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NIDIS-Funded Study Finds That Drought Assessment Has Been Outpaced by Climate Change 28 September 2022

NIDIS-Funded Study Finds That Drought Assessment Has Been Outpaced by Climate Change

This study suggests that climate change has caused a paradigm shift in how drought is assessed.

Multi-Decade-Long Drought in Hawaii and Connectivity Between NOAA’s Climate and Weather Missions 27 September 2022

Multi-Decade-Long Drought in Hawaii and Connectivity Between NOAA’s Climate and Weather Missions

MAPP-funded study investigates the causes of a recent multi-year period of drought in Hawaii. 

New Adaptable Framework to Assess Nearshore Ocean Dynamics Enables Improved Coastal Management 27 September 2022

New Adaptable Framework to Assess Nearshore Ocean Dynamics Enables Improved Coastal Management

A new review article, partially funded by the Climate Program Office’s Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM) program, provides a comprehensive adaptable framework to characterize nearshore dynamics to improve the understanding and management of coastal resources.

What Caused The Summer 2020 to Spring 2021 Drought in Southwestern North America? 26 September 2022

What Caused The Summer 2020 to Spring 2021 Drought in Southwestern North America?

MAPP and NIDIS-funded research examines what caused the Summer 2020 to Spring 2021 Drought in Southwestern North America.

AC4’s Shiv Das Receives UCAR Special Recognition Award 23 September 2022

AC4’s Shiv Das Receives UCAR Special Recognition Award

 

Shiv Das receives UCAR Special Recognition Award for his extraordinary work during his first year in CPO. 

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