On June 24 and 25, the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) hosted its first-ever institutional review with its International Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee.
NOAA, in partnership with FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has created a set of map services to help stakeholders consider risks from future sea level rise in planning for reconstruction following Hurricane Sandy. The RISA program and the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) RISA team in New York City played major roles in the development of the two reports that informed the mapping tools.
Spurred by increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, forests over the past two decades have become dramatically more efficient in how they use water, a Harvard study has found. The research was supported by a grant from the NOAA Climate Program Office’s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate Program, which funded the synthesis of data from research sites across the northeastern United States.
NOAA-funded researchers co-authored an article for Nature Climate Change on the importance of fostering knowledge networks for climate adaptation. The authors discuss how the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center, one of eleven Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments centers funded by NOAA’s Climate Program Office, are experimenting with this model.
A paper by University of Washington researchers and co-authors at eight institutions across the West aims to explain this wide range, and provide policymakers and the public with a framework for comparison. The study, funded by NOAA through its Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments program and its National Integrated Drought Information System was published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.