The Great Plains Regional Technical Input Report is the result of a collaboration among numerous local, state, federal, and nongovernmental agencies to develop a comprehensive, state of the art look at the effects of climate change on the eight states that encompass the Great Plains region.
Through partnership with the CIRES Western Water Assessment (WWA) at the University of Colorado and the U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, the North Central Climate Science Center was recently able to add an Evapotranspiration (ET) Anomaly product to the Rocky Mountains – High Plains Climate Dashboard, which is a recent extension of the WWA's Intermountain West Climate Dashboard.
As climate change impacts begin to manifest in the north central US, researchers are actively working to understand the vulnerability of key species. Climate change will impact plants directly in terms of establishment, growth, and death of populations, but it will also have an indirect effect as the result of disturbances such as fire and pests, competition for resources, pollination, and seed dispersal.
The pair partnered with Western Water Assessment’s Jeff Lukas on July 28th for a webinar discussing the drivers of El Niño, how impacts might manifest in the north central region, and what monitoring tools and resources exist for land managers who may be affected by these weather patterns.
With assistance from the North Central Climate Science Center, University of North Dakota researchers have installed the newest PhenoCam at the Oakville Prairie Biological Research Center, an 800 acre tall-grass prairie community in the Red River Valley.
This week, the North Central Climate Science Center's 2015 Open Science Conference will bring together staff & scientists from several of the Climate Science Centers across the country.
Brian Woodward of the Fort Collins-based Colorado Agriculture NASA Project Team has been selected by NASA as the DEVELOPer of the Term for the 2015 spring term.
According to a recently released study there is growing evidence that high mountain regions are warming faster than lower elevations but a lack of recorded data could hold scientists back from fully understanding associated causes and impacts.
The May 2015 issue of Smithsonian Magazine features an article about Gabriel Senay's work to predict famine in Ethiopia's central Rift Valley. Senay is a USGS scientist and is co-located at the North Central Climate Science Center.
Last week, Iowa State University hosted Dr. Katharine Hayhoe for a presentation on climate change and its impacts on local farmers and businesses. Hayhoe is a Principal Investigator with the South Central Climate Science Center.
Staff from the North Central Climate Science Center (NC CSC) recently participated in a combined offering of the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) Climate-Smart Conservation and Scenario Planning courses.
Scientists want to better understand the interplay of human and climatic influences on fire regimes at different temporal and spatial scales.
The North Central Climate Science Center is actively working to educate students about natural resource and climate change sciences. This engagement can take many forms including research internships, and projects to collect phenology data!
Allison Shipp, current Chair of the South Central CSC's Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC), will soon also be Chair of the North Central CSC's SAC. Both CSCs are looking forward to working closely with Allison as well as to collaborating acros
Scientists from the USGS Earth Resources Observation Systems center published a book chapter about how remote sensing and hydrologic modeling techniques are being used to generate a suite of drought monitoring indicators.