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Q & A: How can social science improve weather safety?

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Q & A: How can social science improve weather safety?

We sat down recently with Kim Klockow, Ph.D., visiting scientist at NOAA Research’s Office of Weather and Air Quality, to learn about her work bringing together the study of meteorology and human behavior to help the public better use weather information to save lives and property. 

A deadly flood that helped improve weather forecasting

Friday, July 29, 2016

A deadly flood that helped improve weather forecasting

A look at progress in 40 years since Colorado's Big Thompson flood of July 31, 1976

The Big Thompson flood of 1976 was one of three major flash floods during the span of five years in the 1970s that killed more than 450 people across the country -- tragic events that helped spur the modernization of NOAA’s National Weather Service flood forecasting system.

Microscopic organisms increase coral erosion in acidic waters

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Microscopic organisms increase coral erosion in acidic waters

A new NOAA-led study published online today in PLOS ONE demonstrates that in naturally highly acidified waters, coral skeletons face increased erosion or eating away of reef structure by microscopic organisms, called bioerosion. 

How NOAA team created new engine to improve global weather forecast model

Thursday, July 28, 2016

How NOAA team created new engine to improve global weather forecast model

Meet Shian-Jiann Lin, Ph.D., the leader of the team at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory that created the new dynamic core that NOAA announced this week will be used to develop a state-of-the-art global weather forecasting model over the next three years. 

Climate change in your county: Plan ahead with a new NOAA tool

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Climate change in your county: Plan ahead with a new NOAA tool

Residents, communities and businesses now have easy access to climate projections, through a few easy keystrokes, for every county in the contiguous United States.  


Northern Gulf Institute named NOAA’s cooperative institute for the Gulf of Mexico region

Friday, July 15, 2016

Northern Gulf Institute named NOAA’s cooperative institute for the Gulf of Mexico region

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced it has selected Mississippi State University to host NOAA’s cooperative institute for the Gulf of Mexico region – called the Northern Gulf Institute. 

NOAA is transforming science with unmanned systems

Thursday, July 14, 2016

NOAA is transforming science with unmanned systems

At first glance they might be mistaken for toys, but these remote-controlled devices aren’t for play. Unmanned aircraft and watercraft are being put to work by NOAA scientists to gather astonishing new data from our wildlands and waterways.


Ko Barrett named NOAA Research deputy assistant administrator

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Ko Barrett named NOAA Research deputy assistant administrator

Craig McLean, NOAA’s assistant administrator for NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), has named Ko Barrett as the deputy assistant administrator for OAR Programs and Administration.


NOAA establishes new panel to guide sustained National Climate Assessment

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

NOAA establishes new panel to guide sustained National Climate Assessment

NOAA today announced the appointment of 15 members to the new Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment. The committee will advise NOAA on sustained climate assessment activities and products, including engagement of stakeholders. 

As Alaska warms, methane emissions appear stable

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

As Alaska warms, methane emissions appear stable

Fate of carbon stored in permafrost remains subject of intense research

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.

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