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Indo-Pacific Ocean warming is changing global rainfall patterns

Indo-Pacific Ocean warming is changing global rainfall patterns

New research by NOAA and a visiting scientist from India shows that warming of the Indo-Pacific Ocean is altering rainfall patterns from the tropics to the United States, contributing to declines in rainfall on the United States west and east coasts.

November 27, 2019 0 Comments
NOAA Research scientists named AAAS Fellows

NOAA Research scientists named AAAS Fellows

NOAA scientists Patricia Quinn, Ph.D., of the Pacific Marine Environmental Lab, and Leo Donner, Ph.D., of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab, were named today as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

November 26, 2019 0 Comments
From hurricanes to seal pups: 4 ways drones are helping NOAA scientists conduct research

From hurricanes to seal pups: 4 ways drones are helping NOAA scientists conduct research

November 12, 2019 0 Comments
New temperature product improves global climate monitoring

New temperature product improves global climate monitoring

Record cold and record warm temperatures across the planet can cause major and widespread impacts to life and property. But how frequent are these extreme temperature events? How do the frequencies of record warm events and record cold events compare, and have their relative frequencies changed over time? 

October 17, 2019 0 Comments
Tiny Particles Brighten Clouds in the Tropics

Tiny Particles Brighten Clouds in the Tropics

Findings from one of the first studies produced by the Atmospheric Tomorgraphy mission suggest climate models may underestimate the cooling effect of tropical clouds.  

October 17, 2019 0 Comments
Old weather “time machine” opens a treasure trove for researchers

Old weather “time machine” opens a treasure trove for researchers

https://cires.colorado.edu/A NOAA-funded research team ha published an update the 20th Century Reanalysis Project, a dauntingly complex, high-resolution, four-dimensional reconstruction of the global climate that estimates what the weather was for every day back to 1836.

October 9, 2019 0 Comments
Heat waves could increase substantially in size by mid-century, says new study

Heat waves could increase substantially in size by mid-century, says new study

Our planet has been baking under the sun this summer as temperatures reached the hottest ever recorded and heat waves spread across the globe. While the climate continues to warm, scientists expect the frequency and intensity of heat waves to increase. However, a commonly overlooked aspect is the spatial size of heat waves, despite its important implications.

October 7, 2019 0 Comments
Unprecedented 2018 Bering Sea ice loss repeated in 2019

Unprecedented 2018 Bering Sea ice loss repeated in 2019

During winter 2018 the sea ice in the Bering Sea reached record-low levels thanks to persistent warm southerly winds. These conditions caused the ice to retreat to the northern reaches of the 800,000 square mile body of water.

August 14, 2019 0 Comments
Soot from massive 2017 fire clouds persisted in stratosphere for months

Soot from massive 2017 fire clouds persisted in stratosphere for months

A sooty cloud generated by a 2017 firestorm provided an ideal opportunity for researchers to test a climate model that simulated the lifetime of that soot in the stratosphere.

August 8, 2019 0 Comments
New NOAA app brings earth and space animations to your phone

New NOAA app brings earth and space animations to your phone

NOAA's SOS Explorer Mobile, an app for personal mobile devices, tells earth science stories by playing visually stunning movies on a virtual globe.

August 2, 2019 0 Comments
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