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A world first: Ocean drone captures video from inside a hurricane

A world first: Ocean drone captures video from inside a hurricane

Saildrone Inc. and NOAA have released the first video footage gathered by an uncrewed surface vehicle from inside a major hurricane barreling across the Atlantic Ocean. 

October 1, 2021 0 Comments
New research helps crack the mystery of clouds to improve climate prediction

New research helps crack the mystery of clouds to improve climate prediction

NOAA and partner research on clouds and air-sea interactions will help improve a new generation of models that predict our weather and climate, according to a new summary article that is part of a special issue of the open access journal Earth System Science Data

August 25, 2021 0 Comments
NOAA names University of Oklahoma to host new institute for severe and high-impact weather research

NOAA names University of Oklahoma to host new institute for severe and high-impact weather research

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced it has selected the University of Oklahoma to host NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operations (CISHIWRO).

June 15, 2021 0 Comments
NOAA names University of Hawaii to host new institute for marine and atmospheric research

NOAA names University of Hawaii to host new institute for marine and atmospheric research

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced it has selected the University of Hawaii to host NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (CIMAR).

June 1, 2021 0 Comments
6 ways NOAA scientists advanced our knowledge of the planet in 2020

6 ways NOAA scientists advanced our knowledge of the planet in 2020

NOAA scientists can get a lot done in a year. That’s one big takeaway from the 2020 NOAA Science Report, which outlines our agency’s key scientific accomplishments from 2020. 

April 27, 2021 0 Comments
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
NOAA report highlights 2020 climate, weather, ocean research

NOAA report highlights 2020 climate, weather, ocean research

Launching uncrewed systems to monitor climate and ecosystem changes in the U.S. Arctic, sequencing the genome for endangered marine species, and improving weather forecasts with advances in regional models — these are just a few of NOAA’s scientific achievements in 2020. The newly released 2020 NOAA Science Report highlights the ways these accomplishments — and many more — provide the foundation for vital services that Americans use every day. 

April 14, 2021 0 Comments
New study shows promise of forecasting meteotsunamis

New study shows promise of forecasting meteotsunamis

On the afternoon of April 13, 2018, a large wave of water surged across Lake Michigan and flooded the shores of the picturesque beach town of Ludington, Michigan, damaging homes and boat docks, and flooding intake pipes. Thanks to a local citizen’s photos and other data, NOAA scientists reconstructed the event in models and determined this was the first ever documented meteotsunami in the Great Lakes caused by an atmospheric inertia-gravity wave.

March 31, 2021 0 Comments
Short-range weather modeling application released to forecasting community

Short-range weather modeling application released to forecasting community

NOAA and partners have released the source code for its next-generation short-range forecast application to the weather research community to accelerate development of the model, which predicts atmospheric behavior on a timescale from less than an hour to several days, including critical life-saving weather and water forecasts during extreme events.

 

March 4, 2021 0 Comments
New rating system charts a path to improved tornado forecasts

New rating system charts a path to improved tornado forecasts

All tornadoes -- whether large or small -- originate from thunderstorms, but not all thunderstorms are the same.  Nighttime twisters, summer tornadoes and smaller events can be tougher to forecast.  New research in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society presents a method for rating the skill of tornado warnings based on environmental challenges.

March 3, 2021 0 Comments
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