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SCIPP RISA announces availability of Live Storm Surge Tracker for Tropical Storm Barry 12 July 2019

SCIPP RISA announces availability of Live Storm Surge Tracker for Tropical Storm Barry

Using NOAA Tides and Currents data, SCIPP has created a live storm surge tracker to monitor storm surge events at 25 locations across the Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Barry approaches.

Eight cities slated to run Urban Heat Island mapping campaigns in summer 2019 21 June 2019

Eight cities slated to run Urban Heat Island mapping campaigns in summer 2019

Community organizers in eight U.S. cities have been offered support for UHI mapping campaigns through the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and CPO’s Communication, Education, and Engagement Division.

SCIPP and USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub Release 2018 Southern Plains Wildfire Forum Assessment Report 14 June 2019

SCIPP and USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub Release 2018 Southern Plains Wildfire Forum Assessment Report

This recently released report summarizes a multi-agency regional forum on wildfire and a project to learn lessons from unprecedented wildfires in the region during 2016 and 2018.

Regional Climate Assessment led by California/Nevada RISA team Integrated into Local Planning Articles 13 June 2019

Regional Climate Assessment led by California/Nevada RISA team Integrated into Local Planning Articles

Researchers from the California-Nevada Applications Program (CNAP), a NOAA RISA team, led the San Diego Regional Climate Assessment. The American Planning Association recently incorporated their results into a new report.

Enhanced North American carbon uptake associated with El Niño 10 June 2019

Enhanced North American carbon uptake associated with El Niño

A recent article supported by AC4 entitled "Enhanced North American carbon uptake associated with El Niño" was published June 5, 2019, in Science Advances. The study found that long-term atmospheric CO2 observations over North America document a persistent response to the El Niño–Southern Oscillation.

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