SCIPP Documents

Strategic Petroleum Reserve Project

SCIPP has partnered with two Department of Energy (DOE) groups - the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to develop a climate change resilience plan for the SPR. Mission-critical objectives of SPR were identified and the impact of current climate on SPR’s ability to meet those objectives was assessed. SCIPP then used future climate projections from Coupled Model Intercomparison Project, Phase 5 (CMIP5) to evaluate how those mission relevant climate variables are expected to change in the future. Several brainstorming sessions resulted in a list of options to reduce the impacts of changing climate on SPR operations. These were evaluated in terms of feasibility, cost, and potential to reduce vulnerability or increase resilience to changing climate and are currently being incorporated into SPR modernization planning.

Teaching Climate and Hazard Resiliency in a Junior High Using Local Data and Emergency Managemennt

Poster presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Seattle, WA, related to the project Using Critical Thresholds to Customize Climate Projections of Extreme Events to User Needs and Support Decisions (see details on Research tab).

The Chameleon El Niño of 2012/2013 (Nov 08, 2012)

This is part of the Managing Drought in the Southern Plains Webinar Series.

The RISA Sustained Assessment Specialist Network Reference Sheet

This resource provides information about sustained assessment and the RISA Sustained Assessment Specialist Network, introduces the recent and current sustained assessment specialists, and describes their regional accomplishments as well as their cross-regional, collective impact.

Weather and Climate Impacts on Military Operations Workshop Summary Report

In September of 2018, representatives from six Oklahoma military installations along with members of the weather and climate research community across the University of Oklahoma participated in the workshop, Weather and Climate Impacts on Military Operations. The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), a NOAA RISA team, in conjunction with the Colleges of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences and Engineering, hosted this workshop. This report includes an overview of the workshop goals, presentations, discussions, and outcomes. An overview of the workshop successes is also provided, based on the results of the workshop post-event survey.

Workshop on Communicating Seasonal Climate Information: Summary Report

This summary is based on the collective contributions of federal and state climate scientists, decision makers, and communication experts. This report provides insight into how climate information is being used by decision makers and is geared towards scientists who wish to improve their communication with those outside of their field.