Observations & Monitoring
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Observations and monitoring provide information about how natural and human systems are changing over time. In addition to advancing climate science, Earth observations can inform
- Learn more about observations supporting scientific and societal needs
The U.S. Drought Portal, the public face of the National Integrated Drought Information System, provides timely nationwide information on the location of drought, changes in drought severity, seasonal drought outlooks, and drought-related impacts. Go >
This regularly updated Environmental Protection Agency resource includes a report and a web interface covering a suite of physical, ecological, and societal indicators that track the causes and consequences of climate change. Go >
The vision for the sustained National Climate Assessment (NCA) includes a set of climate change indicators that unites and builds on efforts across USGCRP agencies. In addition to supporting the NCA, such a system can be used to understand key aspects of the changing environment, assess risks and vulnerabilities, and inform decisions related to climate
Resources for Evaluating & Monitoring Climate Change Adaptation Actions in Coastal Regions: An Annotated Bibliography
To better support Federal agencies and others involved in coastal climate adaptation, the USGCRP Adaptation Science Interagency Working Group searched numerous databases to develop an annotated bibliographcy of programs, products, and resources evaluating and monitoring coastal adaptation actions. Go >