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NOAA contributes key carbon dioxide data to global carbon assessment

Thursday, September 25, 2014

NOAA contributes key carbon dioxide data to global carbon assessment

A global report released this week on changing carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and land environment draws heavily from data and observations by NOAA research scientists and their partners. For the first time, the annual assessment by the Global Carbon Project uses data obtained from autonomous instruments installed by NOAA scientists on its ships and other ships of opportunity and moorings to determine the variability of  carbon dioxide in the surface ocean. 

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

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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

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.

NOAA tests unmanned aircraft for wildlife surveys and environmental...

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

NOAA tests unmanned aircraft for wildlife surveys and environmental...

NOAA scientists are testing two types of unmanned aircraft this summer to survey a variety of rare and endangered species, monitor remote marine areas, locate marine debris for removal and study fragile ecological features in the vast Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
NOAA and partner scientists study ocean acidification in Prince William...

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

NOAA and partner scientists study ocean acidification in Prince William...

Scientists from NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, the University of Alaska and the Alaska Ocean Observing System are teaming up this summer and early fall to use new unmanned tools to study how melting glaciers in Alaska’s Prince William Sound may be intensifying ocean acidification in the sound and on the Gulf of Alaska continental shelf. 

NOAA-led researchers discover ocean acidity is dissolving shells of tiny...

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

NOAA-led researchers discover ocean acidity is dissolving shells of tiny...

A NOAA-led research team has found the first evidence that acidity of continental shelf waters off the West Coast is dissolving the shells of tiny free-swimming marine snails, called pteropods, which provide food for pink salmon, mackerel and herring, according to a new paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
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