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Tackling Challenges of a Drier, Hotter, More Fire-Prone Future

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Rong Fu, Andrew Hoell, Justin Mankin, Amanda Sheffield, and Isla Simpson
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In this EOS opinion article, NOAA Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) Program Drought Task Force leaders working with the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) describe the disastrous impacts of droughts, heat waves, and fires in the United States and the world. They also discuss new MAPP- and NIDIS-funded research that is tackling the challenges of a drier, hotter, more fire-prone future.

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Western Climate Region