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Simulated geoengineering evaluation: cooler planet, but with side effects

Simulated geoengineering evaluation: cooler planet, but with side effects

A new modeling study led by two NOAA researchers highlights the vast challenges and potentially damaging consequences of solar geoengineering actions large enough to ward off extreme warming by the end of the 21st century. 

May 7, 2021 0 Comments
NOAA’s Climate Program Office announces 2021 Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellows

NOAA’s Climate Program Office announces 2021 Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellows

Nine new postdoctoral fellows are commencing cutting-edge research projects that will contribute innovative climate science to the research community as well as NOAA's mission.

May 6, 2021 0 Comments
From Mars to the deep ocean:  NOAA hosts live event on new technology for ocean exploration

From Mars to the deep ocean: NOAA hosts live event on new technology for ocean exploration

On Wednesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. EDT/4 p.m. PDT, join explorers from an upcoming NOAA Ocean Exploration expedition to hear about  innovative technologies NOAA and its partners are developing to advance exploration. Learn how the navigation technology used on NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover and Ingenuity Mars helicopter is being adapted for use on an autonomous underwater vehicle in Earth’s deep ocean and how environmental DNA can be used to learn more about the animals that live there.

 

May 4, 2021 0 Comments
Seafloor mapping data reveals large number of gas seeps off U.S. West Coast

Seafloor mapping data reveals large number of gas seeps off U.S. West Coast

The West Coast continental shelf is known to host methane bubble streams, formerly thought to be rare. Now, a new discovery sheds light on the extent and distribution of seafloor methane seeps. 

April 30, 2021 0 Comments
6 ways NOAA scientists advanced our knowledge of the planet in 2020

6 ways NOAA scientists advanced our knowledge of the planet in 2020

NOAA scientists can get a lot done in a year. That’s one big takeaway from the 2020 NOAA Science Report, which outlines our agency’s key scientific accomplishments from 2020. 

April 27, 2021 0 Comments
NOAA awarded U.S. patent for innovative lionfish trap

NOAA awarded U.S. patent for innovative lionfish trap

NOAA’s recently-patented lionfish trap could be a solution that offers both ecological and commercial benefits. 

April 27, 2021 0 Comments
Raytheon Intelligence and Space to lead new center dedicated to advancing U.S. weather forecasting

Raytheon Intelligence and Space to lead new center dedicated to advancing U.S. weather forecasting

April 26, 2021 0 Comments
NOAA scientists use drones to see tornado damage in remote areas

NOAA scientists use drones to see tornado damage in remote areas

Scientists hope images from the research drones will improve our understanding of tornadoes and lead to better forecasts. 

April 20, 2021 0 Comments
5 ways NOAA scientists are answering big questions about climate change

5 ways NOAA scientists are answering big questions about climate change

From warmer ocean temperatures to longer and more intense droughts and heat waves, climate change is affecting our entire planet. Scientists at NOAA have long worked to track, understand and predict how climate change is progressing and impacting ecosystems, communities and economies.

April 20, 2021 0 Comments
Commerce building now part of NOAA, NIST weather and greenhouse gas tracking network

Commerce building now part of NOAA, NIST weather and greenhouse gas tracking network

NOAA and NIST have installed a Doppler lidar instrument to an existing weather station on top of the Department of Commerce’s Herbert Clark Hoover Building in Washington, D.C. to measure wind flow and turbulence in the lowest part of the atmosphere for a research project studying greenhouse gas emissions in the Capitol area. 

April 19, 2021 0 Comments
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