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

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

Eight 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.

March 30, 2020 0 Comments
Weather research visionary and leader returns as NOAA NSSL’s director

Weather research visionary and leader returns as NOAA NSSL’s director

March 20, 2020 0 Comments
Researchers test experimental severe weather warning tools

Researchers test experimental severe weather warning tools

When severe weather threatens, NOAA National Weather Service forecasters issue warnings to alert people. Based on the location of the storm, the same warning gives some communities more time than others. Researchers are testing an experimental concept to provide more continuous hazardous weather information for the public.

February 12, 2020 0 Comments
NOAA unveils expanded and enhanced Climate Explorer

NOAA unveils expanded and enhanced Climate Explorer

An expanded and redesigned version of NOAA’s online, open-source Climate Explorer tool was released today to improve support for local planners, policy leaders, and facility and resource managers. The tool gives people a way to explore conditions projected for their locations in the coming decades. 

January 30, 2020 0 Comments
NOAA launches major field campaign to improve weather and climate prediction

NOAA launches major field campaign to improve weather and climate prediction

Picture a calm, sunny day at a tropical beach. You look out at the ocean and in the distance a flotilla of small white clouds sails close to the waves. It’s ideal weather and typical of many days in the tropical Atlantic. However, scientists don’t fully understand how these ubiquitous clouds (a type of “shallow convective cloud”) form and impact the ocean, and it represents one of the largest uncertainties in predicting climate change.

January 7, 2020 0 Comments
Preparing for extreme sea levels is different depending on location and time, new study finds

Preparing for extreme sea levels is different depending on location and time, new study finds

Sometimes to understand the present, it takes looking to the past. That’s the approach coastal researchers, supported by the NOAA Climate Program Office Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM) Program, are taking to pinpoint the causes of extreme sea level changes.

December 18, 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
A Message from Craig McLean: Hurricane Dorian and Exceptional Service

A Message from Craig McLean: Hurricane Dorian and Exceptional Service

NOAA Research Assistant Administrator Craig McLean's message to colleagues, dated Monday, September 9th, regarding Hurricane Dorian and its wide-ranging impacts

September 10, 2019 0 Comments
Giant sinkholes are adding water to Lake Huron. Scientists ask: How much?

Giant sinkholes are adding water to Lake Huron. Scientists ask: How much?

This summer, NOAA researchers are studying an unusual feature of Lake Huron: giant sinkholes.

August 23, 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
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