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C&GC Fellow Robert Fajber to present at October 4 Webinar on the Link Between Evaporation and Heat Transport 30 September 2022

C&GC Fellow Robert Fajber to present at October 4 Webinar on the Link Between Evaporation and Heat Transport

This first webinar in a series spotlighting NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Fellows will explore the link between Evaporation and Heat Transport using a variety of model experiments and observational analysis.

Frank Niepold, NOAA’s Climate Education Coordinator, presents at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) event during Climate Week in New York City 29 September 2022

Frank Niepold, NOAA’s Climate Education Coordinator, presents at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) event during Climate Week in New York City

CEE’s Frank Niepold showcased the Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) Hub as an example of regional collaboration with the UNFCCC process that aims to accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

CEE’S Frank Niepold advances climate literacy and empowerment at the 2022 Global Futures Conference during Climate Week in New York City 29 September 2022

CEE’S Frank Niepold advances climate literacy and empowerment at the 2022 Global Futures Conference during Climate Week in New York City

The conference, convened from September 20-22, provided an opportunity for the community to shape the 10 ‘must-have’ outcomes and ‘must-do’ actions that can accelerate the necessary transformations to a safe, just and habitable planet for all by governments, corporations and multilateral institutions.

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.

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