events.


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