SCIPP Documents

Texas and Oklahoma Climate Extremes: Learning from the Recent Four-Year Drought and Spring Flooding Events

In October of 2015, representatives from state and federal agencies representing broad areas of water, public safety, infrastructure and other management participated in the workshop, Texas and Oklahoma Extremes: Learning from the Recent Four-Year Drought and Spring Flooding Events. This event was sponsored by NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), the National Weather Service Southern Region, NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) and the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC). This workshop was a NIDIS Southern Plains Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) activity with the goal of improving disaster reduction and building capacity for better decision-making relating to drought planning and mitigation. The workshop focused on the successes, challenges, lessons learned, and opportunities for future collaboration related to the recent 2010-2015 drought and spring 2015 flood events. The workshop included presentations and discussions about the shift from extreme drought to floods in 2015 and tactics the participants’ agencies used to manage the impacts of those events. Discussions specifically focused on monitoring tools, agency coordination, unexpected impacts, successes and public outreach.

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

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

Then and Now (Jun 14, 2012)

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

U.S. Drought Monitor (Mar 08, 2012)

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

Water Resources (Dec 01, 2011)

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

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.

Wildfire (Feb 09, 2012)

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

Wildlife (Apr 12, 2012)

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

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.