Sunday, June 25, 2017
 
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.

 

NOAA names University of Michigan to host cooperative institute for Great Lakes region

Friday, May 19, 2017

NOAA names University of Michigan to host cooperative institute for Great Lakes region

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced it has selected the University of Michigan to continue hosting NOAA’s cooperative institute in the Great Lakes region.
Science meets commerce: Aerial data collection helping this small business soar

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Science meets commerce: Aerial data collection helping this small business soar

A small business that teamed up with NOAA to design a new tool to help improve the nation’s elevation measurements is now taking flight in the commercial market.

Research finds spike in dust storms in American Southwest driven by ocean changes

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Research finds spike in dust storms in American Southwest driven by ocean changes

People living in the American Southwest have experienced a dramatic increase in windblown dust storms in the last two decades, likely driven by large-scale changes in sea surface temperature in the Pacific Ocean drying the region’s soil, according to new NOAA-led research.

Study: Global plant growth surging alongside carbon dioxide

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Study: Global plant growth surging alongside carbon dioxide

A trace gas present in the atmosphere in miniscule amounts is helping scientists answer one of the biggest questions out there: Has plant growth increased alongside rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?
Cracking the code of a long-distance swimmer

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Cracking the code of a long-distance swimmer

Born in the Sargasso Sea, that Atlantic Ocean gyre east of Bermuda, baby European eels will travel 4,000 miles to the freshwater rivers of Europe. Now scientists might have answered a century-old question of how these young eels accomplish such vast oceanic migrations.


NOAA study shows as US drilling surged, methane emissions didn’t

Friday, March 24, 2017

NOAA study shows as US drilling surged, methane emissions didn’t

A new NOAA study shows that methane emissions from the United States did not grow significantly from 2000 to 2013 and are not likely to have been an important driver of the increase in atmospheric methane levels observed worldwide after 2007, as other studies have suggested.
Agencies team up to accelerate Earth system prediction

Friday, March 10, 2017

Agencies team up to accelerate Earth system prediction

Accurately predicting the weather - at short and long time scales - is among the most complex and important challenges faced by science. Protecting the nation’s security and economic well-being will increasingly rely on improved skill in forecasting weather, weather-driven events like floods and droughts, and long-term shifts in weather, ocean and sea-ice patterns.
Research shows ocean acidification is spreading rapidly in the Arctic

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Research shows ocean acidification is spreading rapidly in the Arctic

Ocean acidification is spreading rapidly in the western Arctic Ocean in both area and depth, potentially affecting shellfish, other marine species in the food web, and communities that depend on these resources, according to new research published in Nature Climate Change by NOAA, Chinese marine scientists and other partners.


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