Monday, January 26, 2015

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Drought Center researchers "aboard" NASA soil moisture mission as early adopters

Jan 26, 2015
NASA chose researchers associated with the National Drought Mitigation Center and the U.S. Drought Monitor to be early adopters of the soil moisture data from a new satellite mission, which is slated to launch on Jan. 29. The NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission is expected to provide far better data about soil moisture information than anything that has been available to this point. Soil moisture, necessary for crops and other plants to grow, is a key indicator of agricultural drought.
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Drought, climate change and public health webinar Jan. 28

Jan 15, 2015
The National Integrated Drought Information System’s Engaging Preparedness Communities Working Group will host a drought and public health webinar Jan. 28, noon Central Time. The originators of the Community Capitals Framework will discuss how the model applies to global climate change adaptation, specifically in the health sector. A National Drought Mitigation Center presentation will follow, focusing on the application of CCF to drought and public health. The webinar is free but registration is required. Registration link

 

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December 2014 Drought and Impacts Summary: Water supply issues continue to mount in CA and TX as drought persists

Jan 12, 2015

Drought was entrenched over parts of the Southern Plains and the West in December 2014, particularly in California, Nevada and Oregon, and in another area over north Texas and the Oklahoma Panhandle. Long-term water supply issues persisted, particularly in California and Texas, and impacts related to wildlife and agriculture continued to make headlines. Read the NDMC's December 2014 Drought and Impact Summary.



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