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New study: Dust, warming portend dry future for the Colorado River

Thursday, November 14, 2013

New study: Dust, warming portend dry future for the Colorado River

Reducing the amount of desert dust swept onto snowy Rocky Mountain peaks could help Western water managers deal with the challenges of a warmer future, according to a new study led by researchers at NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder.
New study: Rising temperatures challenge Salt Lake City’s water supply

Friday, November 01, 2013

New study: Rising temperatures challenge Salt Lake City’s water supply

In an example of the challenges water-strapped Western cities will face in a warming world, new research shows that every degree Fahrenheit of warming in the Salt Lake City region could mean a 1.8 to 6.5 percent drop in the annual flow of streams that provide water to the city. 
NOAA Sea Grant awards $1.8 million to Sandy-hit states to better ...

Monday, October 28, 2013

NOAA Sea Grant awards $1.8 million to Sandy-hit states to better ...

NOAA Sea Grant this month announced $1.8 million in grant awards to Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey to enhance the American public’s ability to effectively plan, prepare and respond to natural disasters when they strike—particularly for major storms like Sandy, which resulted in 140 fatalities last year.

Encouraging information from this year’s observations of the Antarctic ...

Monday, October 21, 2013

Encouraging information from this year’s observations of the Antarctic ...

For nearly 50 years, scientists with NOAA have launched high-altitude balloons from the South Pole, to understand why a hole was forming in the protective ozone layer high in the atmosphere. Now, organizations around the world track the infamous ozone hole through these ballon-sondes, satellite measurements and ground instruments.
Water vapor in the upper atmosphere amplifies global warming, says new ...

Monday, September 30, 2013

Water vapor in the upper atmosphere amplifies global warming, says new ...

A new study shows that water vapor high in the sky and the temperature at the Earth’s surface are linked in a “feedback loop” that further warms our climate. Published today, this study gives the first estimate of the size of the feedback’s effect, which may help researchers improve modeling to better understand climate change.
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