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NOAA-led report: 2012 Central Great Plains 'flash drought' a result of natural variations in weather

NOAA-led report: 2012 Central Great Plains 'flash drought' a result of natural variations in weather

A new report by the NOAA Drought Task Force finds natural variations in weather patterns caused the 2012 Great Plains drought and rules out global ocean conditions, as well as human-induced climate change, as major culprits.
April 11, 2013 0 Comments
New study gives first independent confirmation of global land warming

New study gives first independent confirmation of global land warming

A new observational study that did not use temperature recordings from land stations has confirmed global land warming.

April 9, 2013 0 Comments
Introducing a new resource to help our nation's 'working waterfronts' flourish

Introducing a new resource to help our nation's 'working waterfronts' flourish

Experts in several NOAA Sea Grant programs helped develop the new Sustainable Working Waterfront Toolkit.

April 2, 2013 0 Comments
Record-breaking 2011 Lake Erie algae bloom may be sign of things to come

Record-breaking 2011 Lake Erie algae bloom may be sign of things to come

The largest harmful algae bloom in Lake Erie’s recorded history was likely caused by conditions that are expected to become more common in the future due to climate change.

April 1, 2013 0 Comments
Researchers develop method to better predict severity of tornado outbreaks

Researchers develop method to better predict severity of tornado outbreaks

NOAA researchers have developed a method to help forecasters better predict the severity of tornado outbreaks.

April 1, 2013 0 Comments
Scientists size up black carbon in snow

Scientists size up black carbon in snow

Scientists have measured – for the first time – the size of black carbon particles in snow.
March 4, 2013 0 Comments
Volcanic aerosols, not pollutants, tamped down recent Earth warming

Volcanic aerosols, not pollutants, tamped down recent Earth warming

In the search for clues as to why Earth did not warm as much as scientists expected between 2000 and 2010, researchers have discovered the answer is hiding in plain sight.
March 1, 2013 0 Comments
Saharan and Asian dust, biological particles end global journey in California

Saharan and Asian dust, biological particles end global journey in California

A field study of aerosol impacts on clouds and precipitation in the Sierra Nevada mountains shows that dust and microorganisms transported from as far away as the Sahara desert help to spur the precipitation that California counts on for its water supply.
February 28, 2013 0 Comments
NOAA cooperative institute captures meteor images

NOAA cooperative institute captures meteor images

Scientists at the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere at Colorado State University caught a rare image Friday -- a meteor exploding over Russia.

February 19, 2013 0 Comments
NOAA and DOE join forces to tackle climate modeling

NOAA and DOE join forces to tackle climate modeling

Scientists with NOAA and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science will coordinate their climate modeling research programs to answer some of the most perplexing questions in climate and Earth systems science.
February 12, 2013 0 Comments
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