NCICS News

Feb 16, 2017

Assessing Stewardship Maturity of the Global Historical Climatology Network-Monthly (GHCN-M) Dataset

As part of ongoing efforts to advance environmental data stewardship practices, CICS-NC’s Ge Peng and colleagues from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) recently…

Feb 6, 2017

Meet the Staff: Jim Biard

By Andrew Dundas “Well, I’ll never match my dad,” laughed Jim Biard, one of our research scholars at NCICS, in reaction to my inquiry on…

Jan 9, 2017

State Climate Summaries Released

The front page of the California State Climate Summary PDF. In response to growing demands for state-level information on the assessment of climate change, NOAA’s…

Nov 2, 2016

On the Link between Tropical Cyclones and Daily Rainfall Extremes Derived from Global Satellite Observations

Understanding the frequency and intensity of extreme precipitation events in relation to tropical cyclones is critical to the development of infrastructure in affected areas. Authors…

Oct 26, 2016

New Website

Welcome to the New NCICS Website! Our new site is intended to better meet the needs of everyone visiting the site and to better reflect…

Oct 9, 2016

Deploying Temporary Networks for Upscaling of Sparse Network Stations

Shown above, is the layout of the temporary network of sensors surrounding the USCRN stations at Millbrook, NY (top) and Crossville, TN (bottom). National soil-observation…

Aug 25, 2016

Seasonal and regional variations in extreme precipitation event frequency using CMIP5

Climate models are central to our ability to predict and adapt to the major long-term weather and climate changes that we are likely to experience…

Jun 20, 2016

Measure Locally, Respond Globally—A Conference for Journalists

Journalists covering the environment, science, data analytics, and related fields are invited to attend “Measure Locally, Respond Globally,” a two-day conference taking place on August…

Jun 14, 2016

Trends and Extremes in Northern Hemisphere Snow Characteristics

A new study by CICS-NCs Kenneth Kunkel, Sarah Champion, and Rebekah Frankson, along with co-authors from Rutgers University and ERT Inc., establishes the current state…

Jun 9, 2016

Atmospheric Sensitivity to Roughness Length in a Regional Atmospheric Model over the Ohio–Tennessee River Valley

At small scales, the behavior of the atmosphere depends strongly on the characteristics of the land surface, including topography and vegetation types. As a result,…