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NDMC's Mwape working with Nebraskans on Republican River Basin drought project

5/13/2021 – National Drought Mitigation Center research assistant Andrew Mwape is working with the state of Nebraska and four of its Natural Resources Districts on drought planning for the Republican River Basin.   Continue the story
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Climate center develops tool to accompany release of new Climate Normals

5/4/2021 – In conjunction with the new U.S. Climate Normals, the High Plains Regional Climate Center is publishing a new tool that allows users to examine what normal looks like relative to longer or shorter timeframes than the most recent 30 years.  Continue the story
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Decisions, decisions -- study shows ranchers with drought plans in place make some pivotal moves sooner than those who don't

12/21/2020 – The journal Rangeland and Ecological Management recently published an article by Tonya Haigh detailing the results of a survey of ranchers. She led a team that surveyed a collection of Northern Plains ranchers who endured a 2016 flash drought that significantly altered forage production in the area.  Continue the story
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Climate4Cities

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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.

IANR Vice Chancellor Mike Boehm speaks with KRVN about the Climate for Cities project.

CropWatch

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.

Weather Ready Farms

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.