NCICS News

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,…

May 14, 2016

Scientific Stewardship in the Open Data and Big Data Era - Roles and Responsibilities

As the volume of environmental data expands exponentially, and as the ways data are preserved and delivered evolve rapidly, organizations charged with managing these datasets…

May 10, 2016

Building Climate Change Resilience

On May 10, the White House hosted a conference on resilient building codes. Climate scientist Ken Kunkel of the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites–North…

Apr 27, 2016

Two NCICS/CICS-NC ORIED Award Nominees for 2016

Each year, the colleges and business units of North Carolina State University recognize significant accomplishments and contributions of their staff members through the University’s Awards…

Apr 15, 2016

The Relationship between the Madden–Julian Oscillation (MJO) and Southeastern New England Snowfall

Between January 24 and February 15, 2015, an incredible 90.2 inches of snow fell at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts. Although snowfalls of this magnitude…

Apr 4, 2016

Assessing Climate Change and Human Health

On April 4, 2016, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released a report titled The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health…