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CPO-Supported Researchers Attribute Snowpack Loss to Human-Induced Warming

A new MAPP- and NIDIS-supported study published in Nature attributes Northern Hemisphere snowpack trends since the 1980s to human-induced warming using observations and climate models, warning of a rapidly approaching “tipping-point” of increased melt and water resource risks.

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Hydroclimate Models Questioned: Study Reveals Surprising Moisture Trends in Dry Regions

A new hydroclimate study supported by MAPP and NIDIS finds climate change isn’t producing the expected increase in atmospheric moisture over dry regions, raising concerns about widely used climate models and their links to challenges like drought and wildfire.

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NCA5: Drought and Climate Change in 10 Maps

The Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5) represents the latest science in assessing changes in the climate, its national and regional impacts, and options to reduce present and future risk. Every five years, the U.S. Global Change Research Program releases a new National Climate Assessment. The newest assessment, NCA5, is a resource to understand how drought

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Assessing Drought In A Changing Climate

In a changing climate, the intensity, duration, and frequency of droughts may change. This poses new challenges for drought assessment. To discuss these challenges, the CPO-led National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Climate Hubs co-hosted the Drought Assessment in a Changing Climate Technical Working Meeting on February 28–March

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