Water reserved in mountain snowpack plays a major role in seasonal water cycles and currently supplies water to an estimated two billion people.
NOAA Atlas 14 is a project of the National Weather Service’s Hydrometeorological Design Studies Center (HDSC) that provides precipitation frequency information for the U.S. states and territories. NOAA precipitation frequency estimates serve as the de-facto standards for designing, building and operating infrastructure to withstand the forces of heavy precipitation and floods.
The partners will lead a series of workshops across the country to build on a decade of research in support of water utility managers, improve understanding of the water utilities’ climate and weather needs, as well as expand the use of NOAA resources for decision making.
Flash drought can quickly deplete soil moisture and dramatically increase evaporative stress on the environment, leading to significant impacts on agriculture. A recently completed study, supported by CPO's Sectoral Applications Research Program, performed a regional analysis across the United States to explore geographic differences of flash droughts.
NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO), part of NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, is announcing a total of $22.8 million in competitive awards to support 62 new projects. The diverse set of new projects ranges from explaining long-term trends in atmospheric composition to supporting resiliency in fishing communities.
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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