SCIPP Documents

SCIPP Monitor: December 2012

In this issue:

  • Oceanic Oscillations and Ice Storms
  • Temperature and Precipitation Summaries
  • Drought Update

SCIPP Monitor: December 2013

In this issue:

  • Understanding the Role of Ammonia in Air Quality
  • Temperature and Precipitation Summaries
  • Climate Forecast for January 2014

SCIPP Monitor: December 2014

In this issue:

  • The Importance of Trusted Advisors in Building Resilience
  • New Orleans 2014 Weather Summary
  • Drought, Temperature, and Precipitation Summaries

SCIPP Monitor: December 2015

In this issue:

  • Water Reservoir Data Visualization Tool
  • Drought, Temperature, and Precipitation Summaries
  • A Little History of the Bonnet Carre Spillway

SCIPP Monitor: December 2016

In this issue:

  • Providing Disaster Information to Oklahomans
  • Drought, Temperature, and Precipitation Summaries
  • How Much Heat is Lost Through Your Head?

SCIPP Monitor: December 2017

In this issue:

  • Improving Impact-Based Seasonal Outlooks for South Central Texas
  • Drought, Temperature, and Precipitation Summaries
  • Senior Meteorology Student Receives Undergraduate Research Award

Developing a Visual Drought Index

Engaging with citizens to gain information about local drought conditions and impacts is important for improving the accuracy of drought indices and identifying local-scale drought, but what does drought actually look like across the country? This project was designed to create a visual drought severity scale by using photos that citizens took of their landscape, and compare the scale to established drought indices to determine if the scale is accurate and executable. This concept of a visual assessment of drought severity is similar to the Enhanced Fujita Scale that is used to assess tornado damage. Drought indices used for comparison include the USDM, the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI), and the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI).

SCIPP Monitor: February 2011

In this issue:

  • Impacts of February Snowstorms Across the SCIPP Region
  • Temperature and Precipitation Summaries
  • Drought Update

SCIPP Monitor: February 2012

In this issue:

  • Flood Information Needs
  • Last Freeze for SCIPP Region
  • Drought Update

SCIPP Monitor: February 2013

In this issue:

  • West Nile Virus in the South
  • Temperature and Precipitation Summaries
  • Drought Update