From ARMY magazine, November 2020, Vol. 70, No. 11. Reproduced by permission.

The Army is deploying a web-based climate assessment tool to help installation leaders and personnel understand and prepare for exposure now and in the future to coastal and riverine flooding, drought, desertification, wildfire and thawing permafrost as part of an Army strategy to bolster installation climate resilience.

The service introduced the Army Climate Assessment Tool to Directorate of Public Works staff at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in February and Directorate of Public Works staff at Fort Hood, Texas, in March. Armywide access to the tool will be available in early 2021.

Alex Beehler, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, in April signed a memorandum deploying an initial version of the tool at 73 installations. An updated version of the tool with data on more climate impacts was launched at 116 installations on July 28.