Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

NIDIS, CNAP, and Partners Issue Special Edition Drought Status Update for the Western United States 26 January 2023

NIDIS, CNAP, and Partners Issue Special Edition Drought Status Update for the Western United States

This Special Edition Drought Status Update was issued to help answer the question, "What do the recent storms mean for drought in the West?"

More than 10 CPO staff, research team members, and interns will attend and present on climate topics relevant to CPO's mission at the American Meteorological Society 103rd Annual Meeting 6 January 2023

More than 10 CPO staff, research team members, and interns will attend and present on climate topics relevant to CPO's mission at the American Meteorological Society 103rd Annual Meeting

More than 10 CPO staff, research team members, and interns will attend and present on climate-related topics at the 2023 American Meteorological Society (AMS) meeting. The presentations represent a total of 19 abstracts. As leaders in the field, some of the staff will lead sessions and town halls while others are supporting authors. See the full list of CPO presentations at AMS below.

Heat.gov to be Showcased as a Side Event at COP27 3 November 2022

Heat.gov to be Showcased as a Side Event at COP27

Showcasing the Heat.gov portal, housed under NOAA's CPO, provides a one-stop hub on heat and health for the U.S. and is a priority of President Biden’s National Climate Task Force and its Interagency Working Group on Extreme Heat. 

NIHHIS to Host Webinar on the 2022 Urban Heat Island Campaign Mapping Results 3 November 2022

NIHHIS to Host Webinar on the 2022 Urban Heat Island Campaign Mapping Results

The Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign program is a signature program of NIHHIS, and the results from the mapping campaigns can be used to inform decision makers and implement cooling solutions across the US.

Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard for Heat Released as Outcome of Heat Risk Team FY21 Competition 3 November 2022

Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard for Heat Released as Outcome of Heat Risk Team FY21 Competition

This methodology, extended from the original Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard (PIRS) approach, enables communities to understand their net impact on heat resilience planning and policies to see where they are reducing heat and also where they may be adding to the problem.

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