SCIPP Documents

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

SCIPP Monitor: December 2018

In this issue:

  • Partnership Between OWL and SCIPP
  • Drought, Temperature, and Precipitation Summaries
  • Fourth National Climate Assessment

SCIPP Monitor: December 2019

In this issue:

  • Rating Fire Danger from the Ground Up
  • NOAA's Winter Outlooks
  • About SCIPP Team: Margret Boone

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).

Fall 2022 PhD Assistantship, Climate Justice

This is a PDF that describes a SCIPP PhD assistantship opportunity in Climate Justice that will begin Fall 2022.

Fall 2022 PhD Assistantship, Developing Governance and Collaborative Capacity

This is a PDF that describes a SCIPP PhD assistantship opportunity in developing governance and collaborative capacity. Fall 2022 start date.

SCIPP Monitor: February 2011

In this issue:

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