North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies - NCICS

North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies - NCICS NCICS is a North Carolina State University research institute located at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information in Asheville, NC.
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Our primary activity is operating the Asheville location of a NOAA Cooperative Institute. Hosted by North Carolina State University, CICS-NC is an activity of the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS) and is a unique center of excellence showcasing a partnership between universities, the private sector, non-profit organizations, community groups, and the federal government. CICS-NC is a multidisciplinary team of experts who collaborate in climate and satellite research to support NOAA NCEI’s “research to operations” strategy. CICS-NC focuses on collaborative research into the use of satellite and in situ observations in climate research and applications and on preparing the next generation of the workforce needed to address climate change and applications. CICS-NC partners include all campuses of the UNC system and other members of the CICS consortium. CICS-NC is supported by an agreement between NOAA, NC State University, and the University of Maryland and is administered by NC State University.

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New job opening! We are looking for an experienced Software Engineer to support climate change research, environmental d...
03/09/2021

New job opening! We are looking for an experienced Software Engineer to support climate change research, environmental data analytics, and NOAA’s Big Data Program, working in both on-premises and cloud environments here at NC State University's North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies.
Details at: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/140769

Also, there is still time to apply for our Senior Research Scientist position to participate in cutting-edge climate science research, support the U.S. Global Change Research Program National Climate Assessment, and work on rapid attribution of extreme climate and weather events. Details at: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/139781

Both jobs will be based in Asheville, NC.

02/22/2021
ABC News Live

Our own Carl Schreck recently joined Ginger Zee and other experts on ABC News Live to talk about climate change, cold weather, and the importance of resilience. Check out the video below:

IT’S NOT TOO LATE: While the connection between climate change and cold weather patterns isn’t as clearly established as its relationship to warming, experts say it affects how severe winter storms are.

ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee has more. https://abcn.ws/37ssbRW

Interested in working on climate data, research, and assessments in Asheville, NC? There is still time to apply for thre...
02/12/2021

Interested in working on climate data, research, and assessments in Asheville, NC? There is still time to apply for three positions here at NC State University's North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies.

First up: We are seeking a senior research scientist to join the Technical Support Unit for the U.S. Global Change Research Program National Climate Assessment and to work on rapid attribution of extreme climate/weather events.

Next: Our research associate position will support NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information by developing in situ and remote sensing climate and weather data products and applications. Programming and data analysis skills are important!

Last but not least: We are looking for a postdoc to work with our climate assessments team and support the rapid extreme event attribution project.

For details and information on what it’s like to work at N.C. State and NCICS, please visit https://ncics.org/about/jobs-at-ncics/

NCICS is helping democratize access to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s vast environmental d...
02/12/2021
NOAA datasets on Google Cloud for environmental exploration | Google Cloud Blog

NCICS is helping democratize access to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s vast environmental data archives by providing expertise and IT infrastructure support for NOAA’s Big Data Program. Check out this Google Cloud blog post to learn more about how the BDP is redefining access to NOAA data and expanding opportunities to transform observations into environmental intelligence.

See how you can use NOAA’s environmental datasets on Google Cloud to explore environmental and historical data, including whale calls, satellite images, and more.

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
02/02/2021

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information

Do you have 15 minutes to spare? That’s plenty of time to learn about the polar vortex! Stop scrolling for a bit and listen to this Illinois Public Radio interview with Carl Schreck, a weather and climate scientist with NCEI/ North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies - NCICS, and Illinois State Climatologist Trent Ford on what the polar vortex actually is and how it can affect your day-to-day weather (think cold!): https://bit.ly/2YANA6C

Be sure to check out this fascinating discussion of polar vortex incursions and the implications of climate change, feat...
01/29/2021
WILL Radio TV Online

Be sure to check out this fascinating discussion of polar vortex incursions and the implications of climate change, featuring Carl Schreck of NCICS and Illinois State Climatologist Trent Ford:

Are polar vortices becoming more common in #Illinois? To help us learn the answer, The 21st was joined by Illinois State Climatologist Trent Ford and weather scientist Carl Schreck who explained how reoccurring polar vortices may be connected to climate change. #illinoisweather #climatechange

Ge Peng and Douglas Rao of NCICS will be joining colleagues from NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information at ...
01/25/2021

Ge Peng and Douglas Rao of NCICS will be joining colleagues from NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information at the winter 2021 meeting of the Earth Science Information Partners later this week. Topics will including improving how information on data quality is represented and the use of artificial intelligence in the Earth sciences. See the NCEI web story for more information:

Earth science data make up the backbone of what we do. Over the next few days, our scientists will network and share the state of the science with other data management professionals at the virtual 2021 Earth Science Information Partners Winter Meeting. The conference, held twice a year, allows our staff and partners to share their work and learn from others in the public and private sectors about improving data management, accessibility, and discoverability. Learn more: http://bit.ly/3piQJDN

We currently have three positions available here at NCICS: Our most recent opening is for a Senior Research Scientist, w...
01/22/2021

We currently have three positions available here at NCICS:

Our most recent opening is for a Senior Research Scientist, who will support the US National Climate Assessment project and engage in rapid attribution studies of extreme events.

