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‘Prawling’ around in the Atlantic

Friday, September 7, 2012

‘Prawling’ around in the Atlantic

A new type of buoy powered by the waves is being used during a large scale field study sampling the salinity – or saltiness – of the mid-Atlantic Ocean.

NOAA selects University of Colorado-Boulder to lead Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Thursday, August 30, 2012

NOAA selects University of Colorado-Boulder to lead Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

NOAA has selected the University of Colorado-Boulder to continue a federal/academic partnership that extends NOAA’s ability to study climate change, improve weather models, and better predict how solar storms can disrupt communication and navigation technologies.

New NOAA awards to fund studies of weather warnings, social media, Internet tools and public response

Monday, August 27, 2012

New NOAA awards to fund studies of weather warnings, social media, Internet tools and public response

How do people sift important weather information out of the incessant buzz of 24/7 social media, text messages, smart phone alerts, and overflowing email inboxes? Four new research awards funded by NOAA seek to answer this question.

Magnifying Smoke

Monday, August 27, 2012

Magnifying Smoke

NOAA instrument uncovers first direct evidence of “lensing,” other heat-trapping effects of wildfire smoke particles

A new study directly measures the heat-trapping effect of wildfires during an actual wildfire that burned near Boulder, Colo., in 2010.

NOAA researchers studying how cities influence approaching thunderstorms

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

NOAA researchers studying how cities influence approaching thunderstorms

Do urban areas have an influence on incoming storm systems? NOAA's National Severe Storms Lab is trying to find out.

Researchers estimate total energy and local impact of the 2011 Japan tsunami

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Researchers estimate total energy and local impact of the 2011 Japan tsunami

The March 11, 2011, Japan tsunami generated about 3 petajoules of energy, according to a new NOAA study. That’s enough to power New York City for seven days or the entire country of Canada for about two and a half hours,.

Joint BOEM, NOAA, USGS mission discovers record depth for Lophelia coral on Gulf of Mexico energy platforms

Friday, August 10, 2012

Joint BOEM, NOAA, USGS mission discovers record depth for Lophelia coral on Gulf of Mexico energy platforms

A team of federal and university scientists on a 10-day expedition in the Gulf of Mexico has discovered Lophelia coral growing deeper than previously seen anywhere in the Gulf. 

NOAA, partners find increase in airborne ethanol

Thursday, August 9, 2012

NOAA, partners find increase in airborne ethanol

Changes in the composition of transportation fuels are showing up in the atmosphere

Ethanol, now used commonly in U.S. transportation fuels, is turning up in urban air at more than six times the levels measured a decade ago, according to a new study by a team of NOAA researchers and colleagues.

NOAA, partners find 50-year decline in some Los Angeles vehicle-related pollutants

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

NOAA, partners find 50-year decline in some Los Angeles vehicle-related pollutants

Scientists find steady reduction in one type of air pollutant, although region still suffers bad air days

In California’s Los Angeles Basin, levels of some vehicle-related air pollutants have decreased by about 98 percent since the 1960s, even as area residents now burn three times as much gasoline and diesel fuel.

NOAA-funded researchers find caffeine in Pacific Northwest coastal waters

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

NOAA-funded researchers find caffeine in Pacific Northwest coastal waters

Finding caffeine in waters just off a coastline heavy with coffee shops may not be surprising. A NOAA-funded study suggests that traces of caffeine in Pacific Northwest waters come from septic tanks and sewer overflows.

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