Bark without bite: The socio-economic context of the 1950s drought 26 January 2016

Bark without bite: The socio-economic context of the 1950s drought

A new study assesses the evolution of weather and climate conditions and impacts during the 1950s to establish their national and regional decision-making contexts, scientific and technological improvements prior to and during the event that helped mitigate risks, and on and off-farm responses in terms of the socioeconomic impacts.
El Niño Impacts for Colorado: Panel Discussion and 2-Pager 26 October 2015

El Niño Impacts for Colorado: Panel Discussion and 2-Pager

Given the very strong El Niño event and its likely persistence for several more months, the Western Water Assessment, a NOAA RISA program at CU Boulder, hosted a panel of local experts from NOAA ESRL and the National Weather Service on Friday, Oct. 23. They also released a 2-pager highlighting ENSO's prospective impacts in Colorado.

In support of the National Integrated Drought Information System, SARP announces 2015 awards 7 October 2015

In support of the National Integrated Drought Information System, SARP announces 2015 awards

NOAA’s Sectoral Applications Research Program in support of  NIDIS: the Drought Risk Management Research Center 7 October 2015

NOAA’s Sectoral Applications Research Program in support of NIDIS: the Drought Risk Management Research Center

NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $48M to advance climate research, improve community resilience 7 October 2015

NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $48M to advance climate research, improve community resilience

The Climate Program Office (CPO), a part of NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), has awarded 53 new projects conducted by NOAA laboratories and operational centers, universities, and other agency and research partners valued at more than $48 million over the 1-5 year duration of the projects.

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