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Welcome to the New Website

SCIPP is pleased to announce the launch of our new website. To read about all the features, click below.

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2021-2022 Annual Report

Read about SCIPP’s accomplishments between June 2021 and May 2022.

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Texas Simple Planning Tool

The Simple Planning Tool for Texas Climate Hazards is now available to assist decision-makers in Texas who are assessing their long-term climate risks.

SCIPP Climate Research

Forward-thinking leaders need accurate and timely climate data and information to protect their communities. Knowing what’s coming and how to respond allows for informed decisions that prevent impact and reduce risk.

The South-Central United States is one of the most disaster-prone regions in the country, frequently experiencing billion-dollar climate disasters. Some of these weather events are becoming more frequent and more extreme, harming people and property in their wake. Costs of these events are also increasing, negatively impacting economies.

It can be overwhelming to sort through the resources that would help to lessen the impact of climate-related disasters.

At SCIPP, our mission is to help you help your communities by giving you a trusted source of information. We empower leaders by providing climate analyses and information that are relevant, accessible, and actionable. We engage with leaders such as yourself to ensure that our research meets the needs of real people like you.

As an interdisciplinary team with a focus on climate-centric research, we know just how much is at stake. It is incredibly difficult to make big decisions that impact real lives while also navigating bureaucratic priorities.

As an influential decision-maker, you deserve to feel confident you’re making smart choices that will make your community a better, safer place to live. Since 2008, we’ve been dedicated to helping communities navigate their unique weather and climate risks and challenges. As a NOAA-funded program affiliated with top universities in the region, SCIPP provides unbiased, reliable information when you need it.

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Latest News


SCIPP Newsletter


Fall 2022 Newsletter

In this issue...
  • SCIPP has Launched a New Website
  • Alternative BCA Method Requirement for FEMA Grants
  • Climate Justice Webinar Series Summary

Webinars & Events

Meetings Workshops

SCIPP sometimes hosts workshops and webinars on climate hazards and their impacts.

To join in and be notified about the upcoming ones, please send us an email with your name and organization, and we will add you to the mailing list.

Here’s how to make SCIPP’s research work for you:

Visit our resource library

Search and filter results by location or climate issue

Download relevant documents

Use the data to inform your decisions

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Get in touch to inquire about a co-produced study based on your needs.

Visit our free resource library now to get started. And be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to get breaking data about climate issues and events.

As an influential decision-maker, you deserve to feel confident you’re making smart choices that will make your community a better, safer place to live.

Latest Resources

Texas Lightning Climatology Map
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Texas Lightning Climatology

Author(s): Kristin Calhoun
Year: 2020

This document includes maps that were created by Kristin Calhoun at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory/Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies and display annual and seasonal (winter, spring, summer, and fall) mean cloud-to-ground lightning density (strikes per km2) in Texas from 1995-2019.

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Fact Sheet or Brochure

Louisiana Lightning Climatology

Author(s): Kristin Calhoun
Year: 2020
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