Tuesday, October 17, 2017
 

As Alaska warms, methane emissions appear stable

Fate of carbon stored in permafrost remains subject of intense research

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Analysis of nearly three decades of air samples from Alaska’s North Slope shows little change in long-term methane emissions despite significant Arctic warming over that time period, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters.

North Dakota’s Bakken oil and gas field leaking 275,000 tons of methane...

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The Bakken oil and gas field is leaking a lot of methane, but less than some satellites report, and less than the latest Environmental Protection Agency inventory for petroleum systems, according to the researchers’ calculations. That's the finding of the first field study measuring emissions of this potent greenhouse gas from the Bakken, which spans parts of North Dakota and Montana. The work was published today in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres

NOAA launches unprecedented effort to discover how El Niño affects weather

Pacific research goal is to improve accuracy of weather forecasts and models

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NOAA scientists and partners have embarked on a land, sea, and air campaign in the tropical Pacific to study the current El Niño and gather data in an effort to improve weather forecasts thousands of miles away.
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