Climate Program Office News

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.

NIDIS Hosts Drought Webinar Series for Tribal Nations in the Northern Plains 8 June 2021

NIDIS Hosts Drought Webinar Series for Tribal Nations in the Northern Plains

As drought in the Northern Plains continues to worsen, this webinar series will provide Tribal Nations up-to-date information on drought and its impacts, as well as related resources to help them prepare and respond.

Summary and Recording Now Available: California and Southwest Drought and Wildfire Webinar 2 June 2021

Summary and Recording Now Available: California and Southwest Drought and Wildfire Webinar

The recent webinar provided stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on the current drought status and outlook, as well as the wildland fire potential outlook.

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