What does El Niño mean for California and Nevada? 22 December 2015

What does El Niño mean for California and Nevada?

The California Nevada Applications Program (CNAP), a NOAA RISA team, released a two-page outreach document on El Niño and what it might mean for the California-Nevada region. This document draws on both historical records and forecasts to outline multiple possible impacts of El Niño.

Intraseasonal Variability of Upwelling in the Equatorial Eastern Indian Ocean 30 November 2015

Intraseasonal Variability of Upwelling in the Equatorial Eastern Indian Ocean

A new CVP-supported study by Chen et al. titled “Intraseasonal Variability of Upwelling in the Equatorial Eastern Indian Ocean” has been published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans.

The role of remote engagement in supporting boundary chain networks across Alaska 2 November 2015

The role of remote engagement in supporting boundary chain networks across Alaska

The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), a RISA program, has a new publication in Climate Risk Management.

SCIPP RISA releases Water Reservoir Data Visualization Tool 26 October 2015

SCIPP RISA releases Water Reservoir Data Visualization Tool

The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, a NOAA RISA program, released a new reservoir data visualization tool on October 26, 2015. The tool displays data for reservoirs located in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.
Climate models bias the rains down in Africa, but there’s something that 100 model runs or more could do 26 October 2015

Climate models bias the rains down in Africa, but there’s something that 100 model runs or more could do

If Toto had been a group of climate modelers instead of a band, the song “Africa” might have informed listeners that East Africa has two rainy seasons--long rains from March to May and short rains from October to December.

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