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New temperature product improves global climate monitoring

New temperature product improves global climate monitoring

Record cold and record warm temperatures across the planet can cause major and widespread impacts to life and property. But how frequent are these extreme temperature events? How do the frequencies of record warm events and record cold events compare, and have their relative frequencies changed over time? 

October 17, 2019 0 Comments
A Message from Craig McLean: Hurricane Dorian and Exceptional Service

A Message from Craig McLean: Hurricane Dorian and Exceptional Service

NOAA Research Assistant Administrator Craig McLean's message to colleagues, dated Monday, September 9th, regarding Hurricane Dorian and its wide-ranging impacts

September 10, 2019 0 Comments
Giant sinkholes are adding water to Lake Huron. Scientists ask: How much?

Giant sinkholes are adding water to Lake Huron. Scientists ask: How much?

This summer, NOAA researchers are studying an unusual feature of Lake Huron: giant sinkholes.

August 23, 2019 0 Comments
Unprecedented 2018 Bering Sea ice loss repeated in 2019

Unprecedented 2018 Bering Sea ice loss repeated in 2019

During winter 2018 the sea ice in the Bering Sea reached record-low levels thanks to persistent warm southerly winds. These conditions caused the ice to retreat to the northern reaches of the 800,000 square mile body of water.

August 14, 2019 0 Comments
2018 NOAA General Modeling Meeting and Fair Brings Together Modeling Community

2018 NOAA General Modeling Meeting and Fair Brings Together Modeling Community

Nearly 200 scientists and managers from government, academia, and private industry gathered Sept. 10-12 at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, Maryland from September 10-12, 2018.  This inaugural event brought the NOAA modeling community together to share ideas on how to advance modeling and network with other professionals.

October 24, 2018 0 Comments
Sea Grant Announces 2018 Aquaculture Research Awards

Sea Grant Announces 2018 Aquaculture Research Awards

NOAA Sea Grant announces the award of $11 million in grants for 22 projects to further advance the development of a sustainable marine and coastal aquaculture industry in the U.S.

October 17, 2018 0 Comments
NOAA organizes first agency-wide event to advance its modeling enterprise

NOAA organizes first agency-wide event to advance its modeling enterprise

NOAA constantly strives to improve its models of our changing environment in order to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers, and other decision makers with reliable information they can act on. But improving models takes time, money, and labor—tight budget constraints make this a challenging feat.

August 27, 2018 0 Comments
When noise becomes signal

When noise becomes signal

Last spring, Governor Jerry Brown declared an end to California’s historic drought that caused over $5 billion in damage to agriculture as well as substantial impacts to fisheries, infrastructure, human health, and vegetation. The drought was not only severe, but it also spanned the winters of 2015-16 and 2016-17, which had unusual and unexpected precipitation that affected the drought’s evolution.

July 27, 2018 0 Comments
Studying wildfires by flying directly through the smoke

Studying wildfires by flying directly through the smoke

Understanding how wildfires impact air pollution and the composition of Earth’s atmosphere is critical for communities near and far because smoke from wildfires can travel long distances and have adverse health impacts on citizens.

July 26, 2018 0 Comments
Transatlantic Research Cooperation to Treasure and Protect the Atlantic Ocean Event

Transatlantic Research Cooperation to Treasure and Protect the Atlantic Ocean Event

This special event will bring together representatives of industry, science, and policy to identify the best ways for science to help us protect our shared resource, the North Atlantic Ocean. 

6/6/2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 0 Comments
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