We are also seeking a Research Associate to focus on supporting NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information by developing in situ and remote sensing climate and weather data products and applications. Programming and data analysis skills are important.

Finally, check out our postdoc opportunity if you’d like work with our climate assessments team and support the rapid extreme event attribution project.

For more information on these positions and what it’s like to work with us here in Asheville, North Carolina, please visit https://ncics.org/about/why-work-at-ncics/

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
01/13/2021

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information

Many of our scientists, staff, and affiliates are taking part in the 101st annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society. It’s all being done virtually, but that doesn’t mean it’s not chock-full of amazing information. Today’s topics include geospace radiation monitoring, customer engagement approaches, and making climate change assessments accessible. And that’s just to name a few. Find out more: http://bit.ly/NCEIatAMS21

We are headed back to the Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, but we are doing it virtually this year...
01/11/2021

We are headed back to the Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, but we are doing it virtually this year, as this will be an online-only event. NCICS staff are contributing to more than two dozen sessions on a wide range of topics, including extreme precipitation, web-bulb globe temperatures, near-real-time drought monitoring, satellite calibration and cloud climatology, partnerships and engagement, tropical cyclones, climate indicators, making climate assessments accessible, and studying crosswinds at airports. Check out our web story at the link below for all the details. #AMS2021 http://bit.ly/ncicsams2021

Join our team! We are currently accepting applications for two positions. For general information on working at NCICS an...
01/08/2021
Careers at NCICS :: North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies

Join our team! We are currently accepting applications for two positions. For general information on working at NCICS and links to both positions, please visit out our jobs page at: https://ncics.org/about/jobs-at-ncics/

The first position is for a Research Associate who will focus on supporting @NOAANCEIClimate by developing in situ and remote sensing #climate and #weather data products and applications. Programming and data analysis skills are important. Details at: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/139191

The second position is a #postdoc opportunity to work with our #climate assessments team, with a focus on rapid attribution studies of extreme climate and weather events. Details at: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/139069

NCICS’s diverse workforce of researchers, technical experts, post-docs, and support staff engage in a range of research projects and collaboration activities with the fundamental goal of enhancing our collective interdisciplinary understanding of the state and evolution of the full Earth System. T...

12/31/2020
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information

Congratulations to Ge Peng, Jessica Matthews, and Liqiang Sun! The paper they wrote with colleagues from the University of Washington and NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information on climate model projections of arctic sea ice was the subject of the most-viewed NCEI web story for 2020. See the link below for the story and a link to the paper.

As 2020 comes to a close, we look back at our most-viewed web stories from the year. With over 3,700 views, #1 is … Predicting the Future of Arctic Ice. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/arctic-ice-study

This Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program is a great opportunity to spend the summer of 2021 working with exp...
12/17/2020

This Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program is a great opportunity to spend the summer of 2021 working with experts at NCICS, UNC Asheville, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, UNC Asheville's National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center (NEMAC), or CASE Consultants on a range of #climate topics. Here at NCICS, Dr. Jessica Matthews will be leading a project to develop a high-resolution greenspace index. Applications are due by Feb 15! http://bit.ly/3amBqFd

Undergraduate students looking for hands-on science experience have an opportunity to support NCEI’s science communication efforts and the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies - NCICS climate research next summer at UNC Asheville. Explore all of the available opportunities through the link and make sure to submit your application by February 15th! https://bit.ly/3qKql6C

NCICS's Jenny Dissen, who is supporting the NOAA Big Data Program, was recently invited to facilitate a panel discussion...
12/09/2020
Microsoft Federal Science and Research Summit

NCICS's Jenny Dissen, who is supporting the NOAA Big Data Program, was recently invited to facilitate a panel discussion at Microsoft's Federal Science & Research Summit on the topic of "How Can AI Drive Environmental Sustainability." Hear the panelists Paul Medley, Dan Morris, Jebb Stewart, and Chris Mattmann discuss how big data and artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques are facilitating the use of Earth science information and models to garner information about the Earth system and to address sustainability topics.

