Geospatial Mulit-Agency Coordination (GeoMac) offers fire managers near real-time information, fire perimeter data is updated daily based upon input from incident intelligence sources, GPS data, infrared (IR) imagery from fixed wing and satellite platforms. The GeoMAC web site allows users in remote locations to manipulate map information displays, zoom in and out to display fire information at various scales and detail, and print hard copy maps for use in fire information and media...
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List of publications and resources from the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service. Topics range from drought-resistant soil to choosing water-use-efficient crops and more.
Agriculture-related disasters and disaster designations are quite common. Many counties in the United States have been designated as disaster areas in the past several years, even in years of record crop production.
The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to designate counties as disaster areas to make emergency loans (EM) available to producers suffering losses in those counties and in counties that are contiguous to a designated county. In addition to EM eligibility, other...
Selected research papers, reports, and other resources which show the current state-of-knowledge and the progress in our understanding of the variability of climate and hydrology in the Colorado River Basin and the potential impacts of future climate change.
The Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (WWCB) provides a vital source of information on weather, climate, and agricultural developments worldwide, along with maps and charts appropriate for the season. The Bulletin is posted every Tuesday by 4:00 p.m. (ET) except weeks when federal offices are closed on Monday.
Where did these data come from?
The Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin is jointly prepared by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and...
The USDA produces monthly maps and charts displaying locations and percentages of drought-affected areas corn, soybeans, hay, cattle, and winter wheat.
This is a growing collection of information about what has been tried in responding to and preparing for drought in the United States. It’s categorized by sector, that is, information of interest for farming, livestock production, water supply and quality, energy, recreation and tourism, fire, plants and wildlife (environment), and society and public health. Each sector is further divided into subsectors.
Climate outlooks describe the chances that conditions will be below-normal, near-normal, or above-normal for the outlook period indicated. The U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook depicts large-scale trends based on subjectively derived probabilites guided by short- and long-range statistical and dynamical forecasts.
Where do these data come from?
Climate scientists base future climate outlooks on current patterns in the ocean and atmosphere. They examine projections...
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology offers the ability to view current or past observations, daily or monthly, for stations across the country. The page also offers daily/monthly statistics by station.
The Quick Drought Response Index (QuickDRI) is a shorter-term indicator of dryness. It is calculated through the analysis of satellite- and model-based observations of conditions that influence drought.
QuickDRI is a composite index that combines: Station-based precipitation, Soil moisture, Evapotranspiration, Vegetation health, and Environmental landscape characteristics, such as soils, land use, land cover, and elevation.
QuickDRI is designed to provide a snapshot of...