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Introducing EMILY and other innovations to improve hurricane forecasts

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Introducing EMILY and other innovations to improve hurricane forecasts

2012 Hurricane Research News Briefs

NOAA researchers will be using several innovative tools, techniques, and research results during the 2012 hurricane season to continue to improve hurricane forecasting. Read our 2012 hurricane research news briefs to learn more.

NOAA, BOEM: Historic, 19th century shipwreck discovered in northern Gulf of Mexico

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

NOAA, BOEM: Historic, 19th century shipwreck discovered in northern Gulf of Mexico

During a recent Gulf of Mexico expedition, NOAA and partners discovered an historic wooden-hulled vessel which is believed to have sunk as long as 200 years ago.

NOAA, partners kick off multi-state study of how thunderstorms affect upper atmosphere

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

NOAA, partners kick off multi-state study of how thunderstorms affect upper atmosphere

Scientists will explore role of storms in forming ozone chemicals that affect weather, climate

Today marks the beginning of a large-scale, comprehensive field project to measure how thunderstorms transport, produce and process chemicals that form ozone, a greenhouse gas that affects Earth's climate, air quality and weather patterns.

Do Not Disturb: Quiet, unmanned planes may help NOAA survey marine mammals

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Do Not Disturb: Quiet, unmanned planes may help NOAA survey marine mammals

NOAA and University of Alaska researchers recently tested a promising technology to survey Steller sea lions -- unmanned aircraft.

Invasive Fish Becomes Nutritious Dish for Haitians in Need

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Invasive Fish Becomes Nutritious Dish for Haitians in Need

Some innovative thinking by Louisiana Sea Grant is turning invasive Asian Carp into a high-quality protein source for the children living in a Haitian orphanage.

NOAA near-term weather forecasts get powerful boost from new computer model

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

NOAA near-term weather forecasts get powerful boost from new computer model

Research yields new tool to achieve a weather-ready nation

Starting today, NOAA is using a sophisticated new weather forecast computer model to improve predictions of quickly developing severe weather events including thunderstorms, winter storms and aviation hazards such as clear air turbulence.

Smoking out an air pollutant’s hot spots

Monday, April 30, 2012

Smoking out an air pollutant’s hot spots

New study identifies parts of the world with highest levels of isocyanic acid

A smoke-related chemical, isocyanic acid, may be a significant air pollutant in some parts of the world, especially where forest fires and other forms of biomass burning are common.

Methane from the sea

Friday, April 27, 2012

Methane from the sea

Researchers find elevated levels of the greenhouse gas above cracks in Arctic sea ice

The potent greenhouse gas methane is seeping out of parts of the Arctic Ocean, and the discovery may represent another cycle contributing to climate warming in the region.

When a tornado strikes a hospital

Friday, April 20, 2012

When a tornado strikes a hospital

NOAA investigates what makes hospitals vulnerable when severe weather strikes

Because tornadoes, hurricanes, and other severe storms can destroy hospitals as indiscriminately as anything in their path, NOAA is funding research to better understand what makes hospital buildings vulnerable.
Public invited to virtually join NOAA exploration of the Gulf, live from the seafloor

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Public invited to virtually join NOAA exploration of the Gulf, live from the seafloor

Exploration visits unexplored areas and gas seeps in northern Gulf of Mexico

Through telepresence technology, satellite, and high-speed Internet pathways between ship and shore, scientists ashore view information from sensors and high-definition cameras as it is collected at sea.

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