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NOAA researchers studying how cities influence approaching thunderstorms

NOAA researchers studying how cities influence approaching thunderstorms

Do urban areas have an influence on incoming storm systems? NOAA's National Severe Storms Lab is trying to find out.

August 22, 2012 0 Comments
Researchers estimate total energy and local impact of the 2011 Japan tsunami

Researchers estimate total energy and local impact of the 2011 Japan tsunami

The March 11, 2011, Japan tsunami generated about 3 petajoules of energy, according to a new NOAA study. That’s enough to power New York City for seven days or the entire country of Canada for about two and a half hours,.

August 22, 2012 0 Comments
Joint BOEM, NOAA, USGS mission discovers record depth for Lophelia coral on Gulf of Mexico energy platforms

Joint BOEM, NOAA, USGS mission discovers record depth for Lophelia coral on Gulf of Mexico energy platforms

A team of federal and university scientists on a 10-day expedition in the Gulf of Mexico has discovered Lophelia coral growing deeper than previously seen anywhere in the Gulf. 

August 10, 2012 0 Comments
NOAA, partners find increase in airborne ethanol

NOAA, partners find increase in airborne ethanol

Ethanol, now used commonly in U.S. transportation fuels, is turning up in urban air at more than six times the levels measured a decade ago, according to a new study by a team of NOAA researchers and colleagues.

August 9, 2012 0 Comments
NOAA, partners find 50-year decline in some Los Angeles vehicle-related pollutants

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

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.

August 8, 2012 0 Comments
NOAA-funded researchers find caffeine in Pacific Northwest coastal waters

NOAA-funded researchers find caffeine in Pacific Northwest coastal waters

Finding caffeine in waters just off a coastline heavy with coffee shops may not be surprising. A NOAA-funded study suggests that traces of caffeine in Pacific Northwest waters come from septic tanks and sewer overflows.

August 1, 2012 0 Comments
NOAA, partners: Earth’s oceans and ecosystems still absorbing about half the greenhouse gases emitted by people

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

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.

August 1, 2012 0 Comments
NOAA research on South Asian monsoon honored by World Meteorological Organization

NOAA research on South Asian monsoon honored by World Meteorological Organization

A 2011 NOAA research paper that tied weaker South Asian summer monsoons to human activities has won the World Meteorological Organization’s Norbert Gerbier-MUMM International Award for 2013.

July 31, 2012 0 Comments
NOAA scientists earn presidential honor for early career achievements

NOAA scientists earn presidential honor for early career achievements

The White House today named two NOAA scientists and a NOAA-funded scientist as recipients of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

July 23, 2012 0 Comments
NOAA, Willis Re sign cooperative research agreement to improve hail damage estimates

NOAA, Willis Re sign cooperative research agreement to improve hail damage estimates

NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory and Willis Re have signed a cooperative research agreement to improve estimates of hail size and coverage.

July 17, 2012 0 Comments
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