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NOAA launches research on next generation of high performance weather,...

Friday, January 31, 2014

NOAA launches research on next generation of high performance weather,...

NOAA and the U.S. Navy are teaming up with academic and other government scientists to design the next generation of powerful supercomputer models to predict weather, ocean conditions and regional climate change.

 

Four teams of scientists are beginning projects this month to rewrite computer models that will create faster, lower-cost, better integrated models.  These new models will take advantage of new supercomputers that use more energy efficient/lower-cost processors such as those originally developed for the video gaming industry.

Climate models show carbon emission mitigation could slow Arctic...

Monday, January 27, 2014

Climate models show carbon emission mitigation could slow Arctic...

NOAA-led research using climate model projections concludes the Arctic climate will continue to show major changes over the next decades, but that carbon emission mitigation could slow temperature changes in the second half of the century, according to a paper published by AGU’s Earth’s Future.
A more acidic Arctic? NOAA deploys first buoy in region to monitor...

Thursday, September 05, 2013

A more acidic Arctic? NOAA deploys first buoy in region to monitor...

NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in partnership with the Marine Research Institute in Iceland deployed the first high-latitude ocean acidification monitoring buoy in the Atlantic Ocean in early August.  The moored buoy is the first of its kind to be deployed north of the Arctic circle in a region where very little is known about how carbon dioxide (CO2) is entering the ocean environment. 
Like butter: Study explains surprising acceleration of Greenland’s...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Like butter: Study explains surprising acceleration of Greenland’s...

Surface meltwater draining through cracks in an ice sheet can warm the sheet from the inside, softening the ice and letting it flow faster, according to a new study. During the last decade, researchers have captured compelling evidence of accelerating ice flow at terminal regions, or “snouts,” of Greenland glaciers as they flow into the ocean along the western coast.
Arctic nearly free of summer sea ice during first half of 21st century

Friday, April 12, 2013

Arctic nearly free of summer sea ice during first half of 21st century

For scientists studying summer sea ice in the Arctic, it’s not a question of “if” there will be nearly ice-free summers, but “when.” A new study says it could be before 2050.
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