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CPO's Hunter Jones Featured in Weather-Ready Nation’s Social Equity-Focused Roundtable 27 April 2021

CPO's Hunter Jones Featured in Weather-Ready Nation’s Social Equity-Focused Roundtable

Jones is set to discuss the social equity implications of extreme heat and how the NIHHIS-funded urban heat island mapping campaigns are providing vital information. This highly visible event will reach hundreds to thousands of Weather-Ready Nation ambassadors interested in extreme heat risk mitigation and social equity

South Central RISA Recaps Extreme February Weather in New Report 27 April 2021

South Central RISA Recaps Extreme February Weather in New Report

The report seeks to educate the general public about the extreme winter weather event in February 2021  as it describes records that were broken, the context of the event compared to climatology and past events, and impacts to sectors like infrastructure, the economy, the environment, and society. 

NIHHIS and NOAA Environmental VizLab Collaborate on Urban Heat Island App 27 April 2021

NIHHIS and NOAA Environmental VizLab Collaborate on Urban Heat Island App

The app provides easy access to data from the NOAA urban heat island mapping campaigns for researchers, government offices, and other users. 

CPO's Regina Cain Receives NOAA Silver Sherman Award 27 April 2021

CPO's Regina Cain Receives NOAA Silver Sherman Award

The Silver Sherman Award recognizes NOAA employees who perform work above their normal requirements to help fulfill NOAA’s mission, achieve a milestone that contributes significantly or critically toward a particular program goal, or demonstrate leadership toward process improvement of a significant magnitude.

5 Ways NOAA Scientists are Answering Big Questions About Climate Change 27 April 2021

5 Ways NOAA Scientists are Answering Big Questions About Climate Change

From warmer ocean temperatures to longer and more intense droughts and heat waves, climate change is affecting our entire planet. Scientists at NOAA have long worked to track, understand and predict how climate change is progressing and impacting ecosystems, communities and economies. In honor of Earth Day, take a look at five ways scientists, including researchers funded by CPO's Regional Integreated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program, are studying this far-reaching global trend.

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