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Argo Program Achieves Milestone with Two Million Ocean Measurements

Argo Program Achieves Milestone with Two Million Ocean Measurements

An Argo float recently surfaced in the Atlantic Ocean to transmit temperature and salinity measurements from over a mile deep. This float was made in France and launched by German scientists in 2016, and it is one of thousands in the international Argo Program, which just recorded its two millionth profile, marking a major milestone for the 20-year old observation program.

December 10, 2018 0 Comments
New research improves wind forecasts for the renewable energy industry

New research improves wind forecasts for the renewable energy industry

New research on wind behavior in complex terrain, led by NOAA and the U.S. Department of Energy, will improve forecasts for wind energy firms by 15-25 percent, and improve wind forecasts for the entire country.

November 20, 2018 0 Comments
Ozone hole modest despite conditions ripe for depletion

Ozone hole modest despite conditions ripe for depletion

Weather conditions were ripe for a big ozone hole this year. But declining levels of ozone-depleting chemicals kept it to near-average size.

November 2, 2018 0 Comments
Study sheds light on persistent gap in natural gas methane emissions measurements

Study sheds light on persistent gap in natural gas methane emissions measurements

A new multi-agency study helps to shed light on how to improve basin-scale methane emission estimated. 

October 31, 2018 0 Comments
2018 NOAA General Modeling Meeting and Fair Brings Together Modeling Community

2018 NOAA General Modeling Meeting and Fair Brings Together Modeling Community

Nearly 200 scientists and managers from government, academia, and private industry gathered Sept. 10-12 at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, Maryland from September 10-12, 2018.  This inaugural event brought the NOAA modeling community together to share ideas on how to advance modeling and network with other professionals.

October 24, 2018 0 Comments
Hurricane hunter lands at NOAA's Boulder labs

Hurricane hunter lands at NOAA's Boulder labs

The former Chief of Operations at the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center in Lakeland, Florida, pilot and NOAA Corps CAPT Catherine A. Martin is now the Executive Director of NOAA Boulder Laboratories.

October 17, 2018 0 Comments
Sea Grant Announces 2018 Aquaculture Research Awards

Sea Grant Announces 2018 Aquaculture Research Awards

NOAA Sea Grant announces the award of $11 million in grants for 22 projects to further advance the development of a sustainable marine and coastal aquaculture industry in the U.S.

October 17, 2018 0 Comments
Paul Allen: technologist, visionary, supporter of ocean science

Paul Allen: technologist, visionary, supporter of ocean science

A statement from Craig McLean, NOAA's Acting Chief Scientist and Assistant Administrator for NOAA's Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, on the passing of Paul Allen.

October 16, 2018 0 Comments
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, which flew into the strongest winds of the eyewall as the storm intensified to a category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

October 15, 2018 0 Comments
Drifting buoys track Hurricane Michael in the Gulf of Mexico

Drifting buoys track Hurricane Michael in the Gulf of Mexico

On Monday night, October 8, 2018, 10 drifting buoys were thrown from the hatch of a U.S. Air Force Hurricane Hunter into the Gulf of Mexico so they could be in front of Hurricane Michael to help with hurricane forecasting.

October 12, 2018 0 Comments
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