The IRAP Project website was launched this month as a means to provide access to background information, vulnerability and impact assessments, prototype maps and visualization tools, descriptions and summaries of project events and opportunities for partnerships. The information can be found at http://irap.iri.columbia.edu
Through a highly competitive proposal process, NOAA’s International Research and Applications Project (IRAP) awarded funding to the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) for a project entitled “IRAP: Integrating Climate Information and Decision Processes for Regional Climate Resilience".
During two days of intensive airborne measurements, oil and gas operations in Colorado’s Front Range leaked nearly three times as much methane, a greenhouse gas, as predicted based on inventory estimates, and seven times as much benzene, a regulated air toxic.
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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