New Modules from COMET 19 September 2012

New Modules from COMET

The COMET Program, part of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research's Community Programs, has recently released three brief modules that describe impacts of climate change.
Florida's Fragile Oasis 13 September 2012

Florida's Fragile Oasis

In a place routinely afflicted by drought, water managers in Tampa Bay use climate forecasts to ensure a water supply to people's taps without sucking the region's rivers, wetlands, and groundwater dry. The limits of their innovation might be tested in a future which could pose even more challenges to ensuring the oasis remains green. 
Dr. Chet Koblinsky to retire as Director of NOAA's Climate Program Office 3 August 2012

Dr. Chet Koblinsky to retire as Director of NOAA's Climate Program Office

On August 3, Dr. Chet Koblinsky will retire as the Director of NOAA's Climate Program Office (CPO). 
Study Explores Impacts of Drought and Water Withdrawals on Downstream Ecosystems 1 August 2012

Study Explores Impacts of Drought and Water Withdrawals on Downstream Ecosystems

Increases in the frequency, duration, and severity of regional drought pose major threats to the health and integrity of downstream ecosystems. 
Foundation Workshop Series Addresses Extreme Events Response 30 May 2012

Foundation Workshop Series Addresses Extreme Events Response

The second of five workshops sponsored by NOAA's Sectorial Applications Research ProgramEPA, the Water Environmental Research Foundation and WaterRF took place in Gwinnett County, Georgia, on May 9 and 10. The focus of the workshop was on adaptation strategies and information needs in response to extreme events.
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