Scientists Develop First High-Resolution Water Budget Model for Tutuila Island in the American Samoa 8 March 2021

Scientists Develop First High-Resolution Water Budget Model for Tutuila Island in the American Samoa

Groundwater is Tutila’s primary source of drinking water and climate change has the potential to significantly impact water resource availability.

Drought and Extreme-Event Impacts to the Pacific Northwest 8 March 2021

Drought and Extreme-Event Impacts to the Pacific Northwest

The assessment focuses on conditions and sector impacts as a resource for future management of drought and other climate extremes.

NOAA's Weather Program Office and NIDIS Partner to Expand Southeast Soil Moisture Network 8 March 2021

NOAA's Weather Program Office and NIDIS Partner to Expand Southeast Soil Moisture Network

The project will enhance the soil moisture monitoring network in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida and improve the application of soil moisture data to decision making in the region.

Powerful New Software Helps Expedite Weather and Climate Forecasting Improvements 2 March 2021

Powerful New Software Helps Expedite Weather and Climate Forecasting Improvements

Weather and climate models are an essential part of predicting extreme weather events and projecting future changes in climate. Since these models can enable better disaster preparedness and reduce risks related to extreme weather, it is important to ensure that their simulations include limited bias or error.

New Study Identifies Mountain Snowpack Most “At-Risk” from Climate Change 1 March 2021

New Study Identifies Mountain Snowpack Most “At-Risk” from Climate Change

CPO-funded scientists theorize why snowpack in coastal regions, the Arctic, and the Western U.S. may be among the most at-risk for premature melt from rising temperatures

Climate scientists identify regional variations in snowpack melt as temperatures increase and present a theory that explains which mountain snowpacks worldwide are most “at-risk” from climate change.

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