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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. 

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.

Alaska RISA Team to Host Webinar Series to Share Climate Information with Stakeholders 13 April 2021

Alaska RISA Team to Host Webinar Series to Share Climate Information with Stakeholders

The webinars are a key way for experts to share climate-related information with Alaska stakeholders, including sea/river ice status, CPC climate outlooks, precipitation projections, and decision support tools for aviation. 

New Mid-Atlantic RISA Tool Helps Find and Select Models for the Chesapeake Bay 13 April 2021

New Mid-Atlantic RISA Tool Helps Find and Select Models for the Chesapeake Bay

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment (MARISA), a CPO RISA team, recently published the Model Inventory and Selection Tool (MIST). MIST features a collection of models relevant for water management and decision making in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Mid-Atlantic region. 

RISA Teams Lead Project to Make 60 Gulf Coast Communities More Resilient to Extreme Events 13 April 2021

RISA Teams Lead Project to Make 60 Gulf Coast Communities More Resilient to Extreme Events

The 3-year project will use different technology-assisted communication methods (e.g., webinar) to work with communities throughout Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas to assess their vulnerability to storm events and help integrate adaptation practices into existing planning processes. 

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