SCIPP Documents

OK Planner & EM Workshop - 5. Planning for Disaster Resilient Communities

Presentation from Barry Hokanson on planning for disaster resilient communities. Presentation given at workshop held in Oklahoma on March 23, 2017.

Planning for Climate Resilience and Adaptation: A Compilation of Planning Process and Financial Assistance Resources for Communities in the South Central United States

This document provides a high-level overview of planning process and financial assistance resources that are available and can aid in climate resilience and adaptation planning. Authors: Jessica Langsdon, Rachel Riley, and Darrian Bertrand. Year: 2021 (4.1 MB)

Preliminary Report Summary of Hurricane Barry: July 10-17, 2019

Barry was unique in many ways, from where it originated to its complex structure. It was also slow to develop a defined storm center and once formed, it became detached from the mid-level circulation, making it difficult to initialize and forecast. The storm will be remembered for producing record-breaking tropical cyclone rainfall totals in Arkansas, knocking down power lines and trees, and its inability to live up to forecasted extreme precipitation totals in Louisiana. This document is a preliminary summary of the storm containing information on its development and tracking, precipitation forecasts and observed totals, and factors that limited Barry from becoming the extreme rainmaker (in Louisiana) many expected.

SCIPP Monitor: September 2012

In this issue:

  • Hurricanes and Decision-­Making
  • Temperature and Precipitation Summaries
  • Drought Update

SCIPP Monitor: September 2014

In this issue:

  • A Central Texas Predecessor Rain Event Associated with Hurricane Odile
  • Alligator Gender Determined by Climate
  • Precipitation, Temperature, and Drought Summaries

SCIPP Monitor: September 2019

In this issue:

  • Synthesis of Hurricane Barry Report
  • Weather and Climate Impacts on Military Operations
  • About SCIPP Team: Rachel Riley

Southern U.S. Regional Hazards and Climate Change Planning Assessment

As one of the first major SCIPP research projects, the goal of this particular study was to better understand local and regional hazard planning across the Southern U.S., specifically from the perspective of those involved with developing plans.

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.

The Social and Scientific Misconception of Floodplains: An Integrated Look into the Re-evaluation of the “100-year” and “500-year” Flood Determinants

The work, conducted by McKenzie Roberts, was developed for her capstone project in the University of Oklahoma’s Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability. McKenzie examined risk perception via survey data, historical climate data, and meteorological data, including from Hurricane Harvey, in Houston to create a new floodplain map that is perhaps more reflective of actual flood risk as compared to maps currently in use. Survey data provided insights into how risk is perceived by Houstonians, including documenting significant differences in rainfall thresholds used by Harris County, NOAA Atlas 14, and local residents. Historical data were combined with elevation models to identify areas at-risk of flooding and compared to properties that were actually damaged by flooding during Hurricane Harvey.

Weather Effects on Winter and Fall Waterfowl Habitat in the Gulf Coast

This poster provides a summary of the research that 2014 SCIPP intern and University of Oklahoma student Tara Rodgers completed while working at NOAA Gulf Coast Joint Venture (GCJV). The goal of the research was to determine an appropriate parameter that explains environmental influences on seasonal waterfowl habitat within agricultural landscapes of the GCJV region. Authors: Tara Rodgers, Stephen J. DeMaso, and Nicholas Enwright. File Size: 2.1 MB.