Researchers Offer New Insights Into Predicting Future Droughts in California

According to a new NOAA-sponsored study, natural oceanic and atmospheric patterns are the primary drivers behind California's ongoing drought.

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

In response to the President's Executive Order 13653, a NOAA-led U.S. federal agency partnership released the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit to provide tools, information, & scientific expertise to help communities & businesses build resilience to climate-related impacts & extreme events.

This Webinar examines how the record-setting 2012 drought changed people's perceptions and attitudes on climate change.

This Webinar outlines research examining six high-impact weather events in Alaska, from 1974 to 2012.

Speakers: Lauren Zuromski, Hollings Scholar; Rick Thoman, National Weather Service; & John Walsh, ACCAP

Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate Perspective

A new report from the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, "Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate Perspective," addresses the causes of 16 individual extreme events that occurred on four continents.

Navigating to New Shores: Seizing the Future for Sustainable & Resilient U.S. Freshwater Resources

Based on 6 years of work, The Johnson Foundation examines challenges associated with quality, availability, & resilience of U.S. freshwater resources due to climate change, aging infrastructure, & extreme events.

Preparing Our Communities for Climate Impacts: Recommendations for Federal Action

The Georgetown Climate Center has released a report outlining 100 recommendations to help improve federal programs and their ability to prepare for climate change. The new report--Preparing Our Communities for Climate Impacts: Recommendations for Federal Action--will inform the White House's State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.

2013's Billion Dollar Weather & Climate Disasters

According to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, the United States saw nine climate and weather disaster events, each with losses exceeding $1 billion in damages during 2013. These events included a drought event, two flooding events, and six severe storm events. Overall, these events resulted in the deaths of 113 people and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted. NCDC is the nation's scorekeeper in terms of placing extreme climate and weather events into historical perspective in this series of annual reports, dating back to 1980.

This online course will explore challenges for water management in the Western U.S. both at large and small scales.

Drought Risk Atlas

The National Drought Mitigation Center unveiled the Drought Risk Atlas on March 21. The atlas provides analysis of data on drought frequency and severity for more than 3,000 spots across the country. The stations chosen for the atlas go back at least 40 years with nearly continuous data, and some go back more than 100 years.

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