Friday, February 23, 2018


NOAA selects University of Colorado-Boulder to lead Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

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NOAA has selected the University of Colorado-Boulder to continue a federal/academic partnership that extends NOAA’s ability to study climate change, improve weather models, and better predict how solar storms can disrupt communication and navigation technologies.

Magnifying Smoke

NOAA instrument uncovers first direct evidence of “lensing,” other heat-trapping effects of wildfire smoke particles

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A new study directly measures the heat-trapping effect of wildfires during an actual wildfire that burned near Boulder, Colo., in 2010.

NOAA, partners find 50-year decline in some Los Angeles vehicle-related pollutants

Scientists find steady reduction in one type of air pollutant, although region still suffers bad air days

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In California’s Los Angeles Basin, levels of some vehicle-related air pollutants have decreased by about 98 percent since the 1960s, even as area residents now burn three times as much gasoline and diesel fuel.

NOAA, partners: Earth’s oceans and ecosystems still absorbing about half the greenhouse gases emitted by people

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Earth’s oceans, forests and other ecosystems continue to soak up about half the carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by human activities, even as those emissions have increased, according to a study by University of Colorado and NOAA scientists published today in the journal Nature.


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