Improving Representation of Drought Over Agricultural Areas 26 January 2021

Improving Representation of Drought Over Agricultural Areas

Results show that incorporating observations improves the simulation of the drought category, detection of drought conditions, and reduces instances of drought false alarms.
Drought Task Force Provides Rapid Response to Worst U.S. Drought Since 2013 26 January 2021

Drought Task Force Provides Rapid Response to Worst U.S. Drought Since 2013

The Drought Task Force’s rapid response will help us understand the ongoing drought’s causes, how our science is helping us understand the drought, to what extent climate change is playing a role, and how the event may evolve.

MAPP-funded research finds risk of large California fires increases substantially to one unit degree change in temperature 14 November 2020

MAPP-funded research finds risk of large California fires increases substantially to one unit degree change in temperature

With warming temperatures and severe droughts, the state of California has seen an increase in fire activity. Due to rising global temperatures, this upward trend is expected to continue in areas with available fuel, stressing the need for reliable estimates of future fire statistics.

MAPP Marine Ecosystem Task Force begins three-year initiative to improve modeling and prediction of climate impacts on fisheries 14 November 2020

MAPP Marine Ecosystem Task Force begins three-year initiative to improve modeling and prediction of climate impacts on fisheries

The Task Force is focused on modeling climate impacts on fisheries and other living marine resources, the predictability of climate impacts imposed on these resources, and improvements to modeling systems to better simulate variability and change.

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