Call for Review Editors for the Fourth National Climate Assessment 15 August 2017

Call for Review Editors for the Fourth National Climate Assessment

Want to contribute to the National Climate Assessment? The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is soliciting individuals to serve as Review Editors for the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), currently underway.

Defining and Predicting Heat Waves in Bangladesh 4 August 2017

Defining and Predicting Heat Waves in Bangladesh

This research proposes a heat early warning system that could save thousands of lives in Bangladesh and beyond.

Surging Heat May Limit Aircraft Takeoffs Globally 1 August 2017

Surging Heat May Limit Aircraft Takeoffs Globally

RISA investigators publish first global analysis of heat impact on aircraft takeoffs, which could prove costly for the aviation industry.

Green Infrastructure Effectiveness Database now live 18 July 2017

Green Infrastructure Effectiveness Database now live

This new database allows coastal managers and practitioners to find source information and geographically relevant studies on green infrastructure to reduce coastal hazards impacts. 

Coupling between marine boundary layer clouds and summer-to-summer sea surface temperature variability over the North Atlantic and Pacific 1 June 2017

Coupling between marine boundary layer clouds and summer-to-summer sea surface temperature variability over the North Atlantic and Pacific

A study published in Climate Dynamics highlights the importance of boundary layer clouds in interannual to interdecadal atmosphere-ocean variability, as well as their influence in sea surface temperature simulations.

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