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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
NOAA Sea Grant facilitates external research to determine abundance of red snapper

NOAA Sea Grant facilitates external research to determine abundance of red snapper

Sea Grant and its research partners has announced two updates on efforts to better understand red snapper populations in U.S. coastal waters.

March 25, 2021 0 Comments
Government interventions rather than climate conditions primarily curb COVID-19’s spread

Government interventions rather than climate conditions primarily curb COVID-19’s spread

Government interventions, such as mask mandates and school closures, rather than meteorological factors appear to have primarily influenced COVID-19’s spread in 2020 and early 2021, according to a new report.

March 18, 2021 0 Comments
How NOAA Sea Grant helps communities increase their climate resilience

How NOAA Sea Grant helps communities increase their climate resilience

For Sea Grant, resilience is more than a buzzword. Sea Grant is involved in every aspect of climate resilience planning, from start to finish. 

March 10, 2021 0 Comments
New maps of ozone air pollution support Global Burden of Disease study

New maps of ozone air pollution support Global Burden of Disease study

Researchers have mapped global ground-level ozone concentrations by year for the Global Burden of Disease study using a data fusion approach, the first time this method was applied to ozone observations.

March 9, 2021 0 Comments
Understanding the Arctic polar vortex

Understanding the Arctic polar vortex

In late February, as the Southern Plains and Gulf Coast suffered through an unusually strong blast of wintry weather, weather talk turned to the polar vortex and the possibility that the extreme cold was yet another example of weather-gone-wild due to global warming.

March 5, 2021 0 Comments
New study identifies mountain snowpack most “at-risk” from climate change

New study identifies mountain snowpack most “at-risk” from climate change

As the planet warms, scientists expect that mountain snowpack should melt progressively earlier in the year - but that melt isn't evenly distribted from location to location.

March 1, 2021 0 Comments
Researchers make small but important step in seasonal tornado forecasting

Researchers make small but important step in seasonal tornado forecasting

A new model named SPOTer (Seasonal Probabilistic Outlook for Tornadoes) shows promise in predicting active seasons 1-2 months in advance. 

February 25, 2021 0 Comments
Scientists and oyster growers are working together to understand ocean acidification

Scientists and oyster growers are working together to understand ocean acidification

The excess carbon dioxide responsible for global warming also increases the acidity of seawater, challenging the growth and survival of oysters and other shellfish. 

February 18, 2021 0 Comments
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