Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

NOAA's Weather Program Office and NIDIS Partner to Expand Southeast Soil Moisture Network 8 March 2021

NOAA's Weather Program Office and NIDIS Partner to Expand Southeast Soil Moisture Network

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.

What is Flash Drought? Takeaways from the NIDIS Flash Drought Workshop 9 February 2021

What is Flash Drought? Takeaways from the NIDIS Flash Drought Workshop

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

NIDIS and USGS to Co-host Ecological Drought National Webinar Series 21 January 2021

NIDIS and USGS to Co-host Ecological Drought National Webinar Series

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.

Marine Ecosystem Risk Team to Hold Sanctuaries Climate Priorities Virtual Workshop 21 January 2021

Marine Ecosystem Risk Team to Hold Sanctuaries Climate Priorities Virtual Workshop

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.

New Drought.gov a One-stop NOAA Resource for All Things Drought 15 January 2021

New Drought.gov a One-stop NOAA Resource for All Things Drought

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. 

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