NOAA seeks to better track drought impacts in US amid climate change

Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are working with their partner agencies to reassess how droughts are monitored. A new report released by NOAA aims to find ways to more accurately represent changes in regional climate patterns. “We were hearing a lot of concerns from our partners that assess drought at local, state and national levels that changes in the climate were not being accounted for in the drought assessment,” said Britt Parker, the primary author of the report and program manager for NOAA's National Integrated Drought Information System.