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NOAA flies over Arctic to measure extent of sea ice

Friday, October 3, 2014

NOAA flies over Arctic to measure extent of sea ice

Annual fall mission helps gauge climate change in Arctic

NOAA researchers set out this week on a two-week mission to fly over the Arctic to measure how much the ice has melted over the summer and gauge the speed of this fall’s refreezing of sea ice. This is the second year in a row scientists have flown above Arctic waters.  Data gathered from both years is testing a hypothesis that increased summer heat stored in the newly sea-ice free areas of the Arctic Ocean lead to surface heat fluxes in autumn that are large enough to have impacts on atmospheric temperature, humidity, wind and cloud distributions. 

NOAA Open House Opens Seattle's Eyes to Marine Science and Technology

Friday, July 12, 2013

NOAA Open House Opens Seattle's Eyes to Marine Science and Technology

NOAA held an Open House on June 14 at its Seattle Sand Point campus. Four tours were offered that focused on different aspects of NOAA’s mission: Marine Mammal Science - featuring the bone collection; Fisheries Surveys – showing off the net loft; Physical Science – focusing on ocean engineering, the dive center, and the weather forecasting floor; and a Shoreline Restoration walk emphasizing the connection between aquatic environments and our everyday lives.

NOAA Research Cruise Aims to Dissolve Uncertainties of Ocean Acidification

Friday, September 13, 2013

NOAA Research Cruise Aims to Dissolve Uncertainties of Ocean Acidification

Led by NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory scientists Dr. Richard Feely and Dr. Simone Alin, NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Cruise ran from Seattle, WA down the west coast to Moss Landing, CA. The excess carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels is absorbed by our oceans, and this changing ocean chemistry could affect important ecosystems and fisheries. The research conducted on this cruise aims to bring greater understanding to these potential impacts.

NOAA, National Archives team up with citizen-scientists to reconstruct historical climate of the Arctic

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

NOAA, National Archives team up with citizen-scientists to reconstruct historical climate of the Arctic

Before satellites, weather data transmitters, or computers, there were the ship's logs of Arctic sea voyages. A new crowdsourcing effort could make the weather data from these ship logs available to climate scientists worldwide.

NOAA-led study shows Alaska fisheries and communities at risk from ocean acidification

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NOAA-led study shows Alaska fisheries and communities at risk from ocean acidification

Ocean acidification is driving changes in waters vital to Alaska’s valuable commercial fisheries and subsistence way of life, according to new NOAA-led research that will be published online in Progress in Oceanography.

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