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.

NIDIS & RISA-Supported Research Confirms the Role of Citizen Science Contributions to Drought Detection and Monitoring 28 September 2022

NIDIS & RISA-Supported Research Confirms the Role of Citizen Science Contributions to Drought Detection and Monitoring

The project exhibits on-the-ground details being incorporated into existing drought monitoring processes.

NIDIS-Funded Study Finds That Drought Assessment Has Been Outpaced by Climate Change 28 September 2022

NIDIS-Funded Study Finds That Drought Assessment Has Been Outpaced by Climate Change

This study suggests that climate change has caused a paradigm shift in how drought is assessed.

Multi-Decade-Long Drought in Hawaii and Connectivity Between NOAA’s Climate and Weather Missions 27 September 2022

Multi-Decade-Long Drought in Hawaii and Connectivity Between NOAA’s Climate and Weather Missions

MAPP-funded study investigates the causes of a recent multi-year period of drought in Hawaii. 

New Adaptable Framework to Assess Nearshore Ocean Dynamics Enables Improved Coastal Management 27 September 2022

New Adaptable Framework to Assess Nearshore Ocean Dynamics Enables Improved Coastal Management

A new review article, partially funded by the Climate Program Office’s Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM) program, provides a comprehensive adaptable framework to characterize nearshore dynamics to improve the understanding and management of coastal resources.

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