Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

Using Machine Learning to Combat the Urban Heat Island Effect 3 June 2022

Using Machine Learning to Combat the Urban Heat Island Effect

In a new COM-funded study, machine learning techniques are used to create a model of heat and carbon processes in the urban environment to provide resources for mitigation.

Recent Research Supports NOAA Artificial Intelligence Strategy and CPO Water Resources Climate Risk Area 27 May 2022

Recent Research Supports NOAA Artificial Intelligence Strategy and CPO Water Resources Climate Risk Area

Two recent publications demonstrate the value of machine learning techniques to characterize complex water resources in the western U.S.

NOAA Climate Program Office’s MAPP program awards $2.7 million for new climate monitoring to support risk assessment 23 May 2022

NOAA Climate Program Office’s MAPP program awards $2.7 million for new climate monitoring to support risk assessment

CPO’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program is announcing seven new three-year projects for Fiscal Years 2022-2024 that aim to develop new model-based monitoring products addressing key climate impact areas totaling $2.7 million. 

COVID-19 Lockdown Significantly Reduced Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Emissions 20 May 2022

COVID-19 Lockdown Significantly Reduced Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Emissions

New research illustrates a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from six North American cities because of a reduction in traffic and economic activities during COVID-19 lockdown.

Changes in ocean salinity lead to ITCZ migration 13 May 2022

Changes in ocean salinity lead to ITCZ migration

Researchers use coral reef isotopes to investigate changes in ocean salinity and variable ITCZ position.

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