Research

Current Projects - Externally-funded

Useful to Usable (U2U): Transforming Climate Variability and Change Information for Cereal Crop Producers

Funding Source: USDA - National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Award period: 04/2011-04/2016

Co-PI: Martha Shulski
Partners: Purdue University, Iowa State University, Michigan State University, South Dakota State University, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Wisconsin, and Midwest Regional Climate Center
HPRCC participating staff: Martha Shulski, Natalie Umphlett, Bill Sorensen

Project description: The U2U project brings together expertise in climatology, agronomy, economics, and social sciences to develop enhanced decision support tools for Corn Belt farmers.

Central Great Plains Climate Education Partnership (CCEP)

Funding Source: NSF
Award period: 09/2011-08/2013

Co-PIs: Martha Shulski, Ken Hubbard
Partners: Kansas State University, University of Nebraska Public Policy Center
HPRCC participating staff: Martha Shulski, Ken Hubbard, Natalie Umphlett

Project description: The overall goal of the CCEP Phase I project is to establish a coordinated national network of regionally- or thematically-based partnerships devoted to increasing the adoption of effective, high quality educational programs and resources related to the science of climate change and its impacts.

Climate Masters of Nebraska

Funding Source: Environmental Protection Agency
Award period: 09/2011-08/2013

Co-PI: Natalie Umphlett
Partners: National Drought Mitigation Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension
HPRCC participating staff: Natalie Umphlett

Project description: Climate Masters of Nebraska is an adult education program which was developed to help community members learn about climate change and carbon footprint reduction strategies.

Development of a Drought Risk Atlas

Funding Source: NOAA
Award period: 08/2012-07/2014

Co-PI: Martha Shulski
Partners: National Drought Mitigation Center, NWS Climate Services Division
HPRCC participating staff: Martha Shulski, Bill Sorensen

Project description: Decision support for drought risk will be enhanced through the development of a dynamic drought risk atlas.

Beaufort/Chukchi Seas Mesoscale Meteorology Modeling Study

Funding Source: Department of Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Award period: 11/2009-12/2012

Co-PI: Martha Shulski
Partners: University of Alaska Fairbanks
HPRCC participating staff: Martha Shulski, Jinsheng You, BJ Baule

Project description: This study involves the quality control of hourly meteorological data for the Arctic coast, development of a wind field climatology, and a comparison of surface station data with NARR.

Current Projects - HPRCC-supported

Recent Projects

Carbon Sequestration in Dryland and Irrigated Agroecosystems

Funding source: Department of Energy
Award period: 07/2002-09/2010

Consortium of Agricultural Soil Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases

Funding source: USDA
Award period: 2003-2006

Engaging Agricultural Communities in the Great Plains of the United States with the Application and Development of Climate Prediction and Information

Funding source: NOAA
Award period: 08/2002-07/2005

Improvement and Implementation of Instrument-Change Adjustment Models for U.S. Daily Historical Maximum and Minimum Temperatures (1950's to 2000's) Rangeland and Forage Geospatial Decision Support System for Drought Risk Management

Funding source: NOAA Climate Change Data and Detection
Award period: 06/2006-05/2010

Adding Solar Radiation and Dewpoint Temperature to Historical Weather Records of the U.S. Cooperative Observer Network in the High Plains Region

Funding source: NOAA
Award period: 2006-2009

Transition of Weather and Climate Forecasts into Effective Decision-Making Tools

Funding source: NOAA
Award period: 07/2005-06/2008

Quality Control and Trends in the 20th Century U.S. Snowfall Using a Newly Digitized Dataset

Funding source: NOAA Office of Global Programs
Award period: 02/2005-01/2007

Rangeland and Forage Geospatial Decision Support System for Drought Risk Management

Funding source: USDA/RMA
Award period: 10/2005-09/2010

Drought Risk, Impact, and Mitigation Information System

Funding source: USDA/RMA
Award period: 10/2005-09/2010

Improved Hydrologic Data Collection Systems for Drought Monitoring

Funding source: Nebraska DNR/Bureau of Reclamation
Award period: 2005

Intelligent Joint Evolution of Data and Information: An Integrated Framework for Drought Monitoring and Mitigation Support

Funding source: NSF
Award period: 07/2003-05/2005

Improved Drought Monitoring Through the Integration of Climate and Satellite-Based Data

Funding source: USGS
Award period: 05/2002-05/2005

Digital Government: A Decision Support System for Drought Risk Management

Funding source: NSF
Award period: 05/2001-04/2004

Weather Camp

Funding source: NOAA Central Region Collaboration Team
Award period: 2010-2011