Register at the link below to view this and other sessions from the summit: https://info.microsoft.com/US-AzureAnlyt-WBNR-FY21-11Nov-17-MicrosoftFederalScienceandResearchSummit-5623_02OnDemandRegistration-ForminBody.html

Microsoft Federal Science and Research Summit On Demand Your browser does not support HTML video. Already, mission leaders in federal agencies and academia are using these technologies in exciting ways, enabled by industry partners. In October, the Microsoft Federal Science and Research Summit broug...

In this American Meteorological Society podcast, NCICS's Carl Schreck talks about the education and research that led to...
12/09/2020
Carl Schreck, Research Scholar, North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies at North C…

In this American Meteorological Society podcast, NCICS's Carl Schreck talks about the education and research that led to his current career; the importance of project management, programming, and communications skills for doing good science; and how postdoc opportunities offer a chance to explore new places and ideas. Well worth a listen: https://bit.ly/3gw96Bx

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The all-online #AGU2020 is now underway, and NCICS staff are contributing to more than 20 sessions. Our posters and pres...
12/04/2020
NCICS at AGU 2020 :: North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies

The all-online #AGU2020 is now underway, and NCICS staff are contributing to more than 20 sessions. Our posters and presentations start on December 7 and run through the 17th. See the full list of NCICS sessions at https://bit.ly/ncicsagu2020

The 2020 edition of the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) will be a different experience for everyone, as the event will be held online rather than in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the online format presents challenges and limitations, it also greatly expands the pote...

A reminder that this discussion is happening at 7pm EST tonight:
12/03/2020

A reminder that this discussion is happening at 7pm EST tonight:

Join us for an important discussion on some of the most critical issues facing the North. Hear views from 🇨🇦 and 🇺🇸 experts.
Register: https://tinyurl.com/y4gtrtgv

A special thank you to our partners: Cory Trepanier, North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, Canadian Museum of Nature - Musée canadien de la nature, HATCH Global

NCICS's Ge Peng will be one of the panelists for this important discussion, along with Carli Arendt from NC State Colleg...
11/23/2020

NCICS's Ge Peng will be one of the panelists for this important discussion, along with Carli Arendt from NC State College of Sciences and other experts. The event is presented by the Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta and is free to attend. Register at tinyurl.com/y4gtrtgv. #climatechange #arctic

Join us for an important discussion on some of the most critical issues facing the North. Hear views from 🇨🇦 and 🇺🇸 experts.
Register: https://tinyurl.com/y4gtrtgv

A special thank you to our partners: Cory Trepanier, North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, Canadian Museum of Nature - Musée canadien de la nature, HATCH Global

We have two paid, part-time internships coming up for winter/spring. One will explore the relationship between drought a...
11/09/2020

We have two paid, part-time internships coming up for winter/spring. One will explore the relationship between drought and agricultural losses. The other involves comparing Earth system model simulations of vegetation with remote sensing observations. Details on the positions and how to apply at: http://bit.ly/33SryMG

An #Accessibility update to the North Carolina Climate Science Report adds detailed #AltText for all figures in the repo...
10/27/2020
North Carolina Climate Science Report :: North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies

An #Accessibility update to the North Carolina Climate Science Report adds detailed #AltText for all figures in the report and better support for screen readers. Updated files are available at https://ncics.org/nccsr.

The NCCSR was developed to inform the citizens of North Carolina about the state of knowledge on #climate change, and this update is designed to extend the reach to more North Carolinians. You can provide feedback on the accessibility upgrades via https://ncics.org/tsu/tsu-contact-us/ #ncclimate

The North Carolina Climate Science Report is a scientific assessment of historical climate trends and potential future climate change in North Carolina under increased greenhouse gas concentrations.

Scott Stevens is featured in this NC State University "Resilient Pack" story. Click the link to learn about his work wit...
10/08/2020
Extraordinary Effort

Scott Stevens is featured in this NC State University "Resilient Pack" story. Click the link to learn about his work with the Civil Air Patrol, which is helping deliver personal protective equipment across North Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NC State employee Scott Stevens goes above and beyond as a volunteer with the Civil Air Patrol, helping communities across North Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Anand Inamdar is the guest editor for a special issue of Remote Sensing on estimating land surface temperature. Subm...
09/30/2020
Land Surface Temperature Estimation Using Remote Sensing

Dr. Anand Inamdar is the guest editor for a special
issue of Remote Sensing on estimating land surface temperature. Submissions are due by October 31. Potential topics include filling gaps caused by #cloud contamination, retrievals under all-weather conditions, #drought monitoring and #crop health applications, and novel #climatechange indicators. MDPI

Special Issue in journal Remote Sensing: Land Surface Temperature Estimation Using Remote Sensing

New research from NCICS and Appalachian State University using Crisis Text Line data reveals the mental health impacts o...
09/16/2020
Hidden Damage: The Mental Health Impacts of Hurricane Florence :: North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies

New research from NCICS and Appalachian State University using Crisis Text Line data reveals the mental health impacts of Hurricane #Florence on young people in the Carolinas and points the way to better monitoring of mental health issues when disasters strike.

