Tuesday, November 21, 2017
 

New 'atlas' reveals Earth's microscopic communities

Vast database can help advance innovation in agriculture, energy, health

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By Sierra Sarkis, NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

The planet is home to a vast number of microscopic living organisms - plants, animals, and bacteria- found from deep sea volcanoes to the highest mountain peaks. These organisms too small to be seen by the naked eye affect both human health and the health of the world’s ecosystems. Despite their centrality to life on Earth, scientists have a limited understanding of their fundamental structure. 

NOAA observing buoys validate findings from NASA’s new satellite for...

NOAA, NASA measure carbon dioxide over tropical Pacific Ocean during El Niño

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The strong El Niño event of 2015-2016 provided NASA and NOAA an unprecedented opportunity to test the effectiveness of the newest observation tool to measure global atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations -- NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite or OCO-2. 

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