Climate Program Office News

Combined with standard observations, underwater gliders lead to improved hurricane forecasts 13 April 2017

Combined with standard observations, underwater gliders lead to improved hurricane forecasts

Showing the value of ocean underwater glider data used to forecast Hurricane Gonzalo in 2014, a CPO-supported study highlights the impact of gliders to improve hurricane intensity forecasts.

Chill Out: Cooling of Coastal Surface Waters Impacts Hurricane Intensity 26 April 2016

Chill Out: Cooling of Coastal Surface Waters Impacts Hurricane Intensity

Tropical storms like 2011’s Hurricane Irene experienced cooling in the coastal surface waters ahead of the eye of the hurricane, which reduced storm intensity, according to a CPO-funded study by Rutgers’ University Professor Scott Glenn and partners published in Nature Communications.
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.

President Obama Mentions U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit While Touring National Hurricane Center 5 June 2015

President Obama Mentions U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit While Touring National Hurricane Center

In a visit to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, President Barack Obama lauded the CPO-led Climate Resilience Toolkit, a key part of his Climate Action Plan.
How Hurricane Sandy tamed the bureaucracy 25 June 2014

How Hurricane Sandy tamed the bureaucracy

RISA and CSI lead Adam Parris has an article appearing in Issues in Science and Technology.
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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. In 2017, the United States experienced a record-tying 16 climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 362 lives, and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted, costing more than $306 billion. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.

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