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.

Report: Santa Barbara Area Coastal Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment 1 August 2017

Report: Santa Barbara Area Coastal Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment

RISA teams are working closely with Sea Grant and regional researchers to provide scientific expertise for city and county planners.

Report: Advancing NOAA's climate models 1 August 2017

Report: Advancing NOAA's climate models

The Climate Model Development Task Force’s has been working for over three years to advance NOAA’s climate models in support of improved sub-seasonal to seasonal predictions.

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