Living Dangerously Cool with Jökulhlaups (yo-KOOL-lahps) 23 June 2020

Living Dangerously Cool with Jökulhlaups (yo-KOOL-lahps)

Since 2011, Suicide Basin—a partly glacierized basin of the Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska—has released annual glacier lake outburst floods, called Jökulhlaups by icelanders and glaciologists, which cause flooding and erosion that endanger lives and damage nearby homes and infrastructure. 

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.

Forest Service uses RISA Team's downscaled climate model for technical report 23 June 2020

Forest Service uses RISA Team's downscaled climate model for technical report

RISA investments helped the Forest Service satisfy a statutory requirement to consider climate impacts on natural resources.

Dangerous humid heat extremes occurring decades before expected 13 May 2020

Dangerous humid heat extremes occurring decades before expected

Climate models project dangerous combinations of heat and humidity by the end of the 21st century. New research says these extremes are already happening.

SCIPP RISA Deputy Director Wins National Route Fifty Tech Innovator Award for Simple Planning Tool 12 December 2019

SCIPP RISA Deputy Director Wins National Route Fifty Tech Innovator Award for Simple Planning Tool

The SPT is a compilation of relatively easy-to-use online interactive tools, maps, and graphs that helps cut through the internet clutter and points to relatively simple data tools. SCIPP also recently received an award from the American Planning Association Oklahoma Chapter for this tool.

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