SCIPP Documents

Planning to Protect: How to be more ready in a changing climate

This presentation provides an excellent overview on climate change and it's effects on Louisiana in addition to adaptation techniques and examples.

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.

Preliminary Results of Oklahoma Needs Assessment

This presentation highlights preliminary results associated with the Oklahoma Climate Needs Assessment that SCIPP conducted. This information was presented at a climate adaptation meeting that SCIPP held in Norman, Oklahoma on May 10, 2011. Author: Rachel Riley

Prescribed Fire Summit 2016: Changing Fire Regimes

The Prescribed Fire Summit 2016 successfully brought together various stakeholder groups to learn, share, and discuss current fire science and management. Research and extension specialists from four of the participating universities (Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Kansas State University, and University of Nebraska) collaborated to produce two publications.

Public Health (Sep 13, 2012)

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

Local Drought Management: A summary of how counties and parishes use drought information in the South Central United States

NOAA and other partners have made amazing strides over the past decade to improve drought monitoring, preparedness, response, and mitigation. How do these national efforts reflect at the local level? The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), a NOAA RISA Team, conducted a survey of county-level offices in a six-state region in the South Central United States to answer this question. The project revealed an active local network, especially in the relatively drier states in the western part of the region (Texas and Oklahoma), working to help their communities, businesses, and individuals manage drought. Those in the network had access to a wealth of information, but there are opportunities to improve their connection, particularly through the U.S. Drought Monitor process and representing local conditions.

Rio Grande-Bravo Climate Outlook: A Summary of Survey Responses

SCIPP has been working with CLIMAS, NOAA and other partners on a prototype quarterly climate outlook for the Rio Grande-Rio Bravo region of the southern U.S. and northern Mexico. The survey provided input into design features preferred by those using, or likely to use, the new outlook.

SCIPP Update & Lessons Learned

This presentation addresses SCIPP goals and partnerships in addition to specific examples of how SCIPP has collaborated with local communities.

Seasonal Forecasting (Jan 12, 2012)

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

SCIPP Monitor: September 2011

In this issue:

  • Drought in the Southern United States
  • Temperature and Precipitation Summaries
  • Drought Update