Climate Extension


Suite of tools, including ‘sister city’ match, brings context to climate change

4/10/2019 – A new suite of tools designed by a group of University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers gives municipalities a clearer picture of what to expect and prepare for when looking at the climate of the future. Natalie Umphlett and Martha Shulski, both of SNR, co-led the two-year collaborative project.   Continue the story
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HPRCC to host training for data available via new high-tech server

2/27/2019 – With the help of a new high-tech data server, High Plains Regional Climate Center clients now have quick access to real-time and archived observational and modeled datasets for a number of environmental variables. A workshop to learn how access and use the data is set for March 25.   Continue the story
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New web-based form makes submitting drought observations easier

1/30/2019 – The National Drought Mitigation Center in January 2019 switched to a streamlined method for reporting local drought conditions. The new method also features two experimental drought impact maps, a team effort between Milda Vaitkus of CALMIT and Claire Shield of the NDMC.   Continue the story
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Planning for climate change isn't easy. The complexity of the issue itself is hard to digest, let alone translate into action items. A suite of tools designed by a group of University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers gives municipal planners a clearer climate picture of what to expect and prepare for.

The project provides climate data in a variety of forms, including historical trends and future projections, for a range of climate variables. The potentially greatest display of that information comes in the form of the "Sister City" tool.


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.

Specific information with quick fact infographs can be found for Dormancy Breaks, Drought, Frost and Winter Desiccation.

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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.