SCIPP Documents

SCIPP Monitor: September 2013

In this issue:

  • Field Photos Weekend
  • Wind Shear Kept Tropical Storm Karen in Check
  • Drought Update

SCIPP Monitor: September 2014

In this issue:

  • A Central Texas Predecessor Rain Event Associated with Hurricane Odile
  • Alligator Gender Determined by Climate
  • Precipitation, Temperature, and Drought Summaries

SCIPP Monitor: September 2015

In this issue:

  • A Shocking Intervention: How the September 5th and 6th Events Impacted Louisiana
  • Drought, Temperature, and Precipitation Summaries
  • Saharan Desert Facts

SCIPP Monitor: September 2017

In this issue:

  • The Increasing Variability of Precipitation In the Southern Great Plains
  • Drought, Temperature, and Precipitation Summaries
  • Hurricane Season Ain't Over til It's Over

Severe Weather (July 18, 2013)

This is part of the Extreme Events and Hazards Webinar Summaries.

Simple Planning Tool for Oklahoma Climate Hazards

This tool is a compilation of easy-to-use online interactive tools, maps, and graphs relevant to 12 hazards: 10 climate hazards and 2 non-climate hazards. Users can access and obtain locally relevant data from the provided links and instructions. The tool also contains information on data limitations and a state-of-the-science summary on projected future trends for each hazard. Finally, appendices include hazard definitions, historical FEMA/presidential disaster declaration information, climate change resources, and incentive and action programs for hazard risk reduction.

South Central U.S. Hazard and Climate Change Planning Assessment (2013)

An online survey was sent to various decision makers located in the SCIPP region and was used to assess hazard and climate change planning, information use, and applications across the region. This survey was initially administered in 2009 and was administered again in 2013 to determine whether changes occurred since the first iteration.

Southern U.S. Regional Hazards and Climate Change Planning Assessment

As one of the first major SCIPP research projects, the goal of this particular study was to better understand local and regional hazard planning across the Southern U.S., specifically from the perspective of those involved with developing plans.

Teaching Climate and Hazard Resiliency in a Junior High Using Local Data and Emergency Managemennt

Poster presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Seattle, WA, related to the project Using Critical Thresholds to Customize Climate Projections of Extreme Events to User Needs and Support Decisions (see details on Research tab).

Tennessee Event Summary June 5-10, 2014 Flash Flooding, High Winds, & Tornadoes (DR-4189)

From June 5th through 10th, 2014, several rounds of severe weather impacted Tennessee. A total of 23 counties, mostly in western TN, were declared as federal disaster areas due to damages from flash flooding, high winds, and tornadoes. Page 2 of this document offers an overview of the atmospheric conditions during the time of the event while pages 3-5 describe the event as it unfolded in addition to summarizing the damages and fatalities incurred during this event. This event ranked third among four other analyzed events within the past decade (2004-2014) in terms of max recurrence intervals. The highest return period recorded during June 5-10, 2014 was a 200 year event in west central TN.