RISA News

Consider snowpack variability in adaptation planning and climate change impact assessments, new study says 20 August 2019

Consider snowpack variability in adaptation planning and climate change impact assessments, new study says

The RISA-supported research examines changes in the variability of snowpack conditions between years, for historical and future climate scenarios.

RISA team mini-grants support continued development of professional adaptation field 20 August 2019

RISA team mini-grants support continued development of professional adaptation field

The funding supports the American Society of Adaptation Professions in two new projects developing private sector capacity and preparing for in-bound climate migration in the Great Lakes.

The Weather Channel's Warming Signs podcast highlights Carolinas RISA extreme heat research 14 August 2019

The Weather Channel's Warming Signs podcast highlights Carolinas RISA extreme heat research

Dr. Ashley Ward (Carolinas RISA) discussed the relationship between high heat days and preterm births in North Carolina.

Pacific RISA and partners develop new climate science summaries for Palau and Northern Mariana Islands 6 August 2019

Pacific RISA and partners develop new climate science summaries for Palau and Northern Mariana Islands

Through a series of Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment workshops in the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands, Pacific RISA gathered constituent input to tailor climate science summaries to local needs. 

SCIPP RISA’s preliminary summary report of Hurricane Barry now available 30 July 2019

SCIPP RISA’s preliminary summary report of Hurricane Barry now available

The report describes the difficult forecast, the forecasted rainfall totals, and summarizes the actual event details.

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