Climate Extension


U.S. Drought Monitor now searchable by tribal area

6/3/2021 – Every Thursday morning, the U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) provides the latest snapshot of evolving drought conditions across the United States and all of its territories. Along with providing a national overview of drought, the USDM website allows users to spotlight climate regions, states, USDA Climate Hubs and numerous other specified areas. Now, USDM users can also search for drought conditions for tribal areas across the country.   Continue the story
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New Drought Center dashboard steps ranchers through key questions

5/17/2021 –  Ranch Drought Monitoring Ranchers can now find answers to some of their most common drought-related questions in one place on the National Drought Mitigation Center website. The NDMC's Ranch Drought Monitoring Dashboard aims to provide information that will help reduce risk ahead of time.  Continue the story
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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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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 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.