The authors of the study found that the volume of texts seeking help for anxiety/stress, depression, and suicidal thoughts increased significantly after Hurricane Florence. The surge in suicidal thoughts just days after the storm was particularly concerning, given likely disruptions in access to mental health services.

It’s no surprise that a disaster like Florence affected mental health, but this research provides new insights into the timing and duration of the impacts on youth. It also shows that Crisis Text Line data can provide near-real-time monitoring during future events.

The authors note that “technology-based platforms, like Crisis Text Line, provide an opportunity for fast, cost-effective crisis counseling following natural disasters and can be used to lessen the mental health impact in youth post-disaster by increasing the reach while simultaneously reducing the time it takes to access these safety net mental health services.”

Residents in the US and Canada can text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Text Line counselor.

Read more at https://bit.ly/33BUvhF

Hurricane Florence on September 15, 2018. The storm continued to drop heavy rainfall over the Carolinas following initial landfall. Photo: NOAA.

Our partners at the North Carolina State Climate Office are hiring! This is an exciting opportunity to engage in researc...
07/31/2020
Associate Director/Chief Scientist

Our partners at the North Carolina State Climate Office are hiring! This is an exciting opportunity to engage in research and help put #climate data into action. See the job posting below for details and instructions on applying: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/134905

The Associate Director/Chief Scientist will report to the Director of the State Climate Office. This position will act as the research lead for the office and will serve as the Acting Director when the Director is unavailable. The Associate Director/Chief Scientist will be responsible for leading an...

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Because the albedo/atmosphere reflect 30% of the incoming solar energy the earth is cooler with that albedo/atmosphere than without. Without an atmosphere the earth would receive 30% more kJ/h becoming a barren rock much like the moon, hot^3 on the lit side, cold^3 on the dark. This observation is easily confirmed by comparisons with the moon as Nikolov, Kramm suggest and UCLA Diviner mission observes. This refutes the RGHE theory which postulates just the opposite, that the earth sans atmosphere would be a -430 F ball of ice or 288 K w/ - 255 K w/o = 33 C cooler. (Rubbish!) Because of the non-radiative heat transfer processes of the contiguous participating atmospheric molecules, 396 W/m^2 of BB LWIR upwelling from the surface is not possible. As I demonstrate in the grand science tradition of performing experiments: https://principia-scientific.org/debunking-the-greenhouse-gas-theory-with-a-boiling-water-pot/ Without the 396 W/m^2 upwelling LWIR there is no net 333 W/m^2 for the GHGs to "trap", "back" radiate or warm anything anywhere. There is no radiative greenhouse effect and the so-called GHGs do not "warm" the terrestrial surface. Nick Schroeder, BSME CU ‘78 Colorado Springs, CO 80921
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FASTER THAN EXPECTED Dr. Guy McPherson, is a Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona, the world's leading authority on Abrupt Climate Change leading to Near Term Human Extinction Human Extinction; that is, he is knowledgeable about the habitat necessary for human survival. As the global average temperature rises above a certain point, it's not that human beings can't live at higher temperatures, but that the plants that we and other animals depend upon for food cannot adapt fast enough and they die out. Based on these facts, and the abrupt rise in global average temperatures due to the predicted 50 Gigaton bursts or “burps” of methane in the Arctic Ocean this year or within the next two years, Dr. McPherson has written an article which includes a timeframe for virtual Human Extinction within 6-31 months from now:
Additionally, you show 10 spots or more in other states that are smaller geographically, but only 4 in Wyoming. And you pick Lander, WY that is barely in totality, again, ignoring Riverton with areas on centerline.
I have a serious concern about your interactive map. Riverton, WY, well-equipped with an NOAA weather station, is not included and, according to our data, has a better chance at clear skies than Casper, which you did include. Our communities are doing a lot to welcome and prepare for eclipse watchers. You do them, and us, a disservice by hiding some of the best places to view the 2017 eclipse.