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Global Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States National Climate Assessment 11 December 2012

Global Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States National Climate Assessment

NOAA has released a report that estimates global mean sea level rise over the next century based on a comprehensive synthesis of existing scientific literature. Scientists have very high confidence (greater than 90% chance) that global mean sea level will rise at least 8 inches (0.2 meter) and no more than 6.6 feet (2.0 meters) by 2100.

Western Water Assessment RISA Helps Develop Webinar for Water Resource Professionals 7 December 2012

Western Water Assessment RISA Helps Develop Webinar for Water Resource Professionals

The CPO-funded NOAA-RISA Western Water Assessment helped develop an introductory webinar for water resource professionals that will introduce a pilot training program on assessing climate change impacts on water resources. 

Drought on the Rio Grande 5 October 2012

Drought on the Rio Grande

On the Rio Grande—historically the wellspring for more than five million people in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico—coping with scarcity has become a reality, and water management and use in the region may be a leading example of how to adapt to drier times. 

NOAA RISA 2011 Annual Report now available online 30 March 2012

NOAA RISA 2011 Annual Report now available online

 

For over 15 years, NOAA's Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program has been supporting research teams that conduct interdisciplinary and regionally relevant research to inform resource management, planning, and public policy. The program's new 2011 annual report contains a description of the major activities and accomplishments of the RISAs in 2011.

 

New regional climate science collaborations announced in Alaska, California/Nevada, and the Carolinas 26 October 2011

New regional climate science collaborations announced in Alaska, California/Nevada, and the Carolinas

NOAA today announced three new Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) awards, totaling $11 million over five years, to climate science collaborations in Alaska, California/Nevada, and the Carolinas.

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