CISA RISA releases 4-Pager on South Carolina Floods of October 2015 20 November 2015

CISA RISA releases 4-Pager on South Carolina Floods of October 2015

Members of the Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA), a NOAA RISA team, compiled an integrated assessment of the conditions which contributed to the October 2015 extreme rainfall and flooding events in South Carolina.

Objective Diagnostics and the Madden–Julian Oscillation: Application to Moist Static Energy and Moisture Budgets. 2 November 2015

Objective Diagnostics and the Madden–Julian Oscillation: Application to Moist Static Energy and Moisture Budgets.

Process understanding of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) has increased dramatically over the past decade, but many observed features of the MJO are not well explained by physical mechanisms believed to underlie the phenomenon. New CVP-supported research published in the Journal of Climate examines Moist Static Energy (MSE) and moisture budgets to understand MJO moisture variations.

Coastal resiliency planning with 3D storm surge models-an improvement over 2D models? 29 October 2015

Coastal resiliency planning with 3D storm surge models-an improvement over 2D models?

A new paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans explores the ability of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional storm surge models to simulate current, sediment transport, and the effects of vegetation on storm surge.

Narrowing the gap between climate science and adaptation action: The role of boundary chains 21 October 2015

Narrowing the gap between climate science and adaptation action: The role of boundary chains

A special issue of Climate Risk Management focuses on the role that boundary organizations narrow knowledge gaps to support adaptation, but also build capacity and networks that strengthen societal resilience. For the past five years, the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences + Assessments (GLISA), NOAA’s Great Lakes RISA office, has experimented with the boundary chains concept and approach.

RISA and Sea Grant team up with states to map flooding during Hurricane Joaquin 8 October 2015

RISA and Sea Grant team up with states to map flooding during Hurricane Joaquin

From Southern Florida to Maryland, RISA teams (CISA and SCIPP), Sea Grant programs, and other organizations coordinated a rapid response effort to map coastal flooding during Hurricane Joaquin using a new smartphone app developed by Wetlands Watch.

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