Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

West RISA researcher co-authors new publications on simulations of wildfire burn severity maps 28 September 2022

West RISA researcher co-authors new publications on simulations of wildfire burn severity maps

Based on California wildfires, this research team develops empirical models to improve burn severity and high-severity patch area maps with vegetation regimes to create efficient wildfire burn severity maps that will improve land use management by policy makers.

NIDIS & RISA-Supported Research Confirms the Role of Citizen Science Contributions to Drought Detection and Monitoring 28 September 2022

NIDIS & RISA-Supported Research Confirms the Role of Citizen Science Contributions to Drought Detection and Monitoring

The project exhibits on-the-ground details being incorporated into existing drought monitoring processes.

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.

NIDIS Participates in Ribbon Cutting for Soil Moisture and Plains Snow Monitoring Program 8 September 2022

NIDIS Participates in Ribbon Cutting for Soil Moisture and Plains Snow Monitoring Program

The Upper Missouri River Basin Soil Moisture and Plains Snow Build-Out project is a key initiative of the NIDIS sponsored National Coordinated Soil Moisture Monitoring Network (NCSMMN).

NIHHIS & Extreme Heat Risk Initiative Research Results Webinar Series Launches on September 13 19 August 2022

NIHHIS & Extreme Heat Risk Initiative Research Results Webinar Series Launches on September 13

This webinar series will provide the first public look at early outcomes from the 5 Extreme Heat Risk Initiative awards currently underway as well as research outcomes focused on heat from across the CPO portfolio.

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