Climate Extension


Weatherfest named a Weather-Read Amabassador

11/17/2017 – Weatherfest, an annual weather information event designed to help keep families and communities safe, has been named a Weather-Read Ambassador by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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HPRCC partners with Northern Plains tribes to improve drought resilience

11/7/2017 – Over the past several years, the High Plains Regional Climate Center has been working with Native American tribes in the region to help address their on-reservation climate and drought vulnerabilities. In the Missouri River Basin alone, there are 28 tribes with different climate-related challenges.
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Redefining drought could lead to better preparation

11/1/2017 – A team of researchers, including two from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, have developed and proposed a new definition of drought that integrates ecological, climatic, hydrological, socioeconomic and cultural dimensions of drought. This novel approach to thinking about drought may help decision makers better prevent and respond to drought impacts.
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Nebraska Extension Issue Teams

Nebraska faces critical issues we must address to make our world a better place. Many of these issues are complex, multidisciplinary, and challenging, yet they present us with great opportunities to help shape a future that is promising for our state and nation. Climate Variation is one of the issue themes and is lead by Tyler Williams.


CropWatch is a central resource for University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension information on crop production and pest management. It is written by Extension Educators and Specialists and produced by IANR Media in the UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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Applied Climate and Spatial Science Mission Area

Faculty, staff and students in Applied Climate and Spatial Sciences work to advance our understanding of the climate-water-human-environmental nexus. The mission area is bolstered by internationally recognized centers, nationally recognized units, and laboratories representing local to global scales of study and long-term environmental monitoring programs.

Useful to Usable

This project focused on improving the usability of climate information for agricultural production in the Midwestern United States. A diverse team of biophysical and social scientists from nine Midwestern universities spent six years working with the agricultural community to develop climate-based decision support tools and resources to enhance farm resilience to a variable and changing climate.

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Weather Ready Nebraska

Through programs and resources that focus on identifying vulnerabilities and prioritizing actions. Nebraska Extension is committed to helping agricultural producers, businesses, and communities increase resiliency in the face of hard times related to weather.

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