New Heat Maps Help Cities Prepare for Longer, More Intense Heat Waves 25 April 2019

New Heat Maps Help Cities Prepare for Longer, More Intense Heat Waves

By combining satellite and ground-based measurements, scientists have created new maps that identify which neighborhoods experience the most extreme heat on the hottest days of summer.

In the summers of 2017 and 2018, citizen scientists in Richmond, VA, the District of Columbia, and Baltimore, MD, gathered temperature data all over their cities on days when temperatures reached at least 95°F. The results, as outlined in a NOAA article from 2018, show that air temperatures in some areas of the city can be up to 17°F hotter than other areas during the same time of day. On days when local temperatures climb above 95°F, the additional heat emitted by paved and concrete structures can produce dangerously hot temperatures in some neighborhoods. 

NOAA Climate Program Office Scientists Receive Two Awards 9 November 2018

NOAA Climate Program Office Scientists Receive Two Awards

NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) recognized two individuals for their outstanding work on October 31, 2018. Chelsea Combest-Friedman received the Outstanding Employee Award, and Claudia Nierenberg was presented with this year’s Silver Sherman Award.

NOAA soliciting author nominations and technical inputs for Fourth National Climate Assessment 14 September 2016

NOAA soliciting author nominations and technical inputs for Fourth National Climate Assessment

Development of the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) is underway, and on behalf of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), NOAA is soliciting nominations for authors and technical inputs.

The value of wind data for linear Madden-Julian oscillation prediction 13 June 2016

The value of wind data for linear Madden-Julian oscillation prediction

CPO-funded research examined the role of wind data for prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation. 

New report provides insights for stormwater management in response to climate change 20 May 2016

New report provides insights for stormwater management in response to climate change

A new EPA-NOAA report identifies strategies for climate change adaptation in stormwater management at local levels.  

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