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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
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
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
NOAA funding research effort to develop global aerosol map

NOAA funding research effort to develop global aerosol map

The University of Colorado has been awarded funding for development of an improved global map of smoke, dust and other aerosol particles.

September 19, 2018 0 Comments
Wildfire Temperatures Key to Understanding Smoke Impacts

Wildfire Temperatures Key to Understanding Smoke Impacts

New research finds the temperature of a wildfire is a better predictor of what’s in the smoke than the type of fuel being burned - a surprising result that will advance a wildfire smoke-modeling tool currently under development.

August 9, 2018 0 Comments
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 forecasts.  Scientists are also using it to advance a wide array of future forecast tools. 

July 12, 2018 0 Comments
A bird’s eye view of the Arctic - and future weather research

A bird’s eye view of the Arctic - and future weather research

New NOAA research demonstrates that drones and weather balloons can gather data needed to improve weather forecasts in severe working environments. 

July 5, 2018 0 Comments
Another climate milestone on Mauna Loa

Another climate milestone on Mauna Loa

Carbon dioxide levels measured at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory averaged more than 410 parts per million in April and May, the highest monthly averages ever recorded.

June 7, 2018 0 Comments
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