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July 2013

CCRUN RISA Contributes to Sea Level Rise Tools for Sandy Recovery

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.

Researchers find that a changing atmosphere affects how much water trees require

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.

A freighter enters Duluth Harbor in Minnesota.

NOAA-funded researchers on fostering knowledge networks for climate change adaption

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.

Clearing up confusion on future of Colorado River flows

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.


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