SCIPP Documents

SCIPP Monitor: August 2012

In this issue:

  • Changes in Temperature and Precipitation in the South
  • Temperature and Precipitation Summaries
  • Drought Update

SCIPP Monitor: August 2013

In this issue:

  • Tornado Safety in Schools: Risk and Preparedness
  • Why Do We Have Hurricanes?
  • Drought Update

SCIPP Monitor: August 2014

In this issue:

  • The OCO-2 Mission
  • A Chalmation Hurricane Visionary
  • Precipitation, Temperature, and Drought Summaries

SCIPP Monitor: August 2015

In this issue:

  • The Coral Reefs of the Flower Garden Banks: Sentinels of Change in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico
  • Drought, Temperature, and Precipitation Summaries
  • 50th Anniversary of Hurricane Betsy

SCIPP Monitor: August 2016

In this issue:

  • Enhancing Local Resiliency by Planning for Climate Change
  • Drought, Temperature, and Precipitation Summaries
  • Can Water Run Uphill?

SCIPP Monitor: August 2017

In this issue:

  • Trouble in the Tropics? A Quick Overview as Hurricane Season Ramps Up
  • Drought, Temperature, and Precipitation Summaries
  • How Rare was the Houston Rainfall Event?

Blending Perspectives Report (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

This is a summary report of World Café sessions at a regional climate change workshop sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Geological Survey of which SCIPP was invited to help facilitate a series of four climate themed collaborative discussions.

Cattle and Livestock (Dec 08, 2011)

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

Changes In Ice Storm Frequency Across The United States

This document describes the frequency and changes of ice storms across the United States in addition to discussing the influences of natural oscillations on ice storms.

Changing Fire Regimes and Management Strategies

New SCIPP Report by Darrian Bertrand. This project documents the seasonal and inter-annual variability of suitable burn conditions across the South Central Plains region of Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Prescribed Burn Associations from the included states were contacted for minimum and maximum thresholds of temperature, wind speed, and relative humidity in order to obtain the appropriate values for data analysis. Hourly data for the time period of 1996-2015 were analyzed in order to produce a climatological analysis of burn conditions, and a glimpse into future conditions indicates a potential change in the frequency of these suitable burn conditions by the end of the century.