Climate May Quickly Drive Forest-Eating Beetles North 28 August 2017

Climate May Quickly Drive Forest-Eating Beetles North

RISA investigators contributed to important study about one of the world's most aggressive tree-killing insects. The findings suggest the beetles' advance could reduce biodiveristy and harm tourism and forestry industries. 

Newly released model forecasts could help advance NOAA’s week 3-4 outlooks 17 August 2017

Newly released model forecasts could help advance NOAA’s week 3-4 outlooks

Predicting the weather 3 to 4 weeks from now is extremely challenging, yet many critical decisions affecting communities and economies must be made at this lead time. However, model forecasts available for the first time this week could help NOAA's operational Climate Prediction Center significantly improve its week 3-4 temperature and precipitation outlooks for the U.S. 

Meeting to advance NOAA’s unified approach to weather-climate modeling 16 August 2017

Meeting to advance NOAA’s unified approach to weather-climate modeling

Two primary NOAA weather and climate modeling programs hosted a joint meeting to support efforts towards a more unified and improved modeling approach for NOAA through reduced costs, optimized resources, and integrated community efforts. 

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.

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