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Using CoCoRaHS observations to fine-tune drought maps

Oct 14, 2016

Carolinas CoCoRaHS map
Rebecca Ward, State Climate Office of North Carolina, describes how the state's Drought Management Advisory Council uses CoCoRaHS observations to assess drought conditions. In 2013, the Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments team began cultivating a network within a network, CoCoRaHS volunteers who are specially trained to observe drought-related impacts in the Carolinas. As a result, there are more CoCoRaHS reports about drought in those states. In October 2016, working closely with the CISA team, CoCoRaHS added a scale bar to its condition monitoring reports, which most people expect will make them even more useful.

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September 2016 Drought and Impact Summary: Pockets of dryness persist

Oct 12, 2016
Although overall drought in the continental United States declined slightly, from 19.51 to 19.44 percent, pockets of drought continue. Read the September Drought and Impact Summary.


Svoboda named director of National Drought Mitigation Center

Oct 4, 2016
Mark Svoboda, climatologist and internationally known expert on drought monitoring and early warning, is the new director of the National Drought Mitigation Center, University of Nebraska officials announced Oct. 4. Svoboda was one of the center’s original employees at its founding in 1995. Donald A. Wilhite founded the NDMC in 1995 and served as director until 2006, when Michael J. Hayes, an agricultural meteorologist and an original NDMC employee, became the director. Svoboda has led the drought center’s monitoring program area since 2006

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