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Understanding a unique tsunami event caused by the Tonga volcano eruption Understanding a unique tsunami event caused by the Tonga volcano eruption

Understanding a unique tsunami event caused by the Tonga volcano eruption

Two Saildrones were approximately 3,500 nautical miles away when the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted off the coast of Tonga on January 15, capturing key data on the major eruption.

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Air pollution from wildfires, rising heat affected two-thirds of U.S. West Air pollution from wildfires, rising heat affected two-thirds of U.S. West

Air pollution from wildfires, rising heat affected two-thirds of U.S. West

Large wildfires and severe heat events are happening more often at the same time, worsening air pollution across the western United States, according to a new study led by Washington State University, with CIRES and...
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Environmental DNA sampling gets an upgrade with new open-source technology Environmental DNA sampling gets an upgrade with new open-source technology

Environmental DNA sampling gets an upgrade with new open-source technology

Scientists at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) have engineered a new instrument that will provide valuable information about the biodiversity of aquatic ecosystems.

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Smoke from wildfires influences ozone pollution on a global scale Smoke from wildfires influences ozone pollution on a global scale

Smoke from wildfires influences ozone pollution on a global scale

New NOAA analysis of a ground-breaking global atmospheric airborne research mission shows that smoke from biomass burning substantially contributes to one of the most common and harmful constituents of urban air...
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Wet, then dry extremes contributed to devastating Marshall Fire in Colorado Wet, then dry extremes contributed to devastating Marshall Fire in Colorado

Wet, then dry extremes contributed to devastating Marshall Fire in Colorado

On December 30, 2021, the Marshall Fire ripped through suburban neighborhoods on the west side of the Denver-Boulder metropolitan area. Spread by high winds and fueled by dry conditions, the wildfire destroyed more...
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Researchers develop automated method to identify fish calls underwater Researchers develop automated method to identify fish calls underwater

Researchers develop automated method to identify fish calls underwater

A research team led by NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystem and Resource Studies at Oregon State University has developed an automated method that can accurately identify calls from a family of...
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