Urban Northeast RISA contributes to assessment of green infrastructure for reducing risk during Hurricane Sandy 14 July 2020

Urban Northeast RISA contributes to assessment of green infrastructure for reducing risk during Hurricane Sandy

As NOAA promotes green and natural infrastructure, it is helpful to understand the specific arrangements that provide co-benefits to communities.

Climate model consumer reports help users make informed decisions about climate information 23 June 2020

Climate model consumer reports help users make informed decisions about climate information

A new article published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society aims to improve the accessibility and usability of climate models to climate researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers.

Perspective piece explores connected extreme events and approaches for addressing them 16 June 2020

Perspective piece explores connected extreme events and approaches for addressing them

When extreme events like hurricanes or wildfires occur simultaneously or in quick succession, the impacts play off of each other, making the damage associated with one of these events worse than if it had occurred on its own.

NOAA leads community scientists in mapping hottest parts of 13 U.S. cities this summer 3 June 2020

NOAA leads community scientists in mapping hottest parts of 13 U.S. cities this summer

This summer, citizen scientists will map hot spots, known as “urban heat islands,” in 13 cities across the country to help communities identify areas where they can take action to protect people from heat stress.

Study links ocean temperature contrast to August-October U.S precipitation variability 3 June 2020

Study links ocean temperature contrast to August-October U.S precipitation variability

The findings address an important gap in understanding that could help advance prediction capability for U.S. summer to fall precipitation.

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