Saturday, July 22, 2017
 
New robotic lab tracking toxicity of Lake Erie algal bloom

Friday, July 21, 2017

New robotic lab tracking toxicity of Lake Erie algal bloom

Editor's note: This story and video were shared with NOAA by the University of Michigan. Please go online to read the more detailed article by Jim Erickson, senior public relations representative at UMichigan. 

ANN ARBOR—A new research tool to safeguard drinking water is now keeping a watchful eye on Lake Erie. This week, a robotic lake-bottom laboratory began tracking the levels of dangerous toxins produced by cyanobacteria that bloom each summer in the lake's western basin.

The spirit of collaboration aboard Gulf of Mexico cruise

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The spirit of collaboration aboard Gulf of Mexico cruise

This summer, NOAA and partner scientists will conduct their most collaborative ocean acidification sampling of the Gulf of Mexico yet. Set to depart today, July 18

th, the Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems and Carbon Cruise (GOMECC-3) will travel through international waters with 24 scientists from the United States, Mexico and Cuba on board.
Severe weather model predicted tornado's path hours before it formed

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Severe weather model predicted tornado's path hours before it formed

A NOAA research project is opening the door to a new era of high-resolution weather models that can for the first time predict the location and timing of tornadoes before they are detected. 
New model reveals how ocean acidification challenges tiny sea snails off U.S. West Coast

Thursday, July 13, 2017

New model reveals how ocean acidification challenges tiny sea snails off U.S. West Coast

A tiny sea snail, sometimes called a sea butterfly because of how it flutters about traveling the ocean currents, is part of the diet for such valuable fish as salmon and cod off the U.S West Coast. A new study models the journey of this delicate plankton from offshore to nearshore waters, describing how changing ocean chemistry along this journey affects their condition.

NOAA’s greenhouse gas index up 40 percent since 1990

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

NOAA’s greenhouse gas index up 40 percent since 1990

NOAA’s Annual Greenhouse Gas Index, which tracks the warming influence of long-lived greenhouse gases, has increased by 40 percent from 1990 to 2016 -- with most of that attributable to rising carbon dioxide levels, according to NOAA climate scientists.
Summer of sailing drones

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Summer of sailing drones

Over the next four months, NOAA scientists will launch unmanned ocean vehicles, called Saildrones, from the Arctic to the tropical Pacific Ocean to help better understand how changes in the ocean are affecting weather, climate, fisheries and marine mammals. The wind and solar-powered research vehicles that resemble a sailboat will travel thousands of miles across the ocean, reaching some areas never before surveyed with such specialized technology. 

Possible new threat to Earth’s ozone layer

Friday, June 30, 2017

Possible new threat to Earth’s ozone layer

The Montreal Protocol has been hailed for controlling chlorine-based chemicals that created a vast hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica. But new research by British and American scientists suggest a chemical not controlled by the international treaty poses a potential risk to the Earth’s protective ozone layer.
NOAA and international partners plan upgrade of global weather and ocean observing system

Monday, June 26, 2017

NOAA and international partners plan upgrade of global weather and ocean observing system

NOAA met with ocean observations experts from six nations and 13 global organizations in May 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii, to plan for the redesign of the Tropical Pacific Observing System by the year 2020 (TPOS 2020). 

NOAA begins transition of powerful new tool to improve hurricane forecasts

Thursday, May 25, 2017

NOAA begins transition of powerful new tool to improve hurricane forecasts

NOAA will begin using its newest weather prediction tool -- the dynamic core, Finite-Volume on a Cubed-Sphere (FV3), to provide high quality guidance to NOAA’s National Hurricane Center through the 2017 hurricane season.

Video: NOAA testing unmanned aircraft to measure lower atmosphere

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Video: NOAA testing unmanned aircraft to measure lower atmosphere

A few hours before storms formed in northern Oklahoma during the second week in May, three unmanned aircraft flew through the air hundreds of feet above the ground to observe important changes in the atmosphere that could spawn severe thunderstorms.

 

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