Category: Monitoring Drought Project Team: Pacific Water Resources II Team Location: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information – Asheville, North Carolina Authors: Nicholas Luchetti Zachary Vozzelli Kyle Jones Mentors/Advisors: Michael Kruk (Earth Resources Technology (ERT)) John Marra (NOAA Region Climate Services, Director, Pacific Region) Past/Other Contributors: Alec Courtright (Center Lead) Jessica Sutton Ethan Wright Abstract: The U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI) are … Read More
A Deeper Look into California’s Water Resources
Category: Monitoring Drought Project Team: California Water Resources Team Location: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory – Pasadena, California Authors: Justin Lawrence Lauryn Gutowski Nick Rousseau Brittany Zajic Mentors/Advisors: Dr. John T. Reager (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory) Past/Other Contributors: Nick Rousseau (Center Lead) Abstract: 2015 marked the arrival of the strongest El Niño ever recorded, surpassing the 1997-1998 event that brought significant rainfall … Read More
A New Kind of Drought: U.S. Record Low Windiness in 2015
Widespread calming of the wind sapped U.S. wind energy power output in 2015, driven by the same weather patterns responsible for California’s severe drought.