Research Highlights

Apr 2016

Assessment and Implications of NCEP Stage IV Quantitative Precipitation Estimates for Product Intercomparisons

Olivier Prat of CICS-NC is a contributing author on a paper in Weather and Forecasting that explores and assesses the stage IV quantitative precipitation estimates…

Mar 2016

Algorithm Development of Temperature and Humidity Profile Retrievals for Long-Term HIRS Observations

CICS-NC’s Jessica Matthews is a coauthor on a paper in Remote Sensing describing an algorithm for deriving vertical temperature and humidity profiles from the High-resolution…

Mar 2016

A 30+ Year AVHRR LAI and FAPAR Climate Data Record: Algorithm Description and Validation

CICS-NC’s Jessica Matthews contributed to a paper in Remote Sensing that describes the development of an important new global vegetation data set. This new NOAA…

Mar 2016

Detection and Attribution of Climate Extremes in the Observed Record

Kenneth Kunkel and Liqiang Sun of CICS-NC are coauthors on a paper that provides an overview of the science of detecting changes in climate extremes…

Mar 2016

Innovations in Information Management and Access for Assessments

The Third National Climate Assessment (NCA3), released in May 2014, provided a comprehensive assessment of the impacts of climate change in the United States. The…

Mar 2016

Innovations in Science and Scenarios for Assessment

CICS-NC’s Kenneth Kunkel is the lead author on a paper in Climatic Change describing the climate and sea level rise scenarios that were developed in…

Feb 2016

An Evaluation of HIRS Near-Surface Air Temperature Product in the Arctic with SHEBA Data

In an effort to improve our understanding of how the Arctic climate is changing, scientists from CICS-NC and NOAA are working to develop a new…

Jan 2016

Multi-Profile Analysis of Soil Moisture within the US Climate Reference Network

CICS-NC’s Jesse Bell is a coauthor on a new analysis of U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) measurements of soil moisture, published in Vadose Zone Journal.…

Dec 2015

Kelvin Waves and Tropical Cyclogenesis: A Global Survey

A new study by Carl Schreck III of the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies and North Carolina State University provides important insights into the…

Dec 2015

Global Land Surface Extremes of Precipitation

In an article published in the Journal of Extreme Events, CICS-NC’s Kenneth Kunkel and Rebekah Frankson analyze trends in heavy precipitation events and their relationships…