Thursday, October 19, 2017

NOAA scientists get rare chance to study the effects of an eclipse on...

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The August 21 eclipse will give NOAA scientists an unprecedented opportunity to compare conditions of the atmosphere with and without the eclipse, and see how it interrupts processes in the lowest part of the atmosphere in direct contact with Earth’s surface across the entire continent. 

Solving coastal California’s precipitation puzzle

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Starting this summer, NOAA and the Sonoma County Water Agency will kick off a four-year, $19 million project to build a new regional radar and advanced rainfall forecast system to give water agencies in the nine-county San Francisco Bay area better warning about potential flooding and water quality impacts from heavy rainfall events.

Sailing drone captures dawn while crossing the Bering Strait

Unmanned vehicles cruise into Arctic for voyage of data collection

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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.

New robotic lab tracking toxicity of Lake Erie algal bloom

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Editor's note: This story and video were shared with NOAA by the University of Michigan. Please go online to read the more detailed article by Jim Erickson, senior public relations representative at UMichigan. 

ANN ARBOR—A new research tool to safeguard drinking water is now keeping a watchful eye on Lake Erie. This week, a robotic lake-bottom laboratory began tracking the levels of dangerous toxins produced by cyanobacteria that bloom each summer in the lake's western basin.