This summer, citizen scientists will map hot spots, known as “urban heat islands,” in 13 cities across the country to help communities identify areas where they can take action to protect people from heat stress.
The study, funded in part by the California-Nevada Climate Applications Program, a CPO RISA team, quantifies the role that four North Pacific circulation patterns have on daily coastal water vapor transport and seasonal precipitation in California.
The findings address an important gap in understanding that could help advance prediction capability for U.S. summer to fall precipitation.
Coincident drought and flooding events can compound to be even more damaging than a drought or flood alone.
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The Climate Program Office (CPO) manages competitive research programs in which NOAA funds high-priority climate science, assessments, decision support research, outreach, education, and capacity-building activities designed to advance our understanding of Earth’s climate system, and to foster the application of this knowledge in risk management and adaptation efforts. CPO-supported research is conducted in regions across the United States, at national and international scales, and globally. Learn more...
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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