NIDIS Releases Flash Drought Report Discussing Current Understanding and Future Priorities 10 August 2021

NIDIS Releases Flash Drought Report Discussing Current Understanding and Future Priorities

The new report describes a December 2020 workshop’s key takeaways and provides a list of priority actions to help both NIDIS and the broader research community advance flash drought research activities and tool development.

U.S. CLIVAR Releases Research Challenge on Climate at the Coasts, Aligning with Current CPO Activities 10 August 2021

U.S. CLIVAR Releases Research Challenge on Climate at the Coasts, Aligning with Current CPO Activities

The new white paper describing the research challenge identifies opportunities for increased understanding of U.S. coasts in the face of extreme weather and climate change. 

Washington Post Article Highlights Importance of Core CVP Research Area 10 August 2021

Washington Post Article Highlights Importance of Core CVP Research Area

The article covers how climate change has drastically weakened the system that drives Atlantic Ocean currents, the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), close to a point that would drive major changes in our weather and climate.

Radiative Heating from Clouds Plays an Important Role in Tropical Cyclone Development, Study Says 10 August 2021

Radiative Heating from Clouds Plays an Important Role in Tropical Cyclone Development, Study Says

A new study focuses on the relationship between radiative heating from clouds and tropical cyclone formation.

Western Drought Crisis Webinar Summary and Recording Now Available 3 August 2021

Western Drought Crisis Webinar Summary and Recording Now Available

The webinar included an update on the current drought situation and outlook, an overview of wildland fire conditions, and featured perspectives from on-the-ground responders about the drought conditions in the West.

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