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NIDIS-Funded Study Finds That Drought Assessment Has Been Outpaced by Climate Change 28 September 2022

NIDIS-Funded Study Finds That Drought Assessment Has Been Outpaced by Climate Change

This study suggests that climate change has caused a paradigm shift in how drought is assessed.

Multi-Decade-Long Drought in Hawaii and Connectivity Between NOAA’s Climate and Weather Missions 27 September 2022

Multi-Decade-Long Drought in Hawaii and Connectivity Between NOAA’s Climate and Weather Missions

MAPP-funded study investigates the causes of a recent multi-year period of drought in Hawaii. 

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.

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. 

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