In the Caribbean, the economic importance of agriculture and tourism—combined with rural poverty and vulnerability to extreme events like hurricanes and droughts—makes adapting to climate change an urgent necessity. The International Research and Applications Project (IRAP) aims to build resilience in the Caribbean through a better understanding of how climate information can enable regional risk management .
PostedNov 10, 2014
Scenarios, Coasts, Energy, Cities & Infrastructure, Adaptation
A new pilot study by the Department of Energy (DOE) presents an approach communities can use to assess the impacts of sea level rise on energy infrastructure. Among other data sources, the study uses global sea level rise scenarios from the 2014 National Climate Assessment.
PostedMay 20, 2014
Physical Climate, Coasts, Extreme Events
A NOAA-led study finds that over the past 30 years, the location where tropical cyclones reach maximum intensity has been shifting toward the poles in both the northern and southern hemispheres at a rate of about 35 miles, or one-half degree of latitude, per decade.
PostedJul 30, 2013
Physical Climate, Scenarios, Extreme Events, Adaptation
The United States will be a much hotter place, precipitation patterns will shift, and climate extremes will increase by the end of the 21st century, according to reports released in January 2013 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in support of the National Climate Assessment (NCA).
PostedMay 24, 2013
Oceans, Physical Climate, Coasts, Extreme Events
In its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued today, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active season this year.
PostedMar 21, 2013
Physical Climate, Modeling, Extreme Events
NOAA issued the three-month U.S. Spring Outlook today, stating that odds favor above-average temperatures across much of the continental United States, including drought -stricken areas of Texas, the Southwest and the Great Plains.
PostedJun 3, 2009
Oceans, Coasts, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Adaptation
TheU.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), collaborated on this report that discusses the impacts of sea-level rise on the physical characteristics of the coast,on coastal communities, and the habitats that depend on them.