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Small unmanned aircraft flies into rapidly intensifying Hurricane Michael Small unmanned aircraft flies into rapidly intensifying Hurricane Michael

Small unmanned aircraft flies into rapidly intensifying Hurricane Michael

NOAA scientists flew multiple missions into Hurricane Michael in the days before landfall, closely observing the rapid intensification of the storm. Their tools included a small unmanned aircraft, called the Coyote,...
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NOAA organizes first agency-wide event to advance its modeling enterprise NOAA organizes first agency-wide event to advance its modeling enterprise

NOAA organizes first agency-wide event to advance its modeling enterprise

NOAA constantly strives to improve its models of our changing environment in order to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers, and other decision makers with reliable information they can act on. But improving...
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When noise becomes signal When noise becomes signal

When noise becomes signal

Last spring, Governor Jerry Brown declared an end to California’s historic drought that caused over $5 billion in damage to agriculture as well as substantial impacts to fisheries, infrastructure, human health,...
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Studying wildfires by flying directly through the smoke Studying wildfires by flying directly through the smoke

Studying wildfires by flying directly through the smoke

Understanding how wildfires impact air pollution and the composition of Earth’s atmosphere is critical for communities near and far because smoke from wildfires can travel long distances and have adverse health...
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NOAA research model brings severe weather into focus NOAA research model brings severe weather into focus

NOAA research model brings severe weather into focus

NOAA’s best severe-weather model just received an upgrade developed by NOAA researchers that will help the National Weather Service provide more accurate hazardous weather and aviation...
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Ready for summer heat? Study finds new primary driver of extreme Texas heat waves Ready for summer heat? Study finds new primary driver of extreme Texas heat waves

Ready for summer heat? Study finds new primary driver of extreme Texas heat waves

Summer is finally here, and that means families all over the country are starting to fire up the barbecue grill and open up their beach chairs. But summertime also means hot weather — sometimes dangerously hot.
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NOAA teams up with India to strengthen ocean observations NOAA teams up with India to strengthen ocean observations

NOAA teams up with India to strengthen ocean observations

A team of 20 NOAA scientists are in Goa, India, to meet with 200 of India’s leading ocean, atmosphere and fisheries scientists to mark a decade of productive collaboration on ocean and atmospheric observations,...
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To improve seasonal storm track forecasts, look to the tropical stratosphere To improve seasonal storm track forecasts, look to the tropical stratosphere

To improve seasonal storm track forecasts, look to the tropical stratosphere

People have become familiar with “bomb cyclones” this winter, as several powerful winter storms brought strong winds and heavy precipitation to the U.S. east coast, knocking out power and causing flooding.
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The Experts Weigh In: How To Close the Gap Between Weather and Climate Predictions The Experts Weigh In: How To Close the Gap Between Weather and Climate Predictions

The Experts Weigh In: How To Close the Gap Between Weather and Climate Predictions

Meteorologists can tell you whether it will storm 10 days before your wedding, and climatologists can determine if you’re likely to have a hot and dry summer almost a year in advance. But the time period in...
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