Critical thresholds, extreme weather, and building resilience 31 July 2017

Critical thresholds, extreme weather, and building resilience

Identifying and understanding critical thresholds for extreme weather events is key for communities to develop effective adaptation strategies.

Report: Changing Fire Regimes and Management Strategies 24 July 2017

Report: Changing Fire Regimes and Management Strategies

This project will help managers respond to changing fire regimes by analyzing historical climate observations and future projections to plan for fire management and wildfire potential.

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. 

Scientists meet to improve understanding of model errors 15 June 2017

Scientists meet to improve understanding of model errors

Scientists from around the world will meet for the fifth time to advance understanding of the causes of errors in weather and climate models.

Third annual U.S. Climate Modeling Summit and Arctic Modeling Workshop 15 June 2017

Third annual U.S. Climate Modeling Summit and Arctic Modeling Workshop

Leads from the Nation’s six major climate modeling centers will meet for the third year in a row to work toward developing a common national climate modeling strategy.

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Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2011, the United States experienced a record high number (14) of climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 670 lives, caused more than 6,000 injuries, and cost $55 billion in damages. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.

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