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Mountain Range Representation Could Reduce Biases in Global Climate Models, Study Says 22 June 2021

Mountain Range Representation Could Reduce Biases in Global Climate Models, Study Says

Better representation of mountain range heights could help reduce biases in how global climate models simulate important atmospheric and climate processes.

NIDIS and National Weather Service Host Flash Drought Webinar Series 22 June 2021

NIDIS and National Weather Service Host Flash Drought Webinar Series

The three-part series will help climate professionals and operational service providers better understand the flash drought phenomenon, which can cause significant damage to agriculture, economies, and ecosystems.

New Study Models Users’ Trust in Drought Forecasts 15 June 2021

New Study Models Users’ Trust in Drought Forecasts

The findings show how users’ trust in drought forecasts significantly influences the way the information is integrated with their existing knowledge.

NIDIS Releases New Southern Plains Drought Early Warning System Strategic Plan 15 June 2021

NIDIS Releases New Southern Plains Drought Early Warning System Strategic Plan

The plan outlines priority tasks and activities to build drought early warning capacity and resilience in the Southern Plains.

NIDIS and Partners Launch Major Milestone—National Soil Moisture Strategy 15 June 2021

NIDIS and Partners Launch Major Milestone—National Soil Moisture Strategy

 Soil moisture measurements are critical for applications ranging from agricultural monitoring and weather prediction, to drought and flood forecasting. Until now, there has been no coordinated national strategy for deploying and maintaining soil moisture networks, or for developing nationally-integrated soil moisture data products.

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