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New Book Features CPO-Funded Research in Arctic Climate Change, Variability, and Extremes Chapter 14 September 2020

New Book Features CPO-Funded Research in Arctic Climate Change, Variability, and Extremes Chapter

The chapter walks readers through an overview of amplified warming in the Arctic, discussing a variety of processes in the climate system contributing to the warming.

RISA geographer Laura Brewington contributes to land use book 19 August 2020

RISA geographer Laura Brewington contributes to land use book

In her lead contribution, she uses the island of Maui as a case study to investigate drivers of land use change as it describes the transitions that the island has experienced. Brewington used satellite imagery to visualize the changes, noting that agricultural land cover has decreased while built-up land cover has increased.

Intermountain West RISA & partners explore what public lands managers think about climate adaptation 19 August 2020

Intermountain West RISA & partners explore what public lands managers think about climate adaptation

Public lands managers are being asked to plan for ecosystem change due to climate shifts. They must decide among untested approaches such as resisting change, boosting resilience, or encouraging transformation. A new study, supported in part by CPO’s Western Water Assessment RISA team, explored managers’ views on the subject.

Great Lakes RISA and ASAP collaborate to host Great Lakes Climate Services Providers Academy 9/22/2020 10:00 AM - 10/1/2020 3:00 PM

Great Lakes RISA and ASAP collaborate to host Great Lakes Climate Services Providers Academy

Seven hours of instruction will give private-sector climate service providers the tools they need to develop higher quality climate services and help their business succeed in a rapidly evolving marketplace.

Alaska RISA launches Alaska Statewide Temperature Index Tool 11 August 2020

Alaska RISA launches Alaska Statewide Temperature Index Tool

The collaboratively built tool helps answer the common question asked of Alaskan climatologists: has it been particularly hot/cold lately? 

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