The project will enhance the soil moisture monitoring network in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida and improve the application of soil moisture data to decision making in the region.
The 2017 Northern Plains flash drought’s swift onset and severity were not forecasted, and it resulted in fires that burned 4.8 million acres and U.S. agricultural losses in excess of $2.6 billion dollars. Episodes like this have sparked intense interest in flash drought and a clear conceptualization of what it is in both the research community and the end user/applications community
The four-part webinar series, taking place in February and March, seeks to raise awareness of ecological drought, share actions that strengthen ecosystem resilience and mitigate the impacts of droughts, and discuss research and management needs for future drought planning and preparedness.
The workshop will engage members from across NOAA Research through the discussion of how their work can be leveraged to meet the climate science and information needs of sanctuaries and provide opportunities for new partnerships.
The CPO-led National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), has launched a redesigned U.S. Drought Portal to better serve stakeholders, decisionmakers, the media, and the public.
Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather.
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