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New Bering Sea research reveals how changing ecosystem impacts America's most valuable fisheries

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New Bering Sea research reveals how changing ecosystem impacts America's most valuable fisheries

NOAA and partners also examine ecosystem changes on sea birds and marine mammals

Bering Sea marine mammals, birds, and fish are shifting where they eat, bear their young, and make their homes in response to changes in sea ice extent and duration.

A sea change in the Arctic atmosphere

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A sea change in the Arctic atmosphere

Thinning sea ice in spring affects ozone chemistry with implications for mercury contamination

Arctic warming has thinned springtime sea ice across the Arctic Ocean. A new study shows that this alters the chemistry of the atmosphere near the Earth’s surface and may increase the amount of toxic mercury contaminating the region.

Introducing EMILY and other innovations to improve hurricane forecasts

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Introducing EMILY and other innovations to improve hurricane forecasts

2012 Hurricane Research News Briefs

NOAA researchers will be using several innovative tools, techniques, and research results during the 2012 hurricane season to continue to improve hurricane forecasting. Read our 2012 hurricane research news briefs to learn more.

NOAA, BOEM: Historic, 19th century shipwreck discovered in northern Gulf of Mexico

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

NOAA, BOEM: Historic, 19th century shipwreck discovered in northern Gulf of Mexico

During a recent Gulf of Mexico expedition, NOAA and partners discovered an historic wooden-hulled vessel which is believed to have sunk as long as 200 years ago.

NOAA, partners kick off multi-state study of how thunderstorms affect upper atmosphere

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

NOAA, partners kick off multi-state study of how thunderstorms affect upper atmosphere

Scientists will explore role of storms in forming ozone chemicals that affect weather, climate

Today marks the beginning of a large-scale, comprehensive field project to measure how thunderstorms transport, produce and process chemicals that form ozone, a greenhouse gas that affects Earth's climate, air quality and weather patterns.

Do Not Disturb: Quiet, unmanned planes may help NOAA survey marine mammals

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Do Not Disturb: Quiet, unmanned planes may help NOAA survey marine mammals

NOAA and University of Alaska researchers recently tested a promising technology to survey Steller sea lions -- unmanned aircraft.

Invasive Fish Becomes Nutritious Dish for Haitians in Need

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Invasive Fish Becomes Nutritious Dish for Haitians in Need

Some innovative thinking by Louisiana Sea Grant is turning invasive Asian Carp into a high-quality protein source for the children living in a Haitian orphanage.

NOAA near-term weather forecasts get powerful boost from new computer model

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

NOAA near-term weather forecasts get powerful boost from new computer model

Research yields new tool to achieve a weather-ready nation

Starting today, NOAA is using a sophisticated new weather forecast computer model to improve predictions of quickly developing severe weather events including thunderstorms, winter storms and aviation hazards such as clear air turbulence.

Smoking out an air pollutant’s hot spots

Monday, April 30, 2012

Smoking out an air pollutant’s hot spots

New study identifies parts of the world with highest levels of isocyanic acid

A smoke-related chemical, isocyanic acid, may be a significant air pollutant in some parts of the world, especially where forest fires and other forms of biomass burning are common.

Methane from the sea

Friday, April 27, 2012

Methane from the sea

Researchers find elevated levels of the greenhouse gas above cracks in Arctic sea ice

The potent greenhouse gas methane is seeping out of parts of the Arctic Ocean, and the discovery may represent another cycle contributing to climate warming in the region.

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