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August 2021

CPO Funds University of Vermont Extreme Heat Project

The project will build on outcomes from NOAA’s community-led field campaigns, which have helped engage the Burlington community and have produced critical hyperlocal temperature information. But cities, and Vermont’s smaller cities and communities in particular, need more tools and resources to help them determine the most effective and efficient solutions tailored to their needs.  

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Study Helps Untangle the Relationship Between Arctic Sea Ice Loss and Climate Feedbacks in a Warming Arctic

New study clarifies the relationship between sea ice loss and the seasonal process of warm-season absorption and cold-season heat release by the Arctic Ocean.

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NIDIS Releases Flash Drought Report Discussing Current Understanding and Future Priorities

The new report describes a December 2020 workshop’s key takeaways and provides a list of priority actions to help both NIDIS and the broader research community advance flash drought research activities and tool development.

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NIHHIS to Host Second Webinar in Urban Heat Island Community of Practice Series

The webinar series features community case studies from the urban heat island mapping campaigns to show how cities are working to address extreme heat risk. The second webinar, “Conducting Heat Vulnerability Indices,” will highlight communities that are examining heat risk exposure and vulnerability.

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U.S. CLIVAR Releases Research Challenge on Climate at the Coasts, Aligning with Current CPO Activities

The new white paper describing the research challenge identifies opportunities for increased understanding of U.S. coasts in the face of extreme weather and climate change. 

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Washington Post Article Highlights Importance of Core CVP Research Area

The article covers how climate change has drastically weakened the system that drives Atlantic Ocean currents, the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), close to a point that would drive major changes in our weather and climate.

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