Climate Program Office News

5 August 2022

Congressional Staffers and Media Attend NIDIS/NIHHIS Drought and Heat Webinars

NIDIS and NIHHIS are working together to inform Congress, the media, and other stakeholders how worsening drought and heat conditions are severely impacting communities in the West and Southern Plains.

NOAA Climate Program Office’s 2023 funding opportunity is now open 1 August 2022

NOAA Climate Program Office’s 2023 funding opportunity is now open

Approximately $11.1 million will be available in FY23 to start new awards in about six different topic areas, pending budget appropriations. 

NIDIS and NIHHIS to Co-Host 2022 U.S. Drought and Heat Webinars for the West and Southern Plains 23 June 2022

NIDIS and NIHHIS to Co-Host 2022 U.S. Drought and Heat Webinars for the West and Southern Plains

Climate change is fueling long-term drought and extreme heat in the West and Southern Plains. These July webinars will provide the latest information on conditions and outlooks as well as the serious impacts to diverse sectors of the economy and communities.

NIDIS and Partners Launch ACF Basin Drought & Water Dashboard and StoryMap 21 January 2022

NIDIS and Partners Launch ACF Basin Drought & Water Dashboard and StoryMap

Targeted outreach tool provides information on water supplies and drought potential for a crucial watershed.

Study Shows That Climate Change is the Main Driver of Increasing Fire Weather in the Western United States 12 November 2021

Study Shows That Climate Change is the Main Driver of Increasing Fire Weather in the Western United States

A new study, part of NOAA's Drought Task Force IV research, shows the leading cause of the rapid increase of wildfires over the western U.S. is the rapid increase of surface air vapor pressure deficit.

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