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Students win chance to launch a NOAA global ocean drifter for Earth Day

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Students win chance to launch a NOAA global ocean drifter for Earth Day

Students and scientists benefit from 21st-century 'message in a bottle' launches

Middle and high school students in six cities across America have won the chance to deploy a NOAA global ocean drifter for Earth Day, earning the opportunity to launch a small 44-pound floating buoy into an ocean current.

Superfast 'Gaea' supercomputer helps scientists model the Earth’s climate

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Superfast 'Gaea' supercomputer helps scientists model the Earth’s climate

NOAA scientists are using a newly upgraded powerful high performance computer to improve our understanding of the Earth’s climate system.

California Sea Grant study examines year-old NOAA West Coast catch shares program

Monday, March 26, 2012

California Sea Grant study examines year-old NOAA West Coast catch shares program

A new NOAA Sea Grant project will examine the ongoing effects of a new catch-shares policy in helping the fleet become both ecologically and economically viable.
New NOAA-supported West Coast studies to look at models for sustaining America's fishing industry

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New NOAA-supported West Coast studies to look at models for sustaining America's fishing industry

The “locavore” movement helps America’s farmers. Could it also help our fishing industry? Two new NOAA Sea Grant studies will look at how new business models, based on the success of community supported agriculture, could benefit fishing communities in Washington, Oregon, and California.

Amount of coldest Antarctic water near ocean floor decreasing for decades

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Amount of coldest Antarctic water near ocean floor decreasing for decades

Scientists have found a large reduction in the amount of the coldest deep ocean water, called Antarctic Bottom Water, all around the Southern Ocean using data collected from 1980 to 2011.

Ask NOAA experts about Great Lakes ice cover in a Tweet Chat on Wednesday, March 14

Monday, March 12, 2012

Ask NOAA experts about Great Lakes ice cover in a Tweet Chat on Wednesday, March 14

On Wednesday, March 14, two NOAA scientists will take questions over Twitter about ice cover on the Great Lakes over the past few months and on the long-term trends.

Decades of research on Great Lakes ice cover reveal trends

Friday, March 9, 2012

Decades of research on Great Lakes ice cover reveal trends

NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab has monitored ice cover on the lakes for decades. Its measurements have documented wide variations from winter to winter and made possible discoveries about climate links to variation in ice cover.

Asian emissions can increase ground-level ozone pollution in U.S. West

Monday, March 5, 2012

Asian emissions can increase ground-level ozone pollution in U.S. West

Springtime air pollution from Asia, swept across the Pacific Ocean on winds, can contribute to episodes of high surface ozone pollution in the western United States.

NOAA-led study: Colorado oil and gas wells emit more pollutants than expected

Monday, February 27, 2012

NOAA-led study: Colorado oil and gas wells emit more pollutants than expected

When NOAA scientists began routinely monitoring the atmosphere’s composition at a tower north of Denver a few years ago, their instruments immediately sniffed something strange: plumes of air rich with chemical pollutants including the potent greenhouse gas methane.

The serendipitous discovery of solar flares

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The serendipitous discovery of solar flares

Independent astronomer records massive solar storm in 1859

Way back before we had the Internet and telephones and electrical wiring, scientists learned how solar flares can play havoc with manmade technologies. They also connected solar flares to the fantastic displays of auroral light, usually seen only at far northern and southern latitudes. And this discovery was completely by accident.

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