Climate Program Office News

New Study Models Users’ Trust in Drought Forecasts 15 June 2021

New Study Models Users’ Trust in Drought Forecasts

The findings show how users’ trust in drought forecasts significantly influences the way the information is integrated with their existing knowledge.

NIDIS Releases New Southern Plains Drought Early Warning System Strategic Plan 15 June 2021

NIDIS Releases New Southern Plains Drought Early Warning System Strategic Plan

The plan outlines priority tasks and activities to build drought early warning capacity and resilience in the Southern Plains.

NIDIS and Partners Launch Major Milestone—National Soil Moisture Strategy 15 June 2021

NIDIS and Partners Launch Major Milestone—National Soil Moisture Strategy

 Soil moisture measurements are critical for applications ranging from agricultural monitoring and weather prediction, to drought and flood forecasting. Until now, there has been no coordinated national strategy for deploying and maintaining soil moisture networks, or for developing nationally-integrated soil moisture data products.

NOAA Blue Carbon Inventory Project Among First Round of Ocean Decade Endorsed Actions 15 June 2021

NOAA Blue Carbon Inventory Project Among First Round of Ocean Decade Endorsed Actions

The Project will harness the expertise of multiple U.S. agencies and partners to advance the development of tools, approaches, and capacity for integrating coastal blue carbon, such as seagrasses and mangroves, in the preparation of national greenhouse gas inventories in select developing countries. 

Outcomes of the MAPP S2S Prediction Task Force 14 June 2021

Outcomes of the MAPP S2S Prediction Task Force

The Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Prediction Task Force helped advance NOAA’s and the nation’s capability to model and predict sources of predictability between weather and seasonal timescales.
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