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New CISA Story Map Explores Climate Extremes in the Carolinas 7 April 2021

New CISA Story Map Explores Climate Extremes in the Carolinas

By providing current and past event information on drought, extreme heat, hurricanes, winter weather and other severe weather in the Carolinas, the story map aims to educate and prepare regional stakeholders about climate extremes.

CLIMAS Publishes SARP & RISA-Supported Guidebook for Water Auctions 7 April 2021

CLIMAS Publishes SARP & RISA-Supported Guidebook for Water Auctions

Water auctions are a valuable tool for exchanging scarce water resources among users. The guidebook can help users consider advantages and disadvantages, as well as implementation and evaluation of water auctions. 

Carolinas RISA Team Supports Extreme Heat Risk Assessment and Resilience in Charleston, SC 7 April 2021

Carolinas RISA Team Supports Extreme Heat Risk Assessment and Resilience in Charleston, SC

After Charleston identified extreme heat as a significant risk to the region, the Carolinas RISA team is collaborating with the City of Charleston on two programs to take a critical step in increasing heat-health awareness and reduce risk in the most vulnerable communities.

Study Models Global Methane Budget and Trend 6 April 2021

Study Models Global Methane Budget and Trend

A recently published study uses both satellite and in situ observations of atmospheric methane to model methane sources, removals, and trends from 2010 to 2017.

Women’s History Month: Dr. Suzana Camargo journeys from plasma physics to climate science, from Brazil to the United States 31 March 2021

Women’s History Month: Dr. Suzana Camargo journeys from plasma physics to climate science, from Brazil to the United States

Dr. Camargo journeyed from Brazil's most populous city to New York in 1999. She came with little more than a passion for physics and mathematics, as well as a strong drive to leave a mark on the world. Now, an accredited climate researcher and scientist with the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, Camargo shares her story. Camargo documents her upbringing, her climate research, diversity in the climate science field and more in a profile-feature story for Women's History Month. 

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