New study elucidates the role of atmospheric rivers in future precipitation regime change in the West 12 July 2019

New study elucidates the role of atmospheric rivers in future precipitation regime change in the West

New research identifies atmospheric rivers as the dominant driver of extreme precipitation and changes in the precipitation regime in future climate along the US West coast.

SCIPP and USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub Release 2018 Southern Plains Wildfire Forum Assessment Report 14 June 2019

SCIPP and USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub Release 2018 Southern Plains Wildfire Forum Assessment Report

This recently released report summarizes a multi-agency regional forum on wildfire and a project to learn lessons from unprecedented wildfires in the region during 2016 and 2018.

Regional Climate Assessment led by California/Nevada RISA team Integrated into Local Planning Articles 13 June 2019

Regional Climate Assessment led by California/Nevada RISA team Integrated into Local Planning Articles

Researchers from the California-Nevada Applications Program (CNAP), a NOAA RISA team, led the San Diego Regional Climate Assessment. The American Planning Association recently incorporated their results into a new report.

Pacific RISA hosts His Excellency Anote Tong, former President of the Republic of Kiribati 30 May 2019

Pacific RISA hosts His Excellency Anote Tong, former President of the Republic of Kiribati

Pacific RISA fostered an inspiring conversation between His Excellency and representatives from Hawai’i state and local government, international consulates, NGOs, and academia.

Carolinas RISA hosts Climate Resilience Conference Oct 29-31 3 October 2018

Carolinas RISA hosts Climate Resilience Conference Oct 29-31

The conference supports on-the-ground resilience efforts, contributes to the development of a climate information network for the Carolinas, and provides a venue for practitioners, resource managers, and researchers to share and collaborate. 

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