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CPO-Funded Research Leads to First Comprehensive Review of the Boreal Summer Intraseasonal Oscillation (BSISO) 20 April 2021

CPO-Funded Research Leads to First Comprehensive Review of the Boreal Summer Intraseasonal Oscillation (BSISO)

CPO-funded work leads to a comprehensive review on the observation, theory, and modeling of the boreal summer intraseasonal oscillation (BSISO).

More Frequent, Intense Tropical Cyclones Can Lead to Increased Phytoplankton Blooms 20 April 2021

More Frequent, Intense Tropical Cyclones Can Lead to Increased Phytoplankton Blooms

New research shows how climate change-induced increases in tropical cyclone activity leads to more phytoplankton blooms.

CPO and Community Scientists to Map Urban Heat Inequities in 11 States 14 April 2021

CPO and Community Scientists to Map Urban Heat Inequities in 11 States

To learn where action is needed to protect vulnerable populations now and in the future, CPO’s National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and partners are launching new community-led campaigns that will map the hottest parts of cities in 11 states across the country this summer. The communities include Albuquerque, New Mexico; Atlanta; New York City; Charleston, South Carolina; Kansas City, Missouri; Raleigh & Durham, North Carolina; San Diego; San Francisco; and parts of New Jersey, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Virginia. 

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. 

NIDIS Co-organizes Soil Moisture and Wildfire Symposium 13 April 2021

NIDIS Co-organizes Soil Moisture and Wildfire Symposium

The symposium will provide researchers and fire managers a unique opportunity to connect with others, to learn about ongoing research in this area, and to discuss ways to move forward with new research and end uses. Soil moisture research is a crucial area of study in drought prediction and wildfires are one of the most devastating and extensive drought impacts. 

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