Thursday, February 22, 2018
 
New study explains wintertime ozone pollution in Utah oil and gas fields

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

New study explains wintertime ozone pollution in Utah oil and gas fields

Chemicals released into the air by oil and gas exploration, extraction and related activities can spark reactions that lead to high levels of ozone in wintertime, high enough to exceed federal health standards, according to new NOAA-led research, published online today in Nature.
New study: U.S. power plant emissions down

Thursday, January 9, 2014

New study: U.S. power plant emissions down

CIRES, NOAA scientists find switch to natural gas power plants means fewer air pollutants

Power plants that use natural gas and a new technology to squeeze more energy from the fuel release far less of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide than coal-fired power plants do, according to a new analysis accepted for publication Jan. 8 in the journal Earth’s Future, a journal of the American Geophysical Union. The so-called “combined cycle” natural gas power plants also release significantly less nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide, which can worsen air quality.
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.

Phillips, Joe

Monday, March 10, 2014

Phillips, Joe

Monitoring Air at the South Pole with NOAA Corps

NOAA Corps Officer Joe Phillips is currently a Station Chief for the Amundsen-Scott Station at the South Pole. The following interview explains his current role and the various exciting assignments he's had along the way. 
Pushing the boundaries of research at NOAA in the sky

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Pushing the boundaries of research at NOAA in the sky

Part one of a two-part series on innovative and emerging projects supported by NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research

Taking risks is a necessary part of advancing science. NOAA recognizes the need to invest in these emerging research areas and recently supported several inventive and high-risk projects.
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