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CIFAR Research Used by National Weather Service to Better Predict Flooding

  • 17 June 2013
CIFAR Research Used by National Weather Service to Better Predict Flooding
Recent Yukon River flooding underscores the importance of accurately predicting snowmelt and river ice breakup in Alaska. 

Recent CICS-P Study Examines Controls of Global Snow Under Climate Change

  • 5 June 2013
Recent CICS-P Study Examines Controls of Global Snow Under Climate Change
Using an idealized experiment where atmospheric carbon dioxide doubles from its 1990 value over 70 years, a new Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) high-resolution climate model, CM2.5, predicts an increase in snowfall for the Earth’s polar regions and highest mountains, but an overall drop in snowfall for the globe.  

CICS Researchers Develop Tools for Monitoring Drought from Space

  • 16 May 2013
CICS Researchers Develop Tools for Monitoring Drought from Space
Researchers at the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites led by Christopher Hain, along with colleagues from NOAA and the USDA Agricultural Research Service have developed a unique satellite based methodology for mapping drought over the United States. 

New Integrated Ecosystem Assessments Completed by NGI Ecosystem Team

  • 4 April 2013
New Integrated Ecosystem Assessments Completed by NGI Ecosystem Team

NGI researchers are implementing an overall Ecosystem Approach to Management effort, and with support from NOAA, NGI's Ecosystem Team has just completed Integrated Ecosystem Assessments for four (4) northern Gulf of Mexico estuaries.

Recent Publication Shows Black Carbon is a Major Factor in Climate Change

  • 4 April 2013
Recent Publication Shows Black Carbon is a Major Factor in Climate Change
According to the study recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, black carbon ranks as the second-largest human contributor to climate change, exerting twice as much impact as previously believed. 
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