The 2022–2026 Strategic Plan outlines and advances NIDIS’s approach to building a national drought early warning system (DEWS).
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.
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.
The project exhibits on-the-ground details being incorporated into existing drought monitoring processes.
This study suggests that climate change has caused a paradigm shift in how drought is assessed.
For additional information about heat health and the NIHHIS, access our briefing sheet.
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Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather.
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