NIDIS, CNAP, and Partners Issue Special Edition Drought Status Update for the Western United States 26 January 2023

NIDIS, CNAP, and Partners Issue Special Edition Drought Status Update for the Western United States

This Special Edition Drought Status Update was issued to help answer the question, "What do the recent storms mean for drought in the West?"

More than 10 CPO staff, research team members, and interns will attend and present on climate topics relevant to CPO's mission at the American Meteorological Society 103rd Annual Meeting 6 January 2023

More than 10 CPO staff, research team members, and interns will attend and present on climate topics relevant to CPO's mission at the American Meteorological Society 103rd Annual Meeting

More than 10 CPO staff, research team members, and interns will attend and present on climate-related topics at the 2023 American Meteorological Society (AMS) meeting. The presentations represent a total of 19 abstracts. As leaders in the field, some of the staff will lead sessions and town halls while others are supporting authors. See the full list of CPO presentations at AMS below.

NIDIS Launches 2022-2026 Strategic Plan 20 October 2022

NIDIS Launches 2022-2026 Strategic Plan

The 2022–2026 Strategic Plan outlines and advances NIDIS’s approach to building a national drought early warning system (DEWS).

Drought.gov Launches New Map Feature for Tribal Nations 6 October 2022

Drought.gov Launches New Map Feature for Tribal Nations

NIDIS launched this feature in direct response to the NIDIS Tribal Drought Engagement Strategy, which was developed in close consultation with 22 tribal natural resource managers.

West RISA researcher co-authors new publications on simulations of wildfire burn severity maps 28 September 2022

West RISA researcher co-authors new publications on simulations of wildfire burn severity maps

Based on California wildfires, this research team develops empirical models to improve burn severity and high-severity patch area maps with vegetation regimes to create efficient wildfire burn severity maps that will improve land use management by policy makers.

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