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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.

Extreme temperature and precipitation impacts on Southeast agriculture differ by crop and growth stage, study says 30 June 2020

Extreme temperature and precipitation impacts on Southeast agriculture differ by crop and growth stage, study says

The effects of climate variability and change pose numerous threats to America’s agricultural industry, much of which is located in the southeastern United States.

RISA team partners with electric utility in Southwest to assess climate risks and opportunities 30 June 2020

RISA team partners with electric utility in Southwest to assess climate risks and opportunities

Climate risks pose a particular set of challenges to electrical utilities, who must manage the direct impacts of climate and weather, in addition to considering how related effects might propagate through networks of interconnected social and environmental risks.

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.

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