CPO's Beller-Simms speaks at meeting of the Climate Change and Water Resources Workgroup 19 February 2014

CPO's Beller-Simms speaks at meeting of the Climate Change and Water Resources Workgroup

CPO scientist Nancy Beller-Simms spoke at the Meeting of the Climate Change and Water Resources Workgroup of the Advisory Committee on Water Information on Wednesday, Feb. 19.
NIDIS leads monitoring workshop 13 November 2013

NIDIS leads monitoring workshop

The National Coordinated Soil Moisture Monitoring System workshop, led by the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), was held on Nov. 13-14 in Kansas City, MO.

NOAA-led report: 2012 Central Great Plains 'flash drought' a result of natural variations in weather 9 April 2013

NOAA-led report: 2012 Central Great Plains 'flash drought' a result of natural variations in weather

At its peak last summer, moderate to extreme drought gripped 61 percent of the Lower 48, but a "flash drought" brought exceptionally intense conditions to the Central Great Plains. Today, a new report by the NOAA Drought Task Force and the NOAA-led National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) finds natural variations in weather patterns caused this sudden “flash drought,” and is rules out global ocean conditions, as well as human-induced climate change, as major culprits.

CPO's Pulwarty Testifies at Capitol Hill Hearing on Current Drought and Drought Outlook 20 February 2013

CPO's Pulwarty Testifies at Capitol Hill Hearing on Current Drought and Drought Outlook

On Thursday, February 14, Dr. Roger Pulwarty, Director of the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), testified at a full committee hearing before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry titled, “Drought, Fire and Freeze: The Economics of Disasters for America’s Agricultural Producers.”
NIDIS Partners with University of Georgia to Produce Drought Decision-Support Document for Farmers in Southeast U.S. 24 August 2011

NIDIS Partners with University of Georgia to Produce Drought Decision-Support Document for Farmers in Southeast U.S.

The National Integrated Drought Information System has partnered with the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Georgia to produce a drought outlook and agricultural decision-support document for farmers in the Southeast U.S. 
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