Thursday, August 17, 2017
 
Sailing drone captures dawn while crossing the Bering Strait

Monday, August 7, 2017

Sailing drone captures dawn while crossing the Bering Strait

In the early hours of August 1, one of two remotely operated unmanned sailing vehicles snapped this dreamy photo as it sailed through the choppy Bering Strait, bound for a voyage of data collection. In the distance are the islands of Little Diomede in the United States and Big Diomede in Russia.
Summer of sailing drones

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Summer of sailing drones

Over the next four months, NOAA scientists will launch unmanned ocean vehicles, called Saildrones, from the Arctic to the tropical Pacific Ocean to help better understand how changes in the ocean are affecting weather, climate, fisheries and marine mammals. The wind and solar-powered research vehicles that resemble a sailboat will travel thousands of miles across the ocean, reaching some areas never before surveyed with such specialized technology. 

As the North Slope of Alaska warms, greenhouse gases have nowhere to go...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

As the North Slope of Alaska warms, greenhouse gases have nowhere to go...

The amount of carbon dioxide being released from tundra in the northern region of Alaska during early winter has increased 70 percent since 1975, according to new research funded by NOAA and NASA.


Agencies team up to accelerate Earth system prediction

Friday, March 10, 2017

Agencies team up to accelerate Earth system prediction

Accurately predicting the weather - at short and long time scales - is among the most complex and important challenges faced by science. Protecting the nation’s security and economic well-being will increasingly rely on improved skill in forecasting weather, weather-driven events like floods and droughts, and long-term shifts in weather, ocean and sea-ice patterns.
Research shows ocean acidification is spreading rapidly in the Arctic

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Research shows ocean acidification is spreading rapidly in the Arctic

Ocean acidification is spreading rapidly in the western Arctic Ocean in both area and depth, potentially affecting shellfish, other marine species in the food web, and communities that depend on these resources, according to new research published in Nature Climate Change by NOAA, Chinese marine scientists and other partners.


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