Tuesday, November 21, 2017
 

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

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 Smoking out an air pollutant’s hot spots

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 Methane from the sea

Methane from the sea

The potent greenhouse gas methane is seeping out of parts of the Arctic Ocean, and the discovery may represent another cycle contributing to...
When a tornado strikes a hospital When a tornado strikes a hospital

When a tornado strikes a hospital

Because tornadoes, hurricanes, and other severe storms can destroy hospitals as indiscriminately as anything in their path, NOAA is funding...
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