Saturday, January 20, 2018
 
A climate science milestone on Colorado’s Continental Divide

Friday, January 19, 2018

A climate science milestone on Colorado’s Continental Divide

Fifty years ago, the first carbon dioxide measurement from high in the Rocky Mountains laid the groundwork for one of the climate science community's most valuable datasets.  

Mining weather data from Civil War-era Navy logbooks

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Mining weather data from Civil War-era Navy logbooks

Old weather data helps scientists understand our changing climate

A new grant will let a University of Washington-based project add a new fleet to its quest to learn more about past climate from the records of long-gone mariners. The UW is among the winners of the 2017 “Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives” awards, announced earlier this month by the Washington, D.C.-based Council on Library and Information Resources. Kevin Wood, a research scientist with the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, a research center operated by NOAA and UW, will lead the project.

Research plays vital role during relentless hurricane season

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Research plays vital role during relentless hurricane season

In one of our nation’s most relentless hurricane seasons, NOAA research scientists were on the front lines of gathering key data used to help produce forecasts that saved lives and protected property. They also worked behind the scenes pushing the frontiers of weather forecasting skill in storm track, wind speeds and rainfall amounts by running and refining experimental forecast models for the future. And they tested new drones in air and water to assess their ability to gather data that can improve hurricane prediction. 

Scientific team selected to conduct independent abundance estimate of red snapper in Gulf of Mexico

Monday, November 20, 2017

Scientific team selected to conduct independent abundance estimate of red snapper in Gulf of Mexico

A team of university and government scientists, selected by an expert review panel convened by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, will conduct an independent study to estimate the number of red snapper in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Designing the climate observing system of the future

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Designing the climate observing system of the future

A new study suggests that targeted investments in expanding climate observing systems could return trillions of dollars in benefits in the decades to come. 

Report: Weather readiness depends on more than just a good forecast

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Report: Weather readiness depends on more than just a good forecast

Catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey that led to more than 60 deaths and thousands of rescues showed again that an accurate NOAA forecast by itself is not enough to ensure people grasp the risks and make sound decisions that save lives and property.  

Warm air helped make 2017 ozone hole smallest since 1988

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Warm air helped make 2017 ozone hole smallest since 1988

Measurements from satellites this year showed the hole in Earth’s ozone layer that forms over Antarctica each September was the smallest observed since 1988, scientists from NASA and NOAA announced today. 

New 'atlas' reveals Earth's microscopic communities

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

New 'atlas' reveals Earth's microscopic communities

Vast database can help advance innovation in agriculture, energy, health

By Sierra Sarkis, NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

The planet is home to a vast number of microscopic living organisms - plants, animals, and bacteria- found from deep sea volcanoes to the highest mountain peaks. These organisms too small to be seen by the naked eye affect both human health and the health of the world’s ecosystems. Despite their centrality to life on Earth, scientists have a limited understanding of their fundamental structure. 

Sea Grant announces 93 million for aquaculture research and industry support

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sea Grant announces 93 million for aquaculture research and industry support

NOAA has announced 32 research grants totaling $9.3 million for projects around the country to further develop the nation’s marine and coastal aquaculture industry. 

New research: Forests minimize severe heat waves

Monday, October 23, 2017

New research: Forests minimize severe heat waves

Extensive, mature forest cover can mitigate the impact of severe heat waves, droughts and other weather extremes over large regions, according to new NOAA research published in the journal Nature Communications.

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