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SCIPP Evolution Poster
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SCIPP Evolution Poster

Author(s): Mark Shafer, Barry Keim, Rachel Riley, Margret Boone, Vincent Brown
Year: 2019

This poster describes the evolution of SCIPP since its inception in 2008.

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2024 Spring Newsletter

Author(s): Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program
  • South Central Climate Resilience Forum 2024
  • SCIPP Student Awarded 1st Place Poster at AMS Annual Conference
  • Redesigned Simple Planning Tool
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Research Brief: Headwinds in the Heartland? Hazard Planning Lessons from Six Inland Jurisdictions in the Southern Plains

Author(s): Ward Lyles, Penn Pennel, Rachel Riley
Year: 2024

A comparative case study approach was employed to investigate three research questions:

  • How does the quality of local hazard mitigation planning efforts in an inland region vary?
  • How do local hazard mitigation planning networks vary in terms of membership, structure, and activities?
  • How do local communities vary in the use and influence of consultants to assist with hazard mitigation planning?

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Journal Article

Examining Extreme Rainfall Forecast and Communication Processes in the South-Central United States

Author(s): Anna Wanless, Rachel Riley

Extreme rainfall events are hazardous and costly. They have increased in parts of the United States, and climate models project that trend to continue. Effective communication of potential threats and impacts associated with extreme rainfall events is one of the foci of a weather forecaster’s job and aligns with the National Weather Service (NWS)’s mission to protect life and property. This research investigated how NWS forecasters processed and communicated information about extreme rainfall events that occurred in the south-central United States between 2015 and 2019. The study also explored forecasters’ perceptions of the relationship between the events and climate change and whether those perceptions impacted the forecasts, including how forecast information was communicated.

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2024 Winter Newsletter

Author(s): Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program
  • Registration is Now Open for the 2024 South Central Climate Resilience Forum
  • Understanding Climate and Environmental Impacts for Vulnerable Residents in Tulsa
  • 5th National Climate Assessment is Now Available
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Understanding Climate and Environmental Impacts for Vulnerable Residents in Tulsa

Author(s): Olivia VanBuskirk, Lauren Mullenbach
Year: 2024

Tulsa is at a crossroads: develop climate adaptation strategies for the future or continue with business as usual. To understand if and how the city is progressing with adaptation, we conducted a series of interviews, analyzed documents from Tulsa city offices, and surveyed residents to hear where they are already experiencing extreme heat and flooding. The results are clear: Tulsa struggles with environmental issues across the board and is doing little when it comes to planning for the future. There is a deep distrust of the city government from residents and even across various agencies. Despite the adoption of a new comprehensive plan in June 2023, there is no sustainability or climate office within the city that can champion the environmental portions of the plan, making it unclear if these actions will be implemented.

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2023 Fall Newsletter

Author(s): Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program
  • 2024 South Central Climate Resilience Forum
  • “Examining Extreme Rainfall Forecast and Communication Processes in the South-Central United States”
  • Stakeholders in Community Discourse Survey
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Summer 2023 Newsletter

Author(s): Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program
  • 2022-2023 Annual Report
  • Theme 1 Research Updates
  • Why Hazard Mitigation Matters to Your Community
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Stakeholders in Community Discourse Report

Author(s): Aimee Franklin, Ellie Weaver, PaShioun Young, Sophia Marrone, Kyle Franklin
Year: 2023

This report describes stakeholders contributing to a community’s discourse on flooding events in three SCIPP communities.

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Climate Justice Webinar Series

Author(s): Simone Domingue
Year: 2023

Climate justice directly connects to previously-researched areas by SCIPP, including disaster resilience and climate change adaptation, in increasingly meaningful ways. Therefore, Simone Domingue, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for SCIPP, hosted a series of webinars and conversations to raise awareness of climate justice’s significance in future adaptation. The webinars offered actionable ideas for participants to bring back to their communities for proactive planning. A summary report was created and provides panelist details, webinar resources, and webinar evaluation highlights.

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Spring 2023 Newsletter

Author(s): Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program
  • 2023 SCIPP Advisory Committee Meeting
  • Drs. Mark Shafer and Barry Keim Receive Distinguished Public Service Award
  • SCIPP Temperature Trends Dashboard
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Winter 2023 Newsletter

Author(s): Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program
  • Simple Planning Tool Expanded to Louisiana
  • SCIPP Contributes to National Climate Assessment
  • RISA Program Name Change
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Why Hazard Mitigation Matters to Your Community

Author(s): Darrian Bertrand
Year: 2023

This document was created by SCIPP and the Oklahoma Department of Homeland Security. It describes the benefits of local hazard mitigation plans and why they matter to communities. The document includes: a description of what hazard mitigation is and the hazards Oklahoma faces, costs of weather and climate events in Oklahoma, the benefits of hazard mitigation plans, examples of projects communities can implement with funding from the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, cost savings from mitigation actions, and hazard mitigation success stories in Oklahoma. SCIPP plans to create this resource for other states in our region in the future.

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Phase III Final Report

Author(s): Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program
Year: 2022
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Predicting Wildfire and Winter Storms

Author(s): Mark Shafer, Randy Peppler, Kritika Pathak
Year: 2022

An assessment of the state of knowledge on prediction of wildfire and winter storms on the seasonal to subseasonal scale was produced to support operations of the Oklahoma National Guard. The report discusses predictability and global circulation linkages, weather conditions associated with wildfire and winter storms, global weather and climate patterns, and applications to subseasonal and seasonal prediction.

Journal Article

Headwinds in the Heartland? Hazard Planning Lessons from Six Inland Jurisdictions in the Southern Plains

Author(s): Ward Lyles, Penn Pennel, Rachel Riley
Year: 2023
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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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Louisiana Lightning Climatology

Author(s): Kristin Calhoun
Year: 2020
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Fall 2022 Newsletter

Author(s): Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program
  • SCIPP has Launched a New Website
  • Alternative BCA Method Requirement for FEMA Grants
  • Climate Justice Webinar Series Summary
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Summer Newsletter 2022

  • 2021-2022 Annual Report
  • New Texas Simple Planning Tool
  • Climate Justice Series
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