NCICS News

Sep 15, 2020

Hidden Damage: The Mental Health Impacts of Hurricane Florence

New research using Crisis Text Line data shows Hurricane Florence had significant mental health impacts on young people in the Carolinas and points the way…

Jul 7, 2020

Quantifying the Relationship Between Extreme Precipitation and Atmospheric Water Vapor

New research quantifies the relative contributions of two key factors that drive extreme precipitation events—atmospheric water vapor and upward velocity—across the continental United States. The…

Jun 18, 2020

Humidity Identified as a Factor in COVID-19 Cases in Some U.S. Cities

A new paper by scientists from NCICS and Appalachian State University suggests that meteorological conditions may have had some influence on the transmission of COVID-19…

May 5, 2020

Developing a COVID-19 Self-Checker for Buncombe County, North Carolina

NCICS epidemiologist Dr. Jennifer Runkle worked with officials from Buncombe County, NC, to develop and release a COVID-19 “self-checker” tool for county residents. The tool…

Mar 11, 2020

The North Carolina Climate Science Report

The North Carolina Climate Science Report Today, NCICS released the North Carolina Climate Science Report, a scientific assessment of historical climate trends and potential future…

Dec 20, 2019

NOAA Announces New Agreements with Cloud Data Providers

CISESS Continues as NOAA Big Data Project Data Broker Building on the success of the Big Data Project, NOAA announces new collaborative agreements with Amazon…

Dec 19, 2019

Using a Neural Network to Detect Weather Fronts

NCICS researchers Jim Biard and Kenneth Kunkel have developed a deep learning neural network tool called DL-FRONT that automatically identifies weather fronts in datasets of…

Dec 19, 2019

Hurricanes Harvey and Florence: Historical Context

In 2017 and 2018, the United States experienced historic rainfall totals and damaging inland floods from two slow-moving hurricanes—Harvey and Florence. In a new paper…

Dec 19, 2019

Submonthly Temperature Data and Extreme Heat Events

Homogenized Temperature Data at Submonthly Frequencies Researchers interested in how heat waves and cold waves are changing over time, or in how particular heat or…

Nov 20, 2019

New Weather Station at Isaac Dickson Elementary in Asheville

On November 15, staff from NCICS and NOAA NCEI joined faculty, staff, and students from Isaac Dickson Elementary School (IDES) to install an automated, wireless…