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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.

Integrated Global Greenhouse Gas Information System (IG3IS) Best Research Practices Guidelines draft now open for comments 12 November 2021

Integrated Global Greenhouse Gas Information System (IG3IS) Best Research Practices Guidelines draft now open for comments

A draft report titled “Urban Greenhouse Gas Emissions Observation and Monitoring Best Research Practices” seeks review comments.

NOAA Climate Program Office’s International Adaptation Partnerships Highlighted at COP26 12 November 2021

NOAA Climate Program Office’s International Adaptation Partnerships Highlighted at COP26

Several new projects—including those focused on island resilience and coastal blue carbon—were highlighted during events hosted by the U.S. Center.

Machine Learning Bias Correction for Satellite Precipitation Data Products 9 November 2021

Machine Learning Bias Correction for Satellite Precipitation Data Products

Researchers used machine learning to quantify and correct for the uncertainties associated with satellite precipitation products, especially in the case of rainfall over mountainous regions. 

CEE and CSI co-organize Climate Services for Decision Makers session for the U.S. Center at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) 8 November 2021

CEE and CSI co-organize Climate Services for Decision Makers session for the U.S. Center at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)

Climate Program Office groups co-organized a session titled "Climate Services for Decision Makers" at the U.S. Center as part of the UN Conference of Parties (COP26